The Puzzle of the Red Orchid

The Puzzle of the Red Orchid
Directed by Helmut Ashley
Produced by Horst Wendlandt
Written by Edgar Wallace
Egon Eis
Starring Christopher Lee
Music by Peter Thomas
Cinematography Franz Xaver Lederle
Edited by Herbert Taschner
Release dates
  • 1 March 1962 (1962-03-01)
Running time
84 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (German: Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee and also known as The Secret of the Red Orchid) is a 1962 West German black-and-white crime film directed by Helmut Ashley and starring Christopher Lee.[1]



The FSK gave the film a rating of "12 and older" and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.[2] The film went on mass release on 1 March 1962.[2]

See also


  1. "New York Times: The Puzzle of the Red Orchid". NY Times. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  2. 1 2 "Filmportal: Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee". Retrieved 17 November 2014.
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