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Frederic Zelnik (1885–1950)

Frederic Zelnik was born on May 17, 1885 in Czernowitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]. He was a producer and director, known for The Gala Performance (1932), The Emperor's Waltz (1933) and The Gypsy Baron (1927). He was previously married to Lya Mara. He died on November 29, 1950 in London, England, UK. See full bio »


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Known For

The Gypsy Baron Producer


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 1949 The Glass Mountain (producer - as Fred Zelnik)
 1945 Give Me the Stars (producer)
 1944 Heaven Is Round the Corner (producer)
 1933 Happy (producer)
 1933 Es war einmal ein Musikus (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1932 The Gala Performance (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1932 Die Tänzerin von Sans Souci (producer)
 1931 Jeder fragt nach Erika (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1929 Der rote Kreis (producer)
 1928 Mary Lou (producer)
 1927 Dancing Vienna (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1927 Die Weber (producer)
 1927 The Gypsy Baron (producer)
 1926 The Merry Madcap (producer)
 1926 Der Veilchenfresser (producer)
 1926 The Beautiful Blue Danube (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1926 The Bohemian Dancer (producer)
 1926 Die Mühle von Sanssouci (producer)
 1926 Der Bankkrach unter den Linden (producer)
 1925 Die Kirschenzeit (Short) (producer)
 1925 Athleten (producer)
 1925 Die Venus von Montmartre (producer)
 1924 Auf Befehl der Pompadour (producer)
 1924 Das Mädel von Capri (producer)
 1924 Die Herrin von Monbijou (producer)
 1924 Der Matrose Perugino (producer)
 1924 Nelly, die Braut ohne Mann (producer)
 1924 Die Marionetten der Fürstin (producer)
 1923 Lyda Ssanin (producer)
 1923 Die Männer der Sybill (producer)
 1923 Irene d'Or (producer)
 1923 Das Mädel aus der Hölle (producer)
 1922 Se. Exzellenz der Revisor (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1922 Graf Festenberg (producer)
 1922 Das Geschlecht des Grafen von Gheyn (Short) (producer)
 1922 Die Tochter Napoleons (producer)
 1922 Yvette, die Modeprinzessin (producer)
 1922 Die Geliebte des Königs (producer)
 1922 Die Ehe der Fürstin Demidoff (producer)
 1922 Die Kreutzersonate (producer)
 1922 C.d.E. (producer)
 1922 Tanja, die Frau an der Kette (producer)
 1921 Um ein Erbe (Short) (producer)
 1921 Das begrabene Ich (producer)
 1921 Der Sträfling von Cayenne (producer)
 1921 Aus den Tiefen der Großstadt (producer)
 1921 Die unsichtbare Gast (Short) (producer)
 1921 The Medium (producer)
 1921/I Monte Carlo (producer)
 1921 Fasching (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Der Mann mit den drei Frauen (producer)
 1920 Yoshiwara, die Liebesstadt der Japaner (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Anna Karenina (producer)
 1920 Der Tod im Nacken (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Der Apachenlord (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Der gelbe Diplomat (producer)
 1920 Das Gesetz der Wüste (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Der Abenteurer von Paris (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Die Erlebnisse der berühmten Tänzerin Fanny Elßler (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1920 Die Prinzessin vom Nil (producer)
 1920 Spiritismus (producer)
 1920 Das Grauen (producer)
 1920 Der indische Tod (producer)
 1920 Eine Demimonde-Heirat (producer)
 1919 Das Fest der Rosella (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Das Haus der Unschuld (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Die Damen mit den Smaragden (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Die Erbin des Grafen von Monte Christo (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Die Gesunkenen (producer)
 1919 Die kleine Staszewska (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Die Nacht des Grauens (producer)
 1919 Im Dienste der Liebe (producer)
 1919 Manon. Das hohe Lied der Liebe (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Margarete. Die Geschichte einer Gefallenen (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Maria Evere (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Not und Verbrechen (producer)
 1919 Die Gelbe Fratze (producer)
 1919 Hölle der Jungfrauen (Short) (producer)
 1919 Menschen in Ketten (producer)
 1919 Der rote Sarafan (producer)
 1919 Leichtsinn und Lebewelt (producer)
 1919 The Golden Club (producer)
 1919 Pogrom (producer)
 1919 Die Madonna mit den Lilien (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Die Peruanerin (producer)
 1919 Die Sühne der Martha Marx (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Fidelio (producer)
 1919 Leichtsinn und Genie (producer)
 1919 Eugen Onegin (producer)
 1919 Charlotte Corday (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1919 Lucas, Kapitel 15 (producer)
 1919 Liebeswirren (producer)
 1918 Am anderen Ufer (producer)
 1918 Nightshade (producer)
 1918 Das Geschlecht der Schelme. 2. Teil (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Eine junge Dame von Welt (producer)
 1918 Fliegentüten-Heinrich als Don Juan (Short) (producer)
 1918 Die Dreizehn (producer)
 1918 Fliegentüten-Heinrich als Rentier (Short) (producer)
 1918 Fliegentüten-Heinrichs Pech (Short) (producer)
 1918 Die Rothenburger (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Maximum (Short) (producer)
 1918 Das Frühlingslied (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Die Nonne und der Harlekin (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Die Verteidigerin (producer)
 1918 Graf Michael (Short) (producer)
 1918 Amalie - 45 Mark (producer)
 1918 Die Serenyi (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Frau Marias Erlebnis (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Der Liftjunge (producer)
 1918 Am Scheidewege (producer)
 1918 Der Fliegentüten-Othello (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Die Rose von Dschiandur (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1918 Halkas Gelöbnis (producer)
 1918 Durchlaucht Hypochonder (producer)
 1918 Gänseliesel (producer)
 1917 Ein Zirkusmädel (producer)
 1917 Weiße Nächte. Fedora (Short) (producer)
 1917 Edelweiß (producer)
 1917 Das Edelfräulein (Short) (producer)
 1917 Der Fliegentüten-Heinrich (Short) (producer)
 1917 The Lost Paradise (producer)
 1917 Das Geschlecht der Schelme. 1. Teil (producer - as Friedrich Zelnik)
 1917 Lori & Co. (producer)
 1917 Klein Doortje (producer)
 1917 Das Doppelgesicht (Short) (producer)
 1917 Der Kinokönig (producer)
 1917 Die Gräfin von Navarra (producer)
 1917 Ihr Sohn (producer)
 1917/II Das große Los (producer)
 1917 Die Bettlerin von St. Marien (producer)
 1917 Die Rache des Avenarius (Short) (producer)
 1916 Der schwarze Pierrot (producer)
 1916 Die Hochzeit der Cassilda Mediadores (Short) (producer)
 1916 Dorian Dare (Short) (producer)
 1916 Jenseits der Hürde (producer)
 1916 Das goldene Friedelchen (producer)
 1916 Die Fiebersonate (producer)
 1916 Fräulein Wildfang (producer)
 1916 Spiel im Spiel (producer)
 1916 Der Einsiedler von St. Georg (producer)
 1915 Ein Gruss aus der Tiefe (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Friedrich Zelmik | Fred Zelnik | Friedrich Zelnik


Lya Mara  (his death)

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Influential producer-director, a former actor, who came to prominence in the German cinema of the 1920's (as Friedrich Zelnik). He was the mentor of his actress-wife 'Lya Mara', whose films he promoted through their joint production company Zelnik-Mara Film GmbH. Of Jewish background, he was forced to flee from Germany in 1933 and later continued making films in Britain. See more »

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