1890 - 1974
The director Herbert Maisch finished his education before he started career at the military. He served during World War I and was wounded several times. In the war he lost one of his arms.
After the end of war he was looking for a new challenge and he gained a foothold at the theater as a director. He realised plays in Ulm and Stuttgart and in 1924 he became a stage manager for different theaters in Germany. He executed this position for ten years.
He joined the film business in 1935 kam er zum Film, wo er in den nächsten Jahren mehrere Filme als Regisseur drehte.
He first was active as a director assistant for "Hermine und die sieben Aufrechten" (35), shortly afterwards he became a movie director himself.
To his well-known works of the 30s belong "Königswalzer" (35), "Bocaccio" (36), "Frau Sylvelin" (38), "Andalusische Nächte" (38) and "Nanon" (38).
His last cinematical works came during World War II into being with "Friedrich Schiller" (40), togehter with the directors Hans Steinhoff and Karl Anton "Ohm Krüger" (41), "Andreas Schlüter" (42) and "Die Zaubergeige" (44).
Herbert Maisch did not return to the film business after the war, instead of that he concentrated again to his theater career and he managed the Städtische Bühnen in Cologne from 1947 to 1959.