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In the Name of the People (1939 film)

In the Name of the People
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Directed byErich Engels
Written by
  • Erich Engels
  • Walter Maisch
Produced by
CinematographyWalter Riml
Edited byAnna Höllering
Music byCarl von Bazant
Terra Film
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
  • 27 January 1939 (1939-01-27)
Running time
85 minutes
Budget410,000 Reichsmarks

In the Name of the People (German: Im Namen des Volkes) is a 1939 German crime film directed by Erich Engels and starring Rudolf Fernau, Fritz Kampers, and Rolf Weih.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Sohnle and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin.


A dangerous criminal, just released from jail in England, goes on a violent spree robbing motorists on the roads of Bavaria.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 536


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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