The Light on the Gallows (1976)

Das Licht auf dem Galgen (original title)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Lang Alexander Lang ... Sasportas
Amza Pellea Amza Pellea ... Debuisson
Jürgen Holtz Jürgen Holtz ... Galloudec
Erwin Geschonneck ... Bering
Szymon Szurmiej ... Stefford
Heidemarie Wenzel Heidemarie Wenzel ... Elisabeth
Rafael Sosa Rafael Sosa ... Douglas
Gloria Herrera Gloria Herrera ... Ann
Käthe Reichel Käthe Reichel ... Tante
Tito Junco Tito Junco ... Bedford
Samuel Claxton Samuel Claxton ... Cocroft
Julio Hernandez Julio Hernandez ... Cuffee
Milan Beli Milan Beli ... Bloomfield
Herbert Köfer ... Myrtle
Beauty Milton Beauty Milton ... Kate


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East Germany



Release Date:

14 May 1976 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Folterkäfig See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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