When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Emil must get the money back as it is for his grandmother. While following the thief, Emil runs into Gustav, an enterprising young boy who gathers up all his friends to help Emil find the money. Emil's cousin also gets involved and they get into more trouble than they bargained for when Emil's pickpocket turns out to be mixed up with a couple of notorious bank robbers. Written by
April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>
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Did You Know?
In a 9/6/1963 article in 'Stars and Stripes' reporter James Gunter writes "Walt Disney said six American children selected in Europe as tryouts will appear in his new movie, Emil and the Detectives
(1964), to be filmed in Berlin and West Germany this Fall." Roles were won by Bryan Richardson of Wiesbaden, David Petrychka of Munich, Ann Noland of Berlin, Bob Swann of Kaiserslautern and Rick and Ronald Johnson, twin boys from Bad Toelz. Peter Herold, associate producer of Emil and the Detectives, said camera work on the picture will begin Monday (9/9/1963) in Augsfeld, West Germany, about 60 miles north of Frankfurt. The cast will move to Berlin Sept. 16 to work on the picture for about 10 weeks (through about November 23). See more
The seats are numbered on the bus Emil takes from Neustadt to Berlin. At 0:04:38 the number 13 is on the back of Emil's seat. At 0:04:54 the number 1 is on the toddler's seat in front of Emil. At 0:05:13 the numbers 1 and 2 are on the empty window seat immediately behind the driver and the aisle seat to its right where August Grundeis is initially seated. Apparently, the toddler's side of its interaction with Emil were shot in the front of the bus. See more