Gustav Althoff

Gustav Althoff (1885 1948) was a German film producer.[1] He was a leading independent producer during the Weimar and Nazi eras, establishing his own Althoff Studios in Berlin in 1939.

Gustav Althoff
Born2 January 1885
Died24 November 1948 (aged 63)
Years active1920-1943 (film)

Originally a cinema-owner in Dortmund before expanding into film distribution, he moved to Berlin in 1920. He founded both his own Aco-Film company, and also co-founded Aafa-Film. He continued producing until the Nazi Party centralised all film production in the early 1940s.

Selected filmography


  1. Prawer p.126


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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