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One of the great figures in early German expressionist cinema. A master of symbolism. First worked as a journalist. By 1906 was assistant to Max Reinhardt and applied for German citizenship. Wrote screenplays from 1915, notably
. As director, best known for
The Man Who Cheated Life
A Daughter of Destiny
. Fled Germany in 1933 for the United States, where he died in obscurity.