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The Squeaker (1963)

Der Zinker (original title)
Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.


Alfred Vohrer


Edgar Wallace (novel), Harald G. Petersson (screenplay) (as H.G. Petersson)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinz Drache ... Inspector Bill Elford
Barbara Rütting ... Beryl Stedman
Günter Pfitzmann Günter Pfitzmann ... Frankie Sutton
Jan Hendriks ... Thomas Leslie
Inge Langen ... Millie Trent
Agnes Windeck ... Mrs. Nancy Mulford
Wolfgang Wahl Wolfgang Wahl ... Sergeant Lomm
Siegfried Wischnewski ... Der Lord
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir Geoffrey Fielding
Albert Bessler Albert Bessler ... Butler James
Heinz Spitzner Heinz Spitzner ... Dr. Green
Erik von Loewis Erik von Loewis ... Juwelier
Stanislav Ledinek Stanislav Ledinek ... Der Champ
Winfried Groth Winfried Groth ... Jimmy
Eddi Arent ... Josua Harras


Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.

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The first film of the Edgar Wallace Series to be shot in an aspect ratio of 2,35:1. In order to be able to include some insert shots of London, new material had to be shot on location in UltraScope. In all the previous films of the series, archive footage from "Der Frosch mit der Maske" and "Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen". See more »


Referenced in The Vexxer (2007) See more »

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Sinister video quality is excellent
19 January 2009 | by rwagnSee all my reviews

The Sinister Cinema DVD merits a few remarks. Sinister Cinema uses the same template for it's budget packaging (the only items that change are the film title and a small frame from the film). The film is transferred to DVD-R and usually contains a trailer as one extra bonus. Based on this I was not expecting much regarding the quality of the film transfer. Was I surprised! The transfer is struck from a beautiful widescreen black and white print. It keeps the German language titles and credits which is a nice touch. The audio is up to par with the print quality. The English language dub is also done quite well and does not detract from the original intent of the film. I say that Sinister Cinema's release is miles above the Edgar Wallace films that Something Weird Video is currently releasing. I have several and while the quality is good, it pales in comparison to SC's release. Many years ago I was a customer of Sinister Cinema when all they offered were VHS dubs. I remembered getting a copy of Spider Baby from them that also was excellent quality. Glad they haven't changed. Based upon this experience I have ordered 6 more Edgar Wallace films and can't wait to see them. Check out their website for some incredible catalog titles. I plan on backfilling my collection with more of these hard to find items.

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Release Date:

26 April 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Squeaker See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)


Color (opening credits)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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