Berlin-Alexanderplatz (1931 film)
|Directed by||Phil Jutzi|
Arnold Pressburger |
William A. Szekeley
|Music by||Allan Gray|
|Edited by||Geza Pollatschik|
|8 October 1931|
Berlin-Alexanderplatz or The Story of Franz Biberkopfs (German: Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs) is a 1931 German drama film directed by Phil Jutzi and starring Heinrich George, Maria Bard and Margarete Schlegel. It was adapted from the novel of the same title by Alfred Döblin, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
George portrays a blue collar Berliner and small-time criminal recently released from prison who finds himself being drawn into the Berlin underworld of the 1920s after his prostitute lover is murdered.
"Yet, despite social upheaval, .......... the good among the working class still prove able to live an honest and decent life."
- Heinrich George as Franz Biberkopf
- Maria Bard as Cilly
- Margarete Schlegel as Sonja / Mieze
- Bernhard Minetti as Reinhold
- Gerhard Bienert as Klempner-Karl
- Albert Florath as Pums
- Paul Westermeier as Henschke
- Jakob Tiedtke as Guest at Henschke
- Hans Deppe as Guest at Henschke
- Käthe Haack as Schwester Paula
- Julius Falkenstein as Dieb
- Jakob Tiedtke as Gast bei Henschke
- Oskar Höcker
- Siegfried Berisch
- Arthur Mainzer
- Karel Stepanek
- Ernst Behmer
- Paul Rehkopf
- Anna Müller-Lincke
- Hermann Krehan
- Heinrich Schroth
- Heinrich Gretler
- Willi Schur
- Walter Werner
- Karl Harbacher
- Franz Weber
- Paul Kemp
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