Stockbrokers get necks broken in an Edgar Wallace Krimi-style crime thriller complete with old-dark-house setting, fiendish serial killer and intrepid Scotland Yard sleuth. A shadow-strewn mansion is the backdrop for macabre melodrama with blackmail leading to murder, plus a hulking man-monster (Ady Berber of Dark Eyes of London infamy) haunts the dank caves below the house!
West Germany; 1963; 71 mins.; Director: Rolf Gruber (Rudolf Zehetgruber); Cast: Richard Goodman, Olga Summerfield, Ernest Shroeder, George Knuth, Laya Racki
ESCAPE FROM SAHARA
(Madeleine und der Legionär)
It's a nightmare at 20,000 feet when three French Foreign Legion paratroopers decide to desert, and force their plane's pilot to take them to Spain. Following a fight and a desert crash-landing, they meet a nurse (Hildegard Neff) who offers help. There are run-ins with military patrols, a trip on a merchant ship--and romance--until the deserters find themselves in the country they fear more than any other--France!
West Germany; 1958; 100 mins.; Director: Wolfgang Staudte; Cast: Hildegard Neff, Hans Messmer, Bernhard Vicki, Helmut Schmitt, Jack Hansen