skip navigation
Gustav Machaty

Gustav Machaty

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Gustav Machaty - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video



Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1963
Born: May 9, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, pianist, assistant director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Offbeat, talented international writer-director, a former actor best known for the galvanizing visuals, sleek eroticism and provocative symbolism of his modernist Czech films "Erotikon" (1929), "From Saturday to Sunday" (1931) and "Ecstasy" (1932)--the latter a success de scandale thanks to the nude appearance of Hedwig Keisler (later Hedy Lamarr). Machaty's later films, made in Italy, Austria, the US and West Germany, generally did not fulfill the promise of his earlier work, but he did make several worthy if minor films in the US, notably the striking short subject, "Wrong Way Out" (1938) and the stylishly photographed and narrated film noir, "Jealousy" (1945).

Offbeat, talented international writer-director, a former actor best known for the galvanizing visuals, sleek eroticism and provocative symbolism of his modernist Czech films "Erotikon" (1929), "From Saturday to Sunday" (1931) and "Ecstasy" (1932)--the latter a success de scandale thanks to the nude appearance of Hedwig Keisler (later Hedy Lamarr). Machaty's later films, made in Italy, Austria, the US and West Germany, generally did not fulfill the promise of his earlier work, but he did make several worthy if minor films in the US, notably the striking short subject, "Wrong Way Out" (1938) and the stylishly photographed and narrated film noir, "Jealousy" (1945).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
  Jealousy (1945) Director
2.
  Within the Law (1939) Director
3.
  The Good Earth (1937) Dir of process shots
4.
  Ballerine (1936) Director
5.
  Ecstasy (1933) Director
6.
  Extase (1932)
7.
  Ze soboty na medeli (1931) Director

CAST: (feature film)

VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Worked as a pianist in movie theaters
1919:
Began acting in films at age 17; earliest credits include "Alois Won a Prize" and "The Lady with Tiny Feet"; the latter was one of his earliest writing credits
1919:
Directed first film, "Teddy Wants to Smoke"
1920:
Journeyed to the US; lived there for four years, working as an assistant to directors including Erich von Stroheim and D.W. Griffith
:
Returned to Prague; continued writing for films
1927:
Achieved notable directorial triumph with his second film, the Czech-made "The Kreutzer Sonata", which he also wrote
1929:
First producing credit, "Erotikon", which he also wrote and directed
1934:
First film made outside Czechoslovakia, "Nocturno", made in Austria
1937:
Earliest US directorial work included uncredited work on the films "Born Reckless", "The Good Earth", "Madame X" and "Conquest"
1938:
Directed the notable short film, "Wrong Way Out"
1939:
First US feature credit as director, "Within the Law"
1945:
Last US film, "Jealousy"
1955:
Last directorial efforts include the German film, "Suchkind 312"
1956:
Last writing credit, the war docudrama "It Happened in Broad Daylight", directed by G.W. Pabst
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute