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The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
After a long career in Hollywood, Fritz Lang returned to Germany to revive the spirit of Dr. Mabuse. Producer Artur Brauner had wanted Lang to remake his 1932 classic, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. The director didn't see much point in that, but agreed to make a new film instead. The 1000 Eyes... is a low-budget, yet stylish thriller filled with murder, voyeurism, and plot twists galore. And while Brauner did eventually produce a remake of Testament, as well as five more Mabuse pictures, this was Lang's final film.