The Terrible People (1960 film)

The Terrible People (German: Die Bande des Schreckens, lit. 'The Band of Terror') is a 1960 West German crime film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor and Fritz Rasp.[1] It is based on Edgar Wallace's 1926 novel of the same name.

The Terrible People
Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced byPreben Philipsen
Written by
Music byHeinz Funk
CinematographyAlbert Benitz
Edited byMargot Jahn
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
25 August 1960
Running time
92 minutes
CountryWest Germany



The film is based on Edgar Wallace's 1926 novel of the same name. Cinematography took place in London between June to 23 July 1960.[2]


The FSK gave the film a rating of 16 and up and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.[2]


  1. Bergfelder p.149
  2. "Filmportal: Die Bande des Schreckens". Retrieved 3 August 2016.


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