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The College Girl Murders (1967)

Der Mönch mit der Peitsche (original title)
Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.


Alfred Vohrer


Herbert Reinecker (screenplay) (as Alex Berg), Edgar Wallace (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspektor Higgins
Uschi Glas ... Ann Portland
Grit Boettcher ... Betty Falks
Konrad Georg Konrad Georg ... Keyston
Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer ... Mark Denver
Tilly Lauenstein Tilly Lauenstein ... Harriet Foster
Ilse Pagé Ilse Pagé ... Sekretärin
Siegfried Rauch ... Frank Keeney
Claus Holm ... Glenn Powers
Günter Meisner ... Greaves
Hans Epskamp Hans Epskamp ... Bannister
Heinz Spitzner Heinz Spitzner ... Harrison
Jan Hendriks ... Brent
Rudolf Schündler ... Sergeant Hanfield
Narziß Sokatscheff Narziß Sokatscheff ... Cress Bartling (as Narziss Sokatscheff)


Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.

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West Germany



Release Date:

11 August 1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The College Girl Murders See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Production Co:

Rialto Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Karin Baal was considered for the part of Ann Portland. See more »


Although the movie is set in England, most of the cars have their steering wheel on the left. See more »


Sir John: You and I are going to get along nicely, aren't we? Of course we are. Now then, to begin with, you must rid yourself of the feeling that murder is something to be ashamed of. Not at all, my dear man. A little murder here and there happens to the best of us. You'll feel better if you get it off your chest. Well? You're not getting it off your chest.
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Referenced in Kings of the Road (1976) See more »

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kitschy fun
8 March 2004 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

This is probably the fastest-paced and most action-packed of the German Edgar Wallace "krimi" series, a cross between the Dr. Mabuse films of yore and 60's pop thrillers like Batman and the Man from UNCLE. It reintroduces the outrageous villain from an earlier film who dons a stylish monk's habit and breaks the necks of victims with the curl of a deadly whip. Set at a posh girls' school filled with lecherous middle-aged professors, and with the cops fondling their hot-to-trot secretaries at every opportunity, it certainly is a throwback to those wonderfully politically-incorrect times. There's a definite link to a later Wallace-based film, the excellent giallo "Whatever Happened to Solange?", which also concerns female students being corrupted by (and corrupting?) their elders. Quite appropriate to the monk theme, the master-mind villain uses booby-trapped bibles here to deal some of the death blows, and also maintains a reptile-replete dungeon to amuse his captive audiences.

Alfred Vohrer was always the most playful and visually flamboyant of the series directors, and here the lurid colour cinematography is the real star of the show. The Monk appears in a raving scarlet cowl and robe, tastefully setting off the lustrous white whip, while appearing against purplish-night backgrounds. There's also a voyeur-friendly turquoise swimming pool which looks great both as a glowing milieu for the nubile students and as a shadowy backdrop for one of the murder scenes. The trademark "kicker" of hiding the "Ende" card somewhere in the set of the last scene is also quite memorable here. And there's a fine brassy and twangy score for retro-music fans.

Fans of the series will definitely miss the flippant Eddie Arent character in these later films. Instead, the chief inspector Sir John takes on the role of buffoon, convinced that he has mastered criminal psychology after taking a few night courses. Unfortunately, Klaus Kinski had also gone on to bigger and better things. The krimis had lost some of their offbeat subversive charm by this point, and now worked on a much more blatant pop-culture level, which will make this one quite accessible to uninitiated viewers.

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