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Emil und die Detektive (1931)

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandma with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money, it is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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Rolf Wenkhaus ...
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Fritz Rasp ...
Grundeis
Rudolf Biebrach ...
Wachtmeister Jeschke
Olga Engl ...
Großmama
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Hans Joachim Schaufuß ...
Gustav mit der Hupe (as Hans Schaufuß)
Hans Richter ...
Fliegender Hirsch
Hans Löhr ...
Ernst-Eberhard Reling ...
Gerold
Waldemar Kupczyk ...
Mittenzwei
Martin Rickelt ...
Bellboy (as Martin Baumann)
Gerhard Dammann
Rudolf Lettinger
Margarete Sachse
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Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandma with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money, it is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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26 December 1931 (Sweden)  »

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Emil and the Detectives  »

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In 1934 Erich Kästner released the sequel to the book "Emil und die Detektive", called "Emil und die drei Zwillinge" (Emil and the three twins), where Emil and some of his friends spend the holiday in the fictitious town Korlsbüttel at the Baltic Sea in the house that was inherited by the Professor. This movie was mentioned there a few times (The Professor wrote Emil: A few months ago, shortly after my heritage the Emil movie was filmed here in Berlin. I saw it. It is a bit strange when a realistic story suddenly becomes a movie. It is very similar but still very, very different). Also Emil and his friends sell tickets for this movie to help the acrobat trio "The three Byrons" (the title's' "three twins") to remain together. And later they even attend the premiere in Korlsbüttel and meet the cast of this movie. See more »

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as usual, the original is the best
18 June 2003 | by (OL, Germany) – See all my reviews

...which isn't a wonder since this movie was directed by billy wilder. compared with the newest clone of this from 2001, it is quite simple to see, that one very important point for understanding the story is that it takes place in the 1920s/1930s when the story was written. the 2001 version takes place now, which makes it boring. it just looks like a copy. so go and get a hand at this masterpiece.


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