Panic in Chicago

Panic in Chicago
Directed by Robert Wiene
Produced by Leo Meyer
Written by Robert Heymann (novel)
Friedrich Raff
Julius Urgiss
Starring Olga Tschechowa
Hans Rehmann
Ferdinand Hart
Hilde Hildebrand
Music by Michael Krauss
Cinematography Willy Goldberger
Edited by Paul May
Deutsche Lichtspiel-Syndikat
Distributed by Deutsche Lichtspiel-Syndikat
Release dates
23 June 1931
Running time
77 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Panic in Chicago (German: Panik in Chicago) is a 1931 German crime film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Olga Tschechowa, Hans Rehmann and Ferdinand Hart. It was based on the novel Panic in Chicago by the German writer Robert Heymann. It premiered at the Palast-am-Zoo in Berlin on 23 June 1931.[1]


In 1930s mob-dominated Chicago, a leading gangster poses as a respectable member of society.



  1. Jung & Schatzberg p.222


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