The Copper (1958 film)
The Copper also translated as The Grasper (German: Der Greifer) is a 1958 West German crime film directed by Eugen York and starring Hans Albers, Hansjörg Felmy and Susanne Cramer. It is a remake of the 1930 film The Copper which Albers had also starred in.
The film's poster.
|Directed by||Eugen York|
|Written by||Curt J. Braun|
|Music by||Hans-Martin Majewski|
|Edited by||Ingrid Wacker|
Kurt Ulrich Film
|20 March 1958|
Otto Friedrich Dennert a veteran of the Essen police force is known as "The Grabber" for his unconventional methods. While investigating a series of killings of women he reaches retirement age. The case is taken over by a new team, including Dennert's son Harry. Convinced that they have arrested the wrong person, Dennert begins investigating by himself with assistance from the criminal underworld.
- Hans Albers as Otto Friedrich Dennert
- Hansjörg Felmy as Harry Dennert
- Susanne Cramer as Ursula Brandt
- Ernst Stankovski as Willy Goede
- Werner Peters as Mücke
- Mady Rahl as Toni
- Baerbel Wycisk as Evchen
- Horst Frank as Josef Schmitz
- Agnes Windeck as Mutter Schmitz
- Siegfried Lowitz as Dr. Schreiber
- Fritz Wagner as Emil
- Reinhard Kolldehoff as Willy
- Karl Hellmer as Karl Mertens
- Herbert Hübner as Polizeipräsident
- Lia Eibenschütz as Frau Mertens
- Panos Papadopulos as Heini - der Taschendieb
- Joachim Röcker as Tankwart
- Hake p.228
- Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
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