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The Beaver Coat (1949 film)

The Beaver Coat
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German film poster
GermanDer Biberpelz
Directed byErich Engel
Written byRobert A. Stemmle
Based onThe Beaver Coat
by Gerhart Hauptmann
Produced byHerbert Uhlich
CinematographyBruno Mondi
Edited byLilian Seng
Music byErnst Roters
Distributed byProgress Film
Release date
  • 21 October 1949 (1949-10-21)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryEast Germany

The Beaver Coat (German: Der Biberpelz) is a 1949 East German comedy film directed by Erich Engel and starring Fita Benkhoff, Werner Hinz and Käthe Haack.[1] It is an adaptation of Gerhart Hauptmann's 1893 play The Beaver Coat, previously adapted into a 1928 silent film and a 1937 sound film produced during the Nazi era.

It was made at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and on the backlot of Babelsberg Studios, both of which fell into the Eastern Zone of occupation in 1945 and were under the control of the state-owned DEFA organisation. Location shooting also took place in Potsdam. The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Erdmann.


See also


  1. ^ Liehm, Mira & Liehm, Antonín J. The Most Important Art: Eastern European Film After 1945. University of California Press, 1977. p. 85.
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