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Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (1931)

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Hans Herfort
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Otto Kuttlapp
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Adamowski
Hermann Speelmans ...
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Friedrich Hollaender ...
Chairman of 'Weisse Weste' (as Friedrich Holländer)
Gerhard Bienert ...
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Franz Fiedler
Eberhard Mack
Erik Schütz
Wolfgang von Waltershausen
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Hermann Blaß
Eugen Boral ...
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Otti Dietze ...
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5 February 1931 (Germany)  »

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Looking for His Murderer  »

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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.20 : 1
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Version of I Hired a Contract Killer (1990) See more »

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Am Montag hab' ich leider keine Zeit!..
Text by Billy Wilder and Friedrich Hollaender
Music by and Friedrich Hollaender
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Jim, the Man with a Scar
10 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (1931) is well worth viewing.

The hand of Billie (sic) Wilder in the writing is clearly evident. The directing by Robert Siodmak once again, if we needed any more evidence, shows a master of film noir present in 1931; but further research on the cinematographers will unearth more about that, in all probability. The framing and lensing are simply beautiful. This is a comedy. A suicidal man hires a contract killer to kill him. The killer he hires is part of a business. Unlike the Richard Dix Whistler scenario, this one is played in a seriocomic way. The first killer fails, while trying 3 different techniques. He sells the contract to a second killer, "Jim, the Man with a Scar". This, by the way, is how the title of the restored film print reads, as opposed to "The Man in Search of his Murderer". By this time, the target has fallen in love and his girl is trying to save him.


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