The Monk with the Whip

The Monk with the Whip (German: Der Mönch mit der Peitsche) is a 1967 West German mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Uschi Glas and Grit Boettcher.[1] It is inspired by the 1926 novel The Black Abbot and subsequent 1927 play The Terror by Edgar Wallace which also served as the basis for the 1965 film The Sinister Monk. It was made as part of a long-running series of film adaptations of his work produced by Rialto Film.

The Monk with the Whip
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Directed byAlfred Vohrer
Produced byHorst Wendlandt
Written byEdgar Wallace (novel)
Herbert Reinecker
StarringJoachim Fuchsberger
Uschi Glas
Grit Boettcher
Music byMartin Böttcher
CinematographyKarl Löb
Edited byJutta Hering
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
11 August 1967
Running time
88 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Kutz and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It was shot at the Spandau Studios and on location in West Berlin.

The film was released in the U.S. as The College Girl Murders.[2]



  1. ^ Bergfelder p.256
  2. ^ "College Girl Murders". MPI Home Video. Retrieved 2020-10-01.


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Pitts, Michael R. Thrills Untapped: Neglected Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1936. McFarland, 2018.

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