The Theft of the Mona Lisa (1931)

This German crime drama was based on a true story. Willy Forst stars as a poverty-stricken Italian glazier who falls in love with French hotel maid Rosa Valletti. Struck by the girl's resemblance to Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Forst manages to steal the painting from the Louvre in hopes of impressing his sweetheart. But when the girl proves to be a fickle sort, the crestfallen hero confesses his crime and is carted off to jail. Unwilling to admit that he'd been led astray by a woman, Forst claims that he stole the Mona Lisa to restore it to his native Italy, and as a result is hailed as a national hero! Raub der Mona Lisa was distributed in the U.S. by RKO Radio, under the title The Theft of the Mona Lisa.

Directing:
  • Géza von Bolváry

Writing:
  • Walter Reisch

Stars:
Release Date: 1931-08-24
themoviedb icon 5.5/10
  • Country: DE
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Runtime: 83
Gustaf Gründgens
Gustaf Gründg...
Unbekannter
Max Gülstorff
Max Gülstorff
Oberaufseher
Fritz Odemar
Fritz Odemar
Direktor des Louvre
Ferdinand von Alten
Ferdinand von...
Willi Forst
Willi Forst
Vincenzo Peruggia
Paul Kemp
Paul Kemp
Polizeileutnant
Hubert von Meyerinck
Hubert von Me...
Museumsführer
Anton Pointner
Anton Pointne...
Reisender
Rosa Valetti
Rosa Valetti
Alexander Granach
Alexander Gra...
Redner
Fritz Grünbaum
Fritz Grünbau...
Angeblicher Bilderdieb
Angelo Ferrari
Angelo Ferrar...
Italienischer Polizeikommissar
Lilian Ellis
Lilian Ellis
Hermine Sterler
Hermine Sterl...
Max Linder
Max Linder
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