|Friday the Thirteenth|
|Directed by||Erich Engels|
|Produced by||Eduard Kubat|
|Cinematography||E. W. Fiedler|
|Edited by||Charlotte Steidinger|
|Music by||Ludwig Schmidseder|
Friday the Thirteenth (German : Freitag, der 13.) is a 1949 West German comedy crime film directed by Erich Engels and starring Fritz Kampers, Angelika Hauff, and Fita Benkhoff.
It was made by Terra Film in 1944, but was not released before the end of the Second World War. It received its much delayed premiere in 1949. It was one of several Nazi-era productions that were given releases in the years after the end of the war.
The film's sets were designed by the art director Artur Günther.
Heinrich Wilhelm "Heinz" Rühmann was a German film actor who appeared in over 100 films between 1926 and 1993. He is one of the most famous and popular German actors of the 20th century, and is considered a German film legend. Rühmann is best known for playing the part of a comic ordinary citizen in film comedies such as Three from the Filling Station and The Punch Bowl. During his later years, he was also a respected character actor in films such as The Captain from Köpenick and It Happened in Broad Daylight. His only English-speaking movie was Ship of Fools in 1964.
Fritz Kampers was a German film actor. He appeared in more than 250 films between 1913 and 1950.
Fita Benkhoff was a German actress.
Angelika Hauff (1922–1983) was an Austrian stage and film actress. She worked prolifically as a film actress in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War appearing in the lead roles in several successful films that included: The Marriage of Figaro and Dark Eyes. (1951). A versatile actor she appeared in a variety of cinematic genres in Germany and Austria and attained international recognition in French, English and Italian films. She was a preeminent stage actress with the prestigious Vienna Burgtheatre portraying classic German language roles and being awarded the highest acting honours.
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