Decoy (1934 film)

Decoy (German: Lockvogel) is a 1934 German adventure film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Jakob Tiedtke, Viktor de Kowa and Jessie Vihrog.[1] A separate French-language version The Decoy was released the following year with a largely different cast.

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Directed byHans Steinhoff
Produced byKarl Ritter
Written by
Music byFriedrich Wilhelm Rust
CinematographyKonstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited byWilly Zeyn
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 10 November 1934 (1934-11-10)
Running time
99 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Artur Günther and Fritz Maurischat. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios and on location in Hamburg, Turkey and the North Sea.


A young man is commissioned by his jeweler father to take a valuable necklace from Istanbul to Marseille. While on the sea voyage he is targeted by a gang of thieves, using a beautiful woman as a decoy. He is eventually assisted by another woman who is secretly in love with him.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 460


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
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