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Hypnosis (1962)

Ipnosi (original title)
A hypnotist is murdered in his dressing room. His ventriloquist dummy seemingly the only witness to the crime. A boxer and part-time delivery boy is blamed for the murder. Soon another ... See full summary »


Eugenio Martín


Giuseppe Mangione, Eugenio Martín (screenplay) | 4 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Sorel ... Erik Stein
Götz George ... Chris Kronberger
Heinz Drache ... Inspector Kaufmann
Margot Trooger ... Katharina
Werner Peters ... Inspector
Mara Cruz Mara Cruz ... Karin Kronberger
Massimo Serato ... Georg von Cramer
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Magda Berger
Guido Celano Guido Celano ... Tony
Michael Cramer ... Pablo
Ana María Montaner Ana María Montaner ... Loren
José María Caffarel ... Psychiatrist
Diana Rabito Diana Rabito ... Nurse
José Villasante José Villasante ... Martias
Antonio Queipo Antonio Queipo ... Doctor


A hypnotist is murdered in his dressing room. His ventriloquist dummy seemingly the only witness to the crime. A boxer and part-time delivery boy is blamed for the murder. Soon another murder occurs. Was the killer human or was the dummy somehow involved? Also released as, DUMMY OF DEATH. Written by James Hardison

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19 December 1962 (Italy) See more »

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German/Spanish co-production dealing with strange murders , being well directed by Eugenio Martin
28 July 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Spanish/German ¨Krimi¨ packs killings , thrills , twists and turns . It deals about a couple of Hypnotists called Han (Massimo Serato , ordinary in Peplum) and his fiancée named Magda (Eleanora Rossi Drago who starred various Italian Giallo) . Furthermore, their helper called Eric Stein (the French Jean Sorel) who is secretly in love with Magda . When a boxer delivery boy called Chris (Götz George , still today playing) takes away roses at stage room , there takes place a murder and witnessed by a ventriloquist dummy called Grog that subsequently disappears . Meanwhile , a chief inspector (Werner Peters who performed several roles as Nazi) and police inspector Kaufmann (Heinz Drache, usual in Krimi as detective) are investigating the killing . One theater assistant named Katharina (Margot Trooger who acted in the classic TV Pippi Langstrump) tells the murder was committed by supernatural dark forces . The inspector pursues Chris out onto a ledge where he saves him from block falling before fleeing at night . While Magda suffers a breakdown and is attended by a doctor (Antonio Casas , regular in Spaghetti Western) . Later on , Chris asking for help his sister Karin or Carmen (Mara Cruz) to find the true murderous .

This ¨Krimi¨ contains suspense , thrills, chills , intrigue and plot twists . ¨Hypnosis¨ is compellingly directed with well staged murders plenty of startling visual content , though was submitted to limited censorship in Spain . This one belongs to ¨Krimi¨ , a German genre dealing with suspenseful killings and influenced in Italian Giallo genre , being mostly adapted from Edward Wallace novels . ¨Hypnosis¨ is a customary mystery thriller where the intrigue , tension , suspense appear threatening and lurking in every room , scenarios , corridors and luxurious interior and exterior . As only witness to the crime , is Grog , a ventriloquist puppet , is he a revenger killer ? , this is the main question of the film . The flick packs atmospheric blending of eerie thrills and creepy chills combined with a twisted finale . It's a solid movie , a thrilling story plenty of suspense and intrigue in which the victims seem to be continuous . The staged killings are the high points of the movie , they deliver the goods plenty of screams , shocks and tension . The intriguing moments are compactly made and fast moving ; as the film itself takes place from a strange point of sight , a rare ventriloquist puppet . Large support cast , being a German/Spanish/Italian co-production , here appear several secondary actors such as Spanish : Mara Cruz , Antonio Casas , Jose Maria Caffarel , as Italian : Eleonora Rossi Drago , Massimo Serato and German as Margot Trooger and Werner Peters . Evocative cinematography by Francisco Sempere , being filmed in Germany and Spain ; however , the photography is washed-out and for that reason is necessary an urgent remastering . Atmospheric musical score by Roman Vlad , though other version appears credited Francesco De Masi or Angelo Francesco Lavagnino .

The motion picture produced by the powerful Constantin Films and Spanish Procusa was professionally directed by Eugenio Martin or Gene Martin . Martin is an expert on all kind of genres such as mystery , horror movies (Hypnosis, A candle for the devil , The fourth Mrs Anderson , Horror Express), Musical (The Girl from the Red Cabaret, Leandras) , Spaghetti or Paella Western (Requiem for a gringo , Pancho Villa , The ugly ones , Bad man's river) and adventures (Golden Goddess of Rio Beni, Captain from Toledo, Conqueror of Maracaibo) . Rating : 6,5 . Acceptable and passable Krimi , well worth watching .


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