Paul May

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Paul May
Born (1909-05-08)8 May 1909
Munich, Germany
Died 25 February 1976(1976-02-25) (aged 66)
Taufkirchen, Germany
Occupation Film director, film editor
Years active 1935-1972

Paul May (8 May 1909 – 25 February 1976) was a German film director and editor. He directed 40 films between 1935 and 1972.

Biography[edit]

He was the son of Peter Ostermayr,a film producer with Universum Film AG, and his wife Olga, née Wernhard.

After secondary school in Feldkirch, he entered to film industry and trained in film laboratory work. He became a film editor in 1930 and assistant director in 1935. His first film as director was Edelweißkönig, in 1938.

After the Second World War, he adopted the pseudonym Paul May. His greatest successes were Und ewig singen die Wälder (1959), Via Mala (1961) from the book by John Knittel, and Scotland Yard vs. Dr. Mabuse (1963) with Peter van Eyck. He also directed for television.

He directed more than forty films between 1935 and 1972.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Editor[edit]

Director[edit]

  • 1939: Der Edelweißkönig
  • 1939:Waldrausch
  • 1940: Beates Flitterwoche / Sonderbare Flitterwochen
  • 1940: Links der Isar – rechts der Spree
  • 1942: Violanta (also co-script)
  • 1943: Die unheimliche Wandlung des Alex Roscher
  • 1949: Duell mit dem Tod (also script); Prod. Georg Wilhelm Pabst
  • 1950: König für eine Nacht (also producer)
  • 1952: Zwei Menschen
  • 1953: Junges Herz voll Liebe / Der Haflinger Sepp
  • 1954: 08/15
  • 1954: Phantom des großen Zeltes
  • 1955: Oberarzt Dr. Solm
  • 1955: 08/15 – Im Krieg
  • 1955: 08/15 – In der Heimat
  • 1956: Weil du arm bist, mußt du früher sterben
  • 1957: Weißer Holunder
  • 1957: Flucht in die Tropennacht
  • 1957: Der Fuchs von Paris

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