Water for Canitoga

Water for Canitoga (German: Wasser für Canitoga) is a 1939 German western film directed by Herbert Selpin and starring Hans Albers, Charlotte Susa and Josef Sieber. The film is a "Northern", set in Canada in 1905 where an engineer is working to construct a new water supply system despite repeated attempts at sabotage.[1] It is based on a play by Hans Rehfisch, Otto Eis and Egon Eis.

Water for Canitoga
DVD cover
Directed byHerbert Selpin
Produced byC.W. Tetting
Written by Emil Burri
Peter Francke
Hans Rehfisch (play)
Otto Eis (play)
Egon Eis (play)
StarringHans Albers
Charlotte Susa
Josef Sieber
Music byPeter Kreuder
CinematographyJosef Illig
Franz Koch
Edited byLena Neumann
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
10 March 1939
Running time
119 minutes

It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Wilhelm Depenau, Ludwig Reiber and Arthur Schwarz.



  1. Hull p.223


  • Hull, David Stewart. Film in the Third Reich: a study of the German cinema, 1933-1945. University of California Press, 1969.
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