Joe May

Director, Author, Producer - Germany
Born November 7, 1880 in Vienna
Died April 29, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA
Other names or known as : Fred Majo,

Mini-Biography:
Joe May was born on November 7, 1880 in Wien. He was a German Director, Author, Producer, known for Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917), Die Hochzeit im Excentricclub (1917), Das wandernde Bild (1920), Joe May's first movie on record is from 1911. Joe May died on April 29, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA. His last motion picture on file dates from 1944.
Biographical Notes in German: eigentlich Joseph Mandel, Studium an der Universität Berlin, Inhaber eunes Textilgeschäftes in Triest, dann Autoverkäufer und Rennstallbesitzer, ab 1909 Operettenregisseur in Hamburg. 1911 wird er Regisseur bei der Continentalfilm, gründet 1914 eine eigene Produktionsgesellschaft. 1916 wird er beim Drehen in einem österreichischen Schützengraben verwundet. Drehte auch vier Filme bei der Sascha-Film in Wien mit seinem Bruder Heinrich Eisenbach aös Darsteller.

Urheber der Stuart Webbs (mit Ernst Reichert) und Joe Debbs (mit Max Landa) Filme, der ersten Serials in Deutschland, zu denen sich May von amerikanischen und französischen Vorbildern inspirieren liess. Errichtete die Filmstadt Woltersdorf bei Berlin, nach 1926 Regisseur bei der UFA. 1933 Emigration nach Frankreich, 1934 durch Vermittlung Erich Pommers nach Hollywood.

Joe May war mit der Schauspielerin Mia May verheiratