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Frank Wisbar (1899–1967)

Frank Wisbar was born on December 9, 1899 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany as Franz Wysbar. He was a director and producer, known for Fireside Theatre (1949), Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959) and Wet Asphalt (1958). He died on March 17, 1967 in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. See full bio »

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Known For

Fireside Theatre
Fireside Theatre Director
Wet Asphalt
Wet Asphalt Director
Strangler of the Swamp


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 1967 Flucht über die Ostsee (TV Movie)
 1966 S.O.S. - Morro Castle (TV Movie)
 1965 Onkel Phils Nachlaß (TV Movie)
 1965 Willkommen in Altamont (TV Movie)
 1965 Das Feuerzeichen (TV Movie)
 1962 Commando
 1958 Wet Asphalt
 1950-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (214 episodes)
- A Ring for Nell (1955)
- Murderer's Wife (1955)
- The 99th Day (1955)
 1948 The Mozart Story (new scenes)
 1947 The Prairie
 1947 Lighthouse
 1939 The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Movie)
 1938 Petermann ist dagegen (as Frank Wysbar)
 1937 Ball im Metropol (as Frank Wysbar)
 1936 The Unknown
 1936 Fährmann Maria (as Frank Wysbar)
 1935 Die Werft zum Grauen Hecht (as Frank Wysbar)
 1935 Hermine und die sieben Aufrechten (as Frank Wysbar)
 1933 Anna and Elizabeth (as Frank Wysbar)
 1932 Im Bann des Eulenspiegels (as Frank Wysbar)
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Alternate Names:

Frank Bentick Wisbar | F. Wysbar | Frank Wysbar

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Worked as writer/producer for Ufa in the early 30's. His first films as a director met with disapproval from the Nazi regime and Wisbar consequently left Germany for the U.S. in 1939. He found little meaningful work in feature films, but had some success as a freelance director/producer in early anthology television during the late 1940's. He returned to Germany in the mid-1950's. See more »

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