A strange, red circle appears on the neck of a man saved from the guillotine. What is its mysterious meaning? Tragically, it turns out to be something of a family curse, as each generation thereafter bears the same sign, which in turn leads to blackmail and murder.
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22 August 1960 (Denmark)
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The Crimson Circle
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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After the huge success of "Der Frosch mit der Maske" (1959) which cost 600,000 DEM to make, Rialto Film was willing to put 1,000,000 DEM into this production. However, when the film was finished, the overall amount of the budget used turned out to be almost exactly as high as the first film's budget and approximately 400,000 DEM were left. See more
The names of the cast and crew, in the opening titles, are placed over a steel grid, as a nod to director nm0738056, who had become famous through the TV series tt0793361, which stands for steel grid in German. See more
Additional scenes were shot for the English version. See more
Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus