Horror of Blackwood Castle (Der Hund von Blackwood Castle), The

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The Horror of Blackwood Castle
(Der Hund von Blackwood Castle)
DHvBC Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Release Date 1968
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Humphrey Connery Heinz Drache
Jane Wilson Karin Baal
Lady Agathy Beverton Agnes Windeck
Lord Henry Beverton Tilo von Berlepsch
Doc Adams Alexander Engel
Robert Jackson Hans Söhnker
Catherine Wilson Mady Rahl
Sir John Siegfried Schürenberg
Donald Fairbanks Horst Tappert
Dorothy Cornick Uta Levka


The Horror of Blackwood Castle (Der Hund von Blackwood Castle ("The Hound of Blackwood Castle") is a 1968 German detective movie directed by Alfred Vohrer. Despite the film is listed in Edgar Wallace film series, it isn't based on any Wallace's work but rather draws inspiration from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. Young Jane Wilson (Karin Baal) appears at Blackwood Castle that belonged to her recently deceased father, Captain Wilson. In short time, several people, connected to the castle, are killed, some of those were attacked by a horrible dog with poison teeth. The plot leads to the precious jewels that disappeared on Captain Wilson's ship years ago. Sir John (Siegfried Schürenberg), the head of Scotland Yard, decides to held the investigation personally.

The film is the 25st installment in the Rialto Film studio Edgar Wallace film series (1959-1972).

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The following weapons were used in the film The Horror of Blackwood Castle (Der Hund von Blackwood Castle):

Contents


Handguns

Arminius HW-1

Arminius HW-1 revolvers seen in hands of Humphrey Connery (Heinz Drache), Captain Allan Thurnby Wilson (Otto Stern), and Wilson's servant Grimsby (Arthur Binder).

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Connery finds a revolver in the suitcase of murdered Mr. Tucker.
Grimsby aims at Fairbanks.
A good view of Grimsby's revolver.
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Connery fires his revolver in the climactic scene.
Captain Wilson draws his revolver but he is gunned down before he could use the gun.

Astra 600

For the second and final time in the series (after The Hunchback of Soho), Sir John (Siegfried Schürenberg) carries a gun. His pistol is an Astra 600. In the final scene Connery (Heinz Drache) disarms Sir John and holds his pistol. In one scene Donald Fairbanks' (Horst Tappert) Browning Hi-Power switches to an Astra 600 due to a continuity error.

Astra 600 - 9x19mm.
Sir John's secretary Miss Mabel Finley (Ilse Pagé) readies her boss' pistol.
She empties the magazine, being afraid that clumsy Sir John could accidentally shoot himself.
Miss Finley loads the empty magazine.
Sir John in heroic pose.
Sir John draws his pistol in the night scene on the moors when he hears the eerie howling (Bogs make queer noises sometimes, right?).
Fairbanks' Hi-Power is replaced by an Astra when he runs across the moors, pursued by a horrible sabertooth hound (dont' ask!).
Despite Fairbanks didn't fire his pistol, the slide is suddenly locked in the rear position.
Sir John draws his pistol on Connery in the final scene.
Connery holds Sir John's pistol but is surprised to find it unloaded.
Miss Finley explains what has happened with the gun.

Browning Hi-Power

Donald Fairbanks (Horst Tappert) carries a Browning Hi-Power throughout the film.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian manufacture) - 9x19mm
Fairbanks draws his pistol in the night scene of the moors (Had he ever read: I counsel you by way of caution to forbear from crossing the moor in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted?)
Fairbanks' pistol on the table.
Fairbanks threatens Lord Henry Beverton (Tilo von Berlepsch).
Fairbanks sneaks into the basement of the castle.
He recklessly puts the gun aside.
Fairbanks' pistol in hands of a police constable, Sir John's driver (Paul Seiler).

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Connery (Heinz Drache) carries a Double Barreled Shotgun in several scenes.

Connery watches the suspictious activities of Grimsby.
Connery carries the shotgun on sling.
Connery holds the shotgun during the conflict with the lawyer Robert Jackson (Hans Söhnker).
Connery fires at a hound on the moors.

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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