1898 - 1961
Gustav Ucicky was born as the illegitimate son of the famous painter Gustav Klimt. He began his extensive film career already at the age of 17, when he applied to the Sascha filmfactory where he got the job of a camera assistant.
When he collected first experiences as a cameraman for documentary films he took pictures for the feature film "Die Dame mit dem schwarzen Handschuh" (19) for the first time. In the following years Gustav Ucicky captured with his camera some important silent movies onto the screen, among them "Narren der Liebe" (21), "Wege des Schreckens" (21), "Sodom und Gomorrha" (22) and "Die Mühle von Sanssouci" (26) and worked together with director Michael Kertesz which later became famous in Hollywood as Michael Curtis.
In 1927 he set beside the camera for ever and carried on the position of a director from now on.
Gustav Ucicky signed a contract with the Ufa in 1929 which guaranteed
him an agreeable budget for the coming years with which he was able to
stage demanding talkies.
After his leaving from the Ufa he shot movies like "Der Postmeister" (40), "Ein Leben lang" (40) and "Am Ende der Welt" (44) for the Wien-Film GmbH from 1939.
After the war his cinematical activities dropped off gradually. He produced only one film a year, among them "Nach dem Sturm" (48), "Cordula" (50), "Die Hexe" (54), "Das Mädchen vom Moorhor (58) and "Das Erbe von Björndal" (60).
During the shootings to "Das letzte Kapitel" (61) died Gustav Ucicky as a result of a brainbeat. The movies was ended by Wolfgang Liebeneiner.
Gustav Ucicky was married with the actress Betty
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