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Billi. Billi was created by the German film director Edmund Heuberger and appeared in four films in 1932 and 1933, beginning with Billi Schlägt Dürchs Leben.

Billi is a brave, working-class German whose efforts to get and hold an ordinary job inevitably lead him into perilous adventures with dangerous men. When Billi gets a job as a chauffeur he is used as a decoy by a trio of bank robbers. When Billi trains with the yo-yo for the 1936 Olympics, working by day at a Ferris wheel, Billi’s neighbor embezzles a letter and forces Billi into life-threatening jumps from the Ferris wheel. And so on.

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