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The Forger of London (Der Fälscher von London)

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The Forger of London
(Der Fälscher von London)
Der Falscher von London Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Harald Reinl
Release Date 1961
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jane Clifton, nee Leith Karin Dor
Peter Clifton Hellmut Lange
Chief Inspector Bourke Siegfried Lowitz
Dr. Donald Wells Viktor de Kowa
Marjorie Wells Mady Rahl
John Leith Walter Rilla
Basil Hale Robert Graf
Inspector Rouper Ulrich Beiger

The Forger of London (Der Fälscher von London) is a 1961 German detective movie directed by Harald Reinl and adapted from the 1927 novel "The Forger" by Edgar Wallace. Jane Clifton (Karin Dor), the newly married wife of a wealthy playboy, suspects that her husband Peter (Hellmut Lange) is connected with counterfeiters. Meanwhile Peter Clifton turns out to be mentally ill... or at least his doctor claims so.

The film is the seventh 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 Forger of London (Der Fälscher von London):

NHM Model 9

Mrs. Anderson (Sigrid von Richthofen) and Dr. Donald Wells (Viktor de Kowa) use NHM Model 9 revolvers in the final scene. NHM Model 9 revolvers are also seen in hands of police constables.

NHM Model 9 Type 1 blank-firing revolver - 9mm K
Mrs. Anderson draws the revolver from her purse.
She fires.
Mrs. Anderson's revolver lies near her dead body.
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Dr. Wells' revolver lies near his dead body.
A police constable at the left holds an NHM Model 9 revolver.

Mondial Model 1900

A pocket pistol is very briefly seen in hands of John Leith (Walter Rilla) in the final scene. Its general appearance resembles German and Italian starter pistols, like Mondial Model 1900 that is often seen in the films of 1960s.

For comparison: Mondial Model 1900
John Leith draws his pistol.

Mauser HSc

In the final scene a police constable holds a Mauser HSc pistol.

WWII Nazi German produced Mauser HSc - .32 ACP (7.65x17mm)
A constable at the right holds a Mauser HSc pistol.

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