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Nachts, Wenn der Teufel Kam (Nights, When the Devil Came) (The Devil Strikes at Night)

Nachts, Wenn der Teufel Kam (Nights, When the Devil Came) (The Devil Strikes at Night) (1957)

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Writer/director Robert Siodmak based his German-filmed The Devil Strikes at Night on an actual case. Set during the last months of the Hitler regime, the film concerns a series of rapes and stranglings of young women. Gestapo officer Rossdorf (Hannes Messemer) and non-party member Axel Kersten (Claus Holm) investigate the trail of evidence. They discover that the criminal is Bruno Leudke, a mental defective (played by Mario Adorf). An open-and-shut case...except for the fact that Adorf is a

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

It crouches but -- alas -- never springs.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Werner Peters enjoyably essays another of his sweaty losers and the depiction of Bruno as a squalid dimwit makes a change from the Hannibal Lecter fantasy of the suave serial-killing mastermind.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This fascinating 1957 film, based on a true story, concerns the hunt for a serial killer by the Nazi regime.

January 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Fascinating study of criminal justice in the crumbling Nazi empire of 1944.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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If Siodmak was less a determinist than Lang, he was also less icy -- he views the fall-guy ordeal of piggy, pathetically lecherous officer Werner Peters with characteristic sympathy.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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A chilling wartime murder mystery.

July 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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