Spoiling the Game

Spoiling the Game (German: Strich durch die Rechnung) is a 1932 German comedy film directed by Alfred Zeisler and starring Heinz Rühmann, Toni van Eyck and Hermann Speelmans.[1] Its hero is a young cyclist who enters a race.

Spoiling the Game
Directed byAlfred Zeisler
Produced byAlfred Zeisler
Written byFred A. Angermayer
Philipp Lothar Mayring
Fritz Rotter
Fritz Zeckendorf
StarringHeinz Rühmann
Toni van Eyck
Hermann Speelmans
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
CinematographyWerner Bohne
Werner Brandes
Edited byWolfgang Becker
Erno Hajos
Distributed byUFA
Release date
25 October 1932
Running time
99 minutes

It was made by German's largest film company UFA. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Willi Herrmann and Herbert Lippschitz. A separate French-language version Rivaux de la piste was also released.



  1. Wadlman p.46


  • Waldman, Harry. Nazi Films in America, 1933-1942. McFarland, 2008.
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