Devil's Daffodil, The

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The Devil's Daffodil
Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen
EdgarWallaceGelbeNarsissen.jpg
Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom

GER.jpg West Germany

Directed by Ákos Ráthonyi
Release Date August 17, 1961
Language German
Distributor Prisma Filmverleih
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jack Tarling Joachim Fuchsberger
Anne Rider Sabina Sesselmann
Ling Chu Christopher Lee
Peter Keene Klaus Kinski
Chiefinspector Whiteside Walter Gotell


The Devil's Daffodil is a 1961 British-German movie directed by Ákos Ráthonyi. A serial killer targets prostitutes. His trademark: next to the bodies, he leaves a yellow daffodil. Jack Tarling, an airline security expert who helps Scotland Yard at work, knows that these flowers are also used to smuggle small amounts of drugs. However, his main suspect quickly turns out to be innocent, because he too becomes a victim of the 'daffodil killer'.


The following weapons were used in the film The Devil's Daffodil:

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Handguns

FN Model 1900

Jack Tarling's (Joachim Fuchsberger) personal firearm is an FN Model 1900 pistol.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Ling Chu:"The clever man carries a weapon, only the fool pulls the trigger."
Jack Tarling points his FN pistol at Ling Chu.
Jack holds his pistol at Oliver Milburgh (Marius Goring). During the entire interrogation, Jack is seen playing with the trigger.
Right side of the pistol.
He fires the pistol during the climax at the cemetery.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

What appears to be a nickel-plated Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket pistol is owned by Gloria (Ingrid van Bergen).

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Nickel with pearl grips - .25 ACP
Gloria with her drawn pocket pistol.
Another view gives a look of the muzzle.
Whiteside shows the pistol to Ling Chu.
Ling Chu holds the pistol in his hand.

Webley Revolvers

At the end of the movie, Peter Keene (Klaus Kinski) and Chief Inspector Whiteside (Walter Gotell) are seen with revolvers that could be a Webley variant.

For comparison: Webley Mk IV, 4" barreled "Duty" model - .38 S&W
Peter carries his revolver.
Soon after, he is seen driving a car with his revolver in hand. Note the typical Webley break-action mechanism.
He fires it at incoming police officers.
Whiteside holds his revolver.

See Also

Edgar Wallace
Pre-WWII Films
Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1960–1965) 47 films
Other 1940s-1970s British films and TV series
Rialto Film (1959-1972) Face of the Frog (1959)  •  The Crimson Circle (1960)  •  The Terrible People (1960)  •  The Green Archer (1961)  •  The Dead Eyes of London (1961)  •  The Devil's Daffodil (1961)  •  The Forger of London (1961)  •  The Strange Countess (1961)  •  The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)  •  The Door with Seven Locks (1962)  •  The Inn on the River (1962)  •  The Squeaker (1963)  •  The Black Abbot (1963)  •  The Indian Scarf (1963)  •  Room 13 (1964)  •  The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964)  •  The Ringer (1964)  •  Traitor's Gate (1964)  •   Again the Ringer (1965)  •  The Sinister Monk (1965)  •  The Hunchback of Soho (1966)  •  The Trygon Factor (1966)  •  Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)  •  The Monk with the Whip (1967)  •  The Horror of Blackwood Castle (1968)  •  The Zombie Walks (1968)  •  Gorilla Gang (1968)  •  The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)  •  Double Face (1969)  •  Angels of Terror (1971)  •  What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)  •  Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Harry Alan Towers' British-German Film Series Death Drums Along the River (1963)  •  Coast of Skeletons (1965)  •  Circus of Fear (1966)  •  Five Golden Dragons (1967)
German Kurt Ulrich-Film and CCC-Film Productions The Avenger (1960)  •  The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)  •  The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)




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