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Berthold Viertel

1885 - 1953

The director and author Berthold Viertel began his career as a stage director in Dresden, it followed other engagements in Berlin, Berlin, Zurich and finally also in England and the USA.

He published his poetry book "Die Bahn" in 1921, it followed other works like "Die Bachantinnen des Euripides", "Das Gnadenbrot" and "Die schöne Seele".

He entered the film business in 1923 as a movie director and he realised the movies "Nora" (23), "Die Perücke" (25) and "Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarscheines" (26). For "Nora" and "Die Perücke" he also wrote the screenplay.

When he went to England and the USA he continued to shoot movies as a director like "Seven Faces" (29), "Man Trouble" (30), "The Spy" (31), "The Man from Yesterday" (32), "The Passing of the Third Floor Back" (35) and "Rhodes of Africa" (36).

At the beginning of the 30s he returned to Germany again where he directed the movie "Die heilige Flamme" (31) before he emigrated to the USA after the rise of the National Socialists.

Berthold Viertel was among others married with the actress Elisabeth Neumann. His son Peter Viertel became a well-known screenwriter.

Other movies from Berthold Viertel (Director):
The One Woman Idea (29) The Cheat (31) The Wiser Sex (32) Little Friend (34)

4 Devils (28) City Girl (30) Die heilige Flamme (31) Little Friend (34) Das gestohlene Jahr (51)