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Max Nekut

Foto: Alexander Schmoll (1880-1945)

1883 - 1961

The cinematographer and actor Max Nekut began his career at the theater where he appeared as a singer and actor. His first appearances came shortly after the beginning of the new century in Vienna into being. Later followed also engagements in Berlin.

Max Nekut already entered the film business in 1913 when he impersonated the title role in "König Menelaus im Kino" (13). It lasted till 1925 till he acted again in front of the camera for "Ein Walzer von Strauss" (25) and six years later he took part in his only sound film "Purpur und Waschblau" (31).

He became a cinematographer in 1920 and his first movie in this function was "Narr und Tod" (20). He remained active as a cinematographer in the next years and he shot the movies "Das Geheimnis der Nacht" (21), "Der Findling des Glücks" (21), "Die Puppen des Maharadscha" (24), "Das Spielzeug von Paris" (25), "Champagner" (29) and "Revolution der Jugend" (29).

His last cinematical works as a cinematographer came at the beginning of the 30s into being with "Stürmisch die Nacht" (31), "Lumpenkavaliere" (32) and "Hochzeitsreise zu dritt" (32).

Afterwards he was only seldom active in the film business. He became a director assistant for the movies "Silhoutten" (36) and "Das Glück wohnt nebenan" (39), in addition he was the production manager for "Episode" (35) and "1. April 2000" (52).

His son Oskar Nekut was active as a sound engineer in the film business of the 50s and 60s.

Other movies from Max Nekut (Cinematographer):
Gewitter im Anzug (21) Tragödie eines Hässlichen (21)  Die Sklavenköngin (24) Die weisse Sonate (28) Hingabe (29) Vater Radetzky (29)

Cinematographer Assistanz:
Die Dame mit dem schwarzen Handschuh (19)