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Hans Otto Löwenstein


Foto mit Genehmigung Petra Löwenstein-Diouf

1881 - 1931

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The director Hans Otto Löwenstein already joined the film business before the outbreak of World War I and he shot his first movies as a directr with "Wie Ninette zu ihrem Ausgang kam" (13) and "König Menelaus im Kino" (13). His former career at the military he gave up to concentrate to his film career.

During World War I he served in the army but was soon responsible for the erection of field cinemas and with it again in the film business. During the war he shot the movies "Der Glücksschneider" (16) and "Das Geheimnis des Waldes" (17) and after the end of the war "Der letzte Knopf" (19).

Hans Otto Löwenstein became a busy movie director in the 20s and he already founded together with Leo Fuchs the "Astoria-Film" in 1918. This company became an important factor in the Austrian film history of the 20s. Besides feature movies the company also realised early animated films. Other companies followed with "Ottol-Filmgesellschaft" and "Apollo-Filmgesellschaft".

As a movie director he realised in those years movies like "Der Roman der Komtesse Ruth" (20), "Der Schlüssel zur Macht" (21), "Die Totenhand" (21), "Brennendes Land" (21), "Könige des Humors" (22), "Der Himmel voller Geigen" (23), "Moderne Ehen" (24), "Oberst Redl" (25), "Leibfiaker Bratfisch" (25), "Der Feldherrnhügel" (26), "Das Leben des Beethoven" (27), "Madame wagt einen Seitensprung" (27), "Kaiserjäger" (28), "Glück bei Frauen" (28), "Dienstmann Nr. 13" (28), "Franz Lehar" (29) and "Der Monte Christo von Prag" (29).

Beside it Hans Otto Löwenstein also wrote several screenplays for his own movies, among them "König Menelaus im Kino" (13), "Moderne Ehen" (24), "Oberst Redl" (25), "Madame wagt einen Seitensprung" (27), "Kaiserjäger" (28), "Franz Lehar" (29) and "Der Monte Christo von Prag" (29).

Moreover he also appeared as an actor in front of the camera for few productions, an activity he already practiced some years before at the theater both as an actor and singer.
To these appearances belong "König Menelaus im Kino" (13), "Kaiserjäger" (28), "Franz Lehar" (29) and "Das gestohlene Gesicht" (30).

For the last mentioned movie he was also the director and producer and it was at the same time his only sound film.

It is assumed that Hans Otto Löwenstein had shot more than 400 movies but many of the titles are no longer documented.

 
Other movies from Hans Otto Löwenstein (Director):
Königin Draga (20) Der Herzog von Reichstadt (20) Hotel Tartarus (21) Kaiser Karl (21) Die Schauspielerin des Kaisers (21) Der Lumpensammler von Paris (22) Das Spiel ist aus (22) Der Unbekannte aus Russland (22) Landru, der Blaubart von Paris (23) Die Wienerstadt in Bild und Lied (23) Menschen, Menschen san ma alle...! (23) Dama z baru (24) Paragraph 144 (24) Muss die Frau Mutter werden? (24) Kiedy kobieta zdrazda meza (24) Das mysteriöse Vermächtnis (25) Zwei Vagabunden im Prater (25) Die Beichte des Feldkuraten (27) Gefährdete Mädchen (28) Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech (28) Der Traum eines österreichischen Reservisten (28) Im Hotel "Zur süssen Nachtigall" (28) Wem gehört meine Frau? (29) Ruhiges Heim (29) G'schichten aus der Steiermark (29)

Writer:
Dama z baru (24) Küssen ist keine Sünd' (26) Die Beichte des Feldkuraten (27) Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech (28) Glück bei Frauen (28)

Producer:
Kaiser Karl (21) Stürmisch die Nacht (30)


 
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