Mach, Josef


The director and screenwriter Josef Mach was born in Prostejov (now Czech Republic) on February 25, 1909. He was a journalist and stage actor from 1931 to 1938 before becoming an assistant director of short films at Grafofilm Studio in 1938.


Mach directed many feature-length films for the Barrandov Studios in Czechoslovakia and was invited by the DEFA Film Studios to shoot the first East German Western, Die Söhne der großen Bärin, which turned out to be enormously successful.  


Josef Mach died in Prague on July 7, 1987.



1977 Tichý American v Praze (A Quiet American in Prague)
1971 Clovek neni sam (Scarface on Your Trail)
1970 Na kolejích ceká vrah (The Murderer on the Tracks)
1966 Schwarze Panther (Black Panthers)
1965 Die Söhne der großen Bärin (The Sons of Great Bear)
1960 Valcík pro milión (Waltz for Millions)
1958 Horaká Láska (Bitter Love)
1952 Slovo delá zenu (One Woman – One Word)
1950 Racek má zponzdení (Ratzek Gets Connected)
1949 Vzbourení no vsi (Upheavals in the Village)


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