The Strange Countess (1961) Josef von Báky

The Strange Countess (1961)
aka Die seltsame Gräfin
Genre: Krimi | Crime | Thriller
Country: West Germany | Director: Josef von Báky
Language: German or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English & German (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 95mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv - 1200x720 - 24fps - 3.37gb

The story focuses on Margaret Reedle; a secretary to a lawyer who is being tormented by phone calls. She has been offered another job with a Countess Moron, and has decided to take it. However, Scotland Yard has learned that somebody is out to kill the young girl and so have put their best man - Inspector Mike Dorn - in charge of keeping her safe. Around the same time, a Mary Pinder is being released from prison. She was put away twenty years earlier for poisoning, and seems to have some connection to the attempted murders.

The Weird Countess can easily stand in line with the best film noir masterpieces. It builds a nightmarish mood up to the point when the viewer is sickened by not knowing what exactly is going on. It's structurally very well crafted and employs some very good actors - such as the legends of German cinema Marianne Hoppe and Lil Dagover, breathtakingly beautiful at 74. There's also the very young Klaus Kinski, giving a performance you wouldn't want to miss.
 The Strange Countess (1961)

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