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Curtis Bernhardt

Curtis Bernhardt German film director

German film director
The basics
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Intro German film director
A.K.A. Kurt Bernhardt
Countries United States of America Germany
Occupations Film director Screenwriter
Gender male
Birth 15 April 1899 (Worms)
Death 22 February 1981 (Pacific Palisades)
Star sign AriesAries
The details

Curtis Bernhardt (15 April 1899 – 22 February 1981) was a German film director born in Worms, Germany, under the name Kurt Bernhardt.

He trained as an actor in Germany, and performed on the stage, before starting as a film director in 1926. Other films include A Stolen Life (1946) and Sirocco (1951).

Bernhardt made films in Germany from 1925 until 1933, when he was forced to flee the Nazi regime — who briefly had him arrested — because he was Jewish. Bernhardt directed films in France and England before moving on to Hollywood to work for Warner Brothers in 1940. He produced and directed his last Hollywood picture, Kisses for My President (1964), about the nation's first female Chief Executive starring Polly Bergen and Fred MacMurray.

He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, near his wife, Pearl Argyle Wellman Bernhardt.


  • Nameless Heroes (short) (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1925)
  • Torments of the Night (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1926)
  • Orphan of Lowood (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1926)
  • Children's Souls Accuse You (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1927)
  • The Girl with the Five Zeros (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1927)
  • The Prince of Rogues (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1928)
  • The Last Fort (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1929)
  • The Woman One Longs For aka The Woman Men Yearn For (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1929)
  • The Last Company (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1930)
  • L'Homme qui assassina [fr] (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1930)
  • The Man Who Murdered (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1931)
  • The Rebel (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1932)
  • The Tunnel (1933) (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1933)
  • Le tunnel (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1933)
  • Gold in the Street (1934)
  • The Beloved Vagabond (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1936)
  • Le vagabond bien-aimé (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1937)
  • Carrefour (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1938)
  • My Love Came Back (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1940)
  • Lady with Red Hair (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1940)
  • Night in December (as Kurt Bernhardt) (1941)
  • Million Dollar Baby (1941)
  • Juke Girl (1942)
  • Happy Go Lucky (1943)
  • Conflict (1945)
  • My Reputation (1946)
  • Devotion (1946)
  • A Stolen Life (1946)
  • High Wall (1947)
  • Possessed (1947)
  • Sirocco (1951)
  • Payment on Demand (1951)
  • The Blue Veil (1951)
  • The Merry Widow (1952)
  • Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
  • Beau Brummell (1954)
  • Interrupted Melody (1955)
  • Gaby (1956)
  • Damon and Pythias (1962)
  • Kisses for My President (1964)
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