The Trygon Factor

Das Geheimnis Der Weißen Nonne

1966

Cyril Frankel
Director
Constantin Film
Studio

Investigation of a detective's disapperance lead to suspicions about a country estate occupied by an eccentric family and a cloister of nuns. Neither are as innocent as they seem...

Interesting odd addition to the Edgar Wallace cycle of films, essentially British krimi filmed with German financing and, of course, Eddi Arent, this time playing a bad guy. The humor of the film is considerably dispelled by a streak of sadism that would be more fitting in a giallo. The cast is excellent, though, especially a nicely sardonic Granger and a very cute Hardy. Great Peter Thomas score and nice topical references to Blow Up as well.

The frequent murder method (gassing) used in the film, as well as the glee with which it's performed, did not go over well with German critics, for obvious reasons. That, coupled with the decline of the krimi genre, led to its lack of success at the box office in Germany.

Note: This film has never been released in English on DVD, and the last VHS release (from which this listing is taken) dates from 1986! Unfortunately it is cropped, which tends to detract from the experience. [May 2020: now revised from the Tobis widescreen German DVD].

Thanks to Scott Palmer for the original still of Siegfried Schürenberg, and Philly for his help!.

Originally screencapped 26 March 2013; revised from German DVD 09 May 2020.

-Dave W.


Das Geheimnis Der Weißen Nonne
16th December 1966
Cinema


83 mins
1.66:1

The Trygon Factor
1st May 1967
Cinema



88 mins
1.66:1



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Stewart Granger
Superintendent Cooper-Smith
Susan Hampshire
Trudy Emberday
Sophie Hardy
Sophie
(Polly in German version)
Robert Morley
Hubert Hamlyn
Brigitte Horney
Sister General
Brigitte Horney
Sister General
Siegfried Schürenberg
Sir John
(German version)
Cathleen Nesbitt
Livia Emberday
Diane Clare
Sister Claire O'Conner
James Culliford
Luke Embarday
Allan Cuthbertson
Detective Thompson
Colin Gordon
Inspector Dice
Eddi Arent
Emil Clossen
James Robertson Justice
Sir John
(British version)
Caroline Blakiston
White Nun
(Sister Agnes)
Richardina Jackson
Black Nun
Yuri Borienko
Nailer
Conrad Monk
Pasco
Conrad Monk
Pasco
John Barrett
Guide
Jeremy Hawk
Bank Manager
Joseph Cuby
Receptionist
Inigo Jackson
Ballistics Expert
Russell Waters
Sergeant Chivers
Tom Bowman
Security Guard
Carmen Dene
Photographic Model
Monika Dietrich
Photographic Model
Carol Dilworth
Photographic Model
Karen Young
Photographic Model
Unknown
Man on Emberday Hall Tour
Unknown
Police Driver
Hilary Wontner
Hotel Guest
Cicely Paget-Bowman
Hotel Guest
Unknown
Hotel Manager
Harry Phipps
Hotel Waiter
Pauline Chamberlain
Hotel Guest
Charlie Price
Hotel Guest
George Holdcroft
Hotel Guest
Unknown
Man at Hotel Bar
Unknown Female 38
Woman at Funeral
Anthony Lang
Pallbearer
Unknown
Pallbearer
Harold Sanderson
Pallbearer
Unknown
Pallbearer
Unknown
Hotel Guest
Unknown
Hotel Guest
Jack Dearlove
Hotel Bar Waiter
Maurice Connor
Hotel Doorman
Unknown
Stationary Counter Clerk
Unknown
Suspicious Man
Unknown
Maid Clare Bumps Into
Jack Silk
Policeman in Hotel Room
Alan Stuart
Policeman in Hotel Room
Unknown
Hamlyn's Secretary
John Tatum
Policeman at Warehouse
Fred Davis
Policeman at Warehouse
Ernest Fennemore
Policeman at Warehouse
Unknown
Policeman at Warehouse
Bill Hibbert
Policeman at Warehouse
Unknown
Bank Clerk
Unknown
Bank Customer
Unknown
Bank Clerk
Unknown
Bank Employee
Sadie Slade
Bank Employee
Ian Selby
Bank Employee
Peter Hannon
Fake Security Guard
Peter Roy
Fake Security Guard
Jeff Silk
Fake Security Guard
Unknown
Fake Security Guard
Unknown
Fake Security Guard
Unknown
Fake Security Guard
Unknown
Fake Security Guard
Unknown
Fake Security Guard
Unknown
Policeman Outside Bank
Fred Wood
Passerby
Unknown
Police Driver
Unknown Male 277
Detective in Bank
Unknown
Policeman in Bank

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