BORN 2 Jan 1893, Wien - DIED 12 May 1963, Chur|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 66, Nummer 1)
Ernst Marischka started his work for the movies in 1913 with the script for "Der Millionenonkel" (1913) after his older brother, the actor Hubert Marischka, had brought him into contact with Alexander Graf Kolowrat. He wrote scripts until 1921 and directed his first movie in 1915. In 1931 he returned to script writing and his "Mädchenjahre einer Königin" was a succes. In the early forties he directed movies like "Sieben Jahre Pech" and its sequel "Sieben Jahre Glück".
After the war his productions were less succesful, until he introduced Romy Schneider to the public in 1954. In 1955 he made the first of the three Sisi movies that he is mostly remembered for (with Romy schneider as the Empress Elisabeth). In 1958 Marischka directed the movie version of Franz Werfel's novel "Der veruntreute Himmel".
discovered Schneider, Romy