|Born||10 December 1901
Hannover, German Empire
|Died||25 June 1953
Hamburg, West Germany
|Years active||1937-1950 (director)|
Fritz Kirchhoff (1901–1953) was a German screenwriter, film producer and director. He was a noted director during the Nazi era, directing film such as the anti-British propaganda thriller Attack on Baku (1942). His 1942 film 5 June, showing the German defeat of France in 1940, was banned by Joseph Goebbels for unclear reasons, although it has been speculated it was to avoid offending the Vichy government. After the Second World War Kirchoff set up his own production company in Hamburg.
- Tango Notturno (1937)
- Shadows Over St. Pauli (1938)
- Why Are You Lying, Elisabeth? (1939)
- Attack on Baku (1942)
- 5 June (1942)
- One Day (1945)
- The Girl from the South Seas (1950)
- The Thief of Baghdad (1952)
- I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg (1952)
- Eltin p.177
- Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
- Eltin, Richard A. Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
- Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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