The Crimson Circle (1929 film)
The Crimson Circle (German: Der rote Kreis) is a 1929 British-German crime film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Lya Mara, Fred Louis Lerch, and Stewart Rome.
|The Crimson Circle|
|Directed by||Frederic Zelnik|
|Based on||novel The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace|
|Music by||Edmund Meisel|
|Distributed by||Deutsche Film Union (Germany)|
|25 March 1929 (Berlin)|
The film, a co-production between British International Pictures and Efzet Film, was made in both a silent version and a sound version filmed in the Phonofilm sound-on-film system. In March 1929, this film and The Clue of the New Pin, filmed in the British Phototone sound-on-disc process, were previewed in London.
The film is an adaptation of the Edgar Wallace novel The Crimson Circle in which Scotland Yard detectives battle a gang of blackmailers. A previous UK version was filmed in 1922.
Police battle against a gang of blackmailers known as The Crimson Circle.
- Lya Mara as Thalia Drummond
- Fred Louis Lerch as Jack Birdmore
- Stewart Rome as Derrick Yale
- Albert Steinrück as Froyant
- John Castle as Inspektor Parr
- Otto Wallburg as Marl
- Hans Albers as Diener von Marl
- Hans Marlow as Birdmore
- Otto Treßler as Ministerpräsident
- Ilka Grüning as Eine Vermieterin
- Annie Ann as Milly
- Bruno Ziener as Kriminalkommissar
- Hugo Döblin as Pfandleiher
- Ria Weber as Zofe
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