Ludwig Berger (director)

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Ludwig Berger (born Ludwig Bamberger; 6 January 1892 18 May 1969) was a German-Jewish[1] film director, screenwriter and theatre director. He directed more than 30 films between 1920 and 1969. Berger began working in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic. At Decla-Bioscop and later UFA he established a reputation as a leading director of silent films. He emigrated to Hollywood, but was unable to establish himself and returned to Europe. He subsequently worked both in France and Germany. He was a member of the jury at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


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Ludwig Berger
Born(1892-01-06)6 January 1892
Died18 May 1969(1969-05-18) (aged 77)
Schlangenbad, West Germany
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1920–1969

Berger also translated a few plays of Shakespeare, including Cymbeline, Hamlet, and Timon of Athens.[3] His elder brother was the set designer Rudolf Bamberger who was killed in 1945.