The Puzzle of the Red Orchid
|The Puzzle of the Red Orchid|
|Directed by||Helmut Ashley|
|Produced by||Horst Wendlandt|
|Cinematography||Franz Xaver Lederle|
|Edited by||Herbert Taschner|
|Music by||Peter Thomas|
|Distributed by||Constantin Film|
The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (German: Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee) and also known as The Secret of the Red Orchid) is a 1962 West German black-and-white crime film directed by Helmut Ashley and starring Christopher Lee, Adrian Hoven, and Marisa Mell.
It was made as part of the long-running series of Edgar Wallace adaptations made by Rialto Film. It was made at the Wandsbek Studios in Hamburg with location shooting in London and around the harbor at Cuxhaven.
- Christopher Lee as Captain Allerman
- Adrian Hoven as Inspector Weston
- Marisa Mell as Lilian Ranger
- Pinkas Braun as Edwin
- Christiane Nielsen as Cora Minelli
- Eric Pohlmann as Kerkie Minelli
- Fritz Rasp as Tanner
- Wolfgang Büttner as Chief Inspector Tetley
- Herbert A.E. Böhme as Oberst Drood
- Günther Jerschke as Mr. Shelby
- Sigrid von Richthofen as Mrs. Moore
- Hans Paetsch as Lord Arlington
- Edgar Wenzel as Babyface
- Klaus Kinski as Steve
- Eddi Arent as Parker
The FSK gave the film a rating of "12 and older" and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays. The film went on mass release on 1 March 1962.
- ^ Hal Erickson (2011). "New York Times: The Puzzle of the Red Orchid". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
- ^ a b "Filmportal: Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee". Retrieved 17 November 2014.
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