Helmut Weiss

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Helmut Weiss
Born 25 January 1907
Göttingen, Lower Saxony
German Empire
Died January 13, 1969(1969-01-13) (aged 61)
West Berlin, West Germany
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director
Years active 1935–1969

Helmut Weiss (January 25, 1907 – January 13, 1969) was a German actor, screenwriter and film director. He was notable for directing Tell the Truth the first film produced in what was to become the future West Germany after the Second World War. It was made in Hamburg in the British Zone of Occupation.[1] Much of the film had already been made at the UFA studios in Berlin shortly before the arrival of the Red Army, but Weiss dramatically re-shot it. The film was significant in its use of outdoor locations in common with other post-war rubble films.

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  1. ^ Kreimeier p.375


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

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