Im Banne des Unheimlichen (1967)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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If you happened to catch Joachim Fuchsberger in a late-60's film, chances are he was appearing in a Edgar Wallace mystery. The German Hand of Power is no exception to this rule. Fuchsberger plays an inspector in search of an elusive criminal who uses a scorpion-shaped ring, filled with poison, to dispatch his victims. As is customary in films of this nature, the villain is a lot more colorful than his dedicated but drab Scotland Yard pursuers. But Edgar Wallace was averse to promoting a "crime pays" message, so rest assured that the Hand of Power is stilled by the time the film's alotted 88 minutes has passed.

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criminal, ring [jewelry], murder, poison, Scotland-Yard