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Georg Tressler (January 25, 1917 – January 6, 2007) was a Vienna-born German film actor and film director. Also known as George Tressler, Hans Tressler, Hans Dressler, Hans Georg Keil and Hans Sternbeck (per IMDb).
The son of actor Otto Tressler, he began his acting career in the 1930s. George Tressler was drafted into the German army during World War II and served on the Russian Front. He became ill and was released from the service and returned to Vienna.
Tressler turned to directing films in the mid-1940s. He directed nearly 80 movies during his lifetime, including The Death Ship (1959) with Horst Buchholz and Mario Adorf. He came to Hollywood and directed Disney's The Magnificent Rebel. Other works include Teenage Wolfpack and 2069: A Sex Odyssey. His 1966 film Der Weibsteufel was entered into the 16th Berlin International Film Festival.
He died on January 6, 2007 in Saxony, three weeks shy of his 90th birthday.
- "IMDB.com: Awards for Der Weibsteufel". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
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