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The Mysterious Magician (1964)

Der Hexer (original title)
The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Herbert Reinecker (screenplay), Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspector Bryan Edgar Higgins
Heinz Drache ... James W. Wesby
Sophie Hardy ... Elise
Siegfried Lowitz ... Inspektor Warren
Carl Lange ... Reverend Hopkins
Margot Trooger ... Cora Ann Milton
Jochen Brockmann ... Maurice Messer
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
Karl John ... Shelby
Kurt Waitzmann Kurt Waitzmann ... Reddingwood
Anneli Sauli ... Jean Osbourne (as Ann Savo)
Hilde Sessak Hilde Sessak ... Wardress
Petra von der Linde Petra von der Linde ... Gwenda Milton (as Petra v.d. Linde)
Eddi Arent ... Archibald Finch
René Deltgen ... Henry Arthur 'Der Hexer' Milton
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Storyline

The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his sister's killers, and plans to set a trap to finally capture him. However, soon bodies start piling up, and it looks as if The Hexer may get away yet again. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 August 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mysterious Magician See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (opening credits)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Horst Wendlandt kept the last pages of the screenplay in a safe and had each of the leading actors sign a special insurance document in order to keep the surprise ending a secret. See more »

Goofs

Maurice Messer threatens his companion with a sword cane. He presses the blade against the chest of the man. Cut to a different angle and the blade is much higher, almost at the shoulder of the man. Cut back and the blade is back at the chest again. See more »

Connections

Version of The Ringer (1952) See more »

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22 July 2010 | by NewInMunichSee all my reviews

The first series of replays of the German Edgar Wallace i did see as a child and i have loved it ever since (at least the top items, where this one and "Der Zinker" are top notch. Very much German style British made, this is always still suspense, thrill, charming ladies and light entertainment perfectly combined. And we all know things will end well as they must in 60s movies in Germany of this Wirtschaftswunder era. It is reliably replayed in Germany in series by the multiple stations, where the reels seem to be rotate around, don't miss it if you can get it (forgo the latter, especially the colored ones. What was won in color was more then lost in suspense and coolness).


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