Franz Seitz Sr. (14 April 1887 – 7 March 1952) was a German film director and screenwriter.[1] He directed 59 films between 1920 and 1951. His son Franz Seitz Jr. was a film producer.

Franz Seitz Sr.
Born(1887-04-14)14 April 1887
Died7 March 1952(1952-03-07) (aged 64)
Occupation(s)Film director
Years active1920–1951

In 1933, he directed S.A.-Mann Brand, one of the first propaganda films made after the instauration of the Nazi regime in Germany. While expounding the purported virtues of joining the ranks of the Nazi Party, the film is notable for the absence of any anti-Semitic themes.[2][3]


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  1. ^ "Franz Seitz Sr". Film Portal. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ Weinstein, Valerie (2019). Antisemitism in Film Comedy in Nazi Germany. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-253-04073-2.
  3. ^ H.T.S. (28 May 1934). "The Screen: A Nazi Film". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 30 June 2022.

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