Herbert Selpin

1904 - 1942

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Herbert Selpin (29 May 1904 – 1 August 1942) was a German film director and screenwriter of light entertainment during the 1930s and 1940s. He is best known for his final film, the partly suppressed Titanic, during the production of which he was arrested by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Selpin has received more than 79,993 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Herbert Selpin is the 920th most popular film director, the 3,694th most popular biography from Germany and the 49th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Herbert Selpin ranks 920 out of 1,580Before him are Stanislav Rostotsky, Gerhard Lamprecht, Mimi Leder, James Gunn, Avi Arad, and Nanni Loy. After him are Fedor Ozep, Fernando Trueba, Bruno Dumont, Gordon Parks, Busby Berkeley, and Edgar Wright.

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Among people born in 1904, Herbert Selpin ranks 217Before him are Rafael Méndez, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Anton Janda, Abraham Alikhanov, Balys Dvarionas, and Chūhei Nambu. After him are Margery Allingham, Henry Dreyfuss, Alfred Bohrmann, J. R. D. Tata, Vladimir Makogonov, and Joel de Oliveira Monteiro. Among people deceased in 1942, Herbert Selpin ranks 158Before him are Mel Sheppard, Lucy Parsons, Romà Forns, Heinrich Burger, Sergey Chaplygin, and Oskari Mantere. After him are Frank Churchill, Frank Irons, Hernando Siles Reyes, Mahadev Desai, John Goodall, and Pranas Dovydaitis.

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Among people born in Germany, Herbert Selpin ranks 3,694 out of 5,289Before him are Hermann Gunkel (1862), Armin Laschet (1961), Jacob Christian Schäffer (1718), Bernd Patzke (1943), Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713), and Walter Giller (1927). After him are Peter Altmaier (1958), Paul Peter Ewald (1888), Peter Armbruster (1931), Adolf Brand (1874), Cuno Hoffmeister (1892), and Johann Gottfried Seume (1763).


Among film directors born in Germany, Herbert Selpin ranks 49Before him are Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (1973), Helmut Käutner (1908), Konrad Wolf (1925), Ludwig Berger (1892), Kurt Maetzig (1911), and Gerhard Lamprecht (1897). After him are E. A. Dupont (1891), Frank Beyer (1932), Christian Petzold (1960), Helmut Dietl (1944), Walter Lassally (1926), and Dennis Gansel (1973).