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Das Geheimnis der roten Katze (1949)

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Complete credited cast:
Heinz Rühmann ... André
Gustav Knuth ... Pitou
Angelika Hauff ... Gloria
Trude Hesterberg Trude Hesterberg ... Laura
Jakob Tiedtke ... Tobias
Otto Matthies Otto Matthies ... Moustache (as Otto Matthis)
Erwin Eckersberg Erwin Eckersberg ... Ponpon
Alwin Lippisch Alwin Lippisch ... Catelain
Erhard Siedel Erhard Siedel ... Präfekt
Hans Cossy Hans Cossy ... Sergeant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willy Friedrichs Willy Friedrichs ... Polizist
Klaus W. Krause Klaus W. Krause ... Polizist
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier
Paul Schwed Paul Schwed ... Ober
Georg Vogelsang Georg Vogelsang ... Polizist
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 April 1949 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Geiselgasteig, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Production Co:

Comedia-Film GmbH See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Get that diamond! Get that thief! Don't get that DVD!
20 July 2005 | by mart-45See all my reviews

I just sat through this film, in fact it's still running in the background. It's easy to see why cinema-goers in Germany were so much in love with Heinz Rühmann, and it's also easy to see why he is so much out of fashion today. A great comic talent, no doubt, poor Mr Rühmann once again has to be reduced to the most basic elements of popular comedy - dressed as a woman, as an 88-year man, as a woman again... Oh pardon, yes, and as a polar bear! Though I admit that these banal tricks have sold well since probably Egyptian times (and new films are constantly being made to showcase male comedians in drag), this act is better be somewhat motivated. It's not in this silly comedy about a precious diamond Halifax and the many villains out to get it. The film is set in turn of the century Paris, and involves a lot of running to and fro, some weird songs - and cross-dressing. And it's utterly incomprehensible why a necklace of such immense value isn't looked after better. If you want to get to know Heinz Rühmann, there are much, much better films out there on DVD, such as Florentinischer Hut.


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