The Secret of Dr. Mabuse

The Secret of Dr. Mabuse or The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse (German:Die Todesstrahlen des Dr. Mabuse) is a 1964 Franco-German-Italian international co-production science fiction Eurospy crime film directed by Hugo Fregonese and Victor De Santis and starring Peter van Eyck, O.E. Hasse and Yvonne Furneaux. It was a co-production between France, Italy and West Germany. The film was the last in a series of films which had revived the Weimar era character Doctor Mabuse.[2]

The Secret of Dr. Mabuse
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Directed byHugo Fregonese
Produced byArtur Brauner[1]
Screenplay byLadislas Fodor[1]
Music by
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini[1]
Edited byAlfred Srp[1]
Release date
  • 18 September 1964 (1964-09-18) (West Germany)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
  • West Germany
  • France
  • Italy[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Ernst H. Albrecht and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin.


British Secret Service agent Major Anders investigates Professor Larsen who has invented a death ray on his island. Included among the parties trying to obtain it is the arch criminal Dr. Mabuse. Anders leads an army of frogmen to stop Larsen and Mabuse.



The Secret of Dr. Mabuse was released in West Germany on 18 September 1964.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Die Todesstrahlen des Dr. Mabuse" (in German). Retrieved 12 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Reimer & Reimer p.301


  • Haase, Holger: The Many Masks of Dr. Mabuse: Mabuse in the 1960s. (Kindle 2020)
  • Reimer, Robert C. & Reimer, Carol J. The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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