World in My Pocket

World in My Pocket (also known as On Friday at Eleven) is a 1961 European crime-drama film directed by Alvin Rakoff. The movie was a co-production between West Germany (where it was released as An einem Freitag um halb zwölf ), France (where is known as Vendredi 13 heures) and Italy (where is known with the title Il mondo nella mia tasca).[1][2]

World in My Pocket
Original theatrical poster
Directed byAlvin Rakoff
Produced byAlexander Grüter
Artur Brauner
Written byFrank Harvey
Story byBased on the novel The World in My Pocket by James Hadley Chase
StarringNadja Tiller
Rod Steiger
Peter van Eyck
Music byClaude Bolling
CinematographyVáclav Vích
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Alice Ludwig
CCC Film
Corona Filmproduktion
Criterion Productions
Erredi Film
Panda Film
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Constantin Film
(West Germany)
Release date
16 February 1961 (West Germany)
Running time

It was shot at the Spandau Studios and on location in Marseille. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Kuhnert and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It is based on the 1959 novel The World in My Pocket by James Hadley Chase.[3]



  1. Hans-Michael Bock, Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009. ISBN 0857455656.
  2. Nash, Jay Robert; Nash, Stanley Ralph; Ross, Stanley Ralph (1987). The Motion Picture Guide ... Annual. 9. Cinebooks.
  3. Goble p.79


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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