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Joe May (I) (1880–1954)

A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After the Nazi takeover, May fled to the United States ... See full bio »

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 1941 Hit the Road
 1937 Confession
 1932 Hochzeitsreise zu dritt (supervisor)
 1931 Son altesse l'amour (supervising)
 1930 Der unsterbliche Lump (supervising)
 1929 Asphalt
 1928 Homecoming
 1926 Dagfin
 1923 Love Tragedy
 1921 Junge Mama (supervising)
 1921 Am Webstuhl der Zeit (supervising)
 1919 Der Muff (supervising)
 1918 Die Ratte (supervising)
 1918 Das Opfer
 1917 Der Onyxknopf
 1917 Ehre
 1915 In der Nacht
 1914 Die Pagode
 1914 The Man in the Cellar (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Fred Majo | Joseph Mandel | José May

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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What makes a movie successful Joe May defined in 1928 as follows: "I have taken the trouble from the beginning to create a movie that appeals to the whole world, which raises the absolute claim of movie art but at the same time comes up to the justified wishes of the public on thrill and entertainment. In my opinion the conditions for a successful movie are: You take thrilling action, add a ... See more »

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