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William Kahn


1888 - ?

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The director and writer William Kahn began his artistic career as an author.
It didn't last long till he was engaged as a screenwriter for the film business in 1912 and he wrote screenplays to the then popular adventures and detective movies in the next years. Among them also for the popular figure Joe Deebs, impersonated by Max Landa and his own created figure Rat Arnheim, impersonated by Carl Auen.
To his screenplays of the 10s belong "Das Geheimnis der M-Strahlen" (14), "Das Gesetz der Mine" (15), "Sein schwierigster Fall" (15), "Die Sünde der Helga Arndt" (15), "Der Fall Hoop" (16), "Die Gespensteruhr" (16), "Unsichtbare Hände" (17), "Schatten der Nacht" (18), "Der grüne Vampyr" (18), "Verlorene Töchter" (18), "Dämon der Welt" (19) and "Das Schicksal des Edgar Morton" (19).

From 1915 William Kahn also realised regularly movies as a director. To these works belong "Die Tat von damals" (15), "Der Fall Klerk" (16), "Unsichtbare Hände" (16), "Verlorene Töchter" (18), "Der lachende Tod" (18), "Der tote Gast" (18), "Opfer der Schmach" (19) and "Dämon der Welt" (19). To many of those movies he also wrote the script.

William Kahn founded his own production company "William-Kahn-Film GmbH" in 1917 but his successful time in the film business diminished during the 20s.

He realised some more movies as a director like the six-part series "Das Geheimnis der sechs Spielkarten" (20) as well as "Die vom Zirkus" (22) and "Mädchen von Heilsarmee" (27). As a screenwriter and producer he was active in 1928 for the last time for the production "Mädchen, hütet Euch" (28).

During the National Socialism of the 30s William Kahn could no longer work in Germany because he was a Jew. Finally he was deported to the ghetto of Minsk where his traces went lost. It is assumed that he died there.


Other movies from William Kahn (Director):
Der Fall Hoop (16) Der Fall Grehn (16) Tropenkoller (17) Stierkampf (17) Die Harmonie-Films (17) Die getupfte Krawatte (17) Der Fall Routt...! (17) Der Fall Dombronowska...! (17) Der grüne Vampyr (18) Der Preisboxer (18) Schatten der Nacht (18) Sein Freund, Herr Lebel (18) Wie er starb (19) Pierettes goldene Tasche (19) Die Menschen, die nennen es Liebe (19) Das Mädchen ohne Gewissen (22)

Writer:
Paragraph achtzig Absatz zwei (14) Der Geheimsekretär (15) Die Abenteuer des Kriegsberichterstatters (15) Die Tat von damals (15) Violette Rosen (15) In drei Sekunden (16) Der Fall Grehn (16) Der Fall Klerk (16) Dynamit (16) Der Fall Routt...! (17) Der Fall Dombronowska...! (17) Die getupfte Krawatte (17) Die Harmonie-Films (17) Krähen fliegen um den Turm (17) Der tote Gast (18) Meier drei (18) Der lachende Tod (18) Nur ein Zahnstocher (19) Das wandernde Auge (19) Das goldene Gift (19) Die Menschen, die nennen es Liebe (19) Opfer der Schmach (19) Wirbel des Verderbens (19) Das Geheimnis der sechs Spielkarten (20) Die goldene Mauer (21) Die vom Zirkus (22) Das Mädchen ohne Gewissen (22) Das Mädchen von der Heilsarmee (27)

Producer:
Der Fall Routt...! (17) Der Fall Dombronowska...! (17) Verlorene Töchter (18) Der lachende Tod (18) Nur ein Zahnstocher (19) Verlorene Töchter (19) Das wandernde Auge (19) Dämon der Welt (19) Das Geheimnis der sechs Spielkarten (20) Frauen... (20) Die goldene Mauer (21) Das Mädchen von der Heilsarmee (27)


 
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