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Asphalt
Also known as Der Polizeiwachtmeister und die Diamantenelse in Germany
(1929) German
B&W : 2475 metres
Regie (directed by) Joe May

Cast: Gustav Fröhlich [Oberwachtmeister Albert Holk (Sergeant Albert Holk)], Betty Amann [Elsa Kramer], Hans Adalbert Schlettow [Generalkonsul Langen], Else Heller [seine frau (Chief Sergeant Holk’s wife)], Albert Steinrück [Hauptwachtmeister R. Holk (Chief Sergeant R. Holk)], Hans Albers [ein dieb (a thief)], Arthur Duarte, Paul Hörbiger, Trude Lieske, Karl Platen, Rosa Valetti [frau an der theke (woman at the counter)], Hermann Vallentin, Curt Vespermann (Kurt Vespermann)

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA] production; distributed by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA]. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Buch (scenario by) Fred Majo (Joe May), Hans Székely and Rolf E. Vanloo, from a novel by Rolf E. Vanloo. Bauten (art direction by) Erich Kettelhut. Kostüme (costume design by) René Hubert. Kamera (cinematography by) Günther Rittau. Original music score by Willy Schmidt-Gentner. / Released 12 March 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was released in the USA on 3 May 1930. / Silent film.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Keywords: Crime: Theft - Criminals: Thieves - France: Paris - Germany: Berlin - Jewelry - Law: Enforcement: Policemen

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Shipman-Cinema p. 105 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
 
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