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Carl Mayer (I) (1894–1944)

Carl Meyer was the son of a stock speculator who committed suicide. He had to leave school at 15 to work as a secretary. Mayer moved away from Graz to Innsbruck and then Vienna, where he worked as a dramatist. Meanwhile, the events of the First World War turned him into a pacifist. In 1917 he went to Berlin, where he worked at the small ... See full bio »

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(age 49) in London, England, UK
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Sunrise Writer
(1927)
(1924)
Tartuffe Writer
(1925)

Filmography

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 1953 Der träumende Mund (original)
 1937 Dreaming Lips
 1936 As You Like It (adaptation - uncredited)
 1932 Melo
 1932 The Blue Light (uncredited)
 1931 Ariane
 1931 Der Mann, der den Mord beging (dialogue)
 1930 Storm Over Mont Blanc (uncredited)
 1929 Miss Else (uncredited)
 1928 4 Devils (scenario)
 1927 Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Documentary) (idea)
 1927 Sunrise (scenario)
 1925 Tartuffe (manuscript)
 1924 The Last Laugh (written by)
 1923 The Street (treatment)
 1923 Earth Spirit (writer)
 1922 Vanina
 1921 Hintertreppe
 1921 Scherben
 1921 Danton (screenplay)
 1921 The Haunted Castle (adaptation)
 1921 Torgus
 1921 Der Dummkopf
 1920 Johannes Goth
 1920 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (written by)
 1919 Die Frau im Käfig (writer)
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Other Works:

John Moran' stage adaptation of Hans Janwitz and his play, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," was performed in a world premiere American Repertory Theatre production at the Loeb Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bob McGrath was director. Laurie Olinder and Fred Tietz were set designers. Catherine Zuber was costume designer. Howard... See more »

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Height:

5' 1¾" (1.57 m)
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Carl Mayer wrote his last screenplays for the German film at the beginning of the 30s. Afterwards he left Germany and went to France where he wrote the script for "Mélo" (1932). Three years later he moved to England where his last screenplays came into being with "As You Like It" (1936), "Dreaming Lips" (1937) and "The Fourth Estate" (1940). See more »

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