The Crimson Circle (1929 film)

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The Crimson Circle
"Der rote Kreis" (1929 film).jpg
Directed by Frederic Zelnik
Written by Fanny Carlsen
Howard Caye
Based on novel The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace
Starring Lya Mara
Fred Louis Lerch
Stewart Rome
Music by Edmund Meisel
Cinematography Frederik Fuglsang
Leslie Rowson

British International Pictures
British Sound Film Productions
Efzet Film
Distributed by Deutsche Film Union (Germany)
Release date
25 March 1929 (Berlin)
Country Britain/Germany
Language Silent, and
De Forest Phonofilm

The Crimson Circle (German: Der rote Kreis) is a 1929 British-German crime film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Lya Mara, Fred Louis Lerch, and Stewart Rome.

The film, a co-production between British International Pictures and Efzet Film, was made in both a silent version and a sound version filmed in the Phonofilm sound-on-film system. In March 1929, this film and The Clue of the New Pin, filmed in the British Phototone sound-on-disc process, were previewed in London.[1]

The film is an adaptation of the Edgar Wallace novel The Crimson Circle in which Scotland Yard detectives battle a gang of blackmailers. A previous UK version was filmed in 1922.


Police battle against a gang of blackmailers known as The Crimson Circle.



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