Emil and the Detective (1935)

Erich Kästner’s beloved novel has been adapted for film or television six times since its publication in 1929; this 1935 British version was the first in English. Believed lost for decades, it was recently rediscovered by the BFI and has now been restored. The film moves the action from Berlin to London, where Emil goes to stay with his grandmother and cousin. Thereafter, the tale of Emil’s adventures with a gang of streetwise London children faithfully follows the original plot.

Directing:
  • Milton Rosmer

Writing:
  • Frank Launder
  • Billy Wilder
  • Erich Kästner

Stars:
Release Date: 1935-02-05
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 70

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