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Helmut Weiss (1907–1969)

Helmut Weiss was born on January 25, 1907 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany as Helmut Ludwig Johann-Georg Weiss. He was a director and actor, known for Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944), Vertauschtes Leben (1961) and Tromba (1949). He died on January 13, 1969 in West Berlin, West Germany. See full bio »

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Known For

Die Feuerzangenbowle
Vertauschtes Leben
Tromba Director
Geheimnis einer Ehe


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 1969 Die Lokomotive (TV Movie) (theatre version)
 1969 Katzenzungen (TV Movie)
 1966 Unser Pauker (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Die Entscheidung (1966)
- Die Kur (1966)
- Patienten (1966)
- Das Pflegekind (1966)
- Ehesorgen (1966)
 1966 Die Chefin (TV Movie)
 1964 Im Tingeltangel tut sich was (TV Movie)
 1963 Sophienlund (TV Movie)
 1951 Geheimnis einer Ehe (as Helmut Weiß)
 1949 Tromba
 1949 Träum' nicht, Annette (uncredited)
 1947 Herzkönig
 1947 Quax in Afrika (as Helmut Weiß)
 1946 Sag' die Wahrheit (as Helmut Weiß)
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Alternate Names:

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 Die ... See more »

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