|Directed by||Hans Steinhoff|
|Produced by||Carl Heinz Jarosy|
|Edited by||Tonka Taldy|
|Music by||Felice Montagnini|
The Paw (German: Die Pranke) is a 1931 German thriller film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Charlotte Susa, Hans Rehmann, and Fritz Rasp.
It was made as a co-production with the Italian Cines Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Daniele Crespi. A separate Italian version The Man with the Claw was also made.
A notorious criminal and serial killer commits a series of murders using a strangely-shaped hand leading the police to nickname him "The Paw". When he murders the engineer of a brand new racing car, one of the drivers takes the investigation into his own hands.
- Charlotte Susa as Renate
- Hans Rehmann as Peter Krüger, Rennfahrer
- Fritz Rasp as Dr. Ing. Rappis
- Eugen Klöpfer as Ingenieur Lorenzi
- Berthe Ostyn as Frau Gina Rappis
- Oskar Sima as Polizeikommissar Bernard
- Peter Voß as Propagandachef Gastal
- John Mylong as Rennfahrer Lopez
- Erich Kestin as Monteur Köppe
- Carl Goetz as General-Direktor Alberti
- Flockina von Platen as Telephonistin
- Vicky Werckmeister as Stenotypistin
- 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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