Spoiling the Game

Spoiling the Game (German: Strich durch die Rechnung) is a 1932 German comedy film directed by Alfred Zeisler and starring Heinz Rühmann, Toni van Eyck, and Hermann Speelmans.[1] Its hero is a young cyclist who enters a race.

Spoiling the Game
Directed byAlfred Zeisler
Written byFred A. Angermayer
Philipp Lothar Mayring
Fritz Rotter
Fritz Zeckendorf
Produced byAlfred Zeisler
StarringHeinz Rühmann
Toni van Eyck
Hermann Speelmans
CinematographyWerner Bohne
Werner Brandes
Edited byWolfgang Becker
Erno Hajos
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 25 October 1932 (1932-10-25)
Running time
99 minutes

It was made by German's largest film company UFA. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Willi Herrmann and Herbert Lippschitz. A separate French-language version Rivaux de la piste [fr] was also released.



  1. ^ Wadlman p.46


  • Waldman, Harry. Nazi Films in America, 1933-1942. McFarland, 2008.

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