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Erich Waschneck

Erich Waschneck

German film director
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German film director
A.K.A. Erich Johannes Waschneck, Waschneck
Countries Germany
Occupations Film director Screenwriter Cinematographer Film producer Photographer
Gender male
Birth 29 April 1887 (Grimma)
Death 22 September 1970 (Berlin, West Berlin)
Star sign Taurus
Spouse: Karin Hardt
The details

Erich John Waschneck (29 April 1887, Grimma, Kingdom of Saxony – 22 September 1970, Berlin ) was a German cameraman, director, screenwriter and film producer .

Early life

Erich was the son of Karl Hermann Waschneck, a blacksmith, and his wife Therese Emilie, née Schneider. Waschneck went to finishing school at the Leipzig Art Academy and studied painting.


He came in contact with the film industry in 1907 when he began to paint posters for films. He then worked as a still photographer and later as a camera assistant to cinematographer Fritz Arno Wagner .

In 1921, he did his first work as a cameraman in the adaptation of the fairy tale The Little Muck by Wilhelm Hauff. From 1924 he worked as a director. His film Eight Girls in a boat (1932) won the Gold Medal at the Venice Film Festival. In 1932 he became managing director of Beacon-Film GmbH in Berlin and film producer. After the Nazi rise to power, into force on 4th Waschneck April 1933 the National Socialist Factory Cell Organization German-born film directors with. [1] In 1940, he directed the anti-Semitic propaganda film The Rothschilds'.

After the war Waschneck was only able to direct two films.

Personal life

In 1933 Waschneck married the actress Karin Hardt. Waschneck is buried in the old cemetery in Wannsee.

Selected filmography

  • The Pearl of the Orient (1921)
  • A Glass of Water (1923)
  • The New Land (1924)
  • The Stolen Professor (1924)
  • My Friend the Chauffeur (1926)
  • The Man in the Fire (1926)
  • Regine (1927)
  • The Woman with the World Record (1927)
  • Aftermath (1927)
  • Sajenko the Soviet (1928)
  • Docks of Hamburg (1928)
  • Scandal in Baden-Baden (1929)
  • Favorite of Schonbrunn (1929)
  • Diane (1929)
  • Two People (1930)
  • Sacred Waters (1932)
  • Eight Girls in a Boat (1932)
  • Hände aus dem Dunkel (1933)
  • Adventure on the Southern Express (1934)
  • Music in the Blood (1934)
  • Regine (1935)
  • Mein Leben für Maria Isabell (1935)
  • Liebesleute - Hermann und Dorothea von Heute (1935), awarded: "artistically valuable"
  • Uncle Bräsig (1936)
  • Escapade (1936)
  • Gewitterflug zu Claudia (1937)
  • The Divine Jetta (1937)
  • Anna Favetti (1938)
  • Women for Golden Hill (1938)
  • Kennwort Machin (1939)
  • The Rothschilds (1940)
  • Between Hamburg and Haiti (1940)
  • Die Affäre Rödern (1944)
  • Thank You, I'm Fine (1948)
  • Three Days of Fear (1952)
  • Have Sunshine in Your Heart (1953)
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