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Emil und die Detektive (1954)

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:

Robert A. Stemmle (as R.A. Stemmle)

Writers:

Erich Kästner (novel), Billy Wilder (earlier screenplay) (as Billie Wilder) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finkbeiner Peter Finkbeiner ... Emil Tischbein - der Sohn
Heli Finkenzeller ... Seine Mutter Anna Tischbein
Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy ... Oberwachtmeister Jeschke
Kurt Meisel ... Herr Grundeis
Ruth Nimbach Ruth Nimbach ... Anni Wandel
Claudia Schäfer Claudia Schäfer ... Pony Hütchen - Emils Cousine
Margarete Haagen Margarete Haagen ... Die Grossmutter
Camilla Spira ... Emils Tante Martha Heimbold
Hans Dieter Zeidler Hans Dieter Zeidler ... Emils Onkel (as Hans-Dieter Zeidler)
Walter Gross Walter Gross ... Ein Strassenbahnschaffner
Ernst Waldow Ernst Waldow ... Der Kurgast
Gerd Frickhöffer Gerd Frickhöffer ... Der Festredner (as Gerhard Frickhöffer)
Marina Ried ... Seine Frau
Else Reval Else Reval ... Frau Wirth
Jakob Tiedtke ... Der Rektor
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Storyline

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.

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Adventure | Family

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 October 1954 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Emile et les détectives See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Berolina See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm-Eurocord)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Erich Kästner: man throwing flower pots out of the window at the running children See more »

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Version of Emil and the Detectives (1935) See more »

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Performed by Orchester Egon Kaiser
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My first film in 1956! I liked it.
6 December 1998 | by dvd-2See all my reviews

Erich Kastner wrote the story about a young boy who is drugged and robbed of some money which was pinned into his clothing by his mother. He is, of course, horrified, and rather than tell her the truth, he enlists the help of an army of young detectives. It reminds me of the pursuit of the psychotic child killer Peter Lorre in M, 1931. Later remakes are universally boring and tepid.


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