Karl Anton

Karl Anton or Karel Anton (25 October 1898 – 12 April 1979) was a Bohemian-born German film director, screenwriter and film producer.[1]

Karl Anton
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Born(1898-10-25)25 October 1898
Died12 April 1979(1979-04-12) (aged 80)
West Berlin, West Germany
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1922–1963
Ruth Buchardt–Hansen
(m. 1940)


He was born in Prague on 25 October 1989. His father Wilhelm Anton (1861–1918) was a physician.[2] Anton studied medicine, but left the school after his father's death.[2] He started as a stage actor and director in Vienna, Linz and Prague. He directed his first movie, a lyrical drama Gypsies, in 1921. He founded his own production companies Antonfilm (1923–30) and Sonorfilm (1930–32).[2]

After the international success of Tonka of the Gallows he worked in Paris for Paramount Pictures and later moved to Germany to work for Tobis Film.[2]

He died in Berlin, Germany in 1979. Czech actor Raoul Schránil was his cousin. [2]

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  1. ^ "Karl Anton". Film Portal. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Karl Anton". Filmový přehled. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

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