Front à la Scotland Yard

1962

Crime / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

30
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 494

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Klaus Kinski as Pheeny
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876.73 MB
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German 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
96 min
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1.59 GB
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German 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
96 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dbborroughs 7 / 10 / 10

Good but it plays like an Edgar Wallace greatest hits film.

A priest arriving by train to London collapses while having an orange soda. A doctor appears and says that the man is in having a heart attack and gives him a shot before trying to lift a key, which the police confiscate. The priest dies and the doctor disappears. It transpires that the doctor was carrying one of the keys that tie into a fortune that a soon to be 21 year old Lord is going to be inheriting. It also seems that someone is trying to kill the keepers of the keys in order to get the fortune for themselves. Remake of an earlier film, with both based upon an Edgar Wallace story. This is a good film, but its also a clichéd Edgar Wallace story with everything you'd expect going on-seemingly random murder,a hidden fortune, feuding heirs, lots of red herrings, an old manor house, stalwart police. If you've seen any of the German Wallace films this is going to play like a greatest hits film of sorts. Its not bad, actually its quite good, its just that there isn't anything to make it stand out from the rest of the films in the series so instead of being one of the best it falls down to being one of many. Unremarkable nature of the plot aside this is still a film thats worth seeing because it is very good.

Reviewed by trimbolicelia 4 / 10 / 10

Door with Seven Locks (1962)

Typical early 60's West German-made English dubbed Edgar Wallace thriller mystery. Involves some individuals trying to get an inheritance they're not entitled to, spooky looking mansions, investigating detectives, and a totally out of his mind scientist. Recommended for fans of the genre.

Reviewed by Horst_In_Translation 4 / 10 / 10

Torture Wallace?

"Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern" or "The Door with Seven Locks" is a French / West German co-production and the outcome is another German-language installment to the prolific Edgar Wallace franchise. This one here is from 1962 (almost 55 years old) and thus from the earlier years of the series. And as such, it is also still in black-and-white. The lead actor is Heinz Drache this time and the supporting cast includes familiar names such as Aren't, Uhlen, Peters and Kinski. And story-wise, I have to give the makers a bit of a thumbs-up here. It may be the same people who made this like usual, but there are changes to the plot that you find in pretty much no other Wallace film. So it's good they got the courage to enter new territories here and try to deliver in other areas than usual, but nonetheless, the outcome is pretty uninteresting and I did not feel it was very smart or even inspired. The story was just not good enough in terms of the writing. My final verdict: Watch something else instead. Then again, I am not a great Wallace films fan at all, so maybe you will enjoy the watch more than I did.

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