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The Indian Scarf (1963)

Das indische Tuch (original title)
When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), Harald G. Petersson (screenplay) (as H.G. Petersson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heinz Drache ... Frank Tanner
Corny Collins ... Isla Harris
Klaus Kinski ... Peter Ross
Gisela Uhlen ... Mrs. Tilling
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Mr. Tilling
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir Henry Hockbridge
Richard Häussler ... Dr. Amersham
Hans Clarin ... Lord Edward Lebanon
Alexander Engel Alexander Engel ... Rev. Hastings
Ady Berber ... Chiko
Eddi Arent ... Richard Maria Bonwit
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ... Lady Emily Lebanon
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Storyline

When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle before they will be able to inherit anything. At the castle (which is cut off from the outside world), the relatives soon begin to be killed off one by one, each strangled with an Indian scarf. The estate's executor, a lawyer, sets out to find the killer before everyone--including himself--is murdered. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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whodunit | will | castle | scarf | krimi | See All (9) »

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Drama | Crime

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 September 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Indian Scarf See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm-Magnetocord-Eurocord)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the first draft of the screenplay by George Hurdalek, Frank Tanner (then played by Heinz Drache) was ill during the whole film and being cared about by Isla Harris and Bonwit. This was found to be too complicated to suit the main character of a crime story who has to investigate a murder. When Harald G. Petersson rewrote the script, the idea was scrapped. See more »

Connections

Version of The Frightened Lady (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Liebestraum
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composed by Franz Liszt
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Not up to the standard Edgar Wallace movies
16 July 1999 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

A rich man is bumped off and it is made to look like a heart attack. His possible heirs must spend 7 days in "peaceful coexistence" before his will is read.As usual the heirs are strangled one by one(with an Indian scarf).The finger of suspicion points to anybody and everyone. Is it the lawyer? Or wife; the son; the dope addict (Klaus Kinski intense as usual); the clergyman etc. Well this film drowns in red herrings and the ending is off the wall and irritating. I'm a big fan of this series and this disappoints. Only the acting and settings gives this a 4.


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