The Squeaker (1931 film)

The Squeaker (German: Der Zinker) is a 1931 German crime film directed by Martin Frič and Karel Lamač and starring Lissy Arna, Karl Ludwig Diehl and Fritz Rasp.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1927 Edgar Wallace novel The Squeaker. This adaptation introduced the mix of suspense and comedy that would come to define numerous German Wallace adaptations over the following decades.[2] Lamač followed it up with another Wallace film The Ringer in 1932.

The Squeaker
Directed byMartin Frič
Karel Lamač
Produced byKarel Lamač
Written byEdgar Wallace (novel)
Rudolph Cartier
Egon Eis
Otto Eis
StarringLissy Arna
Karl Ludwig Diehl
Fritz Rasp
CinematographyOtto Heller
Edited byAlwin Elling
Heinz Ritter
Distributed bySüd-Film
Release date
  • 30 July 1931 (1931-07-30)
Running time
70 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Heinz Fenchel. It was shot at the Halensee Studios in Berlin and on location in Prague.



  1. "Udavač". Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  2. Bergfelder p.145


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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