German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film THE RAT
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1937
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 72
Length (in meters) 1985
Colour b/w
Genre Crime, drama
Based on/Source Eponymous play by Ivor Novello and Constance Collier
Production Companies Imperator Film Productions
Producer(s) Herbert Wilcox
Director Jack Raymond
Cast Ruth Chatterton, Anton Walbrook, René Ray, Mary Clare, Beatrix Lehmann
Literature J. P.: Adolf Wohlbrück als Fassadenkletterer. Mein Film (Vienna), 27 August 1937
R. L. (London): Adolf Wohlbrücks neue Rolle: Vom Prinzgemahl zum Ganoven. Mein Film, 8 October 1937
Kinematograph Weekly, 18 November 1937
Monthly Film Bulletin, November 1937
Jewish Chronicle, 13 February 1938
Times, 21 February 1938
New York Times, 28 February 1938
Special notes Screenplay by Hans Rameau, Marjorie Gaffney, Miles Malleson, Romney Brent
"Good old Apache hokum." (Jewish Chronicle)

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