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The Sinister Monk (1965)

Der unheimliche Mönch (original title)
A hooded serial killer finds a novel way to murder his victims--he lashes them to death with a whip. The police try to track him down before any more murders occur.

Director:

Harald Reinl

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), J. Joachim Bartsch (as Joachim J. Bartsch) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Karin Dor ... Gwendolin
Harald Leipnitz ... Inspector Bratt
Siegfried Lowitz ... Sir Richard
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
Ilse Steppat ... Lady Patricia
Dieter Eppler ... Sir William
Hartmut Reck Hartmut Reck ... Ronny
Kurt Waitzmann Kurt Waitzmann ... Cunning
Rudolf Schündler ... Alfons Short
Kurd Pieritz Kurd Pieritz ... Monsieur d'Arol (as Kurt Pieritz)
Uta Levka ... Lola
Dunja Rajter Dunja Rajter ... Dolores
Susanne Hsiao Susanne Hsiao ... Mai Ling
Uschi Glas ... Mary (as Ursula Glas)
Eddi Arent ... Smith
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A hooded serial killer finds a novel way to murder his victims--he lashes them to death with a whip. The police try to track him down before any more murders occur.

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The last of Rialto Film's Edgar Wallace films to be shot in black and white, yet it was one of the most successful films of the series with approximately 3,500,000 viewers during its initial theatrical run and approximately 1,500,000 more during the following years up to 1970. It also was the last film of the series directed by Harald Reinl (he directed the first one, Face of the Frog (1959) and the last appearance of his wife Karin Dor. Both made five Edgar Wallace films, four of which together. See more »

Goofs

When Sir William is killed, he turns around and watches the monk face to face. But in the next moment he can be seen again with his back turned on the monk. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening Titels the name of cast and crew are in white over a colored scene of a burning car. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Terror (1938) See more »

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best of the Wallace classics
2 July 1999 | by Frank-87See all my reviews

This 34 year old german movie probably is not a timeless piece of art, yet it still is very entertaining. Check out the music, too!!!

Among the Wallace movie series during the 60s this is one of the best entries.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 December 1965 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Black and White | Color (opening credits)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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