Der Hexer (1964 film)

Der Hexer
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Produced by Horst Wendlandt
Written by Herbert Reinecker
Harald G. Petersson
based on a novel by Edgar Wallace
Starring Joachim Fuchsberger
Heinz Drache
Music by Peter Thomas
Cinematography Karl Löb
Edited by Jutta Hering
Distributed by Constantin Film
Release dates
  • 21 August 1964 (1964-08-21)
Running time
85 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Der Hexer (translated into English alternatively as The Ringer, The Wizard or The Mysterious Magician) is a 1964 West German black and white mystery film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Joachim Fuchsberger. It was part of a very successful series of German films based on the writings of Edgar Wallace and adapted from the 1925 novel titled The Ringer (originally: The Gaunt Stranger). In 1965 a sequel Neues vom Hexer was released.



The film was adapted from the 1925 novel by Edgar Wallace titled The Ringer (originally: The Gaunt Stranger).[1] An earlier German version had been made in the Weimar Republic in 1932, also called Der Hexer.

Cinematography took place from 3 June to 10 July 1964 at Hamburg and at the CCC-Studios at Berlin-Spandau.[1]


The FSK gave the film a rating of 16 and up and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays.[1]

It premiered on 21 August 1964 at the Alhambra in Düsseldorf.[1]

Other Film Versions


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Filmportal: Der Hexer". Retrieved 4 August 2016.
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