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Gunther von Fritsch

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Birth 15 july 1906 at Pula (Croatie)
Death 27 august 1988 (at 82 years) at Pasadena (USA)

Gunther von Fritsch (Pula, 15 July 1906 – Pasadena, 27 August 1988 ) was an American film director born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


Gunther von Fritsch was born 15 July 1906 in Pula. He studied in Paris, and in 1930 moved to the USA. During World War II, he entered the United States Army Signal Corps. After the war, he directed training films for the State Department in West Berlin.

Von Fritsch died of a stroke in Pasadena 27 August 1988.

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Paul Strand
Paul Strand
(1 films)
Pete Smith
Pete Smith
(2 films)
Michael Todd
Michael Todd
(1 films)
Roy Webb
Roy Webb
(2 films)
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Filmography of Gunther von Fritsch (8 films)

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Stolen Identity, 1h28
Directed by Gunther von Fritsch
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Actors Donald Buka, Francis Lederer, Adrienne Gessner, Egon von Jordan, Karl Farkas
Rating64% 3.2208553.2208553.2208553.2208553.220855
Vienna taxi driver Toni Sponer dreams of going to the US. One day, an American businessman is waiting for his cab, when jealous concert pianist Claude Manelli (Lederer) shoots him dead because he suspected him of having an affair with his American wife Karen (Camden). Toni grabs the dead man's papers and takes over his identity. Later he falls in love with Karen who initially thinks that Toni is the killer but he is able to convince her that he is innocent. Together they try to flee to America with Karen's husband in hot pursuit. Both men are finally captured by the police but Toni receives only a small sentence of a few months in prison. Karen decides to wait for him.
This Is Cinerama, 2h3
Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Michael Todd, Mike Todd Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Rating68% 3.431873.431873.431873.431873.43187
The film begins in black-and-white and in standard 4:3 aspect ratio, as travel writer and newscaster Lowell Thomas appears on screen to discuss the evolution of motion picture entertainment, from the earliest cave paintings designed to suggest movement, up to the introduction of color and sound. At the conclusion of the 12-minute lecture, Thomas speaks the words "This is Cinerama" and the screen expands into the full Cinerama aspect ratio and colour as a series of vignettes, narrated by Thomas begin.
The Curse of the Cat People, 1h10
Directed by Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter, Julia Dean, Elizabeth Russell
Rating66% 3.345853.345853.345853.345853.34585
After the death of his wife Irena (Simone Simon), Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) has married former co-worker Alice Moore (Jane Randolph), and they now have a six-year-old introverted daughter, Amy (Ann Carter). Amy has trouble at school because she spends too much time daydreaming, no matter how much Oliver tries to encourage her to make friends and cope with reality. After Amy finds a photo of the deceased Irena, whose name is never mentioned in the house, Irena appears to her and the two strike up a friendship. At the same time, Amy befriends Julia Farren, an aging actress who is alienated from her own daughter Barbara (Elizabeth Russell), whom she suspects to be a "spy" only pretending to be her relative. Oliver, angry at Amy for repeatedly speaking of her new imaginary friend, punishes her. When Irena announces to Amy that she must leave her, Amy runs out of the house. A snow storm comes up, and Amy seeks shelter in the Farrens' house. Barbara, mad and jealous at her mother's preference for Amy over her, intends to strangle the girl. At this moment, Amy sees Irena's features in Barbara and embraces her. Barbara, perplexed by this gesture of affection, spares her life. Oliver arrives at the house and takes Amy home, promising to accept her fantasies.


The Wave
The Wave (1936)
, 58minutes
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about the labor movement
Roles Editor
Rating68% 3.4364553.4364553.4364553.4364553.436455
La rude existence des pêcheurs d'Alvarado, une petite commune située sur la côte atlantique du Mexique. L'un d'eux, Miro, enterre son fils qu'il n'a pu soigner. Même lorsque poisson abonde, les salaires versés aux pêcheurs demeurent extrêmement bas. Révolté, Miro incite ses compagnons à entamer une grève de protestation.