Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
More Information

Title The Blum Affair (Affaire Blum)

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 106 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time Playing time: 103 min.
Note In Process Record.
Title from title frames.
Performer Features: Paul Bildt, Hans Christian Blech, Gisela Trowe, Kurt Ehrhardt, Ernst Waldow
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1948.
Summary In detective-story style based on a 1926 German court case, this film portrays conservative nationalism prior to Hitler's rule. Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer, is falsely accused of a murder. Even when the real killer's identity becomes evident, the state prosecutor refuses to accept Blum's innocence. One of few German movies to deal with the anti-Semitic roots of Nazism. Written by former Ufa scriptwriter and director Robert A. Stemmle and directed by Erich Engel, director of the 1928 Berlin premiere of Brecht's The Three Penny Opera, The Blum Affair-based on a 1926 court case in Magdeburg-portrays the intertwined anti-Semitism and conservative nationalism that existed in certain circles in Germany prior to Hitler's rule. This film remains an important historical document.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Indexed Term Foreign Language Film
German Studies
Jewish Studies
Added Author Engel, Erich, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1116672 Kanopy