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Squeaker (Der Zinker), The (1931)

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The Squeaker
Der Zinker
Modern German DVD Cover
Country GER.jpg Germany
(Weimar Republic)
Directed by Carl Lamač
Martin Frič
Karl Forest
Release Date July 30, 1931
Language German
Studio Ondra-Lamac-Film
Distributor Süd-Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lillie / Millie Trent Lissy Arna
Captain Leslie Karl Ludwig Diehl
Frank Sutton Fritz Rasp
Beryl Stedman Peggy Norman
Josuah Harras Paul Hörbiger
Bill "Billy" Anerley S. Z. Sakall
Charles "Charly" Tillmann Robert Thoeren

The Squeaker is a 1931 German crime movie which is based on the novel of the same name by Edgar Wallace. An anonymous hoodlum betrays criminals to Scotland Yard if they do not comply with his blackmailing demands. When the stranger does not even shy away from murder, he sets off a chain of chases: both the London underworld and vengeful colleagues as well as a mysterious young woman are hunting the Zinker.

The film is the fourth Edgar Wallace film with German participation and the fourth screen adaptation of the original novel, following the 1930 and 1937 British versions and the 1963 German version.

The following weapons were used in the film The Squeaker:

Dreyse Model 1907

British police officers wield Dreyse Model 1907 pistols. Josuah Harras (Paul Hörbiger) and Lillie / Millie Trent (Lissy Arna) are also seen with this pistol.

Dreyse Modell 1907 - 7.65mm Browning
The pistol's muzzle is seen during the opening title.
A policeman fires his Dreyse at a car.
Josuah Harras holds his Dreyse.
A closer view of the Squeaker's pistol while firing.
Two police officers fire at the Squeaker's car.

See Also

Edgar Wallace
Pre-WWII Films The Squeaker (1931)  •  Sanders of the River (1935)
Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1960–1965) 47 films
Other 1940s-1970s British films and TV series
Rialto Film (1959-1972) Face of the Frog (1959)  •  The Crimson Circle (1960)  •  The Terrible People (1960)  •  The Green Archer (1961)  •  The Dead Eyes of London (1961)  •  The Devil's Daffodil (1961)  •  The Forger of London (1961)  •  The Strange Countess (1961)  •  The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)  •  The Door with Seven Locks (1962)  •  The Inn on the River (1962)  •  The Squeaker (1963)  •  The Black Abbot (1963)  •  The Indian Scarf (1963)  •  Room 13 (1964)  •  The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964)  •  The Ringer (1964)  •  Traitor's Gate (1964)  •   Again the Ringer (1965)  •  The Sinister Monk (1965)  •  The Hunchback of Soho (1966)  •  The Trygon Factor (1966)  •  Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)  •  The Monk with the Whip (1967)  •  The Horror of Blackwood Castle (1968)  •  The Zombie Walks (1968)  •  Gorilla Gang (1968)  •  The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)  •  Double Face (1969)  •  Angels of Terror (1971)  •  What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)  •  Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Harry Alan Towers' British-German Film Series Death Drums Along the River (1963)  •  Coast of Skeletons (1965)  •  Circus of Fear (1966)  •  Five Golden Dragons (1967)
German Kurt Ulrich-Film and CCC-Film Productions The Avenger (1960)  •  The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)  •  The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
Parodies The Trixxer (2004)  •  The Vexxer (2007)

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