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The College Girl Murders (1967)

Der Mönch mit der Peitsche (original title)
Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Herbert Reinecker (screenplay) (as Alex Berg), Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspektor Higgins
Uschi Glas ... Ann Portland
Grit Boettcher ... Betty Falks
Konrad Georg Konrad Georg ... Keyston
Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer ... Mark Denver
Tilly Lauenstein Tilly Lauenstein ... Harriet Foster
Ilse Pagé Ilse Pagé ... Sekretärin
Siegfried Rauch ... Frank Keeney
Claus Holm ... Glenn Powers
Günter Meisner ... Greaves
Hans Epskamp Hans Epskamp ... Bannister
Heinz Spitzner Heinz Spitzner ... Harrison
Jan Hendriks Jan Hendriks ... Brent
Rudolf Schündler ... Sergeant Hanfield
Narziß Sokatscheff Narziß Sokatscheff ... Cress Bartling (as Narziss Sokatscheff)
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Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 August 1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The College Girl Murders See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Although the movie is set in England, most of the cars have their steering wheel on the left. See more »

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Sir John: You and I are going to get along nicely, aren't we? Of course we are. Now then, to begin with, you must rid yourself of the feeling that murder is something to be ashamed of. Not at all, my dear man. A little murder here and there happens to the best of us. You'll feel better if you get it off your chest. Well? You're not getting it off your chest.
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Extremely silly but extremely likable movie.
17 September 2010 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is one funky crime-thriller, or Krimi, since it's a German movie after all.

This movie and it's story are both being quite silly. It's really a product of the '60's and it does nothing to conceal this. It's a type of movie Austin Powers used to make fun of. It has silly weapons (a gun that sprays gas, a bible that kills), a stupid evil criminal plot, people who do silly and unlikely things in general, silly James Bond like villains, that live in a lair with crocodiles and other sea animals surrounding the villain, who sits with his back to the camera in a chair and who we can only hear speak. This really seems like the German answer to James Bond's growing popularity. But luckily the movie also doesn't take itself very serious. It has fun, almost quirky like characters and some good comic relief as well, from time to time.

The movie is being based on a Edgar Wallace novel, that were quite popular, not in the very least because Edgar Wallace was also the author of King Kong. A whole series of movies got made of his books. The books were actually a lot older than the movies, so it's hard to say how much of the silliness actually comes from the books themselves. Probably very little and the books in essence were mostly being serious crime-thrillers, with always a mysterious villain, that inspector Higgins had to unmask.

The movie is just basically a whole lot of fun. The villains, the silly plot, all of the other characters, it's funky '60's style and atmosphere, all make this a very likable movie. This really is the movie its strongest point, since if you have to look at this movie deeper and more serious you really can't call this movie a good one at all. The story and storytelling is far from likely or well done, so overall you can really call this movie a bad one, if you look at it very strictly. But luckily nobody will be able to, due to the funky silliness of this movie. Everybody will probably get taken by it and will enjoy this movie because of that.

A great guilty pleasure movie.

7/10

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