The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse


1h 43m 1966

Brief Synopsis

Wiesbaden. La polizia criminale è in allarme per una serie di delitti misteriosi che hanno come punto in comune l'albergo Luxor. L'opinione pubblica vede negli avvenimenti la mano dello scomparso dottor Mabuse. Il commissario Kras indaga sullo strano omicidio, avvenuto con un ago di acciaio, del telecronista Barter (fatto denunciato dal cieco chiaroveggente Cornelius) e, durante l'inchiesta, scopre che il defunto aveva appena lasciato l'appartamento occupato al Luxor da Marion Menil, che tenta il suicidio lanciandosi dal cornicione dell'albergo, ma viene tratta in salvo dal suo vicino di camera, il miliardario Americano Travers. In seguito il poliziotto invita alcune persone, tra cui Marion, Cornelius e l'assicuratore Mistelweig, a chiamarlo al telefono ad una certa ora; ma il telefono esplode ed uccide un agente. Alla fine, dopo altre efferati omicidi, il commissario riesce a far luce sull'intricata vicenda, che si conclude con la morte del colpevole, il figlio del dr. Mabuse.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse, Le diabolique Docteur Mabuse, The Shadow vs. the 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 6 Apr 1966
Production Company
CCC--Filmkunst; CEI Incom; Critérion Film
Distribution Company
Ajay Film Co.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by Norbert Jacques.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

The latest in a series of unsolved murders connected with the Luxor Hotel in Berlin leads the authorities to believe that a criminal gang exists headed by someone believing himself to be a reincarnation of the famous Dr. Mabuse. When Henry Travers, an American millionaire, saves Marion Menil from an attempted suicide leap from the ledge of a hotel window, both become involved in the investigation. Commissioner Krauss, meanwhile, has two suspects for the Mabuse imitator: Jordan, supposedly a blind clairvoyant, and Mistelzweig, an insurance salesman. Marion falls in love with Travers and tries to save him from Mabuse's men, even though she had been hypnotized into tricking Travers out of his fortune. Krauss's men invade the hotel and unmask Jordan as the mastermind behind the scheme. A car chase ensues, during which Jordan is killed, and, although Marion is wounded by one of Mabuse's gunmen, she and Travers are rescued by an INTERPOL agent.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse, Le diabolique Docteur Mabuse, The Shadow vs. the 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 6 Apr 1966
Production Company
CCC--Filmkunst; CEI Incom; Critérion Film
Distribution Company
Ajay Film Co.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by Norbert Jacques.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Quotes

Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig - B steht fur Bauch
- Hieronymus Balthasar Mistelzweig

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Stuttgart in September 1960 as Die tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse; in Rome in December 1960 as Il diabolico Dr. Mabuse; in Paris in June 1961 as Le diabolique Docteur Mabuse. Also known as Eye of Evil and The Shadow vs. the 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. One German source credits Waltraut Wischniewsky as editor and Walter Wischniewsky as assistant director; other sources credit both as editors.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States July 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 11, 2000

Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (FilmEssay: Behind the Emulsion) March 4-21, 1980.

b&w

Fritz Lang's last film, which poignantly marked his return to Germany.

Released in United States July 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 11, 2000