Emil Burri (1902–1966) was a German playwright and screenwriter who worked on around fifty films during his career, a prominent figure in both Nazi era and post-war German cinema. He also directed the 1942 film Beloved World, his only directorial credit. In 1955 he wrote the screenplay for the Austrian historical heimatfilm Dunja.[1]

Emil Burri
Born11 December 1902
Died29 August 1966
Munich, West Germany
Years active1933-1964 (film)

In the theatre he was known as a collaborator with Bertolt Brecht.

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  1. ^ Fritsche p.255


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men In Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity . Berghahn Books, 2013.

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