25 October, 2008

This Week's Quiz


What is the name of this German film and television director and who is the popular pulp fiction author whose books he, and Jess Franco, adapted into a number films during the 1960s and 1970s? Extra points if you can identify all the film titles of these adaptations which he and Franco made.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alfred Vohrer!!!!

Robert Monell said...

That is correct. I will be doing an illustrated blog on his career soon. Thanks for your participation.

Volker said...

You gave it away for free: when I "mouse" over the picture to click on it, the name comes up as "avohrer1-1.gif".

Alfred Vohrer's Edgar Wallace Films:
Mann mit dem Glasauge, Der (1969)
Gorilla von Soho, Der (1968)
Im Banne des Unheimlichen (1968)
Hund von Blackwood Castle, Der (1968)
Mönch mit der Peitsche, Der (1967)
Blaue Hand, Die (1967)
Bucklige von Soho, Der (1966)
Neues vom Hexer (1965)
Hexer, Der (1964)
Wartezimmer zum Jenseits (1964)
Indische Tuch, Das (1963)
Zinker, Der (1963)
Gasthaus an der Themse, Das (1962)
Tür mit den 7 Schlössern, Die (1962)
Toten Augen von London, Die (1961)

Jess Franco's Edgar Wallace Films:
Teufel kam aus Akasava, Der (1971)
Todesrächer von Soho, Der (1972)

Any I missed?

Best regards,

--Volker

Robert Monell said...

I unwittingly gave it away! Thanks for the list, Volker. DAS TODESRACHER ... is based on Bryan Edgar Wallace but it's close enough. Franco also made several EW inspired films in the 1980s: SANGRE EN MIS ZAPATOS (1983) based on EW's SANDERS OF THE RIVER and VIAJE A BANGKOK ATAUD INCLUIDO (1985) supposedly inspired by EW characters. I have yet to see both.

Robert Monell said...

I unwittingly gave it away! Thanks for the list, Volker. DAS TODESRACHER ... is based on Bryan Edgar Wallace but it's close enough. Franco also made several EW inspired films in the 1980s: SANGRE EN MIS ZAPATOS (1983) based on EW's SANDERS OF THE RIVER and VIAJE A BANGKOK ATAUD INCLUIDO (1985) supposedly inspired by EW characters. I have yet to see both.

Robert Monell said...

I unwittingly gave it away! Thanks for the list, Volker. DAS TODESRACHER ... is based on Bryan Edgar Wallace but it's close enough. Franco also made several EW inspired films in the 1980s: SANGRE EN MIS ZAPATOS (1983) based on EW's SANDERS OF THE RIVER and VIAJE A BANGKOK ATAUD INCLUIDO (1985) supposedly inspired by EW characters. I have yet to see both.

Robert Monell said...

I unwittingly gave it away! Thanks for the list, Volker. DAS TODESRACHER ... is based on Bryan Edgar Wallace but it's close enough. Franco also made several EW inspired films in the 1980s: SANGRE EN MIS ZAPATOS (1983) based on EW's SANDERS OF THE RIVER and VIAJE A BANGKOK ATAUD INCLUIDO (1985) supposedly inspired by EW characters. I have yet to see both.