Doctor Crippen Lives

Doctor Crippen Lives (German: Dr. Crippen lebt) is a 1958 West German crime film directed by Erich Engels and starring Elisabeth Müller, Peter van Eyck and Fritz Tillmann.[1] It was made at the Wandsbek Studios of Real Film in Hamburg. The film's sets were designed by the art director Dieter Bartels.

Doctor Crippen Lives
Directed byErich Engels
Produced by
Written by
  • Erich Engels
  • Wolf Neumeister
Music bySiegfried Franz
CinematographyAlbert Benitz
Edited byAlice Ludwig
Distributed byEuropa-Filmverleih
Release date
20 February 1958
Running time
88 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The most successful film of director Erich Engels was Doctor Crippen (1942), a film about Hawley Harvey Crippen. The 1958 film Doctor Crippen Lives has no relation to the 1942 film or to the case of Hawley Harvey Crippen.



  1. Davidson & Hake p.237


  • Davidson, John & Hake, Sabine. Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books, 2007.
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