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Richard Oswald

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Launching his career as an actor on the Viennese stage, Richard Oswald made his film directorial debut at age 24 with Das eisener Kreuz (1914). In 1916, Oswald set up his own production company, writing and directing most of the films himself. His pre-1920 efforts include such literary adaptations as The Picture of Dorian Gray (1917), Peer Gynt (1918), and Around the World in 80 Days (1919). Some critics have suggested that Oswald was more prolific than talented, but such films as his 1932 horror omnibus Unholy Tales would seem to refute this statement. During his days of prominence, Oswald discovered and developed the talents of such luminaries as director William Dieterle and actor Conrad Veidt. His Jewish heritage forced him out of Hitler's Germany in 1933 and occupied France in 1940. Emigrating to America, Oswald had trouble lining up anything other than B-pictures. His last production was The Lovable Cheat (1949), an inexpensive but worthwhile adaptation of a Balzac story which boasted an impressive cast (Charles Ruggles, Alan Mowbray, Buster Keaton, et al.). Richard Oswald was the father of director Gerd Oswald. An excellent source for details on his life and work is the 1990 biography Richard Oswald, written by Hans-Michael Beck, Wolfgang Jacobsen, and Jorg Schoening.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Feme
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Alraune
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Dreyfus (The Dreyfus Case)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (The Captain from Köpenick)
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet 1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet The Tales Of Hoffman
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Cagliostro - Liebe Und Leben Eines Grossen Abenteurers
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Isle of Missing Men
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1942
No Score Yet My Song Goes Round the World
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Unheimliche Geschichten, (Eerie Tales)
  • Director
1919
No Score Yet Anders als die Andern (Different from the Others)
  • Director
1919
No Score Yet Gesetze Der Liebe
  • Director

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