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The Golden Plague (1954 film)

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The Golden Plague
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German film poster
GermanDie goldene Pest
Directed byJohn Brahm
Written by
Produced byGerhard T. Buchholz
Walter Guse
CinematographyKlaus von Rautenfeld
Edited byWalter Boos
Wolfgang Flaum
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
Occident Film
Distributed byAllianz Filmverleih
Release date
  • 30 December 1954 (1954-12-30)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Golden Plague (German: Die goldene Pest) is a 1954 West German drama film directed by John Brahm and starring Ivan Desny, Karlheinz Böhm, and Gertrud Kückelmann.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Alfred Bütow.


Ivan Desny plays a disillusioned exile returning to Germany from the United States. The film centers around drug trafficking and the black market.[1][2]



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See also


  1. ^ a b Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. p. 306. ISBN 1571816550. JSTOR j.ctt1x76dm6.
  2. ^ Kapczynski, Jennifer M.; Richardson, Michael D., eds. (2014) [2012]. A New History of German Cinema. Rochester, NY: Camden House. ISBN 978-1-57113-595-7.

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