Heimat (1938 film)

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Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced byCarl Froelich
Written byHarald Braun
StarringZarah Leander
Heinrich George
Music byTheo Mackeben
CinematographyFranz Weihmayr
Edited byGustav Lohse
Distributed byUfa Film Company
Release date
  • June 25, 1938 (1938-06-25) (Germany)

  • September 9, 1938 (1938-09-09) (USA)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryNazi Germany

Heimat is a 1938 German drama film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Zarah Leander, Heinrich George and Ruth Hellberg. The film's melodramatic storyline portrays the return of a leading singer to her hometown, where her father wishes her to settle down and marry. It is based on the 1893 play Heimat by Hermann Sudermann.[1]

Froelich won the award for best director at the 1938 Venice Film Festival for this film.



  1. ^ Reimer p.109


  • Reimer, Robert C. Cultural History Through a National Socialist Lens: Essays on Cinema of the Third Reich. Camden House, 2000.

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