Call Over the Air

Call Over the Air (German: Ruf aus dem Äther) is a 1951 Austrian drama film directed by Georg C. Klaren and Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring Oskar Werner, Lucia Scharf and Fritz Imhoff.[1]

Call Over the Air
Directed byGeorg C. Klaren
Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Produced byGeorg Wilhelm Pabst
Written byKurt Heuser
StarringOskar Werner
Lucia Scharf
Fritz Imhoff
Music byRoland Kovac
CinematographyWilli Sohm
Distributed byUnion Film
Release date
5 January 1951
Running time
82 minutes

It was made at the Sievering Studios in Vienna with location shooting at the Dachstein in the Alps.[2] The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Jüptner-Jonstorff. Although filming took place in 1948, it wasn't released for a further three years in either Austria or West Germany.



  1. Fritsche p.242
  2. Rentschler p.284


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men in Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity. Berghahn Books, 2013.
  • Eric Rentschler. The Films of G.W. Pabst: an extraterritorial cinema. Rutgers University Press, 1990.
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