The Door with Seven Locks (1962 film)

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The Door with Seven Locks
Die Tür mit den sieben Schlössern.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Produced by Preben Philipsen,
Horst Wendlandt,
Jacques Letienne
Written by Edgar Wallace
Harald G. Petersson
Johannes Kai (de)
Gerhard F. Hummel (de)
Starring Heinz Drache
Music by Peter Thomas
Cinematography Karl Löb
Edited by Carl Otto Bartning
Production
company
Rialto Film,
Les Films Jacques Letienne
Distributed by Constantin Film
Release date
  • 2 June 1962 (1962-06-02) (France)
  • 19 June 1962 (1962-06-19) (West Germany)
Running time
95 minutes
Country West Germany
France
Language German

The Door with Seven Locks (German: Die Tür mit den sieben Schlössern) is a 1962 West German/French crime film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Heinz Drache.[1] It is an adaptation of the Edgar Wallace novel The Door with Seven Locks.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

It is an adaptation of the Edgar Wallace novel The Door with Seven Locks[2] which had previously been made into a 1940 British film of the same title.

Cinematography took place between 26 February and 30 March 1962 at the Ufa-Filmatelier, Berlin and at locations like Tempelhof and Pfaueninsel.[2]

Release[edit]

The FSK gave the film a rating of 16 and up and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.[2]

It premiered in France under the title La porte aux sept serrures on 2 June 1962 at the Scarlett/Paris. The German premiere was on 19 June at the Europa-Palast at Frankfurt.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Times: The Door with Seven Locks". NY Times. Retrieved 19 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Filmportal: Die Tür mit den sieben Schlössern". Retrieved 3 August 2016. 

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