Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strikes at Night)
Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strikes at Night) (1957)

Writer/director Robert Siodmak based his German-filmed The Devil Strikes at Night on an actual case. Set during the last months of the Hitler regime, the film concerns a series of rapes and stranglings of young women. Gestapo officer… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 19, 1957
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Howard Thompson
New York Times

It crouches but -- alas -- never springs.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fascinating study of criminal justice in the crumbling Nazi empire of 1944.

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Time Out

Werner Peters enjoyably essays another of his sweaty losers and the depiction of Bruno as a squalid dimwit makes a change from the Hannibal Lecter fantasy of the suave serial-killing mastermind.

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Fernando F. Croce

If Siodmak was less a determinist than Lang, he was also less icy -- he views the fall-guy ordeal of piggy, pathetically lecherous officer Werner Peters with characteristic sympathy.

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Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

This fascinating 1957 film, based on a true story, concerns the hunt for a serial killer by the Nazi regime.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A chilling wartime murder mystery.

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