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Georg Wilhelm Pabst (1885–1967)


Georg Wilhelm Pabst is considered by many to be the greatest director of German cinema, in his era. He was especially appreciated by actors and actresses for the humane way in which he treated them. This was in contrast to some of his contemporaries, such as Arnold Fanck, who have been characterized as martinets. See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Vienna, Austria

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Known For

Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box Director
(1929)
Diary of a Lost Girl
(1929)
The 3 Penny Opera
(1931)
Westfront 1918
Westfront 1918 Director
(1930)

Filmography

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 1956 Durch die Wälder durch die Auen (as G.W. Pabst)
 1956 Ballerina
 1955 It Happened on July 20th (as G.W. Pabst)
 1954 Cose da pazzi
 1951 Ruf aus dem Äther (supervising)
 1948 Der Prozeß
 1943 Paracelsus
 1941 The Comedians
 1939 Pasha's Wives (as G.W. Pabst, supervision)
 1938 The Shanghai Drama (as G.W. Pabst)
 1937 Street of Shadows (as G.W. Pabst)
 1934 A Modern Hero (as G.W. Pabst)
 1933 That Night
 1933 High and Low (as G.W. Pabst)
 1933 Adventures of Don Quixote (as G.W. Pabst)
 1933/I Don Quichotte
 1933/II Don Quichotte
 1932 The Lost Atlantis (as G.W. Pabst)
 1932 L'Atlantide (as G.W. Pabst)
 1931 Comradeship
 1931 L'opéra de quat'sous (as G.W. Pabst)
 1931 The 3 Penny Opera (as G.W. Pabst)
 1930 Westfront 1918 (as G.W. Pabst)
 1929 White Hell of Pitz Palu (as G.W. Pabst)
 1929 Pandora's Box
 1925 The Joyless Street (as G.W. Pabst)
 1923 The Treasure
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Pabst studied engineering in Vienna but ended up preferring the theatre and acted in Switzerland by 1905. He then joined touring companies of Europe and the United States. He was interned in France during World War I. By 1923, he was assistant to the film director Carl Froelich and soon graduated to director in his own right, noted for stark realism, rather then the prevailing expressionism. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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