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Emil und die Detektive (1931)

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director:

Gerhard Lamprecht

Writers:

Erich Kästner (from the novel by), Billy Wilder (screenplay) (as Billie Wilder) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Wenkhaus Rolf Wenkhaus ... Emil Tischbein
Käthe Haack ... Frau Tischbein, Emils Mutter
Fritz Rasp ... Grundeis
Rudolf Biebrach Rudolf Biebrach ... Wachtmeister Jeschke
Olga Engl ... Großmama
Inge Landgut ... Pony Hütchen
Hans Joachim Schaufuß Hans Joachim Schaufuß ... Gustav mit der Hupe (as Hans Schaufuß)
Hans Richter ... Fliegender Hirsch
Hans Löhr Hans Löhr ... Dienstag
Ernst-Eberhard Reling Ernst-Eberhard Reling ... Gerold
Waldemar Kupczyk Waldemar Kupczyk ... Mittenzwei
Martin Rickelt Martin Rickelt ... Bellboy (as Martin Baumann)
Gerhard Dammann Gerhard Dammann
Rudolf Lettinger Rudolf Lettinger
Margarete Sachse Margarete Sachse
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Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 December 1931 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Emil and the Detectives See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Many of the boy actors from this movie died as soldiers in World War II. See more »

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Referenced in Kästner und der kleine Dienstag (2016) See more »

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Amazing discovery
18 June 2008 | by gltofficSee all my reviews

I was 10 years old when the 1964 version of Emil and the Detectives came out. I loved that movie. I even had a recording of the soundtrack that I played over and over again when I was alone.

Then, just last night, I happened to catch an interview with Billy Wilder on television. It mentioned his early work on an "Emil and the Detectives". Today I sit astounded that there is not just one other earlier version of the film, but three earlier adaptations and one newer one (that I have found out about).

I like to think that I am a minor film buff, but this discovery that this film exists goes to show that the vast treasure of film worldwide is to be saved and cherished.

I can hardly wait in the coming years to try and see all of the versions and compare the great and heartwarming story.


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