Schwarzer Samt (English: Black Velvet) is a German crime film from Heinz Thiel produced by the DEFA in the year 1964.


The State Security Service detains the photographer Gwendoleit, who as courier was supposed to bring counterfeited documents and numberplates to Leipzig and moreover to get active there as photographer. Because the State Security Service neither knows, with whom Gwendoleit wants to meet in Leipzig, nor what the photo subject was, the security agent Alexander Berg takes up the identity of Gwendoleit, although he actually planned tripping to Oberhof for winter holidays.