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Monday, December 19, 2022


Fun film based on "The Fellowship Of The Frog" by Edgar Wallace.

This was the first in a very long line of movies based on Edgar Wallace novels. This movie was shot in England, Denmark and Germany by director Harald Reinl.

A master criminal known as The Frog who dresses in a bizarre costume is robbing private homes and businesses all over London. Joachim Fuchsberger stars as Richard Gordon, a US playboy who helps Inspektor Elk (Siegfried Lowitz) try and solve the crimes as well as the brutal murders which the Frog also is involved with.

The plot moves along quickly and includes a few cabaret shows, violent gunfights and much more that would get even better as these kinds of films moved forward.

There are a few brutal, blood soaked killings and the ending is very sadistic for it's time, but that is what sets these apart from others in the genre. The German "krimi" films are a genre all to themselves.

The print is very nice and I won't say anymore about the film as I don;t want to give too much away. It's a good one and you shouldn't miss it. The rest of the cast includes Elfie von Kalckreuth, Dieter Eppler and Eva Pflug.

This is highly recommended fun.

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