Klettermaxe (1952 film)

Klettermaxe is a 1952 West German comedy crime film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring Liselotte Pulver, Albert Lieven and Charlott Daudert.[1] It is a remake of a 1927 silent film about a cat burglar who steals from other thieves and a young Cuban dancer who becomes fascinated by him.

Gentlemen thief Albert Lieven and the police detective Erwin Linder
Directed byKurt Hoffmann
Produced byFranz Tappers
Written by
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
CinematographyAlbert Benitz
Edited byMartha Dübber
  • Porta-Film
  • Standard-Filmverleih
Distributed byEuropa-Filmverleih
Release date
15 May 1952
Running time
86 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Wandsbek Studios in Hamburg. The film's sets were designed by Willi Herrmann and Heinrich Weidemann. It was a major commercial success on release, and helped to cement Pulver's reputation as a leading star.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.379


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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