1891 - 1978
The director and art director Rochus Gliese was multitalent in the German film business. He studied at the State Museum for art and craft in Berlin.
He got very early in contact with the film business and delivered an impressive work as an art director with his fantastic set for Paul Wegener's classic "Der Golem" (14).
Rochus Gliese worked as a art director, director, writer, costume designer
as well as an actor in the next years.
In the 10's he also acted in front of the camera. To these movies belong
"Rübezahls Hochzeit" (16), "Die schöne
Prinzessin von China" (16), "Der papierene Peter" (17), "Hans Trutz im
Schlaraffenland" (17), "Der Golem und die Tänzerin"(17) and "Der fremde
He continued directing movies in the 20's and also fitted out movies. To his well-known works of the 20's belong "Der verlorene Schatten" (20), "Brüder" (23) and "Die gefundene Braut" (25) - always as a director - and the productions "Katharina die Grosse" (20), "Der brennende Acker" (22) and "Die Finanzen des Grossherzogs" (23) - always as an art director.
When F.W. Murnau went to the USA at the end of the 20's he followed him. He was responsible for the set for "The Main Event" (27) and "Sunrise" (27) and was nominated for the Oscar for "Sunrise".
His film activities dropped off in the 30's. His last movie as a director was "Die Jagd nach dem Glück" (30), as an art director and costume designer he worked for the productions "Amphitryon" (35), "Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan" (38) and "Hanna Amon" (51).
Rochus Gliese was awarded the German Film Award
for his life's work in 1973.
Other movies from Rochus Gliese (Director):