Scotland Yard Hunts Dr. Mabuse (1963)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Master Criminal Films  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Fritz Lang had washed his hands of the Dr. Mabuse series with 1960's 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Thus, the directorial reins of Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard (Scotland Yard jagt Dr. Mabuse) were in the capable, if not inspired, hands of Paul May. Declared legally dead, the evil, megalomaniac Mabuse continues to exercise his influence from beyond the grave. The Doc's spirit takes over the body of a kindly and above-reproach professor. A London crime wave ensues, with Scotland Yard always one step behind Mabuse. Wolfgang Preiss (as Mabuse and his alter ego), Peter Van Eyck and Klaus Kinski are featured in this heady combination of crime drama and sci-fi.

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capture, evil, ghost, good-vs-evil, hunting, investigation, killing, murder, possession, psychiatry, reign-of-terror, Scotland-Yard, terror