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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 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

The car which Dr. Mabuse escapes in is described in the film as a large American sedan; actually, it's an inexpensive vintage (circa 1952) Chevrolet, a poor choice for Herr Doktor and an obvious sign that it's going to be wrecked. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Mabuse rips a telephone from its cord and throws it on the ground, in a later shot the telephone is still on the table and intact. 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 Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014) See more »

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Lang's last classic
9 February 2005 | by El_Rey_De_MoviesSee all my reviews

The last film that Lang directed, this was to be his triumphant return to Germany after having fled the Nazis in the late 1930's. Unfortunately, it was brutally cut and re-edited when it was released here, so it never gained the popularity and acclaim that it deserved. It's the story of an American businessman in Berlin who is drawn into a secretive world of conspiracies, spies, and murder. Everyone in this movie is lying to him, with the single exception of the police inspector, played by a pre-"Goldfinger" Gert Frobe. But it's also the movie that effectively laid down the basic rules of the modern spy thriller: the handsome and well-dressed leading man who is equally at home with a gun, a girl, or a drink in his hand, the megalomaniacal and shadowy villain with plans for world domination, the gadgetry and surveillance, the hidden lair, etc. Don't be put off by the fact that it's a foreign, black and white movie – this is an exciting story told by a master director who has been unforgivably forgotten.


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Country:

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Language:

German

Release Date:

9 December 1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.66 : 1
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