The Secret of the Black Widow

The Secret of the Black Widow (German: Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Witwe) is a 1963 West German crime film directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb and starring O. W. Fischer, Karin Dor and Klaus Kinski.[1][2] It is part of a boom of Krimi films produced during the decade, the third of four films based on the work of Louis Weinert-Wilton that came in the wake of Rialto Film's successful Edgar Wallace adaptations. It was shot in Spain. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ramiro Gómez.

The Secret of the Black Widow
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Directed byFranz Josef Gottlieb
Produced byAlfons Carcasona
Written by
Based onThe Queen of the Night
by Louis Weinert-Wilton
Music by
CinematographyGodofredo Pacheco
Edited byAnni Lautenbacher
  • International Germania Film
  • Procusa
Distributed byInternational Germania Film
Release date
  • 28 November 1963 (1963-11-28)
Running time
110 minutes
  • Spain
  • West Germany



  1. ^ "New York Times: The Secret of the Black Widow". NY Times. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  2. ^ Goble p. 494


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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