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The Monk with the Whip (Der Mönch mit der Peitsche)

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The Monk with the Whip
(Der Mönch mit der Peitsche)
Der Monch mit der Peitsche Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Release Date 1967
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Inspector Higgins Joachim Fuchsberger
Ann Portland Uschi Glas
Betty Falks Grit Boettcher
Sir John Siegfried Schürenberg
Keyston Konrad Georg
Mark Denver Harry Riebauer
Harriet Foster Tilly Lauenstein
Frank Keeney Siegfried Rauch
Bannister Hans Epskamp
Glenn Powers Claus Holm

The Monk with the Whip (Der Mönch mit der Peitsche; also released as The College Girl Murders) is a 1967 German detective movie directed by Alfred Vohrer and losely based on the 1926 novel "The Black Abbot" and subsequent 1927 play "The Terror" by Edgar Wallace which also served as the basis for the 1965 film The Sinister Monk. A whip-wielding mysterious person in red monastic outfit is seen at the boarding school where several students are murdered one by one by poison gas. Inspector Higgins (Joachim Fuchsberger) investigates the case.

The film is the 24st installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972).


The following weapons were used in the film The Monk with the Whip (Der Mönch mit der Peitsche):

Arminius HW-1

Arminius HW-1 revolvers seen in hands of Inspector Higgins (Joachim Fuchsberger), Mark Denver (Harry Riebauer), "The Chief"'s henchmen Greaves (Günter Meisner) and Frank Keeney (Siegfried Rauch), the student Mary Houston (Suzanne Roquette) and the gardener of the boarding school Glenn Powers (Claus Holm).

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Greaves aims his revolver at Keeney when the latter demands more pay from "The Chief".
Mary Houston holds a revolver to drive away Mark Denver.
Keeney sneaks in "The Chief"'s mansion.
Keeney aims his revolver.
Denver draws his revolver but is strangled by "The Red Monk"'s whip.
Powers finds abducted Ann Portland in the cage in "The Chief"'s mansion.
Powers holds the revolver.
He fires at "The Red Monk".
Inspector Higgins (at the left) holds his revolver in the final scene.
Inspector Higgins fires at the lock of the cage.

Sten Mk II

In the final scene Greaves (Günter Meisner) holds a Sten Mk II.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Greaves takes the Sten, hidden in the car.
He attaches the stock.
Greaves fires at police constables.
Same scene on a promotional image.
Limes Portland aka Bannister (Hans Epskamp) grabs the Sten of shot dead Greaves but is strangled by the whip.
The Sten on the floor.

Over and Under Rifle/Shotgun

Greaves (Günter Meisner) uses an over and under combination rifle/shotgun with sniper scope during the kidnapping of Ann Portland. This gun is the same model as those used in The Curse of the Hidden Vault, The Ringer, Again the Ringer.

Greaves holds the gun.
He aims at a police officer who guards Ann.
Der Monch mit der Peitsche-SniperRifle-3.jpg
A close-up of the firing gun. The hammer is seen in action.

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