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Richard Arvay

1900 - 1970

The screenwriter and director Richard Arvay was a drama student by Max Reinhardt and he impersonated smaller roles on stages in Berlin till 1933.

He realised his first movie as a director in 1922 with "Der Mann, der das Lachen verlernte" (22).

He realised few more movies as a director with "Die Frauen des Harry Bricourt" (22) and "Ihre letzte Dummheit" (25).

Afterwards he concentrated to write screenplays like "Ihre letzte Dummheit" (25), "Die vertauschte Braut" (25), "Die raffinierteste Frau Berlins" (27) and "Die Dame in Schwarz" (28).
His last screenplays came in the sound film era of the 30s into being for "Kopfüber ins Glück" (31), "Hurra - ein Junge!" (31) and "Letzte Liebe" (35).

Richard Arvay also appeared as an actor in front of the camera once in "Die Menschen nennen es Liebe..." (22).

During World War II he emigrated to France but was interned. He was able to flee in 1943 via Italy to the USA. There he spent the rest of his life and he died in New York in 1970.

Other movies from Richard Arvay:
Der falsche Feldmarschall (30) Chacun sa chance (30) Er und seine Schwester (31) Hasenklein kann nichts dafür (32) Frühlingsstimmen (33) Varan pojke (36)