Motion pictures, German. Children's films. Detective and mystery films. Drama. Feature films. Film adaptations. Juvenile works. Feature films. Children's films. Film adaptations. Detective and mystery films.
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On a train journey to Berlin, the bright young Emil meets a shady character. The man calls himself Grundeis and gives Emil a piece of candy, which makes the boy drowsy. When he wakes up at his destination, the man is gone - and so is Emil's money. He catches sight of the rogue disappearing into the city melee. There Emil meets "Gustav mit der Hupe," who detects a whiff of big adventure and when they find Grundeis, he alerts his gang. Together Emil and the Detectives embark on a chase which takes them across Berlin. Emil's little cousin Pony Hütchen emerges as one of the main protagonists in the adventure, which eventually sees the gang catching the villain red-handed. He gets convicted and the gang receives a generous reward after it turns out Grundeis is far more than a petty thief: he's a wanted bank robber.
Rolf Wenkhaus, Käthe Haack, Fritz Rasp, Olga Engl, Inge Landgut.
Cinematographer, Werner Brandes; music, Allen Gray.
"Originally released as a motion picture in 1931. Based on the book"Emil und die Detektive / [by] Erich Kästner.