Zimmer 13 (1964)

West Germany, 1964
82m (USA), 89m (West Germany)
35mm film, Ultrascope
black and white, colour, 2.35:1
mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord), German

A German horror film directed by Harald Reinl.

Plot Summary

A serial-killer targets the women who frequent a Soho night club.


Directed by: Harald Reinl
© 1963 Rialto Film Preben Philipsen
Constantin Film presents a Rialto Film Preben-Philipsen production
Producer: Horst Wendlandt
Screenplay: Quentin Philips [real name: Will Tremper]
Based on the eponymous novel by by Edgar Wallace (Goldmanns Tasebeukrimi nr.14)
Director of Photography: Ernst W. Kalinke
Editor: Jutta Hering
Music: Peter Thomas
Sound: Clemens Tütsch
Costume Designer: Irms Pauli
Art Directors: Wilhelm Vorwerg, Walter Kutz
Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark [uncredited]
Produced at: CCC-Atelier, Berlin, Germany

Joachim Fuchsberger (Johnny Gray)
Karin Dor (Denise)
Richard Häussler (Joe Legge)
Walter Rilla (Sir Marney)
Siegfried Schürenberg (Sir John)
Kai Fischer (Pia Pasani)
Benno Hoffmann (Blackstone-Edward)
Bruno W. Pantel (Sergeant Horse)
Curd Pieritz (Inspektor Terrence)
Eric Radolf (Ambrose)
Eddi Arent (Dr Higgins)
Hans Clarin (Mr Igle)

Alternative Titles

Attaque au fourgon postal – French title
Chambre 13 – French title
Edgar Wallace – Zimmer 13 – West German title
Huone 13 – Finnish title
El misterio del cuarto número 13 – Spain title
Professionisti per una rapina – Italian title
Room 13 – US title
Vaerelse Nr. 13 – Danish title


Bianco e Nero 9-10 October 1968 p.inset 103 (Italy) – credits
Cinématographie Française no.2105 (13 March 1965) p.14 – review
Filmblätter no.2 (11 January 1964) p.52 – credits
Filmblätter no.17 (25 April 1964) p.360 – review
Filmwoche 3 April 1964 p.14 – review
Variety 26 August 1964 – credits, synopsis, review

Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.100
Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.519 – credits, synopsis