Set in present day Germany (and by present day we’re talking 1972), Sandy (Glenn Corbett, Homicidal, Chisum) is an American private eye searching for the person who killed his partner.
A fish-out-of-water detective story, Fuller’s Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street navigates the shadows of the great crime dramas, filling the viewer’s imagination with memories of the classic private dick stories bringing to life the likes of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and Peter Gunn.
In a film filled with double-crosses, several red herrings, and the quintessential femme fatale, Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street is a treat for any Samuel Fuller fan, as well as the uninitiated.
Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street, written and directed by Samuel Fuller (The Naked Kiss, Pick Up On South Street), stars Glenn Corbett (Homicidal, Chisum), Christa Lang (Thieves After Dark, White Dog), Sieghardt Rupp (A Fistful of Dollars, The Last Ride To Santa Cruz), Anton Diffring (The Blue Max, Where Eagles Dare) and Stephane Audran (Babette’s Feast, Le Boucher).
Return to Beethoven Street: Sam Fuller in Germany, a documentary by Robert Fischer featuring interviews with Christa Lang-Fuller, Eric P. Caspar, Wim Wenders, Dominik Graf, Janet Bergstrom, and more
Essay by Lisa Dombrowski, author of The Films of Samuel Fuller
Essay by Samuel B. Prime