Gerd Oswald

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Gerd Oswald (June 9, 1919 – May 22, 1989) was a director of American films and television. The son of German film director Richard Oswald, he was born in Berlin and died in Los Angeles, California.

Oswald's film credits include A Kiss Before Dying (1956), Brainwashed (1960), and Bunny O'Hare (1971). His television credits include Perry Mason, Blue Light, Bonanza, The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, Star Trek, Gentle Ben, It Takes a Thief, and The Twilight Zone. Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 know Oswald as the director of the 1966 film Agent for H.A.R.M.

He was formerly an assistant director for twenty years, including on his father's 1941 film The Captain from Köpenick (1941), aka Passport to Heaven and I Was a Criminal.

Oswald was the uncredited director of the parachute drop scenes into Sainte-Mère-Église, France on D-Day, during the Normandy landings of World War II for the film The Longest Day (1962).


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