Der Weisse Daemon (1932)

Genres - Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 19, 1932 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Popular German film star Hans Albers plays the brother of drug-addicted opera star Gerda Maurus. When Albers takes Gerda to a sanitarium, they both become targets of slimy dope peddler Peter Lorre, who fears that Gerda will blow the whistle on him. Lorre kidnaps the woman, leading Albers on a frantic chase. With the help of another opera singer (Trude von Molo), Albers discovers the secret behind Lorre's drug-smuggling operation, rescues his sister, and exposes the respectable "Mr. Big" behind the whole narcotics racket. Filmed in Germany, White Demon (Der Weisse Damon) was also lensed in a French-language version, which also costarred Peter Lorre.

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drug-addiction, opera-singer, sister, recovery [health], sanitarium, drug-dealer, drug-smuggler, kidnapping, makeup, expose [revelation], underworld