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The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)

Die unsichtbaren Krallen des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Crime, Drama | 1965 (USA)
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Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse seeks Professor Erasmus' secret invention, a device that makes one invisible, but a murder in a revue theatre brings the German police and the FBI into the mix.

Director:

Harald Reinl

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (screenplay) (as Ladislaus Fodor), Artur Brauner (idea)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lex Barker ... FBI-Agent Joe Como
Karin Dor ... Liane Martin
Siegfried Lowitz ... Kommissar Brahm
Rudolf Fernau ... Professor Erasmus
Wolfgang Preiss ... Dr. Primarius Krone / Dr. Mabuse
Kurd Pieritz Kurd Pieritz ... Dr. Bardorf (as Curd Pieritz)
Walter Bluhm Walter Bluhm ... Portier (as Walter Blum)
Hans Schwarz Jr. Hans Schwarz Jr. ... Max (as Hans Schwarz)
Walo Lüönd Walo Lüönd ... Kriminalbeamter Hase
Werner Peters ... Clown Bobo / Martin Droste
Heinrich Gies Heinrich Gies ... Optiker (as Heinz Gies)
Alain Dijon Alain Dijon ... Nick Prado
Carl de Vogt ... Empfangschef
Zeev Berlinsky ... Mann im Leichenschauhaus
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Storyline

Strange things happen in a revue theatre. The dancer Maria seems to be hunted by an invisible admirer. When the body of a probable FBI agent is found in a trunk the police asks FBI man Joe Como for help. Como gets interested in the revue theatre and an ominous transport firm soon. When he is receiving mysterious threatening letters he is sure that Dr. Mabuse has risen again. But what is going on at "Enterprise X" so that both the goverment and the mad genius in crime are interested in it? Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invisible Dr. Mabuse See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The device that Professor Erasmus (Rudolf Fernau) wears on his chest is the same prop that was used in The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) as a remote control for the blast door in the basement of Hotel Luxor. See more »

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Not the best movie in the series, but still fun
23 October 2002 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

This movie really marked the decline in the fabled Dr. Mabuse series, at least for me. I think it was the inclusion of the invisibility schtick...Dr. Mabuse works much better with realism and realistic devices (his multitude of video and audio pick-ups, his mind control drugs, etc.) than fanciful items out of science fiction.

This film also suffered for not having Gert Frobe in the picture as Commissioner Lohmann to counterpoint Lex Barker's suave FBI agent (who this time does not even attempt to confuse us as to which side of the law he is on).

Still, there is a lot of good action in this film, and the cinematography is excellent as well. Definitely worth a look.


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