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Who would ever have imagined that a turn of the century British mystery writer would prove so influential in postwar Germany?

And yet, the surprisingly prolific German krimi became the staple of Teutonic cinema throughout the 1960’s, with colorful, serial-inflected comic book style Edgar, Bryan Edgar and faux-Wallaces comprising what seemed to be the entire filmic output of the central European nation for over a decade! Tag in the similar if related Dr. Mabuse, and that pretty much covers it…

So join us as we talk Harald Reinl, Alfred Vohrer, Eddi Arendt, Joachim Fuchsberger, Heinz Drache, Klaus Kinski and Karin Dor, plus the more sedate British B-feature variant series, only here on Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine!

Week 22
Hallo! Heir Spricht Edgar Wallace!


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