The Terrible People
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GermanDie Bande des Schreckens
Directed byHarald Reinl
Written byJ. Joachim Bartsch [de]
Wolfgang Schnitzler [de]
Based onThe Terrible People
by Edgar Wallace
Produced byPreben Philipsen
CinematographyAlbert Benitz
Edited byMargot Jahn
Music byHeinz Funk [de]
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • 25 August 1960 (1960-08-25)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Terrible People (German: Die Bande des Schreckens, lit.'The Band of Terror') is a 1960 West German crime film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor and Fritz Rasp.[1] It is based on Edgar Wallace's 1926 novel of the same name.

It was shot at the Bendestorf Studios near Hamburg with location shooting at Tremsbüttel Castle in Schleswig-Holstein. The film's sets were designed by the art director Erik Aaes.



The film is based on Edgar Wallace's 1926 novel of the same name. Cinematography took place in London between June to 23 July 1960.[2]


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

See also


  1. ^ Bergfelder, Tim (2005). International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Film Europa. Berghahn Books. p. 149. ISBN 1571815392. JSTOR j.ctt1btbx6m. OCLC 62176484.
  2. ^ a b "Filmportal: Die Bande des Schreckens". Retrieved 3 August 2016.