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 ...
Käthe Haack ...
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 ...
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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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Amazing discovery
18 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 10 years old when the 1964 version of Emil and the Detectives came out. I loved that movie. I even had a recording of the soundtrack that I played over and over again when I was alone.

Then, just last night, I happened to catch an interview with Billy Wilder on television. It mentioned his early work on an "Emil and the Detectives". Today I sit astounded that there is not just one other earlier version of the film, but three earlier adaptations and one newer one (that I have found out about).

I like to think that I am a minor film buff, but this discovery that this film exists goes to show that the vast treasure of film worldwide is to be saved and cherished.

I can hardly wait in the coming years to try and see all of the versions and compare the great and heartwarming story.


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