|Original title||12:15 a.m. room 9|
|Country of production||Germany|
|Age rating||FSK 16|
|Director||Arthur Maria Rabenalt|
|script||Gerhard T. Buchholz|
|production|| Heinz Rühmann |
The following events take place largely in real time between 10:45 p.m. and 12:15 a.m., the moviegoers were informed by a clock in the film how far they were from the solution to the case:
On the eve of a eagerly awaited horse race, a number of sometimes rather opaque guests meet at the renowned Turfhotel Leutner. Among them is the shady consul Pallant, who has gone here with his entourage. The "weird birds" have gathered at a table, which is seized by a strange unrest. Allegedly you are a motley betting community. The enthusiastic amateur radio operator Martin Leutner, the son of the hotel owner, is in the room of his fiancée Maria Mertens. Here he receives supposedly legal betting tips for tomorrow's race on behalf of the windy consul.
Initially, Martin, who gets more and more nervous in the course of the plot, has no idea that he has got caught up in the criminal machinations of Pallant and his crook friends, because in truth the radio messages are the encrypted communication of a dangerous gang of dollar forgers , whose head is the consul . Also, nobody knows that the police have meanwhile infiltrated the Turfhotel in order to put a stop to Consul Pallant: The slick, exemplary, correct waiter of the Leutner house is really none other than the criminal investigation officer Hans Wiegler. Shortly after midnight, he finally begins to become active and finally lets the trap snap shut at 12:15 a.m.
12:15 am Room 9 was created in the summer of 1949 in the Berlin-Tempelhof studios and in Berlin (exterior shots). The film passed the censorship on December 20, 1949 and was premiered on March 23, 1950 at Universum-Kino in Essen, the Berlin premiere took place on April 28, 1950.
"Somewhat confused and rather viscous thriller from the early post-war period."