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The Dead Eyes of London

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The Dead Eyes of London (German: Die toten Augen von London and also known as Dark Eyes of London) is a 1961 West German crime film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal and Dieter Borsche. It is based on the 1924 novel The Dark Eyes of London by Edgar Wallace which had been previously adapted into the 1939 British film The Dark Eyes of London, aka The Human Monster, introducing a number of horror elements which had not been in the original book. The British film had been released in Germany and proved popular. The German film is closer to being a remake of the earlier British film rather than a close adaptation of Wallace's novel.

It was the first Edgar Wallace Krimi film to be directed by Alfred Vohrer who directed 13 more in the genre.

^ "New York Times: The Dead Eyes of London". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 


In this film, a series of murders of wealthy men leads investigators to a group of blind men with a mysterious leader.


Joachim Fuchsberger as Inspektor Larry HoltKarin Baal as Eleanor "Nora" Ward, geb. FinlayDieter Borsche as David Judd aka Mr. Lennox aka Reverend (Paul) DearbornWolfgang Lukschy as Stephan JuddEddi Arent as Sergeant / Inspektor S. "Sunny" HarveyAnneli Sauli as Fanny Weldon (as Ann Savo)Bobby Todd as Lew NorrisFranz Schafheitlin as Sir JohnAdy Berber as Jacob "Der blinde Jack" Farrell (as Adi Berber)Harry Wüstenhagen as Fred "Flimmer-Fred" (German version) / Flicker-Fred (English version)Rudolf Fenner as Matthew "Matt" BlakeHans Paetsch as Gordon StuartIda Ehre as Ella WardFritz Schröder-Jahn as Chief InspectorKlaus Kinski as Edgar Strauss