The Sinister Monk
The Sinister Monk (German: Der unheimliche Mönch) is a 1965 West German thriller film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Karin Dor, Harald Leipnitz and Siegfried Lowitz. It is based on the play The Terror by Edgar Wallace and was part of a very successful series of German films inspired by his works.
|The Sinister Monk|
|Directed by||Harald Reinl|
|Music by||Peter Thomas|
|Cinematography||Ernst W. Kalinke|
|Edited by||Jutta Hering|
|Distributed by||Constantin Film|
- Karin Dor as Gwendolin
- Harald Leipnitz as Inspector Bratt
- Siegfried Lowitz as Sir Richard
- Siegfried Schürenberg as Sir John
- Ilse Steppat as Lady Patricia
- Dieter Eppler as William
- Hartmut Reck as Ronny
- Kurt Waitzmann as Cunning
- Rudolf Schündler as Mr. Short
- Kurd Pieritz as Monsieur d'Arol
- Uta Levka as Lola
- Dunja Rajter as Dolores
- Susanne Hsiao as Mai Ling
- Uschi Glas as Mary
- Eddi Arent as Pedell Smith
- Walter Echtz as Mr. Smith / Monk
- Erik Radolf as Servant
- Wilhelm Vorwerg as Notary
Cinematography took place from 6 October to 17 November 1965 at London and Hameln (or Hamelin).
The FSK gave the film a rating of 16 and up and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.
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- "Filmportal: Der unheimliche Mönch". Retrieved 7 February 2017.
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