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.
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In the movie's opening credits, the three thieves are referred to as "skrinks". This appears to have been a term coined for use in the movie that didn't catch on as slang. At 0:18:24 Gustav Fleischmann says "... the name of the hotel went skrinking off down the gutter." At 0:26:00 Dienstag says "It's only my skrinky sister." At 0:46:16 Gustav says "You bet your skrunky buttons it is." At 1:06:02 Gustav says "Well, it won't do us any good to sit around, shaking our heads like a bunch of skrinky old women." At 1:38:21 the narrator says "... and the world is full of skrinks." Emil and the Detectives
(1964) was serialized on The New Mickey Mouse Club
(1977) as 'The Three Skrinks'. See more
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
That's not fair. Just because you can't find a crook, that doesn't mean there isn't one.
References The Ladykillers