Helmut Käutner (born 25 March 1908 in Düsseldorf, Germany; died 20 April 1980 in Castellina in Chianti, Italy) was a German film director active mainly in the 1940s and 1950s. He began his career at the end of the Weimar Republic and had released his first major films in Nazi Germany.
Helmut Käutner (1960)
|Died||20 April 1980 72) (aged|
|Occupation||Film director, actor|
His 1956 film Der Hauptmann von Köpenick was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards. Three years later, his film The Rest Is Silence was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.
- Kitty and the World Conference (1939)
- Woman Made to Measure (1940)
- Clothes Make the Man (1940)
- Goodbye, Franziska (1941)
- Anuschka (1942)
- We Make Music (1942)
- Romance in a Minor Key (1943)
- Große Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944)
- Under the Bridges (1946)
- In Those Days (1947)
- The Original Sin (1948)
- Royal Children (1950)
- The Orplid Mystery (1950)
- White Shadows (1951)
- Captain Bay-Bay (1953)
- The Last Bridge (1954)
- Portrait of an Unknown Woman (1954)
- Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955)
- Des Teufels General (1955)
- Sky Without Stars (1955)
- The Girl from Flanders (1956)
- The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
- The Zurich Engagement (1957)
- Love from Paris (1957)
- The Restless Years (1958)
- Der Schinderhannes (1958)
- A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
- The Rest Is Silence (1959)
- The Goose of Sedan (1959)
- A Glass of Water (1960)
- Black Gravel (1961)
- The Dream of Lieschen Mueller (1961)
- Redhead (1962)
- The House in Montevideo (1963)
- Lausbubengeschichten (1964)
- Die Feuerzangenbowle (1970)
- Der Kommissar: Anonymer Anruf (1970, TV)
- Derrick: Stiftungsfest (1974, TV)
- Cruiser Emden (1932, directed by Louis Ralph), as Seaman
- A Far Country (1967, TV film, directed by Ida Ehre), as Sigmund Freud
- The Devil and the Good Lord (1967, TV film, directed by Peter Beauvais), as Archbishop
- Ein Mann namens Harry Brent (1968, TV miniseries, directed by Peter Beauvais), as Sir Gordon Towns
- Babeck (1968, TV miniseries, directed by Wolfgang Becker), as Dr. Brenner
- Bend Sinister (1970, TV film, directed by Herbert Vesely), as Adam Krug
- Der Kommissar: Messer im Rücken (1970, TV, directed by Wolfgang Staudte), as Hugo Blasek
- Hauser's Memory (1970, TV film, directed by Boris Sagal), as Dr. Kramer
- The Woman in White (1971, TV miniseries, directed by Wilhelm Semmelroth), as Sir Frederic Fairlie
- Tatort: Der Richter in Weiss (1971, TV, directed by Peter Schulze-Rohr), as Professor Kemm
- Temptation in the Summer Wind (1972, directed by Rolf Thiele), as Professor Bomhard
- Van der Valk und die Reichen (1973, TV film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen), as Canisius
- Karl May (1974, directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg), as Karl May
- Derrick: Nur Aufregungen für Rohn (1975, TV, directed by Wolfgang Becker), as Paul Seibach
- Derrick: Auf eigene Faust (1976, TV, directed by Zbyněk Brynych), as Duktus
- "The 29th Academy Awards (1957) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- "Awards for The Rest Is Silence at IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- Peter Cornelsen. Helmut Käutner. Seine Filme, sein Leben. München: Heyne 1980. ISBN 3-453-86027-6.
- Wolfgang Jacobsen & Hans-Helmut Prinzler: Käutner. Berlin: Wiss.-Verl. Spiess 1992. ISBN 3-89166-159-2.
- Thomas Koebner, Fabienne Liptay, Claudia Mehlinger & René Ruppert (eds.): Helmut Käutner. München: edition text + kritik 2008. ISBN 978-3-88377-943-0.
- Hans Dieter Schäfer. Moderne in Dritten Reich. Kultur der Intimität bei Oskar Loerke, Friedo Lampe und Helmut Käutner. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003; ISBN 3-515-08432-0.