In the Name of the People (1939 film)

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In the Name of the People
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German film poster
German Im Namen des Volkes
Directed by Erich Engels
Written byErich Engels
Walter Maisch
Produced by
Cinematography Walter Riml
Edited by Anna Höllering  [ de ]
Music byCarl von Bazant
Terra Film
Distributed by Terra Film
Release date
  • 27 January 1939 (1939-01-27)
Running time
85 minutes
Budget410,000 RM

In the Name of the People (German : Im Namen des Volkes) is a 1939 German crime film directed by Erich Engels and starring Rudolf Fernau, Fritz Kampers, and Rolf Weih. [1]


The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Sohnle and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin.


A dangerous criminal, just released from jail in England, goes on a violent spree robbing motorists on the roads of Bavaria.


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  1. Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York, NY: Berghahn Books. p. 536. ISBN   1571816550. JSTOR   j.ctt1x76dm6.