Herbert Selpin

Herbert Selpin (29 May 1902 (1904), August 1, 1942) was a German writer and film director.

Biography

Herbert Selpin born 29 May 1902 (or 1904) in Berlin. After his studies of medicine in the same city, Selpin worked as a dancer, Boxer, librarian, seller of art, among other things. Selpin was subsequently employed by the Fox Film Corporation, where he held several positions, including, in 1927, European subsidiary of Assistant director, in the case of Walter Ruttmann.

After various positions such as editor, Selpin received his first opportunity as director of Adapter Antoinette, published in 1931 by Excelsior Films. In the next two years, would have conflicts with the National Socialist by his sympathy for the British. In 1933 began making propaganda films for the studies of Ufa, who was then under the control of nazi propaganda Ministry. Of propaganda films which were not well received (Schwarzhemden in 1933, Reiter Die von Deutsch-Ostafrika in 1934, and “alarm in Beijing in 1937), Selpin would have his first success in 1941 with ‘” Carl Peters, anti-británica film. ” This was followed by another German propaganda film.

But their problems arose when he made the film Titanic in 1943. It would be imprisoned during the shooting of the film negative statements about the Wehrmacht. According to the authorities on August 1, 1942 was found dead in his cell. It was never clear whether it was suicide or murder. The film was completed under the direction of Robert Klinger.

Filmography

* Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheines (1926) – Assistant Director

* Ariane (1930/31) – editor

* So lang’ noch ein Walzer von Strauß erklingt (1931) – editor

* Opernredoute (1931) – editor

* Eine Nacht im Grandhotel (1931) – editor

* Die Sache August Schulze (1931) – editor

* Der ungetreue Eckehart (1931) – editor

* Adapter Antoinette (1931) – director

* Der Läufer von Marathon (1932-1933) – editor, Assistant Director

* Camicia Nera/Schwarzhemden (1933 documentary) – director of the German version

* Zwischen zwei Herzen (1933–1934) – director

* Mädels von heute (1933) – director

* Kleiner Mann – was nun? (1933) – editor, screenplay, director’s assistant

* Der Traum vom Rhein (1933) – director

* Die Reiter von Deutsch-Ostafrika (1934) – director

* Der Springer von Pontresina (1934) – director

* Domino Le vert (1935) – director

* Ein idealer Gatte (1935) – director

* Der grüne Domino (1935) – director

* Spiel an Bord (1936) – director, screenplay

* Romance (1936) – director

* Die Frau des Andern (1936) – director

* Die rotate Mütze (1937) – director

* Alarm in Peking (1937) – director, screenplay

* Wasser für Canitoga (1938-1939) – director

* Sergeant Berry (1938) – director

* ICH liebe Dich (1938) – director, screenplay

* Ein Mann auf Abwegen (1939-1940) – director

* Trenck, der Pandur (1940) – director

* Carl Peters (Film) (1940-1941) – director, screenplay

* Geheimakte WB 1 (1941-1942) – director, screenplay

* Titanic – director, screenplay