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Heinz Goldberg

1891 - 1969

The writer and director Heinz Goldberg began his career as a stage actor in Frankfurt.
His artistic career was interrupted by World War I where he served as well.

He was able to continue his career after the war and he went to Berlin where he also belonged to the direction of the "Neues Volkstheater". It followed other engagements at well-known theaters in Berlin.

Heinz Goldberg joined the film business in 1923 and already his first work was a huge success. He not only wrote the screenplay for "Paganini" (23) but was also the director of it.
Despite this success he only realised one more movie as a director with "Der Geldteufel" (23), afterwards he concentrated to his work as a screenwriter.

To his well-known screenplays of the silent film era belong "Elegantes Pack" (25), "Eine Frau von Format" (28) and "Kinder der Strasse" (29).

In the sound film era of the 30s came his most popular screenplays into being for productions like "Die letzte Kompagnie" (30), "Dreyfus" (31), "1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand" (31), "Danton" (31), "Der Mann, der den Mord beging" (31), "Unheimliche Geschichten" (32) and "Ganovenehre" (33).

But as for many Jewish filmworkers his career in Germany ended with the rise of the National Socialists.

He first went to Austria where he wrote the screenplay "Letzte Liebe" (35), later he fled via Switzerland and France to England.
It lasted till 1956 before he returned to Germany but he was not able to continue his career in the film business or at the theater.

Other movies from Heinz Goldberg:
Der Geldteufel (23) Lumpen und Seide (25) Der Herr Generaldirektor (25) Die kleine Sklavin (28) Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus (31) Stamboul (31) Lügen auf Rügen (32) Chauffeur Antoinette (32) Holzapfel weiss alles (32) Was sagt Onkel Emil dazu? (32) Die Blume von Hawaii (33) Merijntje Gijzen' Jeugd (36)