Helmut Käutner

Intro German film director (1908-1980)
A.K.A. Helmut Kaütner, Helmut Kautner
Was Actor Film director Screenwriter Film actor
From Germany
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 25 March 1908, Düsseldorf, Germany
Death 20 April 1980, Castellina in Chianti, Italy (aged 72 years)
Star sign Aries

Helmut Käutner (born 25 March 1908 in Düsseldorf, Germany; died 20 April 1980 in Castellina in Chianti, Italy) was a German film director active mainly in the 1940s and 1950s. He began his career at the end of the Weimar Republic and had released his first major films in Nazi Germany. His 1956 film Der Hauptmann von Köpenick was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards. Three years later, his film The Rest Is Silence was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.

Selected filmography


Kitty and the World Conference (1939) Woman Made to Measure (1940) Clothes Make the Man (1940) Goodbye, Franziska (1941) Anuschka (1942) We Make Music (1942) Romance in a Minor Key (1943) Große Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944) Under the Bridges (1946) In Those Days (1947) The Original Sin (1948) Royal Children (1950) The Orplid Mystery (1950) White Shadows (1951) Captain Bay-Bay (1953) The Last Bridge (1954) Portrait of an Unknown Woman (1954) Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955) Des Teufels General (1955) Sky Without Stars (1955) The Girl from Flanders (1956) The Captain from Köpenick (1956) The Zurich Engagement (1957) Love from Paris (1957) The Restless Years (1958) Der Schinderhannes (1958) A Stranger in My Arms (1959) The Rest Is Silence (1959) The Goose of Sedan (1959) A Glass of Water (1960) Black Gravel (1961) The Dream of Lieschen Mueller (1961) Redhead (1962) The House in Montevideo (1963) Lausbubengeschichten [de] (1964) Die Feuerzangenbowle (1970) Der Kommissar: Anonymer Anruf (1970, TV) Derrick: Stiftungsfest (1974, TV)


Wibbel the Tailor (1939, directed by Viktor de Kowa) Film ohne Titel (1948, directed by Rudolf Jugert) Nights on the Road (1952, directed by Rudolf Jugert)


Cruiser Emden (1932, directed by Louis Ralph), as Seaman A Far Country (1967, TV film, directed by Ida Ehre), as Sigmund Freud The Devil and the Good Lord (1967, TV film, directed by Peter Beauvais), as Archbishop Ein Mann namens Harry Brent [de] (1968, TV miniseries, directed by Peter Beauvais), as Sir Gordon Towns Babeck [de] (1968, TV miniseries, directed by Wolfgang Becker), as Dr. Brenner Bend Sinister (1970, TV film, directed by Herbert Vesely), as Adam Krug Der Kommissar: Messer im Rücken (1970, TV, directed by Wolfgang Staudte), as Hugo Blasek Hauser's Memory (1970, TV film, directed by Boris Sagal), as Dr. Kramer The Woman in White [de] (1971, TV miniseries, directed by Wilhelm Semmelroth), as Sir Frederic Fairlie Tatort: Der Richter in Weiss [de] (1971, TV, directed by Peter Schulze-Rohr), as Professor Kemm Temptation in the Summer Wind (1972, directed by Rolf Thiele), as Professor Bomhard Van der Valk und die Reichen [de] (1973, TV film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen), as Canisius Karl May (1974, directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg), as Karl May Derrick: Nur Aufregungen für Rohn (1975, TV, directed by Wolfgang Becker), as Paul Seibach Derrick: Auf eigene Faust (1976, TV, directed by Zbyněk Brynych), as Duktus


Hans-Jürgen Tast: Helmut Käutner – Unter den Brücken. 1944/45. Schellerten: Kulleraugen, 2007; ISBN 978-3-88842-033-7 Hans-Jürgen Tast: Helmut Käutner – In jenen Tagen. 1947. Schellerten: Kulleraugen, 2007; ISBN 978-3-88842-034-4

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