Gustav Ucicky (6 July 1899 – 27 April 1961)[1] was an Austrian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He was one of the more successful directors in Austria and Germany from the 1930s through to the early 1960s.[2] His work covered a wide variety of genres, but he is most acclaimed for his work in romantic drama and drama films.[3]

Gustav Ucicky
Gustav Ucicky (1930)
Born(1899-07-06)6 July 1899
Died27 April 1961(1961-04-27) (aged 61)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1916–1961

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Born in Vienna, Ucicky is often stated to have been the illegitimate son of painter Gustav Klimt for whom his mother Marie Učická from Prague worked and modeled, although this paternity is unconfirmed.[2] He had begun an apprenticeship as a graphic designer, when he entered the film industry at the age of 17.

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  1. ^ "Gustav Ucicky - Austrian director". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  2. ^ a b "The Collector Gustav Ucicky". Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  3. ^ Gustav Ucicky, All Movie Guide, accessed 26 July 2012

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