Three Days of Fear

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Three Days of Fear
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Directed by Erich Waschneck
Produced by Erich Waschneck
Written by Wolf Neumeister
Starring Rudolf Platte
Camilla Spira
Cornelia Froboess
Music by Robert Küssel
Cinematography Otto Baecker
Edited by Ilse Voigt
Production
company
Fanal-Filmproduktion
Distributed by Panorama-Film
Release date
9 May 1952
Running time
89 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Three Days of Fear (German: Drei Tage Angst) is a 1952 West German comedy crime film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Rudolf Platte, Camilla Spira and Cornelia Froboess . [1]

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Crime films, in the broadest sense, are a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.

Erich John Waschneck was a German cameraman, director, screenwriter and film producer.

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The film's sets were designed by Hans Jürgen Kiebach and Gabriel Pellon.

Hans Jürgen Kiebach was a German production designer, art director and set decorator. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Cabaret.

Gabriel Pellon (1900–1975) was a German painter and art director. Pellon was born in Metz, which was then part of the German Empire having been annexed from France at the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Although Metz was later returned to France, Pellon settled in Germany where he established himself as a leading designer of film sets.

Synopsis

A tailor who strong resembles a jewel thief on the run, exchanges place with him for three days.

Tailor person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, typically mens clothing

A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

Cast

Rudolf Platte German film actor

Rudolf Platte was a German actor.

Camilla Spira actress

Camilla Spira was a German film actress. She appeared in 68 films between 1924 and 1986. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, of Jewish ancestry on her father's side, and died in Berlin, Germany.

Cornelia Froboess German actress and pop singer

Cornelia Froboess is a German actress and a teen idol of the 1950s and early 1960s. During that time, Froboess appeared in many West German and Austrian musical films, especially after the rock and roll wave had hit Germany. In those comedy films, she would often portray the typical Berliner Göre who craves independence from her strict parents.

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References

  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.193

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