The Man in Search of His Murderer
|The Man in Search of His Murderer|
|Directed by||Robert Siodmak|
|Produced by||Erich Pommer|
|Written by||Ernst Neubach (play) |
|Starring||Heinz Rühmann |
|Music by||Friedrich Hollaender |
|Cinematography||Otto Baecker |
|Edited by||Viktor Gertler|
|5 February 1931|
The Man in Search of His Murderer (German: Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht) is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Heinz Rühmann, Lien Deyers and Raimund Janitschek. The film is partially lost; of the original 9 acts only five (50 minutes) are left. It was the first leading role for upcoming German star Heinz Rühmann. Co-writer Billy Wilder was at the beginning of his long career.
It was remade in 1952 as You Only Live Once.
- Heinz Rühmann as Hans Herfort
- Lien Deyers as Kitty
- Raimund Janitschek as Otto Kuttlapp
- Hans Leibelt as Adamowski
- Hermann Speelmans as Jim
- Friedrich Hollaender as Chairman of 'Weisse Weste'
- Gerhard Bienert as Policeman
- Eugen Boral as Member of 'Weisse Weste'
- Otti Dietze as Innkeeper
- Victor Palfi as Hans' Friend
- Greta Keller as Singer
- Franz Fiedler
- Eberhard Mack
- Erik Schuetz
- Roland Varno
- Wolfgang von Waltershausen
- Hermann Blaß
- Fritz Odemar
- Tribulations of a Chinaman in China (novel by Jules Verne, 1879)
- Flirting with Fate (1916)
- The Whistler (1944)
- Five Days (1954)
- Up to His Ears (1965)
- Tulips (1981)
- I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
- Bulworth (1998)
- Shut Up and Shoot Me (2005)
- Hardt p.239
- Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
- Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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