Ucicky, Gustav

DIRECTOR, CAMERAMAN (AUSTRIA)
BORN 6 Jul 1899, Wien - DIED 26 Apr 1961, Hamburg
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 57, Nummer 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.

Related persons
• was a friend of Hartl, Karl
• has a connection with Klimt, Gustav

Sources
Gustav Ucicky – Wikipedia
filmportal.de - Alles zum Deutschen Film

Images

The grave of Gustav Ucicky at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 


Udet, Ernst

Published: 5 Jun 2011
Last update: 9 Jun 2013