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Joe May is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Autrichien born on 7 november 1880 at Vienna (Austria)

Joe May

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Birth name Julius Otto Mandl
Nationality Austria
Birth 7 november 1880 at Vienna (Austria)
Death 29 april 1954 (at 73 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Joe May (né Julius Otto Mandl le 7 novembre 1880 à Vienne et mort le 29 avril 1954 à Hollywood) est un réalisateur et un producteur autrichien de films, considéré comme l’un des pionniers du cinéma allemand.

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Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(4 films)
Mia May
Mia May
(6 films)
Hermann Picha
Hermann Picha
(4 films)
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Filmography of Joe May (31 films)

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Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 1h19
Directed by Joe May
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Romance
Actors Simone Simon, James Ellison, Minna Gombell, Chick Chandler, Alan Dinehart, Sr., Gladys Blake
Rating58% 2.9152952.9152952.9152952.9152952.915295
A young defense worker Kathie Aumont (Simone Simon) comes to Washington DC only to find that her friend Sally, with whom she was going to live, is newly married. This leaves Kathie with nowhere to sleep. Luckily she falls in love with a newly inducted Marine, who gives her the key to his apartment. Unluckily he's also given keys to all his friends.
Hit the Road, 1h1
Directed by Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Gladys George, Barton MacLane, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly
Rating65% 3.273383.273383.273383.273383.27338
Delinquent gang members Tom (Billy Halop), Pig (Huntz Hall), Ape (Bernard Punsly), and String (Gabriel Dell) are trying to break out from the reformatory their confined to, but they are caught and brought to the parole officer Cathy Crookshank (Eily Malyon). All of the gang members are sons of gangsters, which makes it even harder for them to get paroled. They tell their superintendent this, and that they have no sponsor. To remedy this, Miss Crookshank asks the leader of the boys fathers' gang, Valentine (Barton MacLane), to come to her office. Valentine is barely released from prison. He is reluctant to help the boys, arguing that he is a reformed man and is now living on a farm with his wife Molly (Gladys George) and their daughter Pat (Evelyn Ankers). He has also decided to take a new name, "Ryan.
The House of the Seven Gables, 1h29
Directed by Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price, Dick Foran, Nan Grey, Cecil Kellaway
Rating71% 3.5913953.5913953.5913953.5913953.591395
En 1828, la famille Pyncheon est ruinée et ses membres rivalisent pour obtenir la maison ancestrale, Seven Gables. Pour y parvenir, Jaffrey Pyncheon obtient une fausse déclaration de meurtre accusant son frère Clifford. Hepzibah, la fiancée de Clifford, attend vingt ans que son futur époux soit libéré. Mais à son insu, Clifford et son compagnon de cellule, Matthew, préparent un complot...
The Invisible Man Returns, 1h21
Directed by Phil Karlson, Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Invisibilité
Actors Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, Cecil Kellaway, Alan Napier, John Sutton
Rating64% 3.246383.246383.246383.246383.24638
Sir Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price) is sentenced to death for the murder of his brother Michael, a crime he did not commit. Dr. Frank Griffin, the brother of the original invisible man (named John instead of Jack), injects the prisoner with an invisibility drug. As Radcliffe's execution nears, he suddenly vanishes from his cell. Detective Sampson (Cecil Kellaway) from the Scotland Yard guesses the truth while Radcliffe searches for the real murderer before the drug causes him to go insane.
The Invisible Woman, 1h12
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland, Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Comedy horror films, Invisibilité
Actors Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles, Cedric Hardwicke, Oskar Homolka
Rating60% 3.049733.049733.049733.049733.04973
The wealthy lawyer Dick Russell (John Howard) funds the dotty old inventor Professor Gibbs (John Barrymore) to create an invisibility device. The first test subject for this machine is Kitty Carroll (Virginia Bruce), a department store model who had been fired from her previous job. The machine proves quite successful, and Kitty uses her invisible state to pay back her former sadistic boss, Mr. Growley (Charles Lane).
You're Not So Tough, 1h5
Directed by Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly, Bobby Jordan, Hal E. Chester
Rating64% 3.203913.203913.203913.203913.20391
The Dead End Kids ride a freight train through California. After the kids get arrested for vagrancy, members Tom and Pig are hired to work on a ranch owned by kindly Mama Posito. Tom learns that Posito hasn't seen her son in years, but believes that he may still be alive. In an attempt to steal her money, Tom decides to pose as her son. However, Posito's benevolency soon gets the best of Tom, and he decides to stay with her for love, rather than for greed.
Confession (1937)
, 1h27
Directed by Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Basil Rathbone, Jane Bryan, Donald Crisp, Laura Hope Crews
Rating72% 3.641753.641753.641753.641753.64175
"In a European city in the year 1930," 17-year-old music student Lisa Koslov (Bryan) sees her mother off at the train station, and as she is leaving, is handed an envelope containing two tickets to a piano concert she suspects come from a well-dressed man she thinks may be stalking her. Her friend Hildegard persuades her to attend the concert and realizes the man is the pianist himself, the renowned Michael Michailow (Rathbone). On Lisa's behalf, Hidegard accepts Michailow's dinner invitation to Lisa when she has misgivings. There he suavely pleads his loneliness and begs to see her the next day. When she goes to her conservatory lessons instead, she discovers that he has lied to the professor to insinuate himself as her tutor. Michialow kisses Lisa, who despite awareness that the situation is unsavory, responds to the kiss.
Music in the Air, 1h25
Directed by Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Operetta films
Actors Gloria Swanson, June Lang, John Boles, Douglass Montgomery, Joseph Cawthorn, Al Shearer
Rating81% 4.0845054.0845054.0845054.0845054.084505
Opera star Frieda Hotzfelt (Gloria Swanson) spars with librettist Bruno Mahler (John Boles). Aspiring songwriter Karl Roder (Douglass Montgomery) stumbles into their stormy relationship.
Two Hearts in Waltz Time, 1h20
Directed by Carmine Gallone, Joe May
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Carl Brisson, Frances Day, C. Denier Warren, Roland Culver, Peter Gawthorne, Valerie Hobson

Un compositeur tombe amoureux d'une fille, sans réaliser qu'elle est la vedette de la troupe.
His Highness Love, 1h31
Directed by Robert Péguy, Joe May
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Annabella, André Lefaur, André Alerme, Charles Prince, André Dubosc, Henry Richard

L'intrigue du film est un vaudeville dans lequel un fils de famille exerce un chantage sur les siens pour obtenir la direction de l'usine familiale ; faute de quoi, annonce-t-il, il épousera Annette, une barmaid. Dès qu'il a obtenu satisfaction, le jeune homme abandonne la jeune fille. Mais il ne tardera pas à prendre conscience de son erreur.