The Man in Search of His Murderer

The Man in Search of His Murderer (German: Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht) is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Heinz Rühmann, Lien Deyers and Raimund Janitschek.[1] The film is partially lost; of the original 9 acts only five (50 minutes) are left. It was the first leading role for upcoming German star Heinz Rühmann. Co-writer Billy Wilder was at the beginning of his long career.

The Man in Search of His Murderer
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byErich Pommer
Written by
Music by
Edited byViktor Gertler
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 5 February 1931 (1931-02-05)
Running time
97 minutes

It was remade in 1952 as You Only Live Once.


See also


  1. Hardt p. 239


  • Hardt, Ursula (1996). From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's Life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-930-7.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.
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