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The Man in Search of His Murderer (German: Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht) is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Heinz Rühmann, Lien Deyers and Raimund Janitschek.[1] The film is partially lost; of the original 9 acts only five (50 minutes) are left. It was the first leading role for upcoming German star Heinz Rühmann. Co-writer Billy Wilder was at the beginning of his long career.

The Man in Search of His Murderer
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Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byErnst Neubach (play)
Ludwig Hirschfeld [de]
Curt Siodmak
Billy Wilder
StarringHeinz Rühmann
Lien Deyers
Raimund Janitschek
Hans Leibelt
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
Franz Waxman
CinematographyOtto Baecker
Konstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited byViktor Gertler
Distributed byUFA
Release date
5 February 1931
Running time
97 minutes

It was remade in 1952 as You Only Live Once.



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hardt p.239


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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