Overview

Robert Siodmak's second solo directorial effort was the breathless comedy-melodrama Der Mann, Der Seinen Moerder Sucht (Looking For His Murderer) In the face of ever-mounting debts, Heinz Ruhmann arranges for his own murder to be committed within the next 12 hours. During this period, Ruhmann falls in love and gains a whole new lease on life. Frantically, he seeks out the man whom he has hired to bump him off -- only to find out that the latter has sold his "contract" to another fellow -- who in turn has sold it to a third party. Eventually, the whole mess is wrapped up with a Keystone-like car chase. Famed composer Friedrich Hollander shows up in a minor role, complete with patently phony mustache. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  1. Robert Siodmak

    Director

  2. Curt Siodmak

    Screenplay

  3. Billy Wilder

    Screenplay

  4. Ludwig Hirschfeld

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Heinz Rühmann

    Heinz Rühmann

    Hans Herfort

  2. Lien Deyers

    Lien Deyers

    Kitty

  3. Raimund Janitschek

    Otto Kuttlapp

  4. Hans Leibelt

    Hans Leibelt

    Adamowski

  5. Friedrich Hollaender

    Vorsitzender der „Weißen Weste“

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Looking for His Murderer
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Original Title Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 4, 1931
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 37m

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