Josef Mach

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Josef Mach (25 February 1909 in Prostějov – 7 July 1987 in Prague) was a Czech actor, screenwriter and film director.

Josef Mach worked as a journalist and stage performer at the beginning of his career, then in 1938 was appointed assistant director of short films at Grafo Film Studio[1] working with director Václav Kubásek. From 1946 Mach directed many feature films for Barrandov Studios in Prague. He is best known for The Sons of Great Bear, a 1966 Red Western film that he directed for the East German DEFA.

Filmography[edit]

Year Czech title (original title) English title Notes
1920 Nikyho velebné dobrodružství actor
1934 Rozpustilá noc actor
Poslední muž actor
1937 Naši furianti actor
1939 Dvojí život assistant-director; directed by Václav Kubásek
Mořská panna assistant-director; directed by Václav Kubásek
Ženy u benzinu writer
1940 Okénko do nebe writer
Dceruška k pohledání writer
1941 Advokát chudých writer
1942 Městečko na dlani writer
Host do domu writer
1943 Čtrnáctý u stolu writer
Skalní plemeno assistant-director; directed by Ladislav Brom
1945 Bludná pouť writer
1946 V horách duní Thunder in the Hills writer; co-director with Václav Kubásek; a.k.a. The Mountains Are Rumbling
Velký případ A Big Case writer; director
1947 Nikdo nic neví Nobody Knows Anything director
Portáši writer
1948 Dravci writer
Na dobré stopě director
Zelená knížka The Green Notebook writer; director
1949 Vzbouření na vsi The Village Revolt writer; director
Rodinné trampoty oficiála Tříšky writer; director
1950 Racek má zpoždění director
1952 Akce B Action B director
1953 Rodná zem Our Native Land writer; director
1956 Hrátky s čertem Playing with the Devil writer; director
Muž v povětří writer
1957 Florenc 13:30 writer; director
1958 Hořká láska Bitter Love writer; director
O věcech nadpřirozených writer
Tři přání cestující actor
Zatoulané dělo The Lost Gun writer; director; a.k.a. The Missing Cannon
1960 Valčík pro milión Waltz for a Million writer; director
1961 Florián writer; director
1962 Medailonograf Frantiska Filipovského director; documentary short film
Prosím, nebudit! writer; director
1963 Tři chlapi v chalupě director; serial film
1966 Die Söhne der großen Bärin The Sons of Great Bear director; a.k.a. The Sons of the Great Mother Bear; German language film; Czech title: Synové Velké medvědice
Der schwarze Panther director; German language film; Czech title: Černý panther
1968 Objížďka The Detour writer; director
1970 Na kolejích čeká vrah writer; director
1971 Člověk není sám writer; director
1973 Tři nevinní writer; director
1976 Paleta lásky Palette of Love writer; director
1977 Tichý Američan v Praze Quiet American in Prague writer; director

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Josef Mach at the DEFA Film Library Catalog Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 25 July 2010.

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