The Body in the Thames

The Body in the Thames (German: Die Tote aus der Themse) is a 1971 West German thriller film directed by Harald Philipp and starring Uschi Glas, Hansjörg Felmy and Werner Peters.[1] It is part of the series of Edgar Wallace adaptations made by Rialto Film. It was the last shot in Germany, with two Italian films following before the end of the series.

The Body in the Thames
Directed byHarald Philipp
Produced byPreben Philipsen
Horst Wendlandt
Written byEdgar Wallace (story)
Horst Wendlandt
Harald Philipp
StarringUschi Glas
Hansjörg Felmy
Werner Peters
Music byPeter Thomas
CinematographyKarl Löb
Edited byAlfred Srp
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
31 March 1971
Running time
89 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Johannes Ott. It was shot on location in London and Berlin.


After her sister is murdered by a drugs gangs, Australian Danny Fergusson arrives in London to find out what happened.



  1. Bergfelder p.257


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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