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Haunted Castle, The

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The Haunted Castle
(Das Spukschloß im Spessart)
Das Spukschloss im Spessart.jpg
German Theatrical Release Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Kurt Hoffmann
Release Date 1960
Language German
Studio Georg Witt-Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Charlotte von Sandau Liselotte Pulver
Martin Hartog Heinz Baumann
Katrin Hanne Wieder
Uncle Max Georg Thomalla
Hugo Curt Bois
Jockel Hans Richter
Toni Paul Esser
Prince Kalaka Hans Clarin

The Haunted Castle (original title Das Spukschloß im Spessart - "The Ghosts in Spessart") is a 1960 West German musical comedy directed by Kurt Hoffmann. A group of friendly ghosts help young Charlotte von Sandau to solve her problems and find love. This is a second part of the Hoffman's trilogy. The first is The Spessart Inn (1958) and the third is Glorious Times in the Spessart Inn (1967).

The following weapons were used in the film Haunted Castle, The:


Mauser Model 1914 Pocket Pistol

A Mauser Model 1914 Pocket Pistol is Von Teckel's (Hubert von Meyerinck) personal firearm.

1914 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35mm
Von Teckel aims his pistol at Max.
Von Teckel finds out that the ghost ignores bullets.

Double Barrled Percussion Lock Pocket Pistol

A double barreled Percussion Pocket Pistol is carried by Uncle Max (Georg Thomalla).

Double barreled percussion pistol
Max aims his pistol at Von Teckel (Hubert von Meyerinck) who is armed with a Mauser Model 1914 Pocket Pistol.
Percussion lock can be seen.

Flintlock/Percussion Cap Pistols

Various Flintlock Pistols and Percussion Cap Pistols are also seen in Ernst August's (Ernst Waldow) room in Castle Spessart.

Pistols are seen on the wall behind Ernst August.

Submachine Guns


When Prince Kalaka appears in Castle Spessart, two of his bodyguards are armed with MP40 submachine guns, fitted with blank firing adapters.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Two bodyguards fire their MP40s, taking the salute for attack.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In several scenes Ernst August (Ernst Waldow) is seen with a double barreled shotgun.

Ernst August holds a shotgun.
Ernst August cleans his shotgun.

Rifles and Muskets

Percussion Cap Musket

In the opening scene that takes place in early 19th century the soldiers are armed with percussion cap muskets. Two of Prince Kalaka's bodyguards use percussion cap muskets when Prince appears in Castle Spessart.

For comparison: modern replica of M1857 Württembergisch .54 Caliber Percussion Musket by Pedersoli
Das Spukschloss im Spessart-02.jpg
The soldiers with muskets guard captured robbers.
Percussion lock can be seen.
A bodyguard runs with the musket in hands.
Two bodyguards at the background aim their muskets.

Flintlock and Percussion Cap Muskets

Various muskets are seen in Ernst August's (Ernst Waldow) room in Castle Spessart.

Various muskets are seen on the walls of Ernst August's room.

Unidentified hunting rifle

A bolt action hunting rifle with sniper scope is seen on Ernst August's (Ernst Waldow) table.

Das Spukschloss im Spessart-05.jpg

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