The Door with Seven Locks (1962 film)
The Door with Seven Locks (German: Die Tür mit den sieben Schlössern) is a 1962 West German-French crime film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Heinz Drache. It is an adaptation of the Edgar Wallace novel The Door with Seven Locks.
|The Door with Seven Locks|
|Directed by||Alfred Vohrer|
|Music by||Peter Thomas|
|Edited by||Carl Otto Bartning|
|Distributed by||Constantin Film|
- Heinz Drache as Inspector Richard "Dick" Martin
- Sabine Sesselmann as Sybil Lansdown (as Sabina Sesselmann)
- Eddi Arent as Kriminalassistent Holms
- Pinkas Braun as Dr. Antonio Staletti
- Hans Nielsen as Mr. Haveloc
- Gisela Uhlen as Emely Cody, née Cawler
- Werner Peters as Bertram Cody
- Jan Hendriks as Tom Cawler
- Ady Berber as Peter Cawler / Giacco
- Siegfried Schürenberg as Sir John
- Friedrich Joloff as caretaker Burt
- Klaus Kinski as Pheeny
- Eva Ebner as announcer at airport (voice) (uncredited)
- Arthur Schilsky as Peter Livingston (uncredited)
- Alfred Vohrer as announcer at airport / onlooker (uncredited)
It is an adaptation of the Edgar Wallace novel The Door with Seven Locks which had previously been made into a 1940 British film of the same title. Cinematography took place between 26 February and 30 March 1962 at the Ufa-Filmatelier, Berlin and at locations like Tempelhof and Pfaueninsel.
The FSK gave the film a rating of 16 and up and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.
It premiered in France under the title La porte aux sept serrures on 2 June 1962 at the Scarlett/Paris. The German premiere was on 19 June at the Europa-Palast at Frankfurt.