Lothar Mendes
Date of Birth
May 19, 1894
Birth Place:
Berlin, Germany

Biography

Like so many theatrically inclined Berliners of the teens and twenties, Lothar Mendes received his training under the watchful eye of Viennese impresario Max Reinhardt. In 1921, Mendes began his film directorial career in Germany and Austria; his last European film, Die Drei Kuckucksuhren (1925), is regarded as his best, if only because it is among the very few of Mendes' still-extant silents. He...