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The Impossible Mister Pitt

The Impossible Mister Pitt
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Directed byHarry Piel
Written byHarald Bratt
Reinhold Meißner
Georg Mühlen-Schulte
Harry Piel
Based onThe Impossible Mister Pitt by Georg Mühlen-Schulte
Produced byHans Conradi
Harry Piel
StarringHarry Piel
Willi Schur
Leopold von Ledebur
Hilde Weissner
CinematographyKarl Puth
Fritz von Friedl
Edited byCarl Otto Bartning
Music byErnst Leenen
Terra Film
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
16 April 1938
Running time
92 minutes

The Impossible Mister Pitt (German: Der unmögliche Herr Pitt) is a 1938 German adventure crime film directed by and starring Harry Piel. It also features Willi Schur, Leopold von Ledebur and Hilde Weissner.[1] [2] It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin and on location off the coast of Split in Croatia. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Otto Erdmann and Hans Sohnle. It was based on the novel of the same title by Georg Mühlen-Schulte who also worked on the screenplay.[3]


Two men, Tom and Tim escape from a Tunisian prison where they had been doing hard labour after being arrested following a brawl and not having correct identity documents. They board a luxury yacht and encounter Lucienne and her father Thomas Cay. Tom impersonates a man called Pitt who is engaged to Lucienne and she, taking a liking to him, plays along. He soon uncovers a plot to sabotage the yacht.



  1. ^ Noack p.127
  2. ^ Giesen p.146
  3. ^ Goble p.337


  • Giesen, Rolf. The Nosferatu Story: The Seminal Horror Film, Its Predecessors and Its Enduring Legacy. McFarland, 2019.
  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Noack, Frank. Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
  • Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press, 1996.
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