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The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
During the 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

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Marion Menil
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Henry B. Travers
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Kriminalkommissar Kras
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Prof. Dr. S. Jordan / Peter Cornelius / Dr. Mabuse
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Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig
Andrea Checchi ...
Hoteldetektiv Berg (as Andrea Checci)
Marielouise Nagel ...
The Blonde Luck (as Marie Luise Nagel)
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Roberto Menil alias 'Klumpfuß'
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No. 12
Nico Pepe ...
Hotel-Manager
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Cornelius' Butler (as Jean-Jaques Delbo)
David Cameron ...
Michael Parker (as David Camerone)
Linda Sini ...
Corinna
Renate Küster ...
TV-Ansagerin
Rolf Weih ...
Interpol-Chef
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Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call from clairvoyant Cornelius who saw Barter's death in a vision. But a dark force prevents Cornelius from seeing the man behind the crime. Meanwhile the policemen concentrate their activities on the hotel Luxor. There exist too many links between the hotel and the unsolved crimes. Trevors, a rich American, rents a room in the hotel at the same time. He can prevent the suicide of the young woman Marion Menil at the last minute. But what is the reason for Miss Menil's doing? Why is she initimidated? Could it be that Dr. Mabuse, a genius in crime believed to be dead, is back? Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Dr. Mabuse is on the loose !


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Fritz Lang's final directorial project. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Mabuse rips a telephone from its cord and throws it on the ground, in a later shot the telephone is still on the table and intact. See more »

Quotes

Hieronymus Balthasar Mistelzweig: Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig - B steht für Bauch
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Follows The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse (1933) See more »

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Good late Lang thriller
5 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Eccentric characters are drawn to the Luxor Hotel where a panicked and paranoid pretty lady (Addams) is attempting to kill herself to be rid of her fears forever. Van Eyck saves her, falls in love, but also under the influence of the nefarious "Dr. Mabuse". He's the old "prophet" who the police go to -- or is he? No, he's the guy pretending to be Dr. Mabuse, using secret cameras hidden around to Luxor to spy on its guests and set up a master plan! -- or is he?

This one may sound cheezy, but it's all in good fun and with tongue in cheeck, and a good final film for Lang.


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