That Murder in Berlin (1929)

Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Movie murder mysteries abounded in Germany in 1929, but only a handful of these films were imported to the U.S. One of these was That Murder in Berlin, and to judge from contemporary reviews it was hardly the best of the lot. When a wealthy old artist (Carl Gotz) is knocked off, his young wife (Magda Sonja) is held for murder. The prosecuting attorney (Gustav Rickett) bases his case on the wife's "bad" reputation, citing her desire for creature comforts and her affair with family friend Anton Pointer. But the defense attorney (Karl Ettinger) uses the exact same evidence to absolve the woman of guilt, proving that the husband committed suicide to ensure the wife's future happiness.

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artist, false-accusation, investigation, lawyer, murder, reputation, suicide