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Gustav Diessl

Picture Gustav Diessl

1899 - 1948

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The actor Gustav Diessl attended courses in painting and art where he already demonstrated his artistic ambitions.
In 1916 he played for the first time as an extra at different stages in Vienna. But before he could launch his acting career he called up during World War I and was taken prisoner for one year.

After the war he startet a training as a stage designer in 1919 but abandoned and decided to take the profession of an actor. He played for a touring company for time being, in 1921 followed the first fixed engagement at the "Neue Wiener Bühne".

Also in 1921 he made his film debut in "Im Banne der Kralle" on recommendation of the director G.W. Pabst, with whom he often worked together in the following years. It followed the movies "Vineta" (23), "Ssanin" (24) and "Die Rache der Pharaonen" (24).

He made his real breakthrough with "Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü" (29), the first of further "mountain movies". Likewise in the silent movie era he took part in the successful productions "Die Büchse der Pandora" (29) and "Die Drei um Edith" (29).

In the 30's followed movies like "Westfront 1918" (30), "Hans in allen Gassen" (30), "Menschen hinter Gittern" (31), "Die Herrin von Atlantis" (32), "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse" (33), "S.O.S. Eisberg" (33), "Der Tiger von Eschnapur" (37), "Das indische Grabmal" (37) and "Ich bin Sebastian Ott" (39).

Gustav Diessl could also maintain his career in the 40's. He played in "Komödianten" (41), "Menschen im Sturm" (41), "Kolberg" (44) and "Der Prozess" (48) before he died short after "Der Prozess".

Gustav Diessl was married among others with the actress and singer Maria Cebotari (1910-1949).
 

Other movies with Gustav Diessl:
Sensations-Prozess (28) Abwege/Begierde (28) Das Gesetz der schwarzen Berge (28) Der lebende Leichnam/Das Ehegesetz (28) Die Ehe (29) Der Mann, der nicht liebt (29) Mutterliebe (29) Frauen am Abgrund (29) Moral um Mitternacht (30) Die grosse Sehnsucht (30) Leutnant warst Du einst bei den Husaren (30) Das gelbe Haus des King-Fu (31) Die Nächte von Port-Said (32) Teilnehmer antwortet nicht (32) Eine von uns (32) Der goldene Gletscher/Die Herrgottsgrenadiere (32) Roman einer Nacht (33) Die weisse Majestät (33) Alles um eine Frau (35) Der Dämon des Himalaya (35) Die weisse Frau des Maharadscha (35) Schatten der Vergangenheit (36) Die weissenTeufel (36) Moskau - Shanghai/Der Weg nach Shanghai (36) Starke Herzen (37) Fortsetzung folgt (38) Kautschuk (38) Der grüne Kaiser (39) Ich verweigere die Aussage (39) Stern von Rio (40) Herz ohne Heimat (40) Senza cielo (40) Clarissa (41) Il bravo di Venezia (41) La donna del Peccato (42) La danza del fuoco (42) Calafuria (43) Maria Malibran (43) Nora (44) Nebbie sul mare (44) Am Vorabend/Ein Blick zurück (44) Ruf an das Gewissen/Strafakte André (45)


 
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