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Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck - much like them, but with better manners and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Wolfgang Staudte

Writers:

Wilhelm Hauff (fairy tale), Peter Podehl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Schmidt Thomas Schmidt ... Kleiner Muck
Johannes Maus Johannes Maus ... Altgewordener Muck
Friedrich Richter Friedrich Richter ... Mukrah
Trude Hesterberg Trude Hesterberg ... Ahavzi
Alwin Lippisch Alwin Lippisch ... Sultan
Silja Lesny Silja Lesny ... Amarza
Heinz Kammer Heinz Kammer ... Bajazid
Gerhard Hänsel Gerhard Hänsel ... Hassan
Wilhelm Hinrich Holtz Wilhelm Hinrich Holtz ... Oberster Ramudschin
Richard Nagy Richard Nagy ... Oberer Ramudschin
Gerd Frickhöffer Gerd Frickhöffer ... Unterer Ramudschin
Werner Peters ... Unterster Ramudschin
Charles Hans Vogt Charles Hans Vogt ... Magier
Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer ... Laeufer Murad
Ursula Kempert Ursula Kempert ... Sklavin
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Storyline

An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck - much like them, but with better manners and a heap of problems. Having lost his father at early age, little Muck is expelled from home by his greedy relatives. He wanders off into the desert hoping to find the merchant who sells good fortune. Amidst the dunes of sand he comes across a small house owned by a wicked woman and her many cats. She wants to make Little Muck her servant, but he manages to escape by stealing a pair of magic shoes which enable him to run faster than any man in the country. From there he heads right into the next set of challenges... Based on a fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff. Written by c.winter

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 December 1953 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Little Mook See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of the GDR, this was the number one selling film of the ministry for foreign trade, attracting close to 13 million viewers between 1953 and 1990. See more »

Quotes

Mustafa: [final words of the film] Didn't you hear what he was shouting at you?
Altgewordener Muck: Leave him alone. I'm sure he doesn't know the story of... the Little Muck.
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Version of Der kleine Muck (1921) See more »

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