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

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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 loyal Nazi Party member! The dilemma now is to stem the crime spree without publicizing the embarrassing fact that "Aryan supremacy" is capable of yielding a monster like Adorf. Originally titled Nachts, Wenn der Teufel Kam, The Devil Strikes at Night has also been released as Nazi Terror at Night and Nights When the Devil Came. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Claus Holm
as Axel Kersten
Annemarie Düringer
as Helga Hornung
Mario Adorf
as Bruno Ludke
Monika John
as Lucy Hanson
Werner Peters
as Willi Keun
Peter Carsten
as Mollwitz
Rose Schafer
as Anna Hohmann
Margaret Jahnen
as Frau Weinberger
Carl Lange
as Maj. Wollenberg
Christa Nielsen
as Drunken Guest
Walter Janssen
as Kriminalrat Dr. Boehm
Wilmut Borell
as SS Officer Heinrich
Helmut Brasch
as SS-Truppenfuehrer Scharf
Lucas Amann
as Keun's Lawyer
Ernst F. Furbringer
as Dr. Schleffien
Kaethe Itter
as Portiersfrau
Georg Lehn
as Kriminalassistent Bruehl
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