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Harry Piel (1892–1963)

Harry Piel was born on July 12, 1892 in Düsseldorf, Germany as Heinrich Piel. He was a director and writer, known for Jonny stiehlt Europa (1932), His Best Friend (1937) and Der Tiger Akbar (1951). He was married to Dary Holm and Johanna Präder. He died on March 27, 1963 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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 1953 Elephant Fury
 1935 Artisten
 1932 Secret Agent
 1930 He or I
 1929 Midnight Taxi
 1928 Panik
 1927 The Big Bluff
 1925 Zigano (co-director)
 1925 Face à la mort (co-director)
 1924 The Man Without Nerves (co-director)
 1923 Rivalen
 1919 Der Muff
 1918 Diplomaten
 1918 Die Ratte
 1918 Sein Todfeind
 1914 Die Millionenmine (Short)
 1913 Hara-Kiri (Short)
 1913 Erblich belastet? (Short)
 1913 Seelenadel (Short)
 1913 Menschen und Masken (Short)
 1913 Der grüne Teufel (Short)
 1913 Schatten der Nacht (Short)
 1912 Der Börsenkönig (Short)
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Served for fourteen years on a sailing school ship. Worked as a painter, and, for a while, joined a circus. Started acting in Paris from 1912, soon writing his own screenplays and directing from 1923. From 1929, released through his own company, Ariel Film. Specialised in popular outdoor and adventure films, invariably doing his own stunts, and often partnered by his wife Dary Holm. See more »

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