Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)
1888 - 1960
The actor and writer Curt Goetz made especially a name for his humorous stories. Many of his books were used for movies, beside it he was also pulled near for the adaption of scripts.
Curt Goetz began his acting career at the theater where he got first engagements in 1907. From 1911 he also wrote successfully plays which were also filmed in later years ("Hokuspokus" (30), "People Will Talk - Dr. med Hiob Prätorius" (51), "Minna Magdalena" (53), "Der Lampenschirm" (61), "Das Haus in Montevideo" (63), "Die Tote von Beverly Hills" (64), "Herbst" (68), "Das Märchen" (76) and "Ingeborg" (81)).
His film career started already in 1912 when he was in evidence as an
actor in "Schwarzes Blut". In the following years he appeared in many further
silent movies like "Nur nicht heiraten" (15), "Gefangene Seele" (17), "Graf
Sylvains Rache" (19), "Die Dame in Schwarz" (20) and "Alles für Geld"
Curt Goetz retired from the film business after that and concentrated
to his theater career. Together with his second wife Valerie von Martens,who
he got married in 1923, and with the actors Hermann Vallentin and Walter
Steinbeck he went on jorney for guest performances.
At the beginning of the talkies didn't appear as an actor but as a screenwriter,
especially his witty dialogues for "Glückskinder" (36) and "Sieben
Ohrfeigen" (37) were classic examples for his humorous talent.
Curt Goetz had together with his wife to emigrate to the USA in 1939.
There he soon became a coauthor of scripts, among others for the Greta
Garbo movie "Two Faced Woman - Die Frau mit den zwei Gesichtern" (41).
Other movies with Curt Goetz (Actor,