History Film / Die1000AugenDesDrMabuse

23rd Dec '15 4:35:56 AM spirasen
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In 1960, Creator/FritzLang returned to Germany to make his last film, a much-delayed sequel to ''[[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler]]'' and ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse''.

In this film (in English, ''The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse''), the methods of the long-dead DiabolicalMastermind Dr. Mabuse appear to be being put into practice again in the West Germany of the ''Wirtschaftswunder''. Kommisar Kras of Homicide is investigating a series of mysterious crimes against wealthy guests of the Hotel Luxor. Meanwhile, at the Luxor, an American businessman tries to save a woman in distress...

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In 1960, Creator/FritzLang returned to Germany UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} to make his last film, a much-delayed much delayed sequel to ''[[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler]]'' ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'' and ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse''.

''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse''.

In this film (in English, ''The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse''), the methods of the long-dead long dead DiabolicalMastermind Dr. Mabuse appear to be being put into practice again in the West Germany of the ''Wirtschaftswunder''. Kommisar Kras of Homicide is investigating a series of mysterious crimes against wealthy guests of the Hotel Luxor. Meanwhile, at the Luxor, an American businessman tries to save a woman in distress...






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* TheChessmaster: Mabuse

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* TheChessmaster: MabuseMabuse.



** The attempt to kill Kras with an exploding telephone is a direct reference to a similar scene in ''Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler''.
** The climax with Travers and Marion sealed in the control room is a hybrid of Mabuse being trapped in the workshop at the end of ''Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler'' and the death trap for Kent and Lilli in ''Testament''.

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** The attempt to kill Kras with an exploding telephone is a direct reference to a similar scene in ''Dr. Mabuse, Mabuse der Spieler''.
** The climax with Travers and Marion sealed in the control room is a hybrid of Mabuse being trapped in the workshop at the end of ''Dr. Mabuse, Mabuse der Spieler'' and the death trap for Kent and Lilli in ''Testament''.



* HellHotel: Played with: although the hoteliers are evil they aren't (usually) killing the guests there and then but spying on them so that they can plan later crimes.
* InLoveWithTheMark: Marion

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* HellHotel: Played with: although Although the hoteliers are evil they aren't (usually) killing the guests there and then but spying on them so that they can plan later crimes.
* InLoveWithTheMark: MarionMarion.



* LegacyCharacter: Dr Mabuse III, somewhere between this and JackTheRipoff.
* LoveRedeems: Marion

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* LegacyCharacter: Dr Dr. Mabuse III, somewhere between this and JackTheRipoff.
* LoveRedeems: MarionMarion.



* ManipulativeBastard: Mabuse, as usual
* MasterOfDisguise: Dr. Mabuse III. Whereas in ''Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler'' the audience were meant to recognise Mabuse's different personas, in this one the fact that Cornelius and Jordan were the same person in different make-up is a surprise reveal.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Mabuse, as usual
usual.
* MasterOfDisguise: Dr. Mabuse III. Whereas in ''Dr. Mabuse, Mabuse der Spieler'' the audience were meant to recognise Mabuse's different personas, in this one the fact that Cornelius and Jordan were the same person in different make-up is a surprise reveal.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Dr Mabuse III drives his car into a river in what is blatantly signalled as an example of this trope.
* NoNameGiven: The club-footed man, the killer in sunglasses, and the engineer.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Dr Dr. Mabuse III drives his car into a river in what is blatantly signalled signaled as an example of this trope.
* NoNameGiven: The club-footed club footed man, the killer in sunglasses, and the engineer.



* StagedShooting: Followed by a real one, when the club-footed man is first "shot" by Travers to defend Marion, and then really shot by the man in sunglasses. Also, the faked assassination attempt on Cornelius at the seance.

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* StagedShooting: Followed by a real one, when the club-footed club footed man is first "shot" by Travers to defend Marion, and then really shot by the man in sunglasses. Also, the faked assassination attempt on Cornelius at the seance.



* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Komissar Kras

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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Komissar KrasKras.



* TheVoice: Mabuse again, using the club-footed man as his reader. Almost a pre-internet example of VoiceWithAnInternetConnection.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The death of the club-footed man. Lampshaded when Berg and the engineer worry that they might get the same treatment.

