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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

The first cut of the film was given a "FSK 16" rating. To achieve a commercially more attractive "12" rating, two shots of violence depicting the kidnapping of Leslie Gine and the death of Lord Harry Chelford under masses of stones, were removed. Both scenes were re-edited into the film for the 2004 German DVD-Release by Universum Film. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Gine: Now why does Lord Chelford keep that dick Alfred around?
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Connections

Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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Atmospheric Edgar Wallace thriller!
3 January 2004 | by copycat1025See all my reviews

Atmospheric Edgar Wallace thriller, about a large treasure hidden in an old country estate. Several persons show up, who happen to be employed by the lord of the estate, but only to get their hands on the treasure. However, a black-hooded killer soon makes his entrance, and begins killing those who know the secret. This is one of the better Edgar Wallace thrillers I've seen to date, and features some really spooky scenarios.


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