Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)(Diabolical Dr. Mabuse) (1960)

Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)(Diabolical Dr. Mabuse)

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Back in Germany for the first time since 1933, director Fritz Lang returned to the screen character that brought him enormous success in his pre-Hollywood years. The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse is not so much a sequel as an extension of Lang's early Dr. Mabuse (1922) and Testament of Dr. Mabuse. Set in 1960, the film begins with a series of unsolved murders in a Berlin hotel. The modus operandi of the murderer is the same as that of long-dead megalomaniac Dr. Mabuse. Police detective Gert Frobe … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Jul 25, 2000
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as Kriminalkommissar Kr...

as Marion Menil

as Hotel-Ingenieur

as Parker Travers' Secr...

as Insp. Berg

as The Clubfoot

as Pretty Blonde

as Police Officer

as Hotel Manager

as Hieronymous P. Miste...

as Jordan/Cornelius

as Corinna

as Henry B. Travers

as "No. 12"
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Critic Reviews for Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)(Diabolical Dr. Mabuse)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

July 24, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Lang's late-period masterpiece

Full Review… | April 19, 2010
CinePassion

Lang's look at the modern world.

Full Review… | August 9, 2007
Classic Film and Television

It's a fun film and a fitting swan song for the legendary filmmaker who made his mark in both Germany and America.

Full Review… | November 9, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fritz Lang's glorious sign-off.

Full Review… | September 7, 2001
Wired

Audience Reviews for Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)(Diabolical Dr. Mabuse)

½

"The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse," director Fritz Lang's final film, is a belated sequel to "Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler" (1922) and "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (1933). What a poetic way to bring a long, storied career to a full-circle close.

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse was believed to be long dead, but apparently has resurfaced. His sights are on the vast fortune of young industrialist Henry Travers. A mysterious shooter, presumably one of Mabuse's goons, is killing people using not bullets but steel needles (skillfully fired into the brain). Inspector Kras (Gert Frobe, best known for playing "Goldfinger") is on the case -- suspicions center on the elegant Luxor hotel -- but Mabuse remains an elusive, wily villain. An old, blind psychic named Cornelius provides clues, but his wisdom may not be reliable. Meanwhile, a cautious love blooms between Travers and distraught Marion Menil. Too bad she already has a husband.

The film's glaring problem is simply that it's so creaky and low-budget. It was released in 1960 but, at a glance, one easily might guess the film was made in the '30s or '40s.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

½

A solid Thriller by the late Fritz Lang and his last movie before he become completely blind. The movie has the feel of a British B-Spy Movie and unfolds with a steady pace. As you may expect by Lang, one of German Expressionist cinemas strongest represants, the visual style is interesting and sometimes even excellent. Unfortunately, the genius only comes through in limited numbers, during the "Seance" or "Showdown" sequence.

Still, Gert Fröbe is a solid lead, but one can see why he has been seldomly cast as hero because he is way too bulky in his acting and should play characters who are either evil or ambigious. The rest of the cast is okay, nothing worth the mention really.

Al in all, recommended to fans of the genre and people looking for something slightly different than your average American thriller, but nothing spectacular and can be missed. Better check out the silent classic versions of Mabuse by Fritz Lang

HenrikSchunk
Henrik Schunk

Super Reviewer

Very good even though Lang was almost blind by the time that he made this. Better than many made by those with two good eyes.

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Steve Hunting

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