The Black Sheep (1960 film)

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The Black Sheep
Das schwarze Schaf.jpg
Directed by Helmuth Ashley
Written by
Music by Martin Böttcher
Cinematography Erich Claunigk
Edited by Walter Boos
Release date
  • December 19, 1960 (1960-12-19)
Running time
94 minutes
Country West Germany

The Black Sheep (German: Das schwarze Schaf) is a 1960 German mystery film directed by Helmut Ashley and starring Heinz Rühmann, Karl Schönböck and Maria Sebaldt. It is based on the Father Brown stories by G.K. Chesterton.[1] Father Brown manages to demonstrate the innocence of a man accused of murder by finding the real culprit. Rühmann reprised the role in Er kann's nicht lassen in 1962.


Release and reception[edit]

The film was released on December 19, 1960.[2] At the 1961 Deutscher Filmpreis, Das schwarze Schaf received an award in the category of Best Actor.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Das schwarze Schaf" (in German). Retrieved 28 January 2015. 

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