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Arnold Fanck (1889–1974)


Arnold Fanck was born March 6, 1889, in Frankenthal, Germany. A trained geologist, he began making documentary and action films after the end of World War I, and his love of geology inspired him to shoot his films in remote mountain locations. These pictures became immensely popular with the German audiences and led to what is known as the "... See full bio »

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 1944 Arno Breker (Documentary short)
 1944 Atlantik-Wall (Documentary short)
 1943 Josef Thorak, Werkstatt und Werk (Documentary short)
 1941 Frühling in Japan (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1941 Japans heiliger Vulkan (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1940 Ein Robinson
 1938 Hänschen Klein (Short)
 1938 Kaiserbauten in Fernost (Short)
 1938 Winterreise durch Südmandschurien (Documentary short)
 1936 Die Wildnis stirbt! (Documentary)
 1934 Der Walfisch II. Verarbeitung (Documentary short) (unconfirmed)
 1934 Der ewige Traum (as Dr. Arnold Fanck)
 1934 Die Seehunde (Short)
 1929 White Hell of Pitz Palu (as Dr. Arnold Fanck)
 1928 Where Kisses Come High (Documentary short)
 1928 The White Stadium (Documentary)
 1924 Das Wolkenphänomen von Maloja (Documentary short)
 1924 Die weiße Kunst (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1920 Das Wunder des Schneeschuhs (Documentary)
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Author: g Fanck, Arnold, 1889-1974. Title: Er fuhrte Regie mit Gletschern, Sturmen und Lawinen; ein Filmpionier erzahlt. Publisher: [Munchen] Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung [c1973]. Pages: 394, [1] p. illus. 24 cm. Notes: "Filmographie, von C. Bernd Sucher": p. 387-[395] Subjects: g -- Fanck, Arnold, -- 1889-1974. See more »

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Dr. Arnold Fanck
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Luis Trenker made his film debut with Fanck's "Der Berg des Schicksals" (1924). He later became a very popular movie star in the 30's with his own mountain movies and his popularity continued till his death. Beside Luis Trenker there was another future world star for whom Arnold Fanck paved the way - Leni Riefenstahl. See more »

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