Billy Wilder scripted German film – EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE/EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES – available on dvd

Emil and the DetectivesEMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE/EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES   1931 GERMANY LAMPRECHT, GERHARD   £19.99
German film adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much-loved children’s book scripted by the legendary Billy Wilder (later to direct Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment). Also included is a rare 1935 British version.

The film follows young Emil who is sent to Berlin by his mother with money to give to his grandmother.  However his money is stolen by a man on a train. Once in Berlin, Emil follows the thief and soon enlists the help of a gang of youngsters called ‘the detectives’ to help get his grandmother’s money back.

Thrilling entertainment for children and adults alike, Emil and the Detectives was one of the first German sound films ever produced, and offers a fascinating glimpse of Berlin before Nazism and the Second World War. This enduring story has been remade a number of times including a 1964 Walt Disney version.

This DVD includes the rare 1935 British adaptation, set on the streets of London, as an exclusive special feature

Special Features

•Premiere release of this enduring children’s classic
•Includes the complete 1935 British adaptation of Emil and the Detectives as a bonus feature
•Fully-illustrated booklet with film notes and credits

In German with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

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