Gunther von Fritsch

Gunther von Fritsch (15 July 1906, Pula – 27 August 1988, Pasadena) was an American film director born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.[1]

Gunther von Fritsch
Born(1906-07-15)July 15, 1906
DiedAugust 27, 1988(1988-08-27) (aged 82)
Pasadena, California


Gunther von Fritsch was born 15 July 1906 in Pula. He studied in Paris, and in 1930 moved to the United States. During World War II, he entered the United States Army Signal Corps. After the war, he directed training films for the State Department in West Berlin.[1]

Von Fritsch died of a stroke in Pasadena 27 August 1988.[1]



Year Title Type Notes
1930 Man Trouble film assistant director
1931 The Spy film assistant director
1936 Wanted – A Master short co-director
1943 Seeing Hands short
1944 The Curse of the Cat People film co-director
1946 Traffic with the Devil documentary
1947 Cigarette Girl film
1947 Give Us the Earth documentary director and cinematographer
1947 Body and Soul film montages director
1949 Heart to Heart documentary
1950 Big Town TV series
1953 Stolen Identity film director
1954 Flash Gordon TV series 8 episodes (of 39)
1970 Snow Bear film director


  1. ^ a b c "Gunther Von Fritsch, Director, Is Dead at 82". The New York Times. 1 September 1988.

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