|Emil and the Detectives|
|Directed by||Milton Rosmer|
|Produced by||Richard Wainwright|
|Written by||Erich Kästner (novel) |
|Starring||John Williams |
|Music by||Allan Gray|
|Cinematography||Mutz Greenbaum |
|Edited by||Cyril Heck|
Richard Wainwright Productions
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
|5 February 1935|
It is a remake of the 1931 German film Emil and the Detectives with the main setting moved from Berlin to London. Otherwise it follows the original very closely, largely using Billy Wilder's screenplay, the music by Allan Gray, even recreating many of the same camera shots. It was made at Shepperton Studios.
While on a train from his home in the countryside to stay with his grandmother in London, a boy named Emil suspects that he has been robbed of his money by a suspicious-looking man in the same carriage wearing a bowler hat. In London, with the help of a gang of street children, he pursues the suspect until he is eventually able to recover the money.
- John Williams as Emil Blake
- George Hayes as The Man In The Bowler Hat - Sam Pinker
- Mary Glynne as Mrs. Blake
- Clare Greet as Grandma
- George Merritt as PC
- Marion Foster as Polly
- Donald Pittman as Gussy
- Robert Rietti as Professor
- John Singer as Tuesday
- Derek Blomfield as Jerry
- Norman Atkyns as Man
- Ricky Hyland as The Flying Stag
- Emil and the Detectives (1931)
- Emil and the Detectives (1954)
- Emil and the Detectives (1964)
- Emiler Goenda Bahini (1980)
- Emil and the Detectives (2001)
- Wood p.81
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.