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Herbert Selpin (1902–1942)

Herbert Selpin was born on May 29, 1902 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Trenck, der Pandur (1940), Titanic (1943) and The Dream of the Rhine (1933). He was married to Anni Markart. He died on August 1, 1942 in Berlin. See full bio »


(age 40) in Berlin, Germany

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Dissatisfied with the scenario of the film Titanic (1943), Selpin openly criticized its writer Walter Zerlett-Olfenius and the whole German Navy. Goebbels had him arrested by the Gestapo. Selpin was found hung in his cell the following day. Suicide or murder. See more »

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