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Erich Kettelhut (1893–1979)

Erich Kettelhut was born on November 1, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. He was a production designer and art director, known for Metropolis (1927), Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922) and Die Herrin der Welt 4. Teil - König Macombe (1919). He died on March 13, 1979 in Hamburg, West Germany. See full bio »


(age 85) in Hamburg, West Germany

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 1966 Der schwarze Freitag (TV Movie)
 1964 Wölfe und Schafe (TV Movie)
 1964 Das Verhör (TV Short)
 1964 Das Mietshaus (TV Short)
 1963 Glashauskomödie (TV Movie)
 1956 Nina
 1954 A Love Story
 1953 Mask in Blue
 1951 Torreani
 1942 Der 5. Juni
 1940 Kora Terry
 1939 Hallo Janine!
 1938 Grossalarm
 1937 Gasparone
 1936 Glückskinder
 1936 Final Accord
 1932 Le vainqueur
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Distinguished German art director and production designer, a graduate of the Berlin Kunstgewerbeschule. He was first active as a stage-set painter. Following military service during World War I, Kettelhut joined the production team of Otto Hunte and Karl Vollbrecht, importantly translating Hunte's designs into tangible film architecture. His most famous collaboration was on Fritz Lang's ... See more »

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