Friday the Thirteenth (1949 film)

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.

Friday the Thirteenth
Fita Benkhoff and Rudolf Fernau
Directed byErich Engels
Produced byEduard Kubat
Written by
  • Erich Engels (play)
  • Ernst Nebhut
  • Just Scheu
Music byLudwig Schmidseder
CinematographyE.W. Fiedler
Edited byCharlotte Steidinger
Distributed by
  • Prisma Film (West Germany)
  • Sovexport Film (East Germany)
Release date
  • 9 November 1949 (1949-11-09)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryWest Germany

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.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Artur Günther.


See also


  1. Rentschler p. 266


  • Rentschler, Eric (1996). The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-57640-7.
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