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Emil and the Detectives (1964)

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director:

Peter Tewksbury

Writers:

AJ Carothers, Erich Kästner (novel) (as Berthold Bürger)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Slezak ... Baron
Bryan Russell ... Emil Tischbein (as Bryan Russel)
Roger Mobley ... Gustav
Heinz Schubert ... Grundeis
Peter Ehrlich Peter Ehrlich ... Müller
Cindy Cassell Cindy Cassell ... Pony (as Cindy Cassel)
Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner ... Nana
Eva Ingeborg Scholz Eva Ingeborg Scholz ... Frau Tischbein (as Eva-Ingeborg Scholz)
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Wachtmeister Stucke
Franz Nicklisch Franz Nicklisch ... Desk Sergeant
Brian Richardson Brian Richardson ... Professor
Robert Swann Robert Swann ... Hermann
David Petrychka David Petrychka ... Dienstag
Ann Noland Ann Noland ... Frieda
Ron Johnson Ron Johnson ... Rudolf
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Storyline

When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Emil must get the money back as it is for his grandmother. While following the thief, Emil runs into Gustav, an enterprising young boy who gathers up all his friends to help Emil find the money. Emil's cousin also gets involved and they get into more trouble than they bargained for when Emil's pickpocket turns out to be mixed up with a couple of notorious bank robbers. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emilio y los detectives See more »

Filming Locations:

Alsfeld, Hesse, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Disney released this movie with the featurette, The Tattooed Police Horse (1964). See more »

Goofs

When Gustav phones Dienstag, Dienstag's sister Frieda, who Dienstag has locked out of the room, is reaching in through a window and has picked the handset off the ringing phone when Dienstag seizes her hand at 0:38:05, but an insert shot at 0:38:07 shows the handset is still setting on the phone which is still ringing. See more »

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Version of Emil und die Detektive (1954) See more »

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A childhood treat!
11 April 2003 | by Piper12See all my reviews

I stumbled on this entry and was glad I did! I recall watching this when it was broadcast on "Disney's Wonderful World of Color" in September 1966 when I was five and have never seen it since. I recall the Berlin locations and being fascinated by the entire enterprise. Maybe I would have a different opinion if I saw it now, but I recalled liking it as a kid.


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