Target in the Clouds

Target in the Clouds (German: Ziel in den Wolken) is a 1939 German drama film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Albert Matterstock, Leny Marenbach and Brigitte Horney. It was based on a novel by Hans Rabl. The film portrays the struggles of the fictional German aviation pioneer Walter von Suhr, an officer in the pre-First World War German army who saw the potential for military aircraft.[1]

Target in the Clouds
Directed byWolfgang Liebeneiner
Produced byAlfred Greven
Hans Tost
Written byHans Rabl (novel)
Alf Teichs
Eberhard Frowein
Philipp Lothar Mayring
StarringAlbert Matterstock
Leny Marenbach
Brigitte Horney
Werner Fuetterer
Music byWolfgang Zeller
CinematographyHans Schneeberger
Eberhard von der Heyden
Edited byHelmuth Schönnenbeck
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
10 March 1939
Running time
99 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Otto Erdmann, Hans Sohnle and Wilhelm Vorwerg.



  1. Paris p.93


  • Paris, Michael. From the Wright Brothers to Top Gun: Aviation, Nationalism, and Popular Cinema. Manchester University Press, 1995.
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