The Last Witness (1960 film)

The Last Witness (German: Der Letzte Zeuge) is a 1960 West German crime film directed by Wolfgang Staudte and starring Martin Held, Hanns Lothar and Ellen Schwiers.[1] It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The Last Witness
Film poster
Directed byWolfgang Staudte
Produced by
Written by
StarringMartin Held
Hanns Lothar
Ellen Schwiers
Music byWerner Eisbrenner
CinematographyEkkehard Kyrath
Edited byWolfgang Wehrum
Kurt Ulrich Filmproduktion
Distributed byEuropa-Filmverleih
Release date
  • 30 December 1960 (1960-12-30)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Kuhnert.



  1. Goble p.477
  2. "Festival de Cannes: The Last Witness". Retrieved 21 February 2009.


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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