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Alibi (1955)

An industrialist's wife was killed and now her lover is accused of murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Held ...
Harald Meinhardt
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ...
Inge Römer (as Eva-Ingeborg Scholz)
Gisela von Collande ...
Frau Hansen
Charles Regnier ...
Dietmar, Chef vom Dienst
Peer Schmidt ...
Benjamin Roland
Ernst Waldow ...
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Vorsitzender des Gerichts
Helga Roloff ...
Jan Hendriks ...
Almut Rothweiler ...
Frau Overbeck
Franz Essel ...
Hermann Holve ...
Hans-Albert Martens ...


When the wife of the rich industrialist Dr. Overbeck was murdered, her young lover, who was seen at her apartment in her last night, is arrested. After his condemnation two reporters begin to have doubts about his guilt and start their own investigations. Written by Michael Zink

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Release Date:

February 1956 (Austria)  »

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Kein Alibi  »

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1.37 : 1
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Both Walter Bluhm and Arno Paulsen - who supplied the German voices for Laurel and Hardy - appear in this film, but don't share scenes together. See more »

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Pre-Derrick Derrick
25 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Both director and scriptwriter of this movie were heavily involved in the tremendously successful inspector Derrick TV-series. And it's all there: the heavy handed moralizing, the obnoxious philistines, a short car chase and a little sex (well, hints thereof, rather). Like in the subsequent Derrick episodes the action is well paced and the acting for most parts above average and somehow also above the story content. Hardy Krüger is brilliant and impressive as the wrongly accused youngster, sometimes confused, sometimes talking back, never overacting.

Interesting and weird detail: The main character is the star reporter of a tabloid like Bild- Zeitung (and there is no effort spared to make clear that it is a decent and inspired tabloid). The movie starts with him being part of the reporter crowd during an atom bomb test in the Nevada desert (including extensive archive footage) and his subsequent desire to campaign for the peaceful use of atomic power, sustaining the belief that radio active radiation is good for agriculture ... He then has to do jury duty on the murder case in question and only reluctantly and after some moral berating by colleagues and other involved people redirects his attention away from atomic power.

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