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Paul Dessau (1894–1979)

Paul Dessau was born on December 19, 1894 in Hamburg, Germany. He is known for Adventures of Casanova (1948), Taras Bulba (1936) and Never Trust a Woman (1930). He was married to Ruth Berghaus, Antje Ruge, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Gudrun Kabisch. He died on June 28, 1979 in Königs Wusterhausen, German Democratic Republic. See full bio »

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Known For

Adventures of Casanova Music Department
Taras Bulba Composer


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 2003 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (TV Movie)
 1985 A Boa Pessoa de Setzuan (TV Movie)
 1983 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1979 Kaukasialainen liitupiiri (TV Movie)
 1978 Coriolan (TV Movie)
 1976 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1974 Paul Dessau (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1968 Farewell
 1967 Neuland unterm Pflug (TV Mini Series)
 1967 Undtagelsen og reglen (TV Movie)
 1966 400 cm³ (Documentary short)
 1966 Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (TV Movie)
 1966/II Brecht om Brecht (TV Movie)
 1965 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mother Courage (1965) ... (music)
 1963 Das russische Wunder I (Documentary)
 1963 Das russische Wunder II (Documentary)
 1962 Mutter Courage og hendes børn (TV Movie)
 1961/II Urfaust (TV Movie)
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Reportage aus Rossendorf (Short)
 1959 Holiday on Sylt (Documentary short)
 1958 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie)
 1956 Die Novemberrevolution 1918 (Documentary short)
 1956 Du und mancher Kamerad (Documentary)
 1956 Der Weg nach Füssen (TV Movie)
 1948 The Vicious Circle (uncredited)
 1948 Devil's Cargo (uncredited)
 1947 Tomorrow's a Wonderful Day (Documentary) (as Paul Desau)
 1947 The Pretender
 1945 Combat Fatigue Irritability (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (uncredited)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties (uncredited)
 1945 The Woman in Green (uncredited)
 1944 House of Frankenstein (uncredited)
 1939 Pasha's Wives (uncredited)
 1938 The Rebel Son
 1938 Accord final (as Henry Herblay)
 1938 The Novel of Werther (as Henri Herblay)
 1938 Carrefour (as Henry Herblay)
 1937 Yoshiwara
 1937 Traffic in Souls (as P. Dessau)
 1936 Taras Bulba
 1935 Avoda (Documentary)
 1932 Slalom
 1931 White Ecstasy
 1931/I Trapeze
 1930 Die heiligen drei Brunnen (sound and silent version)
 1929 Vendetta
 1928 Unmoral
 1928 Song
 1926 Alice in the Wooly West (Short)
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(1975 to 1976 season) He was composer for Bertolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Ken Ruta, Marcy Mattox, Barbara Byrne and Oliver Cliff in the cast. Robert Hellman was adapter. Eugene Lion was director. Jack Barkla was set designer. Nancy Potts was ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Paul Desau | P. Dessau | Henri Herblay | Henry Herblay


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Father of Maxim Dessau with Ruth Berghaus.


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