Erich Kettelhut

Erich Kettelhut

Additional Names: Erich Karl Heinrich Kettelhut (Geburtsname)
Kamera, Bauten
*01.11.1893 Berlin; †13.03.1979 Hamburg

Biography

Erich Karl Heinrich Kettelhut, born November 1, 1893, in Berlin, as the son of a master tailor, already started to sketch and draw during his school days. In that time he also met scene painter Falk who later became his teacher at the scene painting shop Franz Schultz in Berlin where Kettelhut became a trained craftsman and artisan. During his apprenticeship he carried out painting jobs at provincial theatres. In 1909/10, Kettelhut became an employee of the Berlin company Hartwig & Co. Together with Otto Hunte, he did theatre decorations at Stadttheater Aachen. Then, in 1910/11, Kettelhut became the head of scene painting of the Huege company in Mühlhausen in Thuringia.

In 1914, Kettelhut was drafted for the infantry. After the end of the war, Otto Hunte and Karl Vollbrecht placed Kettelhut at the Berlin-based fitting company of Martin Jacoby-Boy. In April of 1919, Joe May appointed him as the assistant architect and head of the sketching and painting studio of his eight-part movie "Die Herrin der Welt" that was made in the Berlin-Weißensee studios.

In 1920, Kettelhut was employed by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop, and then for Ufa in 1921. Fritz Lang appointed him together with Hunte and Volllbrecht as the executive architect of "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" ("Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler"). The same team, under the direction of Hunte, also did the constructions for "Die Nibelungen". Their third collaboration was the equally elaborate scenery for "Metropolis". After a short stint at Fox Europe for Walther Ruttmann's "Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt" ("Berlin, Symphony of a City"), Kettelhut worked exclusively for Pommer from 1927 to 1932 and designed the productions of "Asphalt", the Harvey operettas as well as the Albers adventure films, including the "Aircraft Platform 1" in "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" ("F.P.1 .Doesn"t Answer").

During the 1930s, Kettelhut became Ufa's best-known architect alongside Fritz Maurischat and the Herlth/Röhrig team. From 1936 on, he mainly designed constructions for Georg Jacoby's music and revue films.

After the end of the war, Kettelhut continued his collaboration with Jacoby. He also worked with Pommer again and collaborated several times with Josef von Baky. He did the production design for the submarine films "Haie und kleine Fische" ("Sharks and Little Fish") and "U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien" ("U-47 Lt. Commander Prien"). One of Kettelhut's last films was Lang's "Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse" ("The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse"). He then ended his career with the production design for several NDR TV movies.

On March 13, 1979, Erich Kettelhut died in Hamburg.

Filmography

1966 Der schwarze Freitag. Der New Yorker Börsenkrach 1929
Production design
 
1965 Das Feuerzeichen
Production design
 
1961 Geschichte einer Geschichte
Production design
 
1960 Sabine und die 100 Männer
Production design
 
1960 Bis daß das Geld Euch scheidet...
Set design
 
1960 Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse
Production design
 
1960 Sturm im Wasserglas
Production design
 
1959 Marili
Production design
 
1959 Bobby Dodd greift ein
Production design
 
1959 Der Mann, der sich verkaufte
Production design
 
1958 Gestehen Sie, Dr. Corda!
Production design
 
1958 U 47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien
Production design
 
1957 Von allen geliebt
Production design
 
1957 Haie und kleine Fische
Production design
 
1957 Lemke's sel. Witwe
Production design
 
1956 Made in Germany
Production design
 
1956 Preis der Nationen
Production design
 
1956 Nina
Production design
 
1955 Drei Mädels vom Rhein
Production design
 
1955 Drei Tage Mittelarrest
Production design
 
1955 Eine Frau genügt nicht?
Production design
 
1954/1955 Kinder, Mütter und ein General
Production design
 
1954 Gefangene der Liebe
Production design
 
1953/1954 Eine Liebesgeschichte
Production design
 
1953 Die Rose von Stambul
Production design
 
1953 Heimlich, still und leise...
Production design
 
1953 Rote Rosen, rote Lippen, roter Wein
Production design
 
1953 Der Vetter aus Dingsda
Production design
 
1952/1953 Maske in Blau
Production design
 
1952 Pension Schöller
Production design
 
1951 Sensation in San Remo
Production design
 
1951 Torreani
Production design
 
1951 Die Csardasfürstin
Production design
 
1950 Drei Mädchen spinnen
Production design
 
1944/1945 Fahrt ins Glück
Production design
 
1944/1945 Die Brüder Noltenius
Production design
 
1943/1944 Die Frau meiner Träume
Production design
 
1943/1944 Eine Frau für drei Tage
Production design
 
1943 Das schwarze Schaf
Production design
 
1942/1943 Du gehörst zu mir
Production design
 
1942 Diesel
Production design
 
1941/1942 Der 5. Juni
Production design
 
1941 Tanz mit dem Kaiser
Production design
 
1940 Kora Terry
Production design
 
1939-1941 Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten
Production design
 
