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The Missing Miniature

The Missing Miniature
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Directed byCarl-Heinz Schroth
Written byErich Kästner
Produced byKlaus Stapenhorst
CinematographyEkkehard Kyrath
Edited by
  • Fritz Stapenhorst
  • Ilse Wilken
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
Distributed byEuropa Film
Release date
25 December 1954
Running time
83 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Missing Miniature (German: Die verschwundene Miniatur) is a 1954 West German comedy crime film directed by Carl-Heinz Schroth and starring Paola Loew, Ralph Lothar and Paul Westermeier.[1] It is based on the 1935 story of the same name by Erich Kästner. It was shot at the Carlton Studios in Munich and on location in Copenhagen, Lübeck and Hanover. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Max Mellin and Wolf Englert.


While on holiday in Copenhagen, a butcher meets a young woman in a café and agrees to transport a miniature painting back to Germany for her. This soon leads to complications.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.236


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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