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The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
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In 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse uses hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Fritz Lang (screenplay), Heinz Oskar Wuttig (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dawn Addams ... Marion Menil
Peter van Eyck ... Henry B. Travers
Gert Fröbe ... Kriminalkommissar Kras
Wolfgang Preiss ... Prof. Dr. S. Jordan / Peter Cornelius / Dr. Mabuse
Werner Peters ... Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig
Andrea Checchi ... Hoteldetektiv Berg (as Andrea Checci)
Marielouise Nagel Marielouise Nagel ... The Blonde Luck (as Marie Luise Nagel)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Roberto Menil alias 'Klumpfuß'
Howard Vernon ... No. 12
Nico Pepe Nico Pepe ... Hotel-Manager
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Cornelius' Butler (as Jean-Jaques Delbo)
David Cameron David Cameron ... Michael Parker (as David Camerone)
Linda Sini ... Corinna
Renate Küster Renate Küster ... TV-Ansagerin
Rolf Weih ... Interpol-Chef
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Storyline

Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call from clairvoyant Cornelius who saw Barter's death in a vision. But a dark force prevents Cornelius from seeing the man behind the crime. Meanwhile the policemen concentrate their activities on the hotel Luxor. There exist too many links between the hotel and the unsolved crimes. Trevors, a rich American, rents a room in the hotel at the same time. He can prevent the suicide of the young woman Marion Menil at the last minute. But what is the reason for Miss Menil's doing? Why is she initimidated? Could it be that Dr. Mabuse, a genius in crime believed to be dead, is back? Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Dr. Mabuse is on the loose !


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Trivia

Fritz Lang's final directorial project. See more »

Goofs

When Commissioner Kras chases the perpetrator in a police car, during the part in the city the shop signs in the background are reversed - an indication for a reversed back projection. See more »

Quotes

Hieronymus Balthasar Mistelzweig: Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig - B steht für Bauch
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Alternate Versions

Most versions end with Marion waking in what appears to be a hospital. Travers is at her bedside, and the two hold hands and exchange some unheard dialogue as the picture fades to black. In the French release this scene lasts a few seconds longer, and we see Marion's eyes close as she slumps back against the bed, presumably dying. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse (1964) See more »

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Do yourself a favor...don't read the credits.
22 October 2002 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

This is a great little whodunit and an excellent start to the revival of Fritz Lang's great Dr. Mabuse series. It is very reminiscent of the earlier films in the twenties and thirties, particularly Le Testament Du Dr. Mabuse, from which Lang lifts and modernizes many situations.

I said don't read the credits in the title to this review because guessing who is actually the mastermind Mabuse is half of the fun...there are a lot of red herrings that don't play out until the last fifteen minutes of the movie.

This was the first movie in the new Mabuse series and I would recommend anyone delving into the world of Dr. Mabuse use this as a starting point (especially if none of the silents or early talkies are available in your area).


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Country:

West Germany | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 December 1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.66 : 1
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