Curtis Bernhardt
Date of Birth
Apr 15, 1899
Birth Place:
Worms, Germany

Biography

Some praised the American films of German director Curtis Bernhardt as "women's pictures"; others derided them as "weepers." Trained for an acting career at Frankfurt-am-Main's State School for Dramatic Arts, Bernhardt was a theatrical performer and producer in Berlin before turning to directing films with 1926's Die Was von Lowood, a Gernan version of Jane Eyre. In 1929, he helmed UFA studio's...