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Gerd Oswald

Gerd Oswald


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Also Known As: Died: May 22, 1989
Born: June 9, 1919 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Berlin, DE Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Bunny O'Hare (1971) as Director
A penniless widow blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade.
80 Steps to Jonah (1969) as Director
A young man hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children.
Agent for H. A. R. M. (1966) as Director
Wimpy secret agent who looks like Dr. Smith from "Lost In Space" helps protect a scientist from a generic Iron Curtain country who has developed a gun that shoots boogers at people from a evil guy who looks like Pee-Wee Herman.
The Longest Day (1962) as Dir Ste. Mere-eglise episodes
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
Brainwashed (1961) as Director
Paris Holiday (1958) as Director
American comedian Bob Hunter, on a luxury liner to France with French counterpart Fernandel, takes an interest in blonde diplomat Ann McCall while pursued by an even shapelier blonde, the mysterious Zara, who seems to be after something in Bob's possession. But he's only going to France to obtain rights to a new what are Zara and her sinister boss after? The pursuit, amorous and larcenous, continues in Paris and escalates into a full-fledged comedy thriller.
Screaming Mimi (1958) as Director
A serial killer stalks an exotic dancer in New Orleans.
Valerie (1957) as Director
A rancher has to prove that he didn''''t kill his wife''''s parents.
Fury at Showdown (1957) as Director
When his brother is murdered, a gunfighter comes out of retirement.
Crime of Passion (1957) as Director
An executive''s wife barters sex for her husband''s business success.
The Brass Legend (1956) as Director
A young westerner''''s life is on the line when he stumbles on a notorious gunman''''s hideout.
A Kiss Before Dying (1956) as Director
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
Prince Valiant (1954) as Loc asst dir
A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur''''s Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.
Niagara (1953) as Assistant Director
Honeymooners get mixed up with an obsessive husband and his cheating wife.
White Witch Doctor (1953) as Assistant Director
Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her upriver, despite his misgivings about her suitability for Africa. They battle escaped gorillas, hostile natives, infected lion wounds, and hostile witch doctors to reach their destination and on the way, they fall in love. Will their contrasting interests doom their romance?
Les Miserables (1952) as Assistant Director
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as Assistant Director
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
5 Fingers (1952) as Assistant Director
A British valet in Turkey during World War II sells secrets to the Germans.
Night Without Sleep (1952) as Assistant Director
The Desert Fox (1951) as Assistant Director
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
Decision Before Dawn (1951) as Assistant Director
WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.
Dark City (1950) as 2d asst dir
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as 2d asst dir
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) as Fill-in asst dir
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to the Barone.
The Lovable Cheat (1949) as Assistant Director
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Assistant Director
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as 2d asst dir
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
Desert Fury (1947) as Assistant Director
Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way.
Wild Harvest (1947) as 2d asst dir on 2d unit
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as Assistant Director
Silent Witness (1943) as 2d asst
Foreign Agent (1942) as Assistant Director
A Hollywood technician fights off enemy agents after his new searchlight design.
Isle of Missing Men (1942) as Assistant Director
Convicts on a prison island plot their escape.
The Captain of Koepenick (1941) as Assistant Director

Writer (feature film)

80 Steps to Jonah (1969) as Story
A young man hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children.
Brainwashed (1961) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

Bunny O'Hare (1971) as Producer
A penniless widow blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade.
80 Steps to Jonah (1969) as Producer
A young man hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children.
Oasis (1956) as Producer
Night People (1954) as Associate Producer
Communists kidnap a U.S. officer in cold war Berlin.
Man on a Tightrope (1953) as Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Untamed (1955) as Production Manager
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?

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