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Stolen Identity (1953)

Approved | | Drama | 15 September 1958 (Sweden)
A jealous concert pianist murders his wife's lover, then frames an innocent taxi driver for the crime.

Director:

Gunther von Fritsch (as Gunther Fritsch)

Writers:

Robert Hill (screen play), Alexander Lernet-Holenia (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donald Buka ... Toni Sponer
Joan Camden Joan Camden ... Karen Manelli
Francis Lederer ... Claude Manelli
Adrienne Gessner Adrienne Gessner ... Mrs. Fraser
Inge Konradi Inge Konradi ... Marie
Gisela Wilke Gisela Wilke ... Old Doll
Hermann Erhardt Hermann Erhardt ... Ferdl Heintl
Egon von Jordan ... Kruger (as E. von Jordan)
Manfred Inger Manfred Inger ... Inspector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Farkas Karl Farkas ... Waiter
Louis Ousted Louis Ousted ... Jack Mortimer
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Storyline

A jealous concert pianist murders his wife's lover, then frames an innocent taxi driver for the crime.

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Taglines:

DANGER HUNTS THEM! DEATH HAUNTS THEM! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Austria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1958 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Fallet Mortimer See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Transglobe-Film Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of Adventures in Vienna (1952) See more »

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Very good
6 June 2009 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Its a good film set in Vienna about a cab driver, Toni (Donald Buka), who steals a passenger's identity when the passenger is shot whilst sitting in the back of his cab. This gives him an identity as he is an illegal immigrant, but he needs to play out the role of the victim until he catches a flight to the U.S. with a ticket in the victim's name. Mrs Manelli (Joan Camden) rumbles him but she is accused of having mental problems by her husband, Claude (Francis Lederer), a concert pianist. As a result, Toni is let off the hook. Claude does not want to part from his wife, but she runs away from him. There are several plot twists and eventually both Toni and Mrs Manelli make a run for it together - they are both trying to escape from their lives in Vienna. There is a tense, exciting build-up to the finale. Are they going to get away.....??...

Unfortunately, the picture quality isn't fantastic and there is a line that runs down the middle of the picture for a while. The cast are all very good in their roles, especially Francis Lederer's portrayal of Claude. Also important to the story are Heinth (Manfred Inger) as the cab company owner, Marie (Inge Konradi) as Toni's hometown girlfriend and the inspector (Hermann Erhardt).

Its a good film.


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