Hugo Haas
Date of Birth
Feb 19, 1901
Birth Place:
Brno, Czechoslovakia

Biography

Czech-born movie "renaissance man" Hugo Haas is usually excluded from the more scholarly works on film directors, which in a way is a crime: if ever there was an auteur who placed his personal signature on every one of his films, it was the redoubtable Mr. Haas. His film career began in Czechoslovakian comedies, many of which he also scripted. Fleeing his native country when Hitler's armies...