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The Kidnapping of Miss Nylon (1959)

Nick Knattertons Abenteuer - Der Raub der Gloria Nylon (original title)
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Credited cast:
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Nick Knatterton
Martin Hirthe Martin Hirthe ... Lucius Xaver Nylon
Susanne Cramer ... Gloria Nylon
Maria Sebaldt Maria Sebaldt ... Virginia Peng
Wolfgang Wahl Wolfgang Wahl ... Tresor-Otto
Gert Wiedenhofen Gert Wiedenhofen ... Bobby Schnieke
Stanislav Ledinek Stanislav Ledinek ... Gustav
Hans von Borsody ... Eddie
Herta Konrad Herta Konrad ... Trudchen Taste
Günter Pfitzmann Günter Pfitzmann ... Max
Gert Fröbe ... Hugo
Wolfgang Müller Wolfgang Müller ... Graf Rieselkalk
Wolfgang Neuss Wolfgang Neuss ... Diener bei Graf Rieselkalk
Werner Fuetterer ... Redakteur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl-Heinz Gerdesmann Karl-Heinz Gerdesmann
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kidnapping | based on comic | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 January 1959 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kidnapping of Miss Nylon See more »

Filming Locations:

Kassel, Hessen, Germany

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Deutsche Film Hansa See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Mildly entertaining, but too faithful to the source material
12 April 2018 | by IndustriousAngelSee all my reviews

Nick Knatterton was a successful comic in the 50s; the success led to this big screen adaption which is an ok movie but suffers from being too faithful. The comic was a firework of visual gags and wordplay (on top of being a spoof of the superhero genre as well as agent and spy stories). But it was appearing as a weekly installment, so the storylines were always rather jumpy and erratic, and the characters stayed very flat.

So, while the ingredients of the comic are all in place - stupid criminals, trussed-up low-cut girl victims, dangerous low-cut ladies, techical gadgets and the (more or less) all-knowing, cynic and invincible (in the end) hero - it's too little to make the 90 minute film really gripping. Another drawback is the low budget: the actors were mostly B material and there's a very limited amount of sets.

At least it's not boring, most gags are ok, the pace is not too fast but relentless, many scenes even felt a few sentences short. Recommended for fans of the comics or completists of 50s german cinema.


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