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Fritz Kirchhoff

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Fritz Kirchhoff
Born(1901-12-10)10 December 1901
Died25 June 1953(1953-06-25) (aged 51)
Occupation
Years active1937–1950 (director)

Fritz Kirchhoff (1901–1953) was a German screenwriter, film producer and director. He was a noted director during the Nazi era, directing film such as the anti-British propaganda thriller Attack on Baku (1942). His 1942 film 5 June, showing the German defeat of France in 1940, was banned by Joseph Goebbels for unclear reasons, although it has been speculated it was to avoid offending the Vichy government.[1] After the Second World War Kirchoff set up his own production company in Hamburg.

Selected filmography

Director

Producer

References

  1. ^ Eltin, p. 177.

Bibliography

  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.
  • Eltin, Richard A., ed. (2002). Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-22087-1.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.


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