This early postwar suspense story, based on a well-known 1926 murder trial with Dreyfus-loke overtones also represents an East German reflection on Nazism. Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer ... See full summary »

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Hans Christian Blech ...
Ernst Waldow ...
Paul Bildt ...
Untersuchungsrichter Konrat
Karin Evans ...
Sabine Blum
Helmuth Rudolph ...
Wilschinsky - Regierungspräsident
Alfred Schieske ...
Kriminalkommissar Otto Bonte
Gisela Trowe ...
Christina Burman
Kurt Ehrhardt ...
Dr. Jakob Blum
Gerhard Bienert ...
Karl Bremer
Herbert Hübner ...
Langerichtsdirektor Hecht
Friedrich Maurer ...
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Gerhard Wormser
Klaus Becker ...
Hans Fischer - Gutsvolontär
Arno Paulsen ...
Wilhelm Platzer
Hilde Adolphi ...
Alma - das 'süße' Mädchen
Maly Delschaft ...
Anna Platzer
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This early postwar suspense story, based on a well-known 1926 murder trial with Dreyfus-loke overtones also represents an East German reflection on Nazism. Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer living in Germany, is falsely accused of killing his booker. Even when the real killer's identity becomes evident, the state prosecutor refuses to accept Blum's innocence. The film explores German reaction to the trial and investigates the relationship between the legal system, antisemitism, and fascism, providing insight into the historical context that allowed Nazism to flourish. Written by The National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University

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Drama | Crime

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3 December 1948 (Germany)  »

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The Affair Blum  »

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