Marie Luise Droop (15 January 1890 – 22 August 1959) was a German writer, director and producer.
Marie Luise Droop
Marie Martha Luise Fritsch
15 January 1890
|Died||22 August 1959 (aged 69)|
|Other names||Marie Louise Droop|
|Occupation||writer, director, producer|
Marie Martha Luise Fritsch was born on 15 January 1890 in Stettin. Her father was Karl Georg Fritsch, manager of a cement factory, her mother Emmeline Albertine Elisabeth Conradine Most, from a wealthy family of chocolate manufacturers. As a child she admired Karl May and founded a Karl May fanclub. In 1903 she sent May a letter and became his close friend until his death in 1912.
She married Dr. Adolf Droop, a teacher who had written about May's work. Marie Luise Droop worked as an editor for Ullstein Verlag. During World War I, when her husband served in the army, she moved to Denmark where she worked for Nordisk Film. She returned to Germany after the war.
1920 She co-founded Ustad Film with the aim to produce Karl May adaptations. Ustad Film produced Die Teufelsanbeter, Auf den Trümmern des Paradieses and Die Todeskarawane until it went bankrupt. All three films are considered lost.
Marie Luise Droop wrote almost 50 screenplays for silent movies (three were adaptations of May's work) and, speaking nine languages, worked as a translator.
Marie Luise Droop died on 22 August 1959 in Lahr.
|Year||Original title||English title||Role||Notes|
|1918||Der siebente Kuß||writer|
|1919||Das Lächeln der kleinen Beate||writer|
|1919||Maharadjahens yndlingshustru II||The Maharaja's Favourite Wife II||writer||Nordisk Film|
|1920||Die Teufelsanbeter||The Devil Worshippers||writer, director||Ustad Film|
|1920||Auf den Trümmern des Paradieses||On the Brink of Paradise||writer, producer||Ustad Film|
|1920||Die Todeskarawane||Caravan of Death||writer, producer||Ustad Film|
|1920||Das Fest der schwarzen Tulpe||The Black Tulip Festival||director, writer|
|1921||Die Lieblingsfrau des Maharadscha - 3. Teil||The Maharaja's Favourite Wife||writer|
|1921||Ehrenschuld||A Debt of Honour||writer|
|1923||Das rollende Schicksal||The Wheels of Destiny||writer|
|1924||Der Mann um Mitternacht||The Man at Midnight||writer|
|1924||Um eines Weibes Ehre||To a Woman of Honour||writer|
|1925||Die suchende Seele||The Searching Soul||writer|
|1925||Das alte Ballhaus||The Old Ballroom||writer||Film in two parts|
|1925||Die eiserne Braut||The Iron Bride||writer|
|1925||Volk in Not – Ein Heldenlied von Tannenberg||People in Need||writer|
|1926||Die Wiskottens||The Wiskottens||writer|
|1926||In Treue stark||Eternal Allegiance||writer|
|1926||Kampf der Geschlechter||Battle of the Sexes||writer|
|1927||Die Tochter des Kunstreiters||writer|
|1927||Deutsche Frauen - Deutsche Treue||German Women - German Faithfulness||writer|
|1927||Stolzenfels am Rhein||writer|
|1927||Steh' ich in finstrer Mitternacht||I Stand in the Dark Midnight||writer|
|1927||Das Mädchen aus Frisco||The Girl from Frisco||writer|
|1929||Was ist los mit Nanette?||What's Wrong with Nanette?||writer|
|1929||Der Sittenrichter||The Customs Judge||writer|
|1929||Morgenröte||Dawn||writer||credited as Ludwig Fritsch|
|1929||Mädchen am Kreuz||Crucified Girl||writer|
|1930||Sturm auf drei Herzen||writer||credited as Ludwig Fritsch|
|1933||Drei blaue Jungs, ein blondes Mädel||Three Bluejackets and a Blonde||writer|
|1934||Die Reiter von Deutsch-Ostafrika||The Riders of German East Africa||writer|
|1936||Die Drei um Christine||The Three Around Christine||writer|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Merhameh. Eine deutsche Karriere - Die Filmautorin Marie Luise Droop".
- Klapdor, Heike; Jacobsen, Wolfgang (26 March 1997). "Merhameh. Karl Mays schöne Spionin" (Podcast). SFB. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
- "Die Kinder Karl May's".
- "Die Karl May Verfilmungen". Archived from the original on 2012-08-29.
- Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 215.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.