Paul Czinner

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Birth Name: Paul Czinner
Born: 05/30/1890
Birth Place: Budapest, HU
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 06/22/1972

A child prodigy on the violin, Czinner was active in the theater before making his film directing debut in Vienna in 1919 with "Homo immanis". He earned international acclaim with "Nju/Husbands or Lovers" (1924), starring his future wife Elisabeth Bergner, a film noted for its psychological depth. But the rise of the Nazis forced Bergner and Czinner to flee the country for England in 1933. Czinner had directed one English-language film, in 1930, "The Woman He Scorned". After moving to London, he directed Bergner in "Catherine the Great" (1934), "Escape Me Never" (1935), a film about a waif who marries a composer, and a version of the Shakespeare comedy "As You Like It" also starring Laurence... Continue Bio >>

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