The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle

The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (German: Der Würger von Schloß Blackmoor) is a 1963 West German thriller film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Karin Dor, Harry Riebauer and Rudolf Fernau.[1] It was based on a novel by Bryan Edgar Wallace and was part of a trend of English-set thrillers inspired by Rialto Film's series of adaptations of his father Edgar Wallace's work.

The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle
Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced byArtur Brauner
Eberhard Meichsner
Written byBryan Edgar Wallace (novel)
Ladislas Fodor
Gustav Kampendonk
StarringKarin Dor
Harry Riebauer
Rudolf Fernau
Music byOskar Sala
CinematographyErnst W. Kalinke
Edited byWalter Wischniewsky
CCC Film
Mosaik Film
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
21 June 1963
Running time
89 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Werner Achmann.



  1. Bergfelder p.257


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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