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Krimi (1959-1972)

by ExperimentoFilm
West German/Danish mystery/thriller cycle mainly made by Rialto Film in the 1960s. The subgenre was commonly based on stories by English crime writer Edgar Wallace (1875-1932). Usually set in the UK. Often see a Scotland Yard detective pursuing a criminal mastermind or a seemingly supernatural villain. Often with a rather dated comic tone. Think a German-language The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) or The Alphabet Murders (1965). Sometimes said to be the link between noir and giallo, but not as violent or sexy. before Krimi The Lost One (1951) The Devil Strikes at Night (1957) It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958) Krimi-giallo hybrids The… Read more

West German/Danish mystery/thriller cycle mainly made by Rialto Film in the 1960s. The subgenre was commonly based on stories by English crime writer Edgar Wallace (1875-1932). Usually set in the UK. Often see a Scotland Yard detective pursuing a criminal mastermind or a seemingly supernatural villain. Often with a rather dated comic tone. Think a German-language The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) or The Alphabet Murders (1965). Sometimes said to be the link between noir and giallo, but not as violent or sexy.

before Krimi
The Lost One (1951)
The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)

Krimi-giallo hybrids
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Cat O’Nine Tails (1971)
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

Krimi-horror hybrids
The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
The Dead Are Alive/The Etruscan Kills Again (1972)

Directors
Harald Reinl
Alfred Vohrer
Jürgen Roland

Writers
Edgar Wallace
Bryan Edgar Wallace

Composers
Martin Böttcher
Peter Thomas

Actors and actresses
Joachim Fuchsberger
Uschi Glas
Klaus Kinski
Eddi Arent
Siegfried Schürenberg
Lex Barker
Gert Frobe
Werner Peters
Wolfgang Preiss
Karin Dor
Karin Baal

My related lists:
Poliziotteschi 1967-1985
Giallology 1962-2009

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