Looking for His Murderer (1931)

02/04/1931 (DE) Comedy 1h 37m


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


  2. Curt Siodmak


  3. Billy Wilder


  4. Ludwig Hirschfeld


Top Billed Cast

  1. Heinz Rühmann

    Heinz Rühmann

    Hans Herfort

  2. Lien Deyers

    Lien Deyers


  3. Raimund Janitschek

    Otto Kuttlapp

  4. Hans Leibelt

    Hans Leibelt


  5. Friedrich Hollaender

    Vorsitzender der „Weißen Weste“

  6. Gerhard Bienert

    Gerhard Bienert


  7. Hermann Speelmans

    Hermann Speelmans


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Looking for His Murderer

Original Title Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht

Status Released

Original Language German

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