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Paul Dessau (1894–1979)

Paul Dessau was born on December 19, 1894 in Hamburg, Germany. He is known for his work on Storm Over Mont Blanc (1930), White Ecstasy (1931) and The Novel of Werther (1938). He was married to Ruth Berghaus, Antje Ruge, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Gudrun Kabisch. He died on June 28, 1979 in Königs Wusterhausen, German Democratic Republic. See full bio »

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Storm Over Mont Blanc
White Ecstasy
White Ecstasy Composer
The Novel of Werther
Accord final
Accord final Composer


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 2003 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (TV Movie)
 1985 A Boa Pessoa de Setzuan (TV Movie)
 1983 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1979 Kaukasialainen liitupiiri (TV Movie)
 1978 Coriolan (TV Movie)
 1976 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1974 Paul Dessau (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1968 Farewell
 1967 Neuland unterm Pflug (TV Mini-Series)
 1966 Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (TV Movie)
 1964 Das russische Wunder I (Documentary)
 1964 Das russische Wunder II (Documentary)
 1961/II Urfaust (TV Movie)
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Reportage aus Rossendorf (Short)
 1958 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1957 Holiday on Sylt (Documentary short)
 1956 Du und mancher Kamerad (Documentary)
 1956 Der Weg nach Füssen (TV Movie)
 1956 Die Novemberrevolution 1918 (Documentary short)
 1948 The Vicious Circle (uncredited)
 1948 Devil's Cargo (uncredited)
 1947 The Pretender
 1947 Tomorrow's a Wonderful Day (Documentary) (as Paul Desau)
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (uncredited)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties (uncredited)
 1945 The Woman in Green (uncredited)
 1945 Combat Fatigue Irritability (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 House of Frankenstein (uncredited)
 1939 Pasha's Wives (uncredited)
 1938 The Rebel Son
 1938 Accord final (as Henry Herblay)
 1938 The Novel of Werther (as Henri Herblay)
 1938 Carrefour (as Henry Herblay)
 1937 Yoshiwara
 1937 Traffic in Souls (as P. Dessau)
 1936 Taras Bulba
 1935 Avoda (Documentary short)
 1932 Slalom
 1931 White Ecstasy
 1931/I Trapeze
 1930 Die heiligen drei Brunnen (sound and silent version)
 1928 Unmoral
 1928 Song
 1926 Alice in the Wooly West (Short)
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He was music director for Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan," in an English Stage Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, John Moffatt, Esme Percy, Peter Woodthorpe, Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, Sheila Ballantine, Frazer Hines, John... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Paul Desau | P. Dessau | Henri Herblay | Henry Herblay

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Father of Maxim Dessau with Ruth Berghaus.

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