King of Hearts (1947 film)

King of Hearts (German: Herzkönig) is a 1947 German comedy film directed by Helmut Weiss and starring Hans Nielsen, Aribert Wäscher, and Sonja Ziemann.[1]

King of Hearts
Directed byHelmut Weiss
Produced by
Written byHelmut Weiss (play)
Music byGerhard Winkler
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Edited byWalter Wischniewsky
Distributed by
  • Internationale Filmallianz
  • Lloyd-Filmverleih
  • DEFA (Soviet zone)
Release date
25 August 1947
Running time
88 minutes

The film was the first production of Artur Brauner's CCC Films, which would develop into a leading company in West German cinema. It was made at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernst H. Albrecht.

In the Soviet Zone of Germany, it was released by the state-owned company DEFA.



  1. Bergfelder p. 106


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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