|DIRECTOR, CAMERAMAN (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 6 Jul 1899, Wien - DIED 26 Apr 1961, Hamburg|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (segment 57, grave 124)
Gustav Ucicky's father is unknown. His mother Maria Ucicky was
housekeeper and model for Gustav Klimt and he claimed that Klimt
was his father allthough he presented no evidence for that.
During his youth he befrieded Karl Hartl. In 1916 he started
to work as camera man for Joseph Graf Kolowrat-Krakowský. In
1923 he married the actress Betty Bird. In 1927 he directed
his first movie, "Tingel-Tangel". After the death of both Graf
Koloweat (1927) and his mother (1928) he left Vienna together
with Hartl. In 1929 he was contracted by UFA in Berlin.|
After starting with several lightweight drama productions he turned to historical drama's and in 1930 "Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci" was released. In 1936 he divorced Betty and also in 1936 his contract with UFA ended. After he made "Der zerbrochene Krug" with Emil Jannings he returned to Vienna in 1939. His movie "Am ende der Welt" was banned by the nazis. After the war he wasn't allowed to work until 1947. From then on he made mostly Heimatfilms.
was a friend of Hartl, Karl
has a connection with Klimt, Gustav