Bonus on Death

Bonus on Death (German: Prämien auf den Tod) is a 1950 Austrian crime film directed by Curd Jürgens and starring Judith Holzmeister, Werner Krauss and Siegfried Breuer. One of a handful of Austrian crime films made during the post-war period, it was not particularly successful at the box office.[1]

Bonus on Death
Judith Holzmeister and Siegfried Breuer
Directed byCurd Jürgens
Written byKurt Heuser
Curd Jürgens
StarringJudith Holzmeister
Werner Krauss
Siegfried Breuer
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyGünther Anders
Hannes Staudinger
Alpen Film
Distributed byOefram Filmgesellschaft
Release date
13 January 1950
Running time
78 minutes

The film's sets were designed by Isabella Schlichting and Werner Schlichting.


Short of money, a man creates a scam where he draws life insurance policies for fake identities, then pretends they have died in order to collect the payout.



  1. Fritsche p.31


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.
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