Devil in Silk

Devil in Silk (German: Teufel in Seide) is a 1956 West German drama film directed by Rolf Hansen and starring Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens, and Winnie Markus.[1] After leaving his overbearing wife for another woman, a composer is suspected of her murder when she is found dead.

Devil in Silk
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Directed byRolf Hansen
Produced by
Written by
Based onDer Teufel nebenan (novel)
by Gina Kaus
Music byMark Lothar
CinematographyFranz Weihmayr
Edited byAnna Höllering [de]
Fono Film
Distributed byDeutsche Film Hansa
Release date
  • 5 January 1956 (1956-01-05)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin. Location shooting took place at Kampen on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Arno Richter [de; fr] and Peter Röhrig [de].



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder, p. 356.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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