The Beaver Coat (1949 film)

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The Beaver Coat
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German film poster
German Der Biberpelz
Directed by Erich Engel
Written by Robert A. Stemmle
Based on The Beaver Coat
by Gerhart Hauptmann
Produced byHerbert Uhlich
Starring
Cinematography Bruno Mondi
Edited byLilian Seng
Music byErnst Roters
Production
company
Distributed by Progress Film
Release date
  • 21 October 1949 (1949-10-21)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryEast Germany
LanguageGerman

The Beaver Coat (German : Der Biberpelz) is a 1949 East German comedy film directed by Erich Engel and starring Fita Benkhoff, Werner Hinz and Käthe Haack. [1] It is an adaptation of Gerhart Hauptmann's 1893 play The Beaver Coat , previously adapted into a 1928 silent film and a 1937 sound film produced during the Nazi era.

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It was made at the Johannisthal Studios in Berlin and on the backlot of Babelsberg Studios, both of which fell into the Eastern Zone of occupation in 1945 and were under the control of the state-owned DEFA organisation. Location shooting also took place in Potsdam. The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Erdmann.

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References

  1. Liehm, Mira & Liehm, Antonín J. The Most Important Art: Eastern European Film After 1945. University of California Press, 1977. p. 85.