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->''"Hallo, hier spricht Edgar Wallace!"''

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->''"Hallo, hier spricht Edgar Wallace!"''
Wallace!"'' [[labelnote:Translation]]"Hello, Edgar Wallace speaking!"[[/labelnote]]



* ProtoSuperhero: The titular masked archer of ''Der grüne Bogenschütze'' appears a bit like a dark and gritty version. But then Edgar Wallace's 1923 novel ''The Green Archer'' could have inspired Green Arrow.



* {{Superhero}}: The titular masked archer of ''Der grüne Bogenschütze'' appears a bit like a dark and gritty version. But then Edgar Wallace's 1923 novel ''The Green Archer'' could have inspired Green Arrow.


-->''"Hallo, hier spricht Edgar Wallace!"''

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The {{thriller}}s of the British novelist Edgar Wallace became very popular in [[WeimarRepublic Germany between the world wars]], partly thanks to a successful ad campaign based on the slogan "Es ist unmöglich, von Edgar Wallace nicht gefesselt zu werden!" ("It is impossible not to be captivated by Edgar Wallace!"). In 1927 the first of them was adapted into a (silent) German film, and four more followed until 1934, but then the franchise dried up. Until the late 1950s, German film producers would not touch the genre again.

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The {{thriller}}s of the British novelist Edgar Wallace became very popular in [[WeimarRepublic [[UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic Germany between the world wars]], partly thanks to a successful ad campaign based on the slogan "Es ist unmöglich, von Edgar Wallace nicht gefesselt zu werden!" ("It is impossible not to be captivated by Edgar Wallace!"). In 1927 the first of them was adapted into a (silent) German film, and four more followed until 1934, but then the franchise dried up. Until the late 1950s, German film producers would not touch the genre again.


In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the {{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.

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In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the {{West UsefulNotes/{{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.


* Two actors appeared in 16 movies, Siegfried Schürenberg, who usually played the main hero's bumbling superior at Scotland Yard, and KlausKinski, who as per usual played crazy or troubled characters and always wound up dead before the film was out.

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* Two actors appeared in 16 movies, Siegfried Schürenberg, who usually played the main hero's bumbling superior at Scotland Yard, and KlausKinski, Creator/KlausKinski, who as per usual played crazy or troubled characters and always wound up dead before the film was out.


* AndThenThereWereNone: For instance in ''Das indische Tuch''.


In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the {{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.

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In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-WorldWarII post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the {{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Among the well-known actors participating:
** Gert Fröbe in ''Der grüne Bogenschütze''.
** KlausKinski, all over the place (but especially in ''The Creature with the Blue Hand'')
** ChristopherLee can be seen in three Edgar Wallace movies (as a former intelligence officer, he speaks fluent German).
** [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Lil Dagover]].


* ''Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Handschuhe'' (The Bird with the Glass Feathers a.k.a. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, 1970; co-produced with Seda Spettacoli, Rome)

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* ''Das ''[[Film/TheBirdWithTheCrystalPlumage Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Handschuhe'' Handschuhe]]'' (The Bird with the Glass Feathers a.k.a. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, 1970; co-produced with Seda Spettacoli, Rome)Rome and directed by Creator/DarioArgento)

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* TenLittleMurderVictims: Again ''Das indische Tuch''.

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The success of the Rialto films inspired their biggest competitor, CCC Film, to [[FollowTheLeader jump on the train]] and buy the rights to the spy novels of Edgar Wallace's son, ''Bryan'' Edgar Wallace. Their plots were thoroughly rewritten (to the point they had little to do with the novels), but the resulting movies (which were utterly dependent from the Rialto films stylistically) could be advertised as "B. Edgar Wallace Movies" -- in the apparent hope that audiences wouldn't know the difference.


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[[folder:'''The CCC Bryan Edgar Wallace Films 1961-1972''']]
* ''Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Koffer'' (The Secret of the Black Trunk, 1961)
* ''[[Film/TheStranglerOfBlackmoorCastle Der Würger von Schloss Blackmoor]]'' (The Strangler of Blackmoore Castle, 1963)
* ''Der Henker von London'' (The Mad Executioners, 1963)
* ''Das Phantom von Soho'' (The Phantom of Soho, 1964)
* ''Das Ungeheuer von London City'' (1964)
* ''Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Handschuhe'' (The Bird with the Glass Feathers a.k.a. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, 1970; co-produced with Seda Spettacoli, Rome)
* ''Das Geheimnis des gelben Grabes'' (1972; co-produced with Mondial Tefi, Rome, and Inex Film, Belgrade)
[[/folder]]


-->''Hallo, hier spricht Edgar Wallace!"

