Emo, E.W.

FILM DIRECTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 11 Jul 1898, Unter Seebarn, Niederösterreich (near Grafenwörth) - DIED 2 Dec 1975, Wien
BIRTH NAME Wojtek, Emerich Josef
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 34, Nummer 25G)

Emerich Josef Wojtek was the son of a teacher. He went to school in Krems and was in the army during the First World War. He worked as an assistant film director and moved to Berlin in 1927. In 1928 he directed his first movie "Flitterwochen". In 1930 he married the actress Anita Dorris.

He made mostly operatta movies. The actor Hans Moser appeared in 21 of his movies. In 1936 he founded Algefa-Film together with Paul Hörbiger and Karl Künzel. In the same year Emo became his official name and also in 1936 his daughter Maria Emo was born. In the nazi era he worked for Wien-Film and in 1943 he made his only propaganda movie "Wien 1910". But the film was considered to be 'too Austrian' and forbidden in Austria. In Germany it attracted little attention. Emo was able to continue his career after the war. His last movie was "Wenn die Bombe platzt" (1958). He died in Vienna in 1975.

Family
• Wife: Dorris, Anita (1930-1975)

Images

The grave of E.W. Emo and Anita Dorris at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
E. W. Emo – Wikipedia


Ende, Michael

Published: 06 Nov 2020
Last update: 03 Apr 2022