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The Mad Executioners (1963)

Der Henker von London (original title)
A group of vigilantes hang wrong-doers.

Director:

Edwin Zbonek
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hansjörg Felmy ... John Hillier
Maria Perschy ... Ann Barry
Dieter Borsche ... Dr. Mac Ferguson
Rudolf Forster ... Sir Francis Elliott, Ann's Father
Chris Howland Chris Howland ... Tom Jenkins alias Gabby Pennypacker
Wolfgang Preiss ... Inspector Morel Smith
Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer ... Dr. Philip Trooper
Rudolf Fernau ... Jerome
Alexander Engel Alexander Engel
Narziß Sokatscheff Narziß Sokatscheff
Harald Sawade Harald Sawade
Albert Bessler Albert Bessler
Stanislav Ledinek Stanislav Ledinek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Günter Glaser Günter Glaser ... Museumschef
Heinz Petruo Heinz Petruo ... (voice)
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A group of vigilantes hang wrong-doers.

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Crime | Horror

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mad Executioners See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Film company that was responsible for the Edgar Wallace titled movies sued these filmmakers to advertise it as an Edgar Wallace movie, as it clearly was based on his sons book. The ads were therefore changed and clearly stated 'Bryan' in the ads. See more »

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Criminals get it in the neck
18 July 1999 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

This is an above average Edgar Wallace thriller.Some creepy opening scenes set the pace. A hooded society passes judgement on criminals"beyond the reach of the law".They are hung and dumped into the Thames river.A hangman's rope from Scotland Yard is repeatedly stolen and used in the executions.Is there a member of Scotland Yard in the society? An inspector tries to find out.A phoney society is set up by criminals and quickly brought to an end.In the meantime a serial killer is beheading young women and absconding with their heads.

The serial killer while tying into the society feels like it came out of another movie (a sci-fi flick).The killer is a scientist trying to attach living heads to a robot's body. This drags the film down from a being a superior film. All in all still a minor classic.


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