Hellmut Weiss | Helmuth Weiss | Hellmuth Weiß | Helmut Weiß
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German writer-director of commercially successful mainstream entertainments. The son of a theologian, Weiss began his career on stage in 1927 at the Staatstheater Berlin, turning to films in 1935. He gained experience as an assistant director to Kurt Hoffmann in the early 40's and made his first mark as a director in his own right with the hugely successful remake of the classic comedy The Punch