Attack on Baku

Attack on Baku (German: Anschlag auf Baku) is a 1942 German thriller film directed by Fritz Kirchhoff and starring Willy Fritsch, René Deltgen, and Fritz Kampers. The film was intended as anti-British propaganda during the Second World War. It is noted for its set designs by Otto Hunte, who showed a fascination for modern technology in his depiction of the oil town.[1] The film was shot on location in German-allied Romania, and at Babelsberg Studio in Berlin.

Attack on Baku
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Directed byFritz Kirchhoff
Produced byHans Weidemann
Written by
Music byAlois Melichar
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Edited byErich Kobler
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 25 August 1942 (1942-08-25)
Running time
91 minutes


Azerbaijan, 1919. The British hope to secure control of the vast oil fields around Baku by launching a series of terrorist attacks on them. Hans Romberg, a German who is working as a security officer, battles with the British chief agent Captain Forbes and his associates.



  1. ^ Hake, p. 53.


  • Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.
  • Eltin, Richard A., ed. (2002). Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-22087-1.

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