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The Black Abbot (Der schwarze Abt)

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The Black Abbot
(Der schwarze Abt)
Der schwarze Abt Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb
Release Date 1963
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Les Films Jacques Leitienne
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dick Alford Joachim Fuchsberger
Leslie Gine Grit Boettcher
Lord Harry Chelford Dieter Borsche
Inspector Puddler Charles Regnier
Horatio W. Smith Eddi Arent
Thomas Fortuna Klaus Kinski
Mary Wenner Eva Ingeborg Scholz
Fabian Gilder Werner Peters
Arthur Gine Harry Wüstenhagen

The Black Abbot (Der schwarze Abt) is a 1963 German detective movie directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb and adapted from the 1926 novel by Edgar Wallace. Lord Chelford is on hunt for the legendary treasures of his ancestors that are allegedly hidden in the ruins of Fossoway Abbey. A mysterious figure of the "Black Abbot" is thought to be the guard of the treasures.

The film is the thirteenth installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace.


The following weapons were used in the film The Black Abbot (Der schwarze Abt):


NHM Model 9

Police detective Horatio W. Smith (Eddi Arent) holds an NHM Model 9 revolver when he patrols the vincinity of Chelford Manor at night.

NHM Model 9 Type 1 blank-firing revolver - 9mm K
Smith holds his revolver.
He tries to arrest the "Black Abbot".



Fabian Gilder (Werner Peters) holds a Ruby style pistol when he and Mary Wenner explore the dungeon. Then he gives the pistol to Lord Chelford's butler Thomas Fortuna (Klaus Kinski).

Garate, Anitua y Cia Ruby-Type Pistol - .32 ACP
Gilder draws his pistol.
Another view of the gun.
Inspector Puddler (Charles Regnier) shows the pistol to Gilder and demands to know how Thomas got this gun.
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Another view of the pistol.

CZ 27

Fabian Gilder (Werner Peters) holds a CZ 27 during the confrontation with Arthur Gine.

CZ 27 - .32 ACP
Gilder aims his pistol.

Walther Model 4

An unknown person uses a Walther Model 4 to fire at Mary Wenner. Arthur Gine (Harry Wüstenhagen) is supposed to be the shooter but he isn't seen with this gun. Lord Harry Chelford (Dieter Borsche) holds a Walther Model 4 during his encounter with the "Black Abbot". In the final scene Inspector Puddler (Charles Regnier) is armed with a Walther Model 4.

Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP
The mysterious person fires at Mary Wenner.
Lord Chelford holds his pistol after he meets the "Black Abbot".
Nearly insane Lord Chelford aims the pistol at Dick Alford (Joachim Fuchsberger).
Der schwarze Abt-WaltherM4-5.jpg
Inspector Puddler fires his Walther in the dungeon.
Puddler holds the pistol in the final scene.

Rifles and Shotguns

Over and Under Rifle/Shotgun and Assassination Device

Fabian Gilder (Werner Peters) owns an over and under combination rifle/shotgun with sniper scope. In one scene the gun is used by Mary Wenner (Eva Ingeborg Scholz). When Gilder lures Arthur Gine (Harry Wüstenhagen) into using the gun, the sniper scope turns out to be an Assassination Device, firing from the rear end at the person who pulls the trigger.
This gun is the same model (and most likely the same prop) as those used in The Ringer, Again the Ringer, The Curse of the Hidden Vault, and The Monk with the Whip.

Mary Wenner aims the gun at Gilder.
Another view of the scene. The rifled barrel is a very small caliber, supposedly .22 or even 4mm Flobert.
Gilder holds the gun.
A close view of the barrels.
The gun on the wall in Gilder's house.
Arthur Gine reaches for the gun.
Gine tries to fire at Gilder...
...and activates the assassination device.

Double Barreled Shotgun

In the final scene Lord Harry Chelford (Dieter Borsche) is armed with a Double Barreled Shotgun.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
Lord Chelford holds the shotgun. The exposed hammers are seen.
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Lord Chelford fires at Dick Alford and Inspector Puddler.

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