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It starts straight away with our young hero trying to shoot a bullet into his head. No explanation whatsoever is given as to his motives – moviegoers in the Germany of 1931 obviously did not need any. He is disturbed by a burglar and puts a contract on himself, so to speak. The burglar tells him that he will hit him in the near future and dutifully makes a cross on his back with a piece of chalk – not unlike the ‚M’ in Fritz Lang’s movie of the same year. With the cross on his back the young hero goes to a nightclub – and falls in love with a young girl. Of course he tries to rescind from the contract and desperately looks for the burglar, only to learn that he had passed on the job to a subcontractor! Not just any subcontractor, but the very same Jim, the man with the scar, as he solemnly declares.

ORIGINAL TITLE Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht
YEAR
1931
RUNNING TIME
97 min.   Suggest trailer/video
COUNTRY
  (New) Visual section
DIRECTOR Robert Siodmak
SCREENWRITER Ludwig Hirschfeld, Curt Siodmak, Jules Verne, Billy Wilder (Play: Ernst Neubach)
COMPOSER Friedrich Hollaender, Franz Waxman
CINEMATOGRAPHER Otto Baecker, Konstantin Irmen-Tschet (B&W)
CAST Heinz Rühmann, Lien Deyers, Raimund Janitschek, Hans Leibelt, Hermann Speelmans, Friedrich Hollaender, Gerhard Bienert, Franz Fiedler, Eberhard Mack, Erik Schuetz, Roland Varno, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Hermann Blaß, Eugen Boral, Otti Dietze
STUDIO/PRODUCER Universum Film (UFA)
GENRE Comedy. Thriller
SYNOPSIS/PLOT It starts straight away with our young hero trying to shoot a bullet into his head. No explanation whatsoever is given as to his motives – moviegoers in the Germany of 1931 obviously did not need any. He is disturbed by a burglar and puts a contract on himself, so to speak. The burglar tells him that he will hit him in the near future and dutifully makes a cross on his back with a piece of chalk – not unlike the ‚M’ in Fritz Lang’s movie of the same year. With the cross on his back the young hero goes to a nightclub – and falls in love with a young girl. Of course he tries to rescind from the contract and desperately looks for the burglar, only to learn that he had passed on the job to a subcontractor! Not just any subcontractor, but the very same Jim, the man with the scar, as he solemnly declares.

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