A Man Has Been Stolen

A Man Has Been Stolen (French: On a volé un homme) is a 1934 French comedy thriller film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Lili Damita, Henri Garat and Raoul Marco.[1]

A Man Has Been Stolen
Directed byMax Ophüls
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byRené Pujol
Hans Wilhelm
StarringLili Damita
Henri Garat
Raoul Marco
Music byWalter Jurmann
Bronislau Kaper
CinematographyRené Colas
René Guissart
Edited byRalph Baum
Fox Europa
Distributed byFox Film
Gaumont British Distributors (UK)
Release date
13 March 1934
Running time
102 minutes

It was shot at the Joinville Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Heilbronner. The film was produced by Erich Pommer, recently fired from German studio UFA, for the European subsidiary of Fox Film. Many of the filmmakers employed were refugees from Nazi Germany.

Pommer also produced another film simultaneously Liliom, a romance film directed by Fritz Lang. Ophüls later suggested that he felt that the two directors had each been assigned to the wrong production "had we exchanged the films Lang most likely would have made an extraordinary mystery and I a very good romantic comedy".[2] Neither film was very successful at the box office.[3]


A millionaire is kidnapped, but begins to fall in love with the woman keeping him prisoner.



  1. Hardt p.142
  2. Hardt p.142-43
  3. Williams p.211


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Williams, Alan L. Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking. Harvard University Press, 1992.
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