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Robert Koch (film)

Robert Koch
German promotional image
Directed byHans Steinhoff
Written by
Produced by
  • Gerhard Staab
  • Emil Jannings
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Edited byMartha Dübber
Music byWolfgang Zeller
Distributed by
  • Tobis Film (Germany)
  • UFA (US)
Release date
26 September 1939
Running time
113 minutes

Robert Koch (German title: Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes) is a 1939 Nazi propaganda film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss and Viktoria von Ballasko.[1] The film was a biopic of the German pioneering microbiologist Robert Koch (1843-1910). It was shot at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and premiered at the city's Ufa-Palast am Zoo. The film was made by the Tobis Film company, and was also distributed in the United States by the largest German studio UFA.



  1. ^ Reimer & Reimer p.189


  • Reimer, Robert C. & Reimer, Carol J. The A to Z of German Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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