Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strikes at Night) (1957)

Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strikes at Night)

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Will Berthold, Werner Jörg Lüddecke
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Cast


as Bruno Ludke

as Axel Kersten

as Rossdorf

as Willi Keun

as Maj. Wollenberg

as Mollwitz

as Lucy Hanson

as Frau Weinberger

as Kriminalrat Dr. Boeh...

as Helga Hornung

as SS-Truppenfuehrer Sc...

as Dr. Schleffien

as Portiersfrau

as Kriminalassistent Br...
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Critic Reviews for Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strikes at Night)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

It crouches but -- alas -- never springs.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
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.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
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.

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

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
CinePassion

A chilling wartime murder mystery.

Full Review… | July 28, 2003
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