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| William Dieterle
Harald G. Petersson
Die Herrin der Welt
by Karl Figdor
14 April 1960 (West Germany)
William Dieterle, Richard Angst
Jo Eisinger, Harald G. Petersson
William Dieterle, Artur Brauner
Martha Hyer, Lino Ventura, Carlos Thompson, Micheline Presle, Sabu Dastagir
Magic Fire, Dubrowsky, Quick - Let's Get Married, Ludwig der Zweite - König vo, Paid in Full
Mistress of the World (German: Die Herrin der Welt, French: Les mystères d'Angkor, Italian: Il mistero dei tre continenti) is a 1960 German-French-Italian science fiction-spy film directed by William Dieterle and starring Martha Hyer and Carlos Thompson. It marked the comeback in his native country of the director William Dieterle after several decades spent in Hollywood. In West Germany it was released in a longer version split in two parts (Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I and Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II).
Martha Hyer as Karin Johanson
Carlos Thompson as Peter Lundström
Micheline Presle as Madame Latour
Sabu as Dr. Lin-Chor
Gino Cervi as Professor Johanson
Lino Ventura as Biamonte
Wolfgang Preiss as Dr. Henrik Brandes
Carl Lange as Berakov
Leon Askin as Fernando
Valerij Inkijinoff as Priest
Hans Nielsen as Colonel Dagget
Charles Regnier as Norvald
Rolf von Nauckhoff as Dalkin
Jean-Claude Michel as Ballard
Carlo Giustini as John
Georges Rivière as Logan
Jochen Blume as Bertrand
Wolfgang Kühne as Arzt
Mistress of the World Wikipedia
Mistress of the World was developed when producer Artur Brauner invested in a three-hour West German-French-Italian co-production. Brauner contracted William Dieterle to direct the film. The film was made with a predominantly German crew, but with a multi-national cast including Martha Hyer and Sabu from Hollywood, Carlos Thompson from Argentina and Gino Cervi from Italy, and Micheline Presle and Lino Ventura from France]].
The film was shot between September 1959 and January 1960. The film shot around the world, including Macau, Angkor, Nice, Hong Kong, Naples, Nepal, Sweden, Bangkok and in CCC Studios in Berlin. While filming in Indochina, Dieterle left the production leaving cinematographer Richard Angst to take over directing.
Mistress of the World was released in Paris on October 12, 1960.
The film was not received well by critics in West Germany on its release.