Gerhard Lamprecht

Active - 1926 - 1955  |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

As a director, German filmmaker Gerhard Lamprecht is best remembered for his 1931 adaptation of a popular story by Erich Kiistner, Emil and the Detectives. In 1937 he also directed a well-regarded version of Madame Bovary. Lamprecht started out in 1914 as a screenwriter and became a director in the early '20s. Perhaps because he did not make expressionist films back then, his films never garnered much attention outside of Germany. Lamprecht did make an impressive contribution to German cinema when he compiled an exhaustive catalog of German silent film titled Deutsche Stummfilme 1903-1931. He has also donated a vast amount of private collected material from German cinema's beginning to the Kinemathek archives.

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