The Affair Blum (1949)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Docudrama, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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The German The Affair Blum is based on a true 1926 incident that helped sow the seeds of anti-Semitism that Hitler so effectively exploited. A poverty-stricken wretch kills a man during a robbery. But the German authorities aren't interested in "small potatoes"; they've already made up their minds that a prominent Jewish industrialist, Dr. Jacob Blum (Claus Becker), is the guilty party. Once they determine the true identity of the killer, the police use the culprit to build up a circumstantial-evidence case against the industrialist. Only the intervention of an honest cop saves the innocent Blum from falling victim to blind prejudice.

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alibi, bigotry, bureaucracy, detective, false-accusation, Germany, investigation, Judaism, justice, killing, murder, official, police, stranded, traveling, vampire, victim, web, zombie