Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1960)

West Germany, Italy, France,
35mm film, black and white, 1.66:1
mono, German

A West German/Italian/French fantasy film directed by Fritz Lang.

Plot Summary

Dr Mabuse is hypnotising victims to get his hands on nuclear technology hat he plans to steal from a visiting American industrialist. Commisioner Kras is on his trail, assisted by the clairvoyant Cornelius.


Directed by: Fritz Lang
© 1960 CCC-Film
A Fritz Lang film. Der CCC Filmkunst GmbH Artur Brauner and S.P.A. Cei-Incom Rome and Criterion Films S.A. Paris
Produced by: Alfred Bittins
Written by: Fritz Lang, Heinz Oskar Wuttig
Based on an idea by Jan Fethge
Director of Photography: Karl Löb
Editors: Walter and Waltraut Wischniewsky
Music: Gerhard Becker
Sound: Eduard Kessel
Costume Designer: Ina Stein
Art Directors: Erich Kettelhut, Johannes Ott

Dawn Addams
Peter van Eyck
Gert Fröbe
Wolfgang Preiss
Werner Peters
Andrea Checci
Marie Luise Nagel
Reinhard Kolldehoff
Howard Vernon
Nico Pepe
Jean-Jacques Delbo
David Camerone
Linda Sini
Renate Küster
Rolf Weih
Rolf Möbius
Lotte Alberti
Manfred Grote
Maria Milde
Albert Bessler

Alternative Titles

1000 глаз доктора Мабузе – Russia
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse – UK, US
Cei 1000 de ochi ai Doctorului Mabuse – Romania
Los 1000 ojos del Dr. Mabuse – Argentina
Los crímenes del doctor Mabuse – Spain
Diabolical Dr. Mabuse
El diabólico Dr. Mabuse
– Mexico
Il diabolico Dr. Mabuse
– Italy
O Diabólico Dr. Mabuse
– Portugal
Le diabolique docteur Mabuse
– Canada (French), France
O dolofonos me ta 1000 matia
– Greece
Doktor Mabuses 1000 ögon
– Sweden
Dr. Mabuse ezer szeme
– Hungary
Dr. Mabuses 1000 øjne
– Denmark
Dr. Mabuses 1000 øyne
– Norway
Dr. Mabuses Meisterwerk: Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse
– Germany (DVD)
Dr. Mabüs'ün Maceraları
– Turkey
The Eye of Evil
– US re-release title
Eyes of Evil
Mabusen 1000 silmää
– Finland
Los mil ojos del Dr. Mabuse
– Argentina
Les mille yeux du Docteur Mabuse
– Belgium (French)
The Shadow vs. the Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
– Canada, USA
Tisoc oci Dr. Mabusa
– Slovenia
Tysiac oczu doktora Mabuse
– Poland
Хилядата очи на д-р Мабузе
– Bulgaria
– Japan



  • Biography vol.29 no.1 (Winter 2006) pp.86-100 – article (Lovers, filmmakers, and Nazis: Fritz Lang's last two movies as autobiography by Michael Tratner)
  • Cinéma no.59 (August/September 1961) p.110
  • Classic Images no.303 (September 2000) pp.34-35 – video review (Video views by John Nangle)
  • Classic Images no.305 (November 2000) p.37 – video review (Sam Rubin's classic clinic by Sam Rubin)
  • Die Filmwoche vol.15 no.40 (1 October 1960) p.8
  • Film Comment vol.9 no.2 (March/April 1973) pp.54-57 – article
  • Filmkritik no.11 (November 1960) p.317
  • La Cinématographie Française no.1927 (22 July 1961) p.15
  • Le Film Francais no.895 (14 July 1961) p.23
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.29 no.345 (October 1962) p.137 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.45 no.531 (April 1978) pp.77-78
  • Movie no.4 (November 1962) pp.4-6 – illustrated credits, interview with Fritz Lang (Fritz Lang talks about Dr Mabuse by Mark Shivas)
  • Sight and Sound vol.10 no.1 (January 2000) pp.18-22 – illustrated article (Fritz Lang: the illusion of mastery by Thomas Elsaesser)
  • Sight and Sound vol.20 no.1 (January 2010) p.84 – DVD review (Reviews: The devil on his shoulder by Nick Bradshaw)


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.203-204 – illustrated credits, review
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.99
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.468-469 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.482 – credits
  • The International Spy Guide 001 by Richard Rhys Davies p.5 – illustrated credits, note
  • Kinematograph and Television Year Book 1963 p.126 – credits (Films trade shown 1961-1962)
  • by Walt Lee p.490 – credits
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse by David Kalat pp.112-130