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Gustav Diessl (1899–1948)

Gustav Diessl was an Austrian artist, film and stage actor. He studied art, painting and sculpture in Vienna. From 1921 he worked in Berlin as an actor for G.W. Pabst in his silent film, "Abgründe" (1928). In 1929 he played in White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) ("The White Hell of Pitz Palu"). After that he became famous in USA, but returned to ... See full bio »


(age 48) in Vienna, Austria

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box Jack the Ripper
White Hell of Pitz Palu
White Hell of Pitz Palu Dr. Johannes Krafft
Westfront 1918


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 1949 Ruf an das Gewissen
Dr. Gregor Karpinski
 1948 Der Prozeß
Staatsanwalt Both
 1945 Kolberg
Lt. Schill
 1944 Ein Blick zurück
Erwin Corbach
 1944 Nebbie sul mare
Pietro Rosati
 1944 Nora
Dr. Rank
 1943 La danza del fuoco
Giulio Boldrini
 1942 La donna del peccato
 1941 The Hero of Venice
Marco Fuser, il bravo
 1941 Clarissa
Bankdirektor Feerenbach
 1940 Senza cielo
Il dottore Martin
 1940 Herz ohne Heimat
Alexander Diersberg, sein Stiefbruder (as Gustav Dießl)
 1940 Stern von Rio
Don Felipe Escobar
 1939 I Am Sebastian Ott
 1939 Ich verweigere die Aussage
Robert Lenart
 1939 The Green Emperor
Henry Miller / Hendrik Mylius
 1938 The Green Hell
Don Alonzo de Ribeira
 1938 Fortsetzung folgt
Fred, sein Freund
 1937 Strong Hearts in the Storm
Rittmeister Alexander von Harbin
 1936 Der Weg nach Shanghai
Serge Smrirnow
 1936 Schatten der Vergangenheit
Dr. Hellwig
 1936 Die Liebe des Maharadscha
 1935 Demon of the Himalayas
Dr. Norman - Ethnologe
 1935 Everything for a Woman
Frederic Keyne, Flugzeuginsustrieller
 1934 Mountain Man
Jacques Burgard
 1934 White Majesty
Jakob Burghardt, Bergführer
 1933 S.O.S. Eisberg
Professor Dr. Karl Lorenz
 1933 Roman einer Nacht
Der Fremde
 1932 The Lost Atlantis
 1932 Die Herrgottsgrenadiere
 1932 Gilgi: One of Us
 1932 Teilnehmer antwortet nicht
Konrad Quandt
 1932 Les nuits de Port Said
Le matelot Hans
 1931 Menschen hinter Gittern
 1931 Das gelbe Haus des King-Fu
King-Fu / Scalpa
 1930 Hans in allen Gassen
Soranzo (as Gustav Dießl)
 1930 Moral um Mitternacht
Brat, ein Gefangener
 1930 Westfront 1918
 1929 Die Drei um Edith
Roger Brown
 1929 Frauen am Abgrund
Robert Stevens
 1929 White Hell of Pitz Palu
Dr. Johannes Krafft
 1929 Mother Love
Hans Immermann
 1929 Der Mann, der nicht liebt
Mérone - ein Schauspieler
 1929 Marriage
 1929 The Living Corpse
Viktor Mikhajlovich Karenin
 1929 Pandora's Box
Jack the Ripper (as Gustav Diesel)
 1928 Sensations-Prozess
Dr. Spindler
 1925 The Revenge
Hussein - Kemal
 1924 Ssanin
 1921 Im Banne der Kralle
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Gustav Diesel | Gustav Dießl

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One of his most famous roles was in the German 1944-45 propaganda epic Kolberg designed to strengthen peoples' morale at the time of great military reverses. See more »

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