Franz Weihmayr

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Franz Weihmayr
Born 30 December 1903
Munich, Germany
Died 26 May 1969(1969-05-26) (aged 65)
Munich, West Germany
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1924–1964 (film)

Franz Weihmayr (30 December 1903 – 26 May 1969) was a German cinematographer who worked on over eighty films between 1924 and 1964. He was one of the leading German cinematographers of the Nazi era, working on a number of Zarah Leander films and the 1935 propaganda documentary Triumph of the Will. After the Second World War Weihmayr worked in West German cinema including rubble films such as Love '47.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Knopp, Guido. Hitler's Women. Routledge, 2003.
  • Rother, Rainer. Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Genius. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003.

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