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* TheVoice: Mabuse again, using the club-footed club footed man as his reader. Almost a pre-internet example of VoiceWithAnInternetConnection.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The death of the club-footed club footed man. Lampshaded when Berg and the engineer worry that they might get the same treatment.
11th Sep '14 8:52:09 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* FakeAmerican: Peter van Eyck as Travers
30th May '14 9:29:27 PM AllenbysEyes
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The film failed to achieve the lasting reputation of the earlier Mabuse films with critics, but was enough of a hit to initiate a new series of Mabuse films by other directors, also featuring Wolfgang Priess as Mabuse and Creator/GertFrobe as his police enemy.

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The film failed to achieve the lasting reputation of the earlier Mabuse films with critics, but was enough of a hit to initiate a new series of Mabuse films by other directors, also featuring Wolfgang Priess Preiss as Mabuse and Creator/GertFrobe as his police enemy.
25th Jun '13 9:38:23 AM Deusirae76
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The film failed to achieve the lasting reputation of the earlier Mabuse films with critics, but was enough of a hit to initiate a new series of Mabuse films by other directors, also featuring Wolfgang Priess as Mabuse and Gert Fröbe as his police enemy.

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The film failed to achieve the lasting reputation of the earlier Mabuse films with critics, but was enough of a hit to initiate a new series of Mabuse films by other directors, also featuring Wolfgang Priess as Mabuse and Gert Fröbe Creator/GertFrobe as his police enemy.
7th May '13 2:01:35 AM LondonKdS
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* BulletproofHumanShield: Rosensweig uses the engineer's body as this in his gunfight with Berg.
6th May '13 12:24:51 PM LondonKdS
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* NoNameGiven: The club-footed man, the killer in sunglasses, and the engineer.
6th May '13 12:21:59 PM LondonKdS
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* HellHotel: Played with: although the hoteliers are evil they aren't (usually) killing the guests there and then but spying on them so that they can plan later crimes.
6th May '13 12:19:32 PM LondonKdS
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In this film, the methods of the long-dead DiabolicalMastermind Dr. Mabuse appear to be being put into practice again in the West Germany of the ''Wirtschaftswunder''. Kommisar Kras of Homicide is investigating a series of mysterious crimes against wealthy guests of the Hotel Luxor. Meanwhile, at the Luxor, an American businessman tries to save a woman in distress...

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In this film, film (in English, ''The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse''), the methods of the long-dead DiabolicalMastermind Dr. Mabuse appear to be being put into practice again in the West Germany of the ''Wirtschaftswunder''. Kommisar Kras of Homicide is investigating a series of mysterious crimes against wealthy guests of the Hotel Luxor. Meanwhile, at the Luxor, an American businessman tries to save a woman in distress...


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* BlindSeer: Cornelius, [[ObfuscatingDisability supposedly]].


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* MasterOfDisguise: Dr. Mabuse III. Whereas in ''Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler'' the audience were meant to recognise Mabuse's different personas, in this one the fact that Cornelius and Jordan were the same person in different make-up is a surprise reveal.


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* ProphetEyes: Cornelius. If you think they look like dodgy contact lenses, you're absolutely right.


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* SameLanguageDub: Cornelius's lines were spoken by a different actor, to prevent the audience from recognising the voice and realising that he and "Dr. Jordan" were the same person.
6th May '13 10:06:22 AM LondonKdS
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* TheChessmaster: Mabuse*
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* TheChessmaster: Mabuse*
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6th May '13 10:06:09 AM LondonKdS
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* ContinuityNod:

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* TheChessmaster: Mabuse*
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** The climax with Travers and Marion sealed in the control room is a hybrid of Mabuse being trapped in the workshop at the end of ''Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler'' and the death trap for Kent and Lilli in ''Testament''.* TheChessmaster: Mabuse

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** The climax with Travers and Marion sealed in the control room is a hybrid of Mabuse being trapped in the workshop at the end of ''Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler'' and the death trap for Kent and Lilli in ''Testament''.* TheChessmaster: Mabuse
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