The Missing Miniature

The Missing Miniature (German: Die verschwundene Miniatur) is a 1954 West German comedy crime film directed by Carl-Heinz Schroth and starring Paola Loew, Ralph Lothar and Paul Westermeier.[1] It is based on the 1935 story of the same name by Erich Kästner.

The Missing Miniature
Directed byCarl-Heinz Schroth
Produced byKlaus Stapenhorst
Written byErich Kästner
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
CinematographyEkkehard Kyrath
Edited by
  • Fritz Stapenhorst
  • Ilse Wilken
Distributed byEuropa Film
Release date
25 December 1954
Running time
83 minutes
CountryWest Germany

While on holiday in Copenhagen, a butcher meets a young woman in a café and agrees to transport a miniature painting back to Germany for her. This soon leads to complications.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.236


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