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KENNWORT: MACHIN (1939)

Paul Dahlke, Viktoria von Ballasko and Albert Hehn
$10.49
 

Der bisher als pflichttreu und tadellos geltende Kassierer Jürgen Borb entpuppt sich als gewiefter Verbrecher, der eines Tages mehr als eine Million Mark unterschlägt und damit verschwindet. Borbs Stiefschwester Mette glaubt nicht an seine Schuld und verliebt sich in den Hamburger Kriminalkommissar Hans Forst, der die Spur ihres Stiefbruders bis auf ein Schiff nach New York verfolgt. Borb, der sich als südamerikanischer Weltmann Machin maskiert, verliebt sich in die Hochstaplerin Norah, die jedoch gemeinsam mit ihrem Komplizen Ramon nur versucht, an das gestohlene Geld zu kommen. Bei einem Showdown mit der Polizei wird Borb erschossen. Forst kehrt zurück nach Hamburg. Mette erwartet ihn bereits. 

The cashier, Jurgen Borb, has already worked for 10 years at Dadag in Hamburg and is an example for customer service and company loyalty.  His loyalty and professionalism are matched by the trust of his employers, who, while relating to him in an acceptable manner professionally, desire no closer contact with him outside of the workplace.  When Borb suddenly disappears one day, Dadag's directors and Borb's colleagues are surprised.  They become even more surprised when they soon discover that Borb has embezzled well over a million Marks from the firm.  His stepsister, Mette, doesn't believe that her stepbrother is an embezzler.  In the meantime, she has fallen in love with a criminal investigator, who, she believes, is simply exploiting her affections to get to Borb.  Then one day, the criminal investigator finds a body in the cellar of a house Borb rented under a false name and this man created a phony ID card for Borb, identifying him as a resident of a South American country.  But are things really as they seem? 

 
THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW BEFORE THE FEATURE FILM, JUST AS THEATRE-GOERS IN GERMANY MIGHT HAVE WATCHED BEFORE THE START OF THE MAIN FILM  (thouth the feautrette may not be contemporary to the film).
 
DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES  (except for the newsreel).  TOTAL COMBINED TIME:  103 MINS.  WELL-WORN, VHS-LIKE QUALITY; BUT WATCHABLE.
 
 
 
 

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