Max Mack

Max Mack (1884–1973) was a German screenwriter, film producer and director during the silent era. He is particularly known for his 1913 film The Other. He directed, and co-starred in, an early film adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1914, called Ein Seltsamer Fall, written by Richard Oswald.[1] During the 1910s, he directed nearly a hundred films in a variety of different genres.[2]

Max Mack
Born2 October 1884
Died18 February 1973 (aged 88)
Other namesMoritz Myrthenzweig
Occupationscreenwriter, actor, producer, director
Years active1910 - 1935

Born as Moritz Myrthenzweig in Halberstadt, the Jewish Mack was later forced to emigrate to escape Nazism, and settled in the United Kingdom. His final film was the 1935 quota quickie Be Careful, Mr. Smith.

Selected filmographyEdit

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ActorEdit

  • Japanisches Opfer (1910) - Der Edelmütige
  • Die Pulvermühle (1910)
  • Dienertreue (1911)
  • Ihr Jugendfreund (1911)
  • Madame Potiphar (1911)
  • Die Ballhaus-Anna (1911)
  • Opfer der Untreue (1911)
  • Gehirnreflexe (1911)
  • Coeur-As (1912)
  • Dämon Eifersucht (1912) - Max
  • Das Bild der Mutter (1912) - Max
  • Ein Kampf im Feuer (1912) - Egon
  • Das Ende vom Liede (1912)
  • Ein seltsamer Fall (1914) - Selbst / Himself
  • Hans und Hanni (1915)
  • Der Sturz des Hauses Macwell (1918)
  • You Belong to Me (1934) - Jack Mandel (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era. Midnight Marquee Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  2. ^ Elsaesser & Wedel p.205

BibliographyEdit

  • Elsaesser, Thomas & Wedel, Michael. A Second Life: German Cinema's First Decades. Amsterdam University Press, 1996.
  • Ragowski, Christian. The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany's Filmic Legacy. Camden House, 2010.

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