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Hein Heckroth (1901–1970)

German born Hein worked as a set and costume designer for the German national ballet before moving to England in the 1940's where he designed for films such as 'Red Shoes, The (1948)' and 'Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)'. See full bio »

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Known For

The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes Production Designer
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Tales of Hoffmann Production Designer
Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Pursuit of the Graf Spee Art Department
A Matter of Life and Death
A Matter of Life and Death Costume Designer


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 1969 Undine (TV Movie)
 1968 Graf Öderland (TV Movie)
 1966 Torn Curtain
 1965 Tatort (TV Movie)
 1962 Wetter veränderlich (TV Movie)
 1962 Nur eine Karaffe (TV Movie)
 1961 Aimée (TV Movie)
 1961 Kaiser Jones (TV Movie)
 1961 Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (TV Movie)
 1959 Peterchen's Mondfahrt (TV Movie)
 1959 Geschichte vom Soldaten (TV Movie)
 1955 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Short)
 1950 Gone to Earth
 1949 Hour of Glory
 1948 The Red Shoes
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German surrealist painter, who made his reputation as a production designer for German ballet and theatre. He moved to Britain in 1935 as a set and costume designer. In 1948, he became chief production designer for Powell and Pressburger, best known for The Red Shoes (1948). See more »

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