Heimat (1938 film)

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Directed by Carl Froelich
Produced by Carl Froelich
Written by Harald Braun
Starring Zarah Leander
Heinrich George
Music by Theo Mackeben
Cinematography Franz Weihmayr
Edited by Gustav Lohse
Distributed by Ufa Film Company
Release date
  • June 25, 1938 (1938-06-25) (Germany)

  • September 9, 1938 (1938-09-09) (USA)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

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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