The Devil Came from Akasava

The Devil Came from Akasava (German: Der Teufel kam aus Akasava) is a 1971 West German-Spanish adventure-spy film directed by Jesús Franco. It was based on a novel by Edgar Wallace called Keeper of the Stone.

The Devil Came from Akasava
German theatrical release poster
Directed byJesús Franco (as Jess Frank)
Produced by
Written by
Based onKeepers of the Stone
by Edgar Wallace
Music by
CinematographyManuel Merino
Distributed byCEA Distribución
Release date
  • 5 March 1971 (1971-03-05)
Running time
83 min
  • West Germany
  • Spain

The film was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin with location shooting in Lisbon and Spain.


The Devil Came from Akasava is based on the short story Keepers of the Stone in the collection Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace[1] and forming a part of exotic stories on the fictional indigenous people of the Akasava. It is a late example of Edgar Wallace film adaptations that were particularly popular in Germany during the 1960s.

The lead actress Soledad Miranda was killed in a car accident in Portugal soon after finishing this film.


Prof. Walter Forrester (Ángel Menéndez) is a British scientist working in the Akasava jungle in South America. His assistant finds a mysterious stone but it is stolen and Forrester vanishes, leaving him as the sole suspect. However, after a Scotland Yard detective is murdered while entering Forrester's office in London, the Scotland Yard chief Sir Philipp (Siegfried Schürenberg) hands the case to Jane Morgan (Soledad Miranda), an attractive agent, while given its international priority, Secret Intelligence Service will be on the case. Now, on a secret mission and with double identity as the young stripper wife of the British consul Irving Lambert (Alberto Dalbés), Morgan arrives in South America. Meanwhile, she meets Rex Forrester (Fred Williams), professor's nephew who is also concerned of his fate and arrives in the country for further investigation.



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