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The Mysterious Magician (1964)

Der Hexer (original title)
The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Herbert Reinecker (screenplay), Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspector Bryan Edgar Higgins
Heinz Drache ... James W. Wesby
Sophie Hardy ... Elise
Siegfried Lowitz ... Inspektor Warren
Carl Lange ... Reverend Hopkins
Margot Trooger ... Cora Ann Milton
Jochen Brockmann ... Maurice Messer
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
Karl John ... Shelby
Kurt Waitzmann Kurt Waitzmann ... Reddingwood
Anneli Sauli ... Jean Osbourne (as Ann Savo)
Hilde Sessak Hilde Sessak ... Wardress
Petra von der Linde Petra von der Linde ... Gwenda Milton (as Petra v.d. Linde)
Eddi Arent ... Archibald Finch
René Deltgen ... Henry Arthur 'Der Hexer' Milton
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Storyline

The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his sister's killers, and plans to set a trap to finally capture him. However, soon bodies start piling up, and it looks as if The Hexer may get away yet again. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 August 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mysterious Magician See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (opening credits)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Scotland Yard man at Gwenda Milton's funeral, sitting and reading on a bench, is reading "Little Women". See more »

Goofs

A short scene with Finch buying a newspaper on Piccadilly Circus is footage taken from Der Zinker. Although wearing a bowler hat, Arent's sideburns are visibly shorter than in preceding and following scenes. See more »

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Version of Der Hexer (1956) See more »

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Who is the Hexer?
13 April 2007 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

When Gwenda Milton is murdered in London, her brother returns from Australia to find the killers. His nickname is "Hexer" ("wizard") because he wears many masks and can disappear without a trace. The police have a love/hate relationship with him, because he takes justice into his own hands, but justice it undeniably is. The success of this movie is owed to an excellent marketing strategy. The production company locked the final pages of the screenplay away, so that even the actors didn't know before the day of shooting who would be the Hexer in disguise. Neither will I tell you now. The whole movie builds up tension until this final revelation.

Of course there are the popular actors of the Edgar Wallace series (Fuchsberger, Drache, Lowitz, Aren't, Schürenberg), plus an excellent Margot Trooger - calm, yet charming -, but it's the story in the first place which makes "Der Hexer" memorable.


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