Harry Piel

German actor, filmmaker (1892–1963) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Heinrich Piel (12 July 1892 – 27 March 1963), known professionally as Harry Piel, was a prolific German actor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer who was involved in over 150 films.

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Heinrich Piel

(1892-07-12)12 July 1892
Died27 March 1963(1963-03-27) (aged 70)
Years active1912–1953
SpouseDary Holm

Piel became a director in 1912, turning out such box-office successes as Mann Gegen Mann (1928), Achtung! - Auto-Diebe! (1930) and Artisten (1935). His last directorial effort was 1953's Gesprengte Gitter (Elephant Fury, a.k.a. Panic), which he also produced, wrote, and starred.

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