Tag Archives: Karl Hartl

The Wonder Kid / Wonder Boy (1951) Karl Hartl, Bobby Henrey, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Muriel Aked, Comedy

Wonder Boy (1951)
The old one about the much-exploited child prodigy is given a new coat of paint in the English-Austrian Entfuhrag ins Gluck (Wonder Child). Bobby Henrey, the amazing juvenile star of The Fallen Idol, is here cast as 7-year-old musical genius Sebastian Giro. Mistreated by his avaricious adult manager, Sebastian runs away to a remote Alpine village. He then falls into the hands of a gang of kidnappers, led by the basically sympathetic Jack (Robert Shackleton). Eventually seeing the error of his ways, Jack and his girlfriend Anni (Christa Winter) protect Sebastian against the homicidal intentions of the other crooks (one of whom is played by a young Oskar Werner). Though the film was produced in Austria, the dialogue was spoken in English–then redubbed into German.
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Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war / The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (1937) Karl Hartl, Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Marieluise Claudius, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (1937)
Hans Albers and Heinz Rühmann play two confidence tricksters. They manage to stop a night train for nefarious purposes, and impersonate Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Romantic involvement with two young British female travelers ensues, but the plot deepens into the disappearance of rare Mauritius postage stamps which they undertake to recover, in their role as Holmes and Watson.
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