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-->''Hallo, -->''"Hallo, hier spricht Edgar Wallace!"
Wallace!"''


In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the {{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.

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In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the {{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[DerSchatzImSilbersee [[Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.


The thrillers of the British novelist Edgar Wallace became very popular in Germany between the world wars, partly thanks to a successful ad campaign based on the slogan "Es ist unmöglich, von Edgar Wallace nicht gefesselt zu werden!" (It is impossible not to be captivated by Edgar Wallace). In 1927 the first of them was adapted into a (silent) German film, and four more followed until 1934, but then the franchise dried up. Until the late 1950s, German film producers would not touch the genre again.

In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the West German distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.

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The thrillers {{thriller}}s of the British novelist Edgar Wallace became very popular in [[WeimarRepublic Germany between the world wars, wars]], partly thanks to a successful ad campaign based on the slogan "Es ist unmöglich, von Edgar Wallace nicht gefesselt zu werden!" (It ("It is impossible not to be captivated by Edgar Wallace).Wallace!"). In 1927 the first of them was adapted into a (silent) German film, and four more followed until 1934, but then the franchise dried up. Until the late 1950s, German film producers would not touch the genre again.

In 1959 the Danish firm Rialto Film produced ''Der Frosch mit der Maske'', the first post-WorldWarII Edgar Wallace film, for the West German {{West German|y}} distributor Constantin Film. It became a surprise hit and led to Rialto setting up a West German affiliate firm and buying the exclusive rights for all Wallace novels to produce more. All in all, Rialto produced 32 Edgar Wallace movies, and other firms also jumped on the bandwagon, producing six more Wallace-themed crime and detective films. Most were produced by Horst Wendlandt, the man also behind another very successful German film franchise of the 1960s, the [[DerSchatzImSilbersee Karl May Westerns]]. The Edgar Wallace franchise was looked on as lowbrow by most movie critics, but was very popular with the German public and the films continue to be shown on German television to this day.



The series had a number of stock characters and actors associated with it.

There usually was a young, earnest Scotland Yard detective, although in a few the investigations would be done by a private detective or lawyer. Normally this character would be played by Joachim Fuchsberger or Heinz Drache.

A young, attractive actress like Karin Dor or Karin Baal would serve as both DamselInDistress and LoveInterest and frequently become the distaff half of a couple with the investigator at the end of the film in question.

PluckyComicRelief would often be supplied by Eddi Arent, who took parts like butlers, assistants to the main investigator, and newspaper reporters. Arent appeared in 23 Edgar Wallace films in all, making him the most used actor of the franchise.

Two actors appeared in 16 movies, Siegfried Schürenberg, who usually played the main hero's bumbling superior at Scotland Yard, and Klaus Kinski, who as per usual played crazy or troubled characters and always wound up dead before the film was out.

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The series had a number of stock characters {{stock character}}s and actors associated with it.

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There usually was a young, earnest Scotland Yard detective, although in a few the investigations would be done by a private detective or lawyer. Normally this character would be played by Joachim Fuchsberger or Heinz Drache.

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PluckyComicRelief would often be supplied by Eddi Arent, who took parts like butlers, assistants to the main investigator, and newspaper reporters. Arent appeared in 23 Edgar Wallace films in all, making him the most used actor of the franchise.

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Two actors appeared in 16 movies, Siegfried Schürenberg, who usually played the main hero's bumbling superior at Scotland Yard, and Klaus Kinski, KlausKinski, who as per usual played crazy or troubled characters and always wound up dead before the film was out.
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** Klaus Kinski, all over the place (but especially in ''The Creature with the Blue Hand'')
** Christopher Lee can be seen in three Edgar Wallace movies (as a former intelligence officer, he speaks fluent German).

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** Klaus Kinski, KlausKinski, all over the place (but especially in ''The Creature with the Blue Hand'')
** Christopher Lee ChristopherLee can be seen in three Edgar Wallace movies (as a former intelligence officer, he speaks fluent German).

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