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The Chief Witness (film)

The Chief Witness
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Directed byGeorg Jacoby
Written byGeorge Clifford Marivale (play)
Johannes Eyken (play)
Bernd Hofmann
Georg C. Klaren
Karl Lerbs
Produced byHans Herbert Ulrich
Robert Wüllner
StarringIván Petrovich
Sybille Schmitz
Sabine Peters
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Edited byWolfgang Becker
Music byWalter Gronostay
Distributed byUFA
Release date
21 April 1937
Running time
84 minutes

The Chief Witness (German: Die Kronzeugin) is a 1937 German crime drama film directed by Georg Jacoby and starring Iván Petrovich, Sybille Schmitz and Sabine Peters.[1] [2] It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin.[3] The film's sets were designed by the art directors Otto Hunte and Willy Schiller. Location shooting took place in the Krkonose Mountains in Czechoslovakia and Zugspitze in Bavaria.



  1. ^ Giesen p.145
  2. ^ Rentschler p.280
  3. ^ Bock & Töteberg p.350


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  • Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press, 1996.
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