Heimat (1938 film)

Heimat is a 1938 German historical drama film directed by Carl Froelich and starring Zarah Leander, Heinrich George and Ruth Hellberg. The film's melodramatic storyline portrays the return of a leading singer to her hometown, where her father wishes her to settle down and marry. It is based on the 1893 play Heimat by Hermann Sudermann.[1]

Directed byCarl Froelich
Produced by
  • Carl Froelich
  • Friedrich Pflughaupt
Written by
Music byTheo Mackeben
CinematographyFranz Weihmayr
Edited byGustav Lohse
  • Tonfilmstudio Carl Froelich
  • UFA
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • June 25, 1938 (1938-06-25) (Germany)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryNazi Germany

It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Schroedter and Walter Haag.

Froelich won the award for best director at the 1938 Venice Film Festival for this film.



  1. Reimer p. 109


  • Reimer, Robert C. (2000). Cultural History Through a National Socialist Lens: Essays on the Cinema of the Third Reich. Camden House. ISBN 978-1-57113-164-5.
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