The Curse of the Hidden Vault
Original title: Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloss
- 1h 30m
Mobsters conspire to loot another criminal's treasure secured in an enormous booby-trapped vault.Mobsters conspire to loot another criminal's treasure secured in an enormous booby-trapped vault.Mobsters conspire to loot another criminal's treasure secured in an enormous booby-trapped vault.
Fun Krimi with the Usual Suspects.
I love these German adaptations of Edgar Wallace novels, really do, but I just wished they had been a bit more creative and out-of-the-box when it came to their casting choices. It's the 10th, or so, Krimi that I've seen, and Eddi Arent stars as the excessively talking and irritating comic relief character... again. Klaus Kinski stars as the mysterious but relentless and silent killer ... again! Other than that, though, "The Curse of the Hidden Vault" is a very decent and enjoyable thriller with a compelling plot, far-fetched but imaginative twists and a number of ingenious gimmicks, booby-traps and killing methods. The story seems complex but is actually fairly straightforward. Now that he has reached his final years, a former gangster and dubious casino owner becomes remorseful and intends to donate his entire fortune to the daughter of a man he wronged many years ago. All his previous partners, enemies and competitors know the entire inheritance is stored in a secret, hi-tech and heavily booby-trapped vault that no one ever managed to even reach. Now the word is out that the vault will soon be opened, every gangster in London wants to use to girl to get to the fortune. Good pacing, regular action and solid performances from the ensemble cast (also including the great Werner Peters) ensure this is an above average and very entertaining Krimi.
- Sep 6, 2021
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By what name was The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964) officially released in Canada in English?Answer