Horst Wendlandt

Horst Otto Gregor Wendlandt (15 March 1922 30 August 2002) was a German film producer.[1][2] He produced 99 films between 1956 and 2002.[3]

Horst Wendlandt
Born(1922-03-15)15 March 1922
Died30 August 2002(2002-08-30) (aged 80)
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1956-2002

In the 1960s Horst Wendlandt's production company Rialto Film produced films based on Edgar Wallace and Karl May, mostly directed by Alfred Vohrer or Harald Reinl. In 1971 Horst Wendlandt founded the film distribution company Tobis Film (named after the old Tobis Film). Tobis was very successful in the 1970s with European films with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Louis de Funès, Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, also with Dino De Laurentiis-productions like Death Wish, Mandingo and King Kong.

Selected filmography


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  2. Koehl, Christian (2 September 2002). "Rialto's Wendlandt dies at 80". Variety. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. "Horst Wendlandt". Film Portal. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
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