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The Affair Blum (1949)

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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.

Cast

Helmut Rudolph
as Wilschinski
Paul Bildt
as Judge Konrad
Arno Paulsen
as Wilhelm Platzer
Gisela Trowe
as Christine Burman
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