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Emil und die Detektiv(1931)
on 6 May 2013
Emil and the Detectives [Blu]
I have seen this 1931 film many times and look forward to the UK Blu Ray that gives me the English subtitles as well. A fun film, which has survived in good quality, it has a music score by Jazz band Weintraub's Syncopators which included later film composer in USA Franz Waxman as pianist(then Franz Wachsmann). Weintraub took his band around the world later and made records in Italy & Japan. Later he settled in Sydney/Australia where he spent the rest of his life.
Seeing location scenes that were probably all lost by April 1945 is a bonus. The bad guy is actor Fritz Rasp who was in some noted pre-1930 German silent film classics.
The film was remade in Germany in the early 1950s(some other films from the early 30s were also remade at this time)in colour. The final scenes in that film were made at the original 1936 Olympic stadium in Berlin that survived the war. It was also remade again in the 2000s and both were/are on DVD.