Helmut Weiss

Helmut Weiss (January 25, 1907 – January 13, 1969) was a German actor, screenwriter and film director. He was notable for directing Tell the Truth the first film produced in what was to become the future West Germany after the Second World War. It was made in Hamburg in the British Zone of Occupation.[1] Much of the film had already been made at the UFA studios in Berlin shortly before the arrival of the Red Army, but Weiss dramatically re-shot it. The film was significant in its use of outdoor locations in common with other post-war rubble films.

Helmut Weiss
Born25 January 1907
DiedJanuary 13, 1969(1969-01-13) (aged 61)
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Film Director
Years active1935–1969

Selected filmography





  1. Kreimeier p.375


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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