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The Ringer (Der Hexer) (1964)

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The Ringer (Der Hexer)
Der Hexer Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Release Date 1964
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Inspector Bryan Edgar Higgins Joachim Fuchsberger
James W. Wesby Heinz Drache
Elise Penton Sophie Hardy
Inspector Warren Siegfried Lowitz
Cora Ann Milton Margot Trooger
Maurice Messer Jochen Brockmann
Reverend Hopkins Carl Lange
Sir John Walford Siegfried Schürenberg
Archibald Finch Eddi Arent

The Ringer (Der Hexer ("The Warlock")) is a 1964 German detective movie directed by Alfred Vohrer and adapted from the 1925 novel "The Ringer" (originally released as "The Gaunt Stranger") by Edgar Wallace. A notorious criminal Arthur Milton known as "The Warlock" ("The Ringer" in the original novel) who had escaped from Britain to Australia returns in London after his sister is murdered. Inspector Higgins (Joachim Fuchsberger) investigates the case, teaming with the retired detective Warren (Siegfried Lowitz). Warren is the only man who knows the real face of "The Warlock", a master of disguise.

The film is the seventeenth installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace, and the sixth screen adaptation of the original work, following 1928, 1931, 1938 and 1952 British films and 1932 German film. In 1965 the film was followed by a direct sequel Again the Ringer.


The following weapons were used in the film The Ringer (Der Hexer):

Arminius HW-1

Inspector Bryan Edgar Higgins (Joachim Fuchsberger), Inspector Warren (Siegfried Lowitz), James W. Wesby (Heinz Drache), and Reverend Cyril B. Hopkins (Carl Lange) use Arminius HW-1 revolvers in various scenes.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Higgins holds his revolver when searching for the suspect in the airport.
Higgins returns home after the failed pursue.
Rev. Hopkins readies to pistol-whip Higgins. The typical Arminius grip and logo are seen.
Wesby holds his revolver in the scene in sewers.
Hopkins is gunned down.
Warren holds his revolver.
Wesby holds his revolver in the scene in the hotel.
Higgins holds Wesby at gunpoint in the final scene.
Archibald Finch (Eddi Arent) plugs his ears with the barrels of HW-1 revolvers on a promotional image (this character doesn't hold any firearm in the movie).
Heinz Drache and Joachim Fuchsberger examine a revolver during the film set.

Röhm RG-10

In the final scene Cora Ann Milton (Margot Trooger) draws a nickel plated Röhm RG-10 revolver (or a gas-firing RG-6 that looks just the same as RG-10).

Röhm RG-10 - .22 Short
Cora Ann Milton draws a revolver from her purse. The gun has nickel finish and white, likely pearl grips.
Cora fires. The 6-shot cylinder is seen.
Der Hexer-RohmRG-3.jpg
Wesby presses the extractor of Cora's revolver in order to examine the ammo.

Over and Under Rifle/Shotgun

Inspector Warren (Siegfried Lowitz) holds an over and under combination rifle/shotgun with the sniper scope in one scene. Note: the same gun is better seen in the 1965 sequel.

Warren appears in the window with the gun. Note that the bottom barrel is thiner than the top one.
Higgins examines Warren's gun.

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