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The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961)

Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 1966 (USA)
Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using brainwashed prison inmates to commit crimes but the German police aided by an FBI agent is on his trail.

Director:

Harald Reinl

Writers:

Marc Behm (screenplay), Ladislas Fodor (screenplay) (as Ladislaus Fodor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gert Fröbe ... Kommissar Lohmann
Lex Barker ... Joe Como alias 'Nick Scappio' alias 'Bob Arco'
Daliah Lavi ... Maria Sabrehm
Fausto Tozzi ... Warden Wolf
Werner Peters ... Böhmler
Wolfgang Preiss ... Dr. Mabuse
Rudolf Forster ... Professor Julius Sabrehm
Rudolf Fernau ... Pfarrer Briefenstein
Joachim Mock Joachim Mock ... Detective Voss
Laura Solari ... Mrs. Pizarro
Ady Berber ... Alberto Sandro
Henry Coubet Henry Coubet ... Blinder
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Küster
Albert Bessler Albert Bessler ... Trödler
Lou Seitz Lou Seitz ... Mrs. Lohmann
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Commissioner Lohmann is already planning his holidays. An unexpected phone call calls him back to work. A member of Interpol was murdered. The head of an organisation wants to come into contact with the gangster organisation of chicago. But who is this? Mysterious murders happen and all trails lead to a penitentiary. But there is Joe Como, FBI agent, who is helping commissioner Lohmann. But soon Lohmann doubts Comos' identity. When Lohmann sees the name of Dr. Mabuse mentioned in a book found by a victim he believes that Dr. Mabuse is the mind behind the crimes... Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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He isn't here, he isn't there, yet his terror strikes everywhere ! See more »


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Country:

West Germany | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Phantom Meets the Return of Dr. Mabuse See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The original German title referred to the successful TV series Stahlnetz (1958), which is based on the US police series Dragnet (1951) (it even used the famous "Dragnet" theme song). The German theatrical trailer showed the actual title "Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse", whereas the voiceover of the trailer announces "Das Stahnetz des Dr. Mabuse" (which means "The steel net..." instead of "In the steel net..."). See more »

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Kommissar Lohmann: It's not the web I want, it's the spider.
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Followed by Dr. M schlägt zu (1972) See more »

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The Return Of Dr Mabuse
22 March 2001 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

This film has had more titles than some folks have shorts.No matter what the title we do have a nifty follow up to the classic 1000 Eyes Of Dr Mabuse.

A man is murdered on a train which brings in Inspector Lohmann.In a rather gruesome scene a woman representing the Chicago Mafia is roasted alive by a flame thrower in a truck.This brings in Joe Como,FBI agent.Or is he really Nick Scapio from the Chicago mob?

Dr Mabuse wants to make a deal with the Chicago gangsters for some undisclosed reason.He has a chemical which makes a person a slave to the will of Dr Mabuse.Mabuse intends to take over and destroy a nuclear power plant in the city as a show of good faith.Cleverly using prisoners from the local prison Mabuse intends to create mass havoc & terror.

This film is never dull and will keep you guessing right until the end.It also has one of the more paranoid endings in the Dr Mabuse series.If you can find it enjoy it!


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