One of the interesting things about this picture is that the kids realize the reality that it is important to include adults in their adventurous endeavors. The cast will move to Berlin Sept. However, he is being followed by a thief and when he wakes up from his nap, the envelope is gone. But it's no petty theft to Russell who falls in with a gang of Berlin street urchins headed by Roger Mobley. Von Breugel and Muller enjoy a picnic lunch in a musty underground tunnel. I am taking a second stab at trying to better myself in the world by going to college to prepare myself for a job that will help me pay off all the loans I used to get the degree.
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. In fact three film adaptions existed before hand. I would have preferred a more natural disclosure of the plot through conversation, but, on the plus side, possible confusion is obviated. I even roped my husband, who takes entirely different walks-down-memory lane than I, into watching it with me. Hopefully it is in some field having to do with my major which is catechetics. Eschewing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the duo helps itself to caviar and fine wine. That is my hope and goal.
I've never seen any of the other film versions, but other reviewers claim the original 1931 German version is the best. Some people call me John. With all the pomp, praise and hoopla that film received, it made for a hard act to follow. The previous vhs release had only used a simple title card. Some people call me the space cowboy.
Despite being the Disney studio's big Christmas time release first played: December 18th, 1964 , it failed to gather much if any attention at the box office. I also wouldn't mind getting a job that had to do with my undergrad, Communications and Media. Whilst on his way to Berlin to visit his grandmother, 10 year old Emil encounters a mysterious stranger only to find out moments later that all his money has disappeared. American child actor Bryan Russell plays Emil, who had a small role in Babes in Toyland and would spend most of his short lived career at Disney. His character is always very relatable and charming but most of all a lot of fun to watch. Emil and the Detectives opened on December 18th, 1964 as Disney's big Christmas release. Disney Trivia from the Vault: Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered.
However unlike most of the previous foreign made Disney efforts this one was one of the studio's live action comedies. Emil falls asleep during the bus ride and wakes up to find the money gone. The boy is a stranger in the town of old Berlin who makes friends with some local boys who put their heads and resources together and with the help of a lot of kids and a useful safety pin catch the thief in the end. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. Since this is a Disney film, I think you can guess the rest of it. Emil is captured and forced to assist in the criminal plot.
This movie may not be jam-packed with gags, but there still are definitely some real laugh out loud moments in here. Archibald Calhoun, assistant chief of the U. At 0:04:38 the number 13 is on the back of Emil's seat. He has kept the kiddies from gushing too coyly, suppressed the mugging of a comic trio of thieves, photographed the fresh Berlin setting in effective color, and juxtaposed suspense and wit with a nice, bouncing pace. They see the leader and one of his men walking with stolen money in a basket and tell all of the kids nearby that they are giving away free money. Walter Slezak looked like he was having a great old time playing the master criminal who just can't get good help.
Whitworth, commander of the British brigade in Berlin, and Mrs. Final Conclusion: This is a fine film with a great cast, and well rounded story. A narrator then introduces us to Emil, who is boarding a bus to visit his grandmother with an envelope of money for her safety pinned inside his blazer. Arriving in Berlin, Emil enlists the help of a young boy named Gustav who lends his services as a detective to track down the thief. Little does he suspect that when they have finished with him that they will dispose of him by burying him alive in the underground passages beneath the building.
He also played in another movie I liked called The Boy who caught a crook 1961 , great movie. Frau Tischbein as Eva-Ingeborg Scholz. Emil must get the money back as it is for his grandmother. While following the thief, Emil runs into Gustav, an enterprising young boy who gathers up all his friends to help Emil find the money. Disney had lunch Wednesday with Brig Gen Frederick O. I believe the film is open matte, because, when enlarging the frame on my widescreen tv, I did not notice any framing issues. Neither boy actually lights up, however.
Emil follows Grundeis to a Berlin cafe and summons a policeman, but Grundeis escapes to a rendezvous with The Baron, his underworld associate. This was not the first time this book had been made into a film. Gustav calls on his friends to play detectives too. There are some specks and flicker on the picture, but, overall the film is a huge!! Inside the case, is a redeemable movie rewards code. Determined to get the cash back for his grandmother, Emil enlists the aid of Gustav Roger Mobley , an enterprising boy detective who gathers all his friends to help recover the stolen loot. This appears to have been a term coined for use in the movie that didn't catch on as slang.