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The Haunted Castle

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The Haunted Castle
Das SpukschloƟ im Spessart
Das Spukschloss im Spessart.jpg
German Theatrical Release Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Kurt Hoffmann
Release Date December 15, 1960
Language German
Studio Georg Witt-Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Charlotte von Sandau Liselotte Pulver
Martin Hartog Heinz Baumann
Katrin Hanne Wieder
Uncle Max Georg Thomalla
Hugo Curt Bois
Jockel Hans Richter
Toni Paul Esser
Prince Kalaka Hans Clarin

The Haunted Castle (original title Das SpukschloƟ im Spessart - "The Ghosts in Spessart") is a 1960 West German musical comedy directed by Kurt Hoffmann. A group of friendly ghosts helps young Charlotte von Sandau to solve her problems and find love. This is a second part of the Hoffman's trilogy. The first is The Spessart Inn (1958) and the third is Glorious Times in the Spessart Inn (1967).

The following weapons were used in the film The Haunted Castle:


Mauser Model 1914

A Mauser Model 1914 Pocket Pistol is Von Teckel's (Hubert von Meyerinck) personal firearm.

Mauser Taschenpistole M1914 - 7.65x17mmSR
Von Teckel aims his pistol at Max.
Von Teckel finds out that the ghost ignores bullets.

Double Barreled Percussion Lock Pocket Pistol

A double-barreled Percussion Pocket Pistol is carried by Uncle Max (Georg Thomalla).

Double barreled percussion pistol
Max aims his pistol at Von Teckel (Hubert von Meyerinck) who is armed with a Mauser Model 1914 Pocket Pistol.
Percussion lock can be seen.

Flintlock/Percussion Cap Pistols

Various Flintlock Pistols and Percussion Cap Pistols are also seen in Ernst August's (Ernst Waldow) room in Castle Spessart.

Pistols are seen on the wall behind Ernst August.

Submachine Guns

MP 40

When Prince Kalaka appears in Castle Spessart, two of his bodyguards are armed with MP 40s, fitted with blank firing adapters.

MP 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Two bodyguards fire their MP40s, taking the salute for attack.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In several scenes, Ernst August (Ernst Waldow) is seen with a double barreled shotgun.

Ernst August holds a shotgun.
Ernst August cleans his shotgun.

Rifles and Muskets

Podewils-Lindner M1858/67

In the opening scene which takes place in the early 19th century, the soldiers are armed with Podewils-Lindner M1858/67s. Two of Prince Kalaka's bodyguards use them when the Prince appears in Castle Spessart.

Infanteriegewehr M/1858/67 Muster I - 13.9mm
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The soldiers with rifles guard captured robbers.
A Percussion lock can be seen.
A bodyguard runs with the rifle in hands.
Two bodyguards at the background aim their Podewils-Lindner rifles.

Flintlock and Percussion Cap Muskets

Various muskets are seen in Ernst August's (Ernst Waldow) room in Castle Spessart.

For comparison: Vereinsgewehr Modell 1857 - .54 Caliber
Modern replica by Pedersoli
Various muskets are seen on the walls of Ernst August's room. The two on the right appear to be the Bavarian Infanteriegewehr M1804.

Unidentified hunting rifle

A bolt action hunting rifle with a sniper scope is seen on Ernst August's (Ernst Waldow) table.

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