Above All Else in the World

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Above All Else in the World
Directed by Karl Ritter
Produced by Karl Ritter
Written by Felix Lützkendorf
Karl Ritter
Starring Paul Hartmann
Hannes Stelzer
Fritz Kampers
Carl Raddatz
Music by Herbert Windt
Cinematography Werner Krien
Edited by Gottfried Ritter
Distributed by UFA
Release date
21 March 1941
Running time
85 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

Above All Else in the World (German:Über alles in der Welt) is a 1941 German drama film directed by Karl Ritter and starring Paul Hartmann, Hannes Stelzer and Fritz Kampers.[1] The title refers to the second line of the German national anthem. It was made as a propaganda film designed to promote Nazi Germany's war aims in the Second World War.


Following the outbreak of war, Germans abroad face persecution from the British and French authorities.



  1. ^ Kreimeier p.312


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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