Above All Else in the World

Above All Else in the World (German: Über alles in der Welt) is a 1941 German drama film directed by Karl Ritter and starring Paul Hartmann, Hannes Stelzer and Fritz Kampers.[1] The title refers to the second line of the German national anthem. It was made as a propaganda film designed to promote Nazi Germany's war aims in the Second World War.

Above All Else in the World
Directed byKarl Ritter
Produced byKarl Ritter
Written by
  • Felix Lützkendorf
  • Karl Ritter
Music byHerbert Windt
CinematographyWerner Krien
Edited byGottfried Ritter
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 21 March 1941 (1941-03-21)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryNazi Germany


Following the outbreak of war, Germans abroad face persecution from the British and French authorities.



  1. Kreimeier p. 312


  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.
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