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(Asphalt)

Scene from "Asphalt" (photo courtesy of Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek/Filmmuseum Berlin)

Asphalt belongs to the genre "street movies" of the 1920s and tells the story of a young woman arrested because of theft. A young police officer, overcome by her charm, lets her escape. After murdering her lover, he is filled with remorse and turns to his father, a veteran police officer himself, and confesses everything. The police officer hands over his own son to justice.
Genre Drama
Category Feature, Silent
Year of Production 1929
Director Joe May
Screenplay Joe May, Hans Székely, Rolf E. Vanloo
Cinematography Günther Rittau
Willy Schmidt-Genter
Erich Kettelhut, Robert Herlth, Walter Roehrig
Cast Gustav Fröhlich, Betty Amann, Albert Steinrueck, Else Heller, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Hans Albers, Rosa Valetti, Paul Hoerbiger, Karl Platen, Hermann Vallentin
Producer Erich Pommer
Production Company Universum-Film (Ufa)/Berlin
Runtime 95 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Language
 Silent with German intertitles
German Distributor Transit Film/Munich

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