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The Affair Blum (1948)

Affaire Blum (original title)
This early postwar suspense story, based on a well-known 1926 murder trial with Dreyfus-loke overtones also represents an East German reflection on Nazism. Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer ... See full summary »

Director:

Erich Engel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Christian Blech ... Karlheinz Gabler
Ernst Waldow Ernst Waldow ... Kriminalkommissar Schwerdtfeger
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Untersuchungsrichter Konrat
Karin Evans Karin Evans ... Sabine Blum
Helmuth Rudolph Helmuth Rudolph ... Wilschinsky - Regierungspräsident
Alfred Schieske ... Kriminalkommissar Otto Bonte
Gisela Trowe Gisela Trowe ... Christina Burman
Kurt Ehrhardt Kurt Ehrhardt ... Dr. Jakob Blum
Gerhard Bienert Gerhard Bienert ... Karl Bremer
Herbert Hübner ... Langerichtsdirektor Hecht
Friedrich Maurer Friedrich Maurer ... Rechtsanwalt Dr. Gerhard Wormser
Klaus Becker Klaus Becker ... Hans Fischer - Gutsvolontär
Arno Paulsen Arno Paulsen ... Wilhelm Platzer
Hilde Adolphi Hilde Adolphi ... Alma - das 'süße' Mädchen
Maly Delschaft ... Anna Platzer
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Storyline

This early postwar suspense story, based on a well-known 1926 murder trial with Dreyfus-loke overtones also represents an East German reflection on Nazism. Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer living in Germany, is falsely accused of killing his booker. Even when the real killer's identity becomes evident, the state prosecutor refuses to accept Blum's innocence. The film explores German reaction to the trial and investigates the relationship between the legal system, antisemitism, and fascism, providing insight into the historical context that allowed Nazism to flourish. Written by The National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University

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anti semitism | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Crime

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 December 1948 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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