Stop thief!

Ole Palsbo, Denmark, 1945

11 min.DK/Short fictionInformation films

A journalist and a press photographer are given the power of becoming invisible. They go looking for petty crimes, and are present at burglaries and robberies. Suddenly becoming visible, they point out to the victims of the crimes that they have only themselves to blame. They have invited the crimes by being careless. The moral of this fantasy is: "Stop the thief before he steals".
Basic information Credits
Original title Stop Tyven!
Danish title Stop Tyven
Other titles Stop tyven før han stjæler
Keywords Theft, Burglary, Prophylaxis, Crime prevention, Crime, 1940-1949
Director Ole Palsbo
Screenplay Mogens Kaarøe
Director of Photography Verner Jensen
Sound Børge Hallenberg, Carl H. Petersen
Composer Erik Fiehn
Appearance Poul Reichhardt, Arthur Jensen, Asbjørn Andersen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 302 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 15.12.1945
Cinemas Alexandra forfilm til "Guldfeber"
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Executive Producer Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Commissioned by Dansk Tyveriforsikringsforening
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Ole Palsbo


Script Mogens Kaarøe


Cinematography Verner Jensen


Music Erik Fiehn


Sound Børge Hallenberg
Sound Carl H. Petersen


Appearance Poul Reichhardt
Appearance Arthur Jensen
Appearance Asbjørn Andersen

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