Max Mack

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Max Mack
Born 2 October 1884
Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, German Empire
Died 18 February 1973 (aged 88)
London, England United Kingdom
Other names Moritz Myrthenzweig
Occupation screenwriter, actor, producer, director
Years active 1910 - 1935

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. During the 1910s he directed nearly a hundred of films in a variety of different genres.[1]

Born as Moritz Myrthenzweig in Halberstadt, the Jewish Mack 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 filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Elsaesser & Wedel p.205


  • 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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