Via Mala (1961 film)

Via Mala is a 1961 West German drama film directed by Paul May and starring Gert Fröbe, Joachim Hansen and Christine Kaufmann.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1934 novel Via Mala by John Knittel, which had previously been made into a film in 1945. After a tyrannical father in a small Swiss village is killed, almost everyone he knows comes under suspicion of having murdered him.

Via Mala
Directed byPaul May
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written by
Music byRolf A. Wilhelm
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byWalter Wischniewsky
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
  • 9 August 1961 (1961-08-09)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. Reimer & Reimer p. 118


  • Reimer, Robert C.; Reimer, Carol J. (2010). The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-1-4617-3186-3.
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