Circus of Fear

Tag: Movie

Title: Circus of Fear
AKA: Circus of Fear
Year: 1966
Character: Gregor
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Cameraman: Ernest Steward
Screenplay: Harry Alan Towers, Edgar Wallace
Runtime: 90
Country: UK | West Germany
Genre: Mystery | Thriller | Horror
Studio: Circus Films, Proudweeks
Classification: R
Notes:

Language: English
Audio: Mono
Colour: Black and White  | Color (Eastmancolor)
Tagline: The most horrifying syndicate of evil in history!

 

Plot:

Based on an Edgar Wallace murder mystery this chiller centers on a Scotland Yard investigation of a series of puzzling deaths plaguing a traveling circus and the hunt for loot stolen from an armored car robbery. Suspects include the mask-wearing and disfigured lion tamer, a vengeful ringmaster, an insanely jealous knife-thrower, and a blackmailing dwarf called "Mr. Big." The film is also known as Circus of Fear. A German version was shot simultaneously with Psycho-Circus but used a different director. Though available in color in Great Britain, most of the American copies of the film are in black-and-white.

Cast:

Christopher Lee as Gregor
Leo Genn as Elliott
Anthony Newlands as Barberini
Heinz Drache as Carl
Eddi Arent as Eddie
Klaus Kinski as Manfred Hart
Margaret Lee as Gina
Suzy Kendall as Natasha
Cecil Parker as Sir John
Victor Maddern as Mason
Maurice Kaufmann as Mario
Lawrence James as Manley
Tom Bowman as Jackson
Skip Martin as Mr. Big
Nosher Powell as Red (as Fred Powell)
Gordon Petrie as Man
Henry B. Longhurst as Hotel porter
Dennis Blakely as Armoured van guard
George Fisher as Fourth man
Peter Brace as Speedboat man
Roy Scammell as Speedboat man
Geoff Silk as Security man
Keith Peacock as Security man rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfred Vohrer as Edgar Wallace (voice: German version) (uncredited) (archive footage)

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