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Mark of the Devil ()

Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält (original title)
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In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary... See more »

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Lord Cumberland
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Count Christian von Meruh
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Vanessa Benedikt (as Olivera Vuco)
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Albino
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Jeff Wilkens - Executioner
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Advocato
Michael Maien ...
Baron Daumer
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Deidre von Bergenstein
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Nobleman's Wife
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Walter - the Nobleman
Günter Clemens ...
Friedrich
Doris von Danwitz ...
Elisabeth
Dorothea Carrera ...
Young Lover
Marlies Petersen
Bob Gerry
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Percy Hoven ...
Christopher (uncredited)
Friedrich Schoenfelder ...
Narrator (uncredited)
Emile Stemmler ...
Monk (uncredited)

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Michael Armstrong
Adrian Hoven ... (uncredited)

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Michael Armstrong ... (original story and screenplay) (as Sergio Casstner) &
Adrian Hoven ... (original story and screenplay) (as Percy Parker)

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Adrian Hoven ... producer

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Michael Holm

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Ernst W. Kalinke ... (photography)

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Siegrun Jäger

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Max Mellin

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Walter Karsch ... decorator

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Barbara Grupp ... (costumes)

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Alena Hejdánková ... make up (as Alena Hejdankova)
Günter Kulier ... make up (as Gunther Kulier)

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Gerhard Motel ... production manager
Heinz Scheloks ... unit manager

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Wigbert Wicker ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Hans-Dieter Schwarz ... sound

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Michael Georg ... assistant camera
Joachim Gitt ... assistant camera

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Gerhard Czepe ... production assistant
Emile Stemmler ... private assistant: Herbert Lom (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom committing a crime. Kier slowly begins to see for himself that the witch trials are nothing but a scam of the church to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful women. Written by Humberto Amador

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Also Known As
  • Witches Are Tortured to Death (West Germany)
  • Mark of the Devil (United States)
  • Mark of the Devil (Canada, English title)
  • Mark of the Devil (New Zealand, English title)
  • La marque du diable (France)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Theaters playing this film gave free "barf bags" to the viewers. See more »
Goofs In the street scene 12 minutes in, a 20th Century traffic sign is visible, which the film makers have tried to hide by covering in a basket and having someone sat in front of it in a large cloak. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014). See more »
Quotes Albino: [to an accused witch] I accuse you of having trampled on the cross, of having ridden to the Sabbath, of throwing the Holy Cross of our Saviour into manure so that the skies grew dark, and the rain fell upon the earth!
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