The Orplid Mystery

The Orplid Mystery or Epilogue (German: Epilog: Das Geheimnis der Orplid) is a 1950 West German thriller film directed by Helmut Käutner and starring Horst Caspar, Bettina Moissi, and O.E. Hasse.[1] The film did not perform well at the box office on its release.[2]

The Orplid Mystery
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Directed byHelmut Käutner
Written by
Produced byArtur Brauner
CinematographyWerner Krien
Edited byJohanna Meisel
Music byBernhard Eichhorn
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
  • 29 September 1950 (1950-09-29)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was made at the Spandau Studios of CCC Films. The film's sets were designed by the art director Emil Hasler.



  1. ^ Bergfelder p. 148
  2. ^ Davidson & Hake p. 50


  • Bergfelder, Tim (2005) [2004]. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-539-2.
  • Davidson, John; Hake, Sabine (2009). Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-536-1.

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