1939 Das Fenster im 2. Stock
Production design
 
1939 Notgemeinschaft Hinterhaus
Production design
 
1939 Evtl. spätere Heirat nicht ausgeschlossen
Production design
 
1939 Der Vorhang fällt
Production design
 
1939 Frau am Steuer
Production design
 
1938/1939 Der grüne Kaiser
Production design
 
1938 Nanon
Production design
 
1938 Fortsetzung folgt!
Production design
 
1937/1938 Großalarm
Production design
 
1937 Fanny Elßler
Production design
 
1937 Gasparone
Production design
 
1937 Sieben Ohrfeigen
Production design
 
1936/1937 Menschen ohne Vaterland
Production design
 
1936 Les gais lurons
Production design
 
1936 Glückskinder
Production design
 
1936 Schlußakkord
Production design
 
1935 Schwarze Rosen
Production design
 
1935 Roses noires
Production design
 
1935 Ehestreik
Production design
 
1935 Black Roses
Production design
 
1934/1935 Jonny Haute Couture
Production design
 
1934/1935 Frischer Wind aus Kanada
Production design
 
1934 Die Töchter Ihrer Exzellenz
Production design
 
1934 Fürst Woronzeff
Production design
 
1934 Die Freundin eines großen Mannes
Production design
 
1934 Le secret des Woronzeff
Production design
 
1934 Spiel mit dem Feuer
Production design
 
1934 La jeune fille d'une nuit
Production design
 
1933/1934 Tambour battant
Production design
 
1933 Abel mit der Mundharmonika
Production design
 
1933 Adieu les beaux jours
Production design
 
1933 Die schönen Tage von Aranjuez
Production design
 
1933 Kind, ich freu' mich auf Dein Kommen
Production design
 
1933 Du sollst nicht begehren
Production design
 
1933 Des jungen Dessauers große Liebe
Production design
 
1932/1933 F.P. 1
Production design
 
1932 I.F. 1 ne répond plus
Production design
 
1932 F.P. 1 antwortet nicht
Production design
 
1932 Ein blonder Traum
Production design
 
1932 Quick
Production design
 
1932 Quick
Production design
 
1932 Un rêve blond
Production design
 
1932 Happy Ever After
Production design
 
1931/1932 Le vainqueur
Production design
 
1931/1932 Der Sieger
Production design
 
1931/1932 Stürme der Leidenschaft
Production design
 
1931 Bomben auf Monte Carlo
Production design
 
1931 Autour d'une enquête
Production design
 
1931 Voruntersuchung
Production design
 
1931 Tumultes
Production design
 
1931 Princesse! à vos ordres!
Production design
 
1931 Le capitaine Craddock
Production design
 
1930/1931 Monte Carlo Madness
Production design
 
1930/1931 Ihre Hoheit befiehlt
Production design
 
1930/1931 Flagrant délit
Production design
 
1930/1931 Ihre Majestät die Liebe
Production design
 
1930 Einbrecher
Production design
 
1930 Liebling der Götter
Production design
 
1930 Son altesse l'amour
Production design
 
1929/1930 The Love Waltz
Production design
 
1929/1930 Liebeswalzer
Production design
 
1929 Melodie des Herzens
Production design
 
1928/1929 Fräulein Else
Production design
 
1928/1929 Asphalt
Production design
 
1928 Ungarische Rhapsodie
Production design
 
1927 Das tanzende Wien. An der schönen blauen Donau. 2. Teil
Production design
 
1927 Berlin. Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt
Key grip
 
1927 Doña Juana
Production design
 
1926/1927 Der Sohn der Hagar
Production design
 
1925/1926 Metropolis
Camera (other), Production design
 
1922/1923 Tragödie der Liebe. Teil 3
Set construction
 
1922/1923 Tragödie der Liebe. Teil 2
Set construction
 
1922/1923 Tragödie der Liebe. Teil 4
Set construction
 
1922/1923 Tragödie der Liebe. Teil 1
Set construction
 
1922-1924 Die Nibelungen. 2. Teil: Kriemhilds Rache
Production design
 
1922-1924 Die Nibelungen (2 Teile)
Production design
 
1922-1924 Die Nibelungen. 1. Teil: Siegfried
Production design
 
1921/1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler II: Inferno. Ein Spiel von Menschen unserer Zeit
Production design
 
1921/1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (2 Teile)
Production design
 
1921/1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler I: Der große Spieler. Ein Bild der Zeit
Production design
 
1921 Das indische Grabmal, Teil 2 - Der Tiger von Eschnapur
Production design
 
1921 Das indische Grabmal (2 Teile)
Production design
 
1921 Das indische Grabmal, Teil 1 - Die Sendung des Yoghi
Production design
 
1920 Das wandernde Bild
Production design
 
1920 Die Schuld der Lavinia Morland
Production design
 
1920 Die Legende von der heiligen Simplicia
Production design
 
1919/1920 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 8 - Die Rache der Maud Fergusson
Production design
 
1919/1920 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 7 - Die Wohltäterin der Menschheit
Production design
 
1919/1920 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 6 - Die Frau mit den Milliarden
Production design
 
1919/1920 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 5 - Ophir, die Stadt der Vergangenheit
Production design
 
1919 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 4 - König Makombe
Production design
 
1919 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 3 - Der Rabbi von Kuan-Fu
Production design
 
1919 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 2 - Die Geschichte der Maud Gregaards
Production design
 
1919 Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 1 - Die Freundin des gelben Mannes
Production design
 
1919 Der Henker von Sankt Marien
Production design
 

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