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Karl Hartl


1899 - 1978

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The director Karl Hartl directed some of the most popular German productions in the 30's which erected a monument to him.

His film career already began in 1918 when he worked as a director assistant for Alexander Korda, at the same time he was also active as an editor. To his well-known movies as a director assistant belong "Prinz und Bettelknabe" (20) and "Samson und Delila" (22) - he also edited both movies - as well as "Jedermanns Frau" (24), "Café Elektric" (27) and "Tingel Tangel" (27) - where he also appeared as an actor.

His other movies as an editor were among others "Herren der Meere" (22), "Das unbekannte Morgen" (23) and "Tragödie im Hause Habsburg" (24).

With the rise of the sound film he could realise his first movie as a director and made his direction debut with "Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg" (30).
His next movie "Berge in Flammen" (31) in co direction with Luis Trenker established Karl Hartl as a director and he got the chance to direct his first huge movie. 
With "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" (32) he captured one of the greatest adventure movies with science fiction elements on the big screen and became a star.

In the next years followed popular productions like "Die Gräfin von Monte Christo" (32), "Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin" (3), "Gold" (34) and "Die Leuchter des Kaisers" (36).

When he worked together with the greatest actors of the 30's - Heinz Rühmann and Hans Albers - and directed the movie "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war" (37), it exceeded all expectations. Rühmann and Albers complemented one another perfectly and goad on to top performances.

After that followed "Gastspiel im Paradies" (38) before Karl Hartl's flight was stopped by the outbreak of the war.
In the wartime he only realised the movies "Operette" (40) and "Wen die Götter lieben" (42), afterwards he could not continue his work till the end of war.

In the post-war cinema he wasn't able to go on from his earlier successes. To his last movies as a director belong "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (48), "Der schweigende Mund" (51), "Liebeskrieg nach Noten" (53), "Mozart" (55) and "Rot ist die Liebe (57).

Karl Hartl was married with the actress Marte Harell.
 

Other movies from Karl Hartl (Director):
Der Prinz von Arkadien (32) So endete eine Liebe (34) Der Zigeunerbaron (35) Ritt in die Freiheit (37) The Mozart Story (48) The Wonder Kid - Entführung ins Glück (51) Haus des Lebens (52) Alles für Papa (53) Weg in die Vergangenheit (54) Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben (55) 

Writer:
Der unsterbliche Lump (30) Hokuspokus (30) The Temporary Widow (30) Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin (33) Die Leuchter des Kaisers (36) Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (37) Gastspiel im Paradies (38) Der Engel mit der Posaune (48) Der schweigende Mund (51) Haus des Lebens (52) Liebeskrieg nach Noten (53) Alles für Papa (53) Mozart (55) Rot ist die Liebe (57) Wilhelm Tell (60)

Editor:
Die Tragödie eines verschollenen Fürstensohnes (22) Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg (30) Berge in Flammen (31)

Second-Unit Director:
Pratermizzi (27) Corazones sin rumbo - Herzen ohne Ziel (28)

Producer:
Madame wünscht keine Kinder (26) Café Elektric (27) Haus des Lebens (52) 


 
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