The Devil's Daffodil
The Devil's Daffodil (also known as Daffodil Killer or German: Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen/ Secret of the Yellow Daffodils) is a 1961 British-West German black-and-white crime film directed by Ákos Ráthonyi. The film was produced in an English and a German version, starring different actors in the lead roles but otherwise featuring an almost identical cast and crew. It starred William Lucas in the English version and Joachim Fuchsberger in the German one.
|The Devil's Daffodil|
British quad poster
|Directed by||Ákos Ráthonyi|
|Produced by||Steven Pallos|
|Written by||Basil Dawson|
|Based on||the novel The Daffodil Mystery by Edgar Wallace|
|Music by||Keith Papworth|
|Edited by||Peter Taylor|
Omnia Pictures Ltd., Rialto Film
|Distributed by||Prisma Filmverleih|
|Actor British version||Role||Actor German version|
|William Lucas||Jack Tarling||Joachim Fuchsberger|
|Penelope Horner||Anne Rider||Sabina Sesselmann|
|Ingrid van Bergen||Gloria Lyne||Ingrid van Bergen|
|Albert Lieven||Raymond Lyne||Albert Lieven|
|Jan Hendriks||Charles||Jan Hendriks|
|Marius Goring||Oliver Milburgh||Marius Goring|
|Peter Illing||Mr. (Jan) Putek||Peter Illing|
|Walter Gotell||Supt. Whiteside||Walter Gotell|
|Christopher Lee||Ling Chu||Christopher Lee|
|Colin Jeavons||Peter Keene||Klaus Kinski|
The film is based on the novel The Daffodil Mystery by Edgar Wallace. It was adapted for film by Egon Eis. The screenplay was written by Basil Dawson and Donald Taylor. The German dialogue was written by Horst Wendlandt and Gerhard F. Hummel. Wendlandt was also co-producer along with Preben Philipsen (both of Rialto Film).
- "New York Times: The Devil's Daffodil". NY Times. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
- "Filmportal: Das Geheimnis der Schwarzen Narzissen". Retrieved 17 November 2014.