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Der grüne Bogenschütze (1961)

An English businessman comes home to London, only to find visitors to his home being killed by arrows from "the Green Archer."

Director:

Jürgen Roland

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), Wolfgang Menge | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Klausjürgen Wussow ... Inspektor James Lamotte Featherstone / Mr. Lamotte
Karin Dor ... Valerie Howett, geb. Bellamy
Eddi Arent ... Spike Holland
Harry Wüstenhagen ... Julius Savini
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Sergeant Higgins
Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss ... John Bellamy / John Wood / Der grüne Bogenschütze
Stanislav Ledinek Stanislav Ledinek ... Coldharbour Smith
Hans Epskamp Hans Epskamp ... Mr. Howett
Georg Lehn Georg Lehn ... Mr. Lacy / Sergeant Higgins
Edith Teichmann Edith Teichmann ... Fay Savini
Hela Gruel Hela Gruel ... Elaine Bellamy
Gert Fröbe ... Abel Bellamy
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An English businessman comes home to London, only to find visitors to his home being killed by arrows from "the Green Archer."

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 February 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Green Archer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm-Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ulla Jacobsson was considered for the part of Valerie Howett. See more »

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Good Edgar Wallace adaptation is enjoyable, if a bit messy in the telling. A Good introduction to the German Wallace films of the 1960's
27 January 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This is an adaptation of one of Edgar Wallace's most famous stories. The plot has Valerie Howett and her family moving into a mansion somewhere in England. The estate next door belongs to Abel Bellamy (Gert Frobe), an American of questionable background. Bellamy would prefer that no one live near by, especially the Howetts. In typical Edgar Wallace fashion there are multiple seemingly parallel story lines, Scotland Yard investigating Bellamy, Valerie trying to find out what happened to her long lost mother, and the mysterious and legendary Green Archer of the title, who appears to get vengeance on enemies of his family; which all converge in the final act. The while the plot is needlessly convoluted, it keeps things interesting for its 90 minute running time (it also prevents a simple explanation of the story).

Well acted by the entire cast this is one of the better Wallace adaptations to come out of the German Wallace cycle. Gert Frobe, best known as Goldfinger, is listed last in the credits, but is probably the one character on screen the most. He gives a performance that makes you wonder why we didn't see more of him in other films. The movie moves along at a good clip with some wonderful set pieces on a ship and in a flooding basement that keeps things moving along. If there are any real complaints about the film, its the attempts at humor, especially by the television reporter that acts as a sort of Greek chorus bookend to the film. Simply put its just not funny.

If you have a desire to see a good mystery this is worth a shot. Its probably the best introduction to the Edgar Wallace series that ran in Germany all through the 1960's.


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