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Two Merry Adventurers (1937)

Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 31 December 1937 (USA)
BEWARE SPOILERS : Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann play two confidence tricksters. They manage to stop a night train for nefarious purposes, and impersonate Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. ... See full summary »

Director:

Karl Hartl

Writers:

Robert A. Stemmle (screenplay) (as R.A. Stemmle), Karl Hartl (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Albers ... Morris Flint
Heinz Rühmann ... Macky McPherson
Marieluise Claudius ... Mary Berry
Hansi Knoteck ... Jane Berry
Hilde Weissner ... Madame Ganymare
Günther Ballier Günther Ballier ... Kriminalbeamter
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Lachender Mann
Erich Dunskus ... Chef der Kriminalpolizei
Angelo Ferrari ... Gangster Fred im Expresszug
Lothar Geist Lothar Geist ... Erwin Wutzke
Aribert Grimmer Aribert Grimmer ... Kriminalbeamter
Harry Hardt ... Freds Kumpel Billy
Clemens Hasse Clemens Hasse ... Ganove Peter
Edwin Jürgensen Edwin Jürgensen ... Staatsanwalt
Hans Junkermann ... Exzellenz Vangon
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Storyline

BEWARE SPOILERS : Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann play two confidence tricksters. They manage to stop a night train for nefarious purposes, and impersonate Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Romantic involvement with two young British female travelers ensues, but the plot deepens into the disappearance of rare Mauritius postage stamps which they undertake to recover, in their role as Holmes and Watson.. Written by Hazel Freeman <hazel@sabrina.demon.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Merry Adventurers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was made whilst UFA was under the auspices of the Third Reich. See more »

Goofs

In this movie, set in 1910, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has "only" gray hair. In real life he was a brunette and had a mustache. See more »

Quotes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Let me write your story, it should be called 'The man, who was Sherlock Holmes'.
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Connections

Featured in Hitler's Hollywood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jawoll meine Herrn
Written by Richard Busch
Performed by Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann
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one of the best german films of the 1930s
6 August 2002 | by rebeccajtSee all my reviews

Hans Albers & Heinz Rühmann are at their very best in this hugely entertaining film. Albers & Rühmann pretend to be the famous duo Holmes & Dr. Watson and the police, the gangsters and the girls believe them beyond any doubt. The direction is so smooth and has the best of comic timing as any Lubitsch film might have. Even today, the film has not lost it's tempo, witt and adventures style. Whoever thinks, German film makers only made propaganda pictures during the dictatorship, are dead wrong. Try to get a VHS copy, sit back and be drawn into the hillarious adventures of THE MAN WHO WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES.


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