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Alarm in the Circus

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Alarm in the Circus
Directed byGerhard Klein
Written by
Produced byPaul Ramacher
StarringErwin Geschonneck
CinematographyWerner Bergmann
Edited byUrsula Kahlbaum
Music byGünter Klück
Distributed byProgress Film
Release date
  • 27 August 1954 (1954-08-27)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryEast Germany

Alarm in the Circus (German: Alarm im Zirkus) is an East German crime movie. It was directed by Gerhard Klein. It was released in 1954.

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Alarm in the Circus had 3.6 million watches in 1954. It was the biggest grossing East German movie that year.[1] It sold 5,515,078 tickets in total.[2] Klein and Kohlhaase both won the National Prize, 3rd degree, for their work on the movie.[3]

The Catholic Film Service defined the film as "exciting, well-made crime film that presents the background of a divided Berlin in a highly authentic manner."[4] Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor wrote that it had "drawn a clear contrast between the city's halves that fit the official communist paradigm."[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alarm in the Circus Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine on PROGRESS' website.
  2. List of the 50 highest-grossing DEFA films.
  3. Alarm in the Circus Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine on DEFA Foundation's website.
  4. Alarm in the Circus'' on the German Film Lexicon.
  5. Rollins, Peter C.; O'Connor, John E., eds. (2008). Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. p. 323. ISBN 978-0-8131-9191-1.

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