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Director  Akos Rathonyi
Cinematography  Desmond Dickinson
Language  English German
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Mystery
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Country  United Kingdom West Germany
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Writer  Basil Dawson, Egon Eis, Edgar Wallace
Release date  17 August 1961 (1961-08-17)
Producers  Horst Wendlandt, Preben Philipsen, Steven Pallos
Cast  Joachim Fuchsberger (Jack Tarling), Sabine Sesselmann (Anne Ryder), Klaus Kinski (Peter Keene), Ingrid van Bergen (Gloria), Christopher Lee (Ling Chu), Albert Lieven (Raymond Lyne)
Similar movies  The Spy Who Loved Me, Hitman, Layer Cake, Wild Things, Bon cop, bad cop, Basic Instinct

The Devil's Daffodil (also known as Daffodil Killer or German: Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen) is a 1961 British-West German black-and-white crime film directed by Ákos Ráthonyi. The film was produced in an English and a German version, starring different actors in the lead roles but otherwise featuring an almost identical cast and crew. It starred William Lucas in the English version and Joachim Fuchsberger in the German one.

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Production

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The film is based on the novel The Daffodil Mystery by Edgar Wallace. It was adapted for film by Egon Eis. The screenplay was written by Basil Dawson and Donald Taylor. The German dialogue was written by Horst Wendlandt and Gerhard F. Hummel. Wendlandt was also co-producer along with Preben Philipsen (both of Rialto Film).

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Cinematography took place in April and May 1961 in London and environments. The studio was Shepperton Studios/Middlesex.

Reception

In Germany, the FSK gave the film a rating of "16 and up" and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays. The German version premiered on 21 July 1961.

References

The Devil's Daffodil Wikipedia
The Devils Daffodil IMDb The Devils Daffodil themoviedb.org


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