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The Inn on the River (1962)

Das Gasthaus an der Themse (original title)
A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then, dressed in a scruba-diver's wetsuit, using the city's sewer tunnels to make his ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), Harald G. Petersson (screenplay) (as H.G. Petersson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Insp. Wade (as Joachim Berger)
Brigitte Grothum ... Leila Smith
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ... Nelly Oaks (as Elisabeth Flick)
Klaus Kinski ... Gregor Gubanow
Eddi Arent ... Barnaby
Richard Münch Richard Münch ... Dr. Collins
Jan Hendriks ... Roger Lane
Heinz Engelmann ... Mr. Broen
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
Hela Gruel Hela Gruel ... Anna Smith
Hans Paetsch ... Rechtsanwalt
Rudolf Fenner Rudolf Fenner ... Big Willy
Manfred Greve Manfred Greve ... Sgt. Frank (as Manfred Grove)
Gertrud Prey Gertrud Prey ... Nurse (as Getrud Prey)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Maria Bauer Eva Maria Bauer ... Blondine am Schaufensrer
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Storyline

A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then, dressed in a scruba-diver's wetsuit, using the city's sewer tunnels to make his getaway. Inspector Wade of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case, and he begins to suspect that the Shark is tied in with a smuggling ring the authorities believe is run out of a dive on the Thames waterfront called The Mekka. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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So packend - so dramatisch - so spannend - das ist wieder Edgar Wallace Meisterklasse

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 September 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inn on the River See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Gregor Gubanow", played by Klaus Kinski, was actually producer Horst Wendlandt's birth name. See more »

Connections

Featured in Klaus Kinski - Ich bin kein Schauspieler (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

...besonders in der Nacht
Performed by Elisabeth Flickenschildt
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excellent krimi
7 August 2003 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

This is one of the better entries in the Edgar Wallace krimi series. There's a heavy emphasis on the fog-bound (supposedly) Soho environment, several sleight-of-hand camera angles (including a great one with Kinski and a mirror), and a creepy denizen-of-the-depths villain known as The Shark, who uses harpoons as his weapons of choice. Eddie Arent contributes his always welcome comic relief as an eccentric nautical wag this time (instead of his usual assistant inspector), and gives a wonderful demonstration of "The Twist" with a local hipster. Of course the inspector falls for a lovely (barely of-age) fraulein. The wacky score contributes greatly.


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