Robert Koch (film)

Robert Koch

German promotional image
Directed by Hans Steinhoff
Produced by Gerhard Staab
Emil Jannings
Written by Hellmuth Unger (novel)
Lotte Neumann
Gerhard Menzel
Walter Wassermann
Paul Josef Cremers
Starring Emil Jannings
Werner Krauss
Viktoria von Ballasko
Raimund Schelcher
Music by Wolfgang Zeller
Cinematography Fritz Arno Wagner
Edited by Martha Dübber
Distributed by Tobis Film (Germany)
Release dates
26 September 1939
Running time
113 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

Robert Koch (German title: Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes) is a 1939 German historical drama film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss and Viktoria von Ballasko.[1] The film was a biopic of the German pioneering microbiologist Robert Koch (1843-1910). The film was made by the Terra Film company, and was also distributed in the United States by the largest German studio UFA.



  1. Reimer & Reimer p.189


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