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The Black Abbot (1963)

Der schwarze Abt (original title)
Several employees on a nobleman's estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. Howver, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden.

Director:

Franz Josef Gottlieb (as F.J. Gottlieb)

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), Johannes Kai | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Dick Alford
Grit Boettcher ... Leslie Gine
Dieter Borsche ... Lord Harry Chelford
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Detective Puddler
Eva Ingeborg Scholz Eva Ingeborg Scholz ... Mary Wenner
Werner Peters ... Fabian Gilder
Alice Treff ... Lady Chelford
Harry Wüstenhagen Harry Wüstenhagen ... Arthur Gine
Friedrich Schoenfelder Friedrich Schoenfelder ... Dr. Loxon
Eddi Arent ... Horatio W. Smith
Klaus Kinski ... Thomas Fortuna
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Storyline

Several employees on a nobleman's estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. Howver, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden.

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 July 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Abbot See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm-Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the first in Rialto's Edgar Wallace Series that the director, in this case Franz Josef Gottlieb, was officially credited as a co-writer of the screenplay. He also received a screen credit for Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloß (1964). See more »

Quotes

Arthur Gine: Now why does Lord Chelford keep that dick Alfred around?
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Far from slow moving Mr Maltin
26 October 2000 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

Superior Edgar Wallace thriller.We have a spooky estate with a haunted abbey;there is of course The Black Abbot,madness,double crosses, triple crosses, a treasure and several murders tossed in to spice things off.

What is unusual about this krimi is this really isn't a whodunit.You have to pay close attention to what is going on to stay abreast of the plot.So if you're looking to nod off find another movie.

Nice night photography,great use of locations, a spooky ruins, great house and nice use of seemingly autumnal weather.Fast pacing and a good cast put this one near the top.Enjoy!


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