The Hunchback of Soho

The Hunchback of Soho (German: Der Bucklige von Soho) is a 1966 West German crime film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Günther Stoll, Pinkas Braun and Monika Peitsch.[1]

The Hunchback of Soho
Original German release poster
Directed byAlfred Vohrer
Produced by
Written by
Music byPeter Thomas
CinematographyKarl Löb
Edited bySusanne Paschen
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
6 September 1966
Running time
89 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was part of Rialto Film's long-running group of Edgar Wallace adaptations, and was the first in the series to be shot in Eastmancolor. It was made at the Spandau Studios and on location in Berlin and London.


Scotland Yard investigate a series of murders at a castle which is now being used as a girls school.



Dave Sindelar from Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings felt that by shooting the film in color it "stripped the series of one of its strengths", also criticizing the film's first half, score, and dubbing.[2] Andrew Pragasam from The Spinning Image awarded the film six out of ten stars, noting the film's uneven narrative, but stated that it's mixture of humor and horror was still entertaining.[3]


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 253
  2. Sindelar, Dave. "The Hunchback of Soho (1966)". Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. Pragasam, Andrew. "Hunchback of Soho Review (1966)". The Spinning Image. Retrieved 6 November 2019.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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