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Secret of the Red Orchid (1962)

Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee (original title)
Rival gangsters from Chicago move to London and attempt to extort money from rich Britons.

Director:

Helmuth Ashley

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), Egon Eis (screenplay) (as Trygve Larsen)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Captain Allerman
Adrian Hoven ... Inspector Weston
Marisa Mell ... Lilian Ranger
Pinkas Braun ... Edwin
Christiane Nielsen ... Cora Minelli (as Christian Nielsen)
Eric Pohlmann ... Kerkie Minelli
Fritz Rasp ... Tanner
Wolfgang Büttner Wolfgang Büttner ... Chief Inspector Tetley
Herbert A.E. Böhme ... Oberst Drood
Günther Jerschke ... Mr. Shelby
Sigrid von Richthofen Sigrid von Richthofen ... Mrs. Moore
Hans Paetsch Hans Paetsch ... Lord Arlington
Edgar Wenzel Edgar Wenzel ... Babyface
Klaus Kinski ... Steve
Eddi Arent ... Parker
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Storyline

Rival gangsters from Chicago move to London and attempt to extort money from rich Britons.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 March 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret of the Red Orchid See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English language version, but he is heard in the original German version. His German is pretty good. See more »

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19 November 1999 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

Another film in the series based on novels by Edgar & Bryan Wallace.It seems that 2 rival Chicago gangs have come to London.They are extorting money from wealthy men.Pay up or die.

Christopher Lee plays a FBI agent sent to London to investigate the gangs.A supposedly dead gang leader is rumored to be alive and running his business.

I knew this movie was in trouble within the first 4 minutes. The great voice of Christopher Lee was horribly dubbed.The dubbing will set your teeth on edge.

The movie is dull and you can have the answers figured out within the first 30 minutes.

This gets a 2 only because Lee is in it.This orchid is wilted.


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