The Ringer (1932 film)

The Ringer (German: Der Hexer) is a 1932 Austrian-German mystery film directed by Martin Frič and Karel Lamač and starring Paul Richter, Maria Matray and Wera Engels.[1] It is a screen adaptation of Edgar Wallace's novel The Ringer.[2] Another German version, Der Hexer, was made in 1964. It was shot at the Sievering Studios in Vienna. The film's sets were designed by the art director Heinz Fenchel.

The Ringer
DVD cover
Directed byMartin Frič
Karel Lamač
Produced byKarel Lamač
Written byEdgar Wallace (novel)
Knut Borries
Gigotte Walter
StarringPaul Richter
Maria Matray
Wera Engels
Music byJara Beneš
Artur Guttmann
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byElla Ensink
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
  • 22 July 1932 (1932-07-22)
Running time
88 minutes


A master of disguise, the notorious "Ringer" has returned to London and is sending threatening messages to the criminal Maurice Meister. Inspector Wenbury of Scotland Yard is deputed to capture the elusive Ringer before he is able to murder Meister.



  1. "Der Hexer". Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  2. Bergfelder p.145


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