Film: Die 1000 Augen des Dr Mabuse

In 1960, Fritz Lang returned to Germany to make his last film, a much-delayed sequel to Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler and Das Testament des Doktor Mabuse.

In this film (in English, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse), the methods of the long-dead Diabolical Mastermind 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...

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 Preiss as Mabuse and Gert Frobe as his police enemy.


This film provides examples of the following tropes: