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In Danger and Dire Distress the Middle of the Road Leads to Death (1974)

In Gefahr und größter Not bringt der Mittelweg den Tod (original title)
Two women with different goals in life are independently out on the town of Frankfurt am Main. One is an offbeat thief and the other an East German spy.
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Inge Maier
Jutta Winkelmann ...
Rita Müller-Eisert
Alfred Edel ...
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Norbert Kentrup ...
Max Endrich
Willi Muench
Jutta Thomasius ...
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Hans Drawe ...
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Christoph Giercke
Utz Rausch
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Two women with different goals in life are independently out on the town of Frankfurt am Main. One is an offbeat thief and the other an East German spy.

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In Danger and Deep Distress, the Middleway Spells Certain Death  »

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