Review: The Mystery of the Green Spider (West Germany 1960)

Ein Musikkrimi, per its title, a murder mystery set at a cabaret to maximize musical performances, hell, they even launch into one to distract the audience during the second murder. Definitely in a similar vein to Phantom of the Paradise or The G-String Murders with Barbara Stanwyck. The killer is pretty obvious, but the musical numbers are fun.

Random thoughts:

1. Adore the title fonts, very ‘80s glam rock.

2. The “cultural appropriation” people would have an absolute shit if they saw this. Cowboy, jazz, Latin music, all performed by rosy-cheeked Germans in costume.

3. Cute homage to M with the whistling killer.

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