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10/10/2014 23:16
Today we start a chronological tour based on Kirsten Heiberg's career. We will look at film clips, film posters and extracts from different reviews. We'll start at the beginning of the 1930s.                            ...
15/10/2014 13:25
In her Swedish film debut, "He, she and the money", a comedy from 1936, Kirsten Heiberg acts as the secretary Rita Perkins who works in a publishing house. Here, the accountant has some fishy plans which are discovered by Rita. She teams up with the heir and working boss of the company to fight the...
17/10/2014 22:14
"Napoleon ist an allem Schuld" (Napoleon is to blame for it all) from 1938 is Kirsten Heiberg's German debut film. It was directed and written by the comedian Curt Goetz, who also played the main part. Curt Goetz was in control of the most important functions in the film, and in this way, Goetz...
22/10/2014 15:49
In her second German film from 1938, Kirsten Heiberg plunged into the promotion of Hitler's "Volksgemeinschaft". "Frauen für Golden Hill" (Women to Golden Hill) shows how a bunch of gold diggers in Australia write a letter to the authorities to have women sent to their poor gold digging community....
23/09/2015 12:42
With "Women to Golden Hill", Kirsten Heiberg had involved herself in the Nazi propaganda. This would in many ways become her choice in life - and fate. She continued in the same fashion with her next film, "Alarm auf Station III". This is, as it seems at first glance,  a crime movie. But if...
24/09/2015 12:03
Kirsten Heiberg was probably very happy to get the chance to act against the famous opera singer Beniamino Gigli in her next film. This happened in "Der singende Tor", ("The Singing Fool") in 1939. The film was shot in Cinecitta, Rome, in German, later dubbed to Italian for the domestic market....
21/05/2015 21:58
"Achtung! Feind hört mit!" was Kirsten Heiberg's first film as a full member of the Reichsfilmkammer, a membership she obtained April 5th 1940. For her previous films she had signed special contracts, for which the film companies had to get a special permission from Goebbel's ministry. This new...
13/03/2017 22:34
In 1939 all German police forces were directed under the command of Heinrich Himmler and the SS. Himmler was also leading the Gestapo and initiated the making of a film that should demonstrate the effieciency of this new and efficient police force. The film was the crime story "Falschmünzer",...
02/06/2015 22:13
"Titanic" was supposed to become the definate breakthrough for Kirsten Heiberg - as one of the leading film divas in Nazi Germany. The film was an enormous and prestigeous project for Joseph Goebbels, with a price of 4 million Reichsmark, corresponding to a sum of £ 100 millions in today's value....
24/10/2014 17:41
The film clip below comes from Kirsten Heiberg's film "Love Premiere" from 1943. The film premiered in Berlin at Tauenzien-Palast 24th of August, it was also shown in Pankow. The day before, Berlin was the target for one of the most devastating bomb attacks during the war. A lot of fires were still...
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