Under the Thousand Lanterns

Under the Thousand Lanterns (German: Unter den tausend Laternen) is a 1952 French-West German crime film directed by Erich Engel and starring Michel Auclair, Gisela Trowe and Hanna Rucker.[1] It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Under the Thousand Lanterns
Film poster
Directed byErich Engel
Produced by
Written by
Music byMichael Jary
CinematographyEkkehard Kyrath
Edited byKlaus Dudenhöfer
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
  • 10 April 1952 (1952-04-10)
Running time
94 minutes
  • France
  • West Germany

It was made by Real Film at the Wandsbek Studios in Hamburg and on location in the city. The film's sets were designed by Albrecht Becker and Herbert Kirchhoff.



  1. Parish & Canham p. 103
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Unter den tausend Laternen". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 18 January 2009.


  • James Robert Parish & Kingsley Canham. Film Directors Guide: Western Europe. Scarecrow Press, 1976.
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