Curse of the Hidden Vault (Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloss), The
The Curse of the Hidden Vault (Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloss) is a 1964 German detective movie directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb and adapted from the 1908 novel "Angel Esquire" by Edgar Wallace. Kathleen Kent (Judith Dornys) arrives in London from Australia. Many years ago her father was driven into ruin and thus into suicide by gambling den owner Real (Rudolf Forster). Now, plagued by old age and remorse, Real wants to make the orphaned Kathleen the heiress of his riches that are kept in a crypt full with elaborated traps. But Real's accomplices, lead by Connor (Ernst Fritz Fürbringer), conspire to get the riches for themselves. Meanwhile Jimmy Flynn (Harald Leipnitz), Real's man in the past, is interested in Kathleen - but he also wants his share.
The film is the sixteen installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace and the second screen adaptation of the original novel after 1919 British silent film Angel Esquire.
The following weapons were used in the film The Curse of the Hidden Vault (Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloss):
Arminius HW-1 revolvers seen in hands of Jimmy Flynn (Harald Leipnitz), Inspector Angel (Harry Meyen), Kathleen Kent (Judith Dornys), Connor's accomplicies Massay (Herbert Knippenberg), Goyle (Harry Wüstenhagen), Bat Sand (Arthur Binder), Vinnis (Kurt Jaggberg) and Cyril (Kurd Pieritz), Real's barrister Spedding (Werner Peters), and police detectives (Lothar Mann and uncredited one) in the film-inside-film that is demonstrated in the cinema in the opening scene.
Sten Mk II
In the film-inside-film that is demonstrated in the cinema in the opening scene a gangster (Artur Schilsky) is armed with Sten Mk II submachine gun. During the arrest of Connor's gang two of the police detectives hold Sten SMGs.
Over and Under Rifle/Shotgun
George (Klaus Kinski) uses an over and under combination rifle/shotgun with sniper scope in several scenes. This gun is the same model as those used in The Ringer and Again the Ringer. In the climactic scene the gun is fitted with a mockup sound suppressor.