Der Hexer (1964 film)
|Directed by||Alfred Vohrer|
|Produced by||Horst Wendlandt|
Harald G. Petersson
based on a novel by Edgar Wallace
|Music by||Peter Thomas|
|Edited by||Jutta Hering|
|Distributed by||Constantin Film|
Der Hexer (translated into English alternatively as The Ringer, The Wizard or The Mysterious Magician) is a 1964 West German black and white mystery film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Joachim Fuchsberger. It was part of a very successful series of German films based on the writings of Edgar Wallace and adapted from the 1925 novel titled The Ringer (originally: The Gaunt Stranger). In 1965 a sequel Neues vom Hexer was released.
- Joachim Fuchsberger as Inspector Higgins
- Heinz Drache as James Wesby
- Margot Trooger as Cora Ann Milton
- René Deltgen as Arthur Milton
- Eddi Arent as Finch
- Siegfried Lowitz as Warren
- Siegfried Schürenberg as Sir John Archibald
- Sophie Hardy as Elise
- Jochen Brockmann as Maurice Messer
- Kurt Waitzmann as Reddingwood
- Karl Lange as Reverend Hopkins
- Karl John as Shelby
- Ann Savo as Jean
- Hilde Sessak as wardress
- Petra von der Linde as Gwenda Milton
- Tilo von Berlepsch as receptionist
- Inge Keck as flower girl
- Wilhelm Vorwerg as parson
- Josef Wolff as waiter
The film was adapted from the 1925 novel by Edgar Wallace titled The Ringer (originally: The Gaunt Stranger). An earlier German version had been made in the Weimar Republic in 1932, also called Der Hexer.
The FSK gave the film a rating of 16 and up and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.
It premiered on 21 August 1964 at the Alhambra in Düsseldorf.
Other Film Versions
- The Ringer (1928)
- The Ringer (1931)
- The Sorceror (Der Hexer, 1932)
- The Gaunt Stranger (1938)
- The Ringer (1952)
- "Filmportal: Der Hexer". Retrieved 4 August 2016.