Saturday, September 20, 2008

ZIMMER 13 (Room 13) - Peter Thomas - "Door 13" (1964)

Okay, here's part two of this crazy romp through the wild world of Edgar Wallace and his writing! For obvious reasons, "Zimmer 13" should be our flagship title, and it's even better that it's significance in the film is nothing more than trivial, but what a score on the soundtrack!

The work of Peter Thomas here, is a no holds barred affair from top to bottom, and from start to bloody finish! This musical monsterpiece is a little over ten minutes long, and I didn't even use the music from the strip joint scenes, so pour yourself something, settle in and relax cause here it comes.........."Room 13"!!!

This very brief (and we're talking milliseconds) shot caused this movie to get an age '18' rating back in 1964!!

I don't know why, the gentlemen and the ladies in the audience go nuts and almost give her a standing ovation! Oh, to long for simpler times!!

Barely offstage, and it becomes very apparent that not everybody liked her act!!!

The band plays on no matter what, and if you just take a good look at these cats, your curiosity as to why and how this music could be so cool, will become ever so very clear!!

"Zimmer 13" actually does have a plot and these are the main two characters, Karin Dor as Denise and Joachim Fuchsberger as Johnny Gray! Where are they? In the "Highlow Club" of course!

Happy New Year! This is the door to "Room 13!" Midnight, one more night without sleepin', Watchin' till the mornin' comes creepin', Door 13, what's that secret you're keepin?

The inspector gets a little overzealous in his attempt to try and find out what is going on!!

This guy was supposed to take a spiked drink to this other guy, but they didn't tell him the drink was spiked, so he drank it himself. Through the eye of cinematographer Ernst W. Kalinke, you can see the ensuing results!!

The weirdness never stops, and that makes for a great film!!

Denise stumbles on this woman's corpse as she's running through the catacombs, but the real mystery is, why in the Hell is she dressed in that lurid polka dot outfit???

Denise finally has had enough, and that should be enough Edgar Wallace to hold you for a while too!! Go read a book or search out a movie, you will not be disappointed!!


PooBahSpiel said...

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. I played the music and it drove my cats nuts.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Those must be some cool cats!!!

Greg Goodsell said...

Gotta love those keyhole shots.

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