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Der Fluch der gelben Schlange (1963)

A Chinese cult bent on taking over the world uses an idol called The Golden Reptile that they believe can give them the power to achieve their goal.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Clifford Lynn
Brigitte Grothum ... Joan Bray
Pinkas Braun ... Fing-Su / St. Clay
Doris Kirchner Doris Kirchner ... Mabel Narth
Werner Peters ... Stephan Narth
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Major Spedwell
Claus Holm ... Inspektor Frazer
Fritz Tillmann Fritz Tillmann ... Joe Bray
Eddi Arent ... Samuel Carter
Zeev Berlinsky ... Straßenkehrer
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A Chinese cult bent on taking over the world uses an idol called The Golden Reptile that they believe can give them the power to achieve their goal.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 February 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Yellow Snake See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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(English language)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Was this film critic stoned or what?
9 August 2010 | by kuciakSee all my reviews

I remember this film well, though I saw it a long time ago. I was interested in seeing the film because in Leonard Maltin's film book he said it was something like 3 out of 4 stars, maybe even 3.5.

Well after seeing the film, I wonder if Mr. Maltin actually sees the films that he gives recommendations for. He said it was atmospheric, and the beginning of the film does start out promisingly.

However, that is that. The film really plods boringly along. First you have a European actor playing a Chinese villain in one of the most horrible makeup jobs you could ever see. It is absolutely revolting.

They try to add humor to the film. Perhaps something was lost in the English translation. Watching it was not fun, and did not elicit any laughter. It was in fact embarrassing to look at.

Some of the other Edgar Wallace films are not to bad. But do yourself a favor, and make sure you skip this one. Shame on you Leonard Maltin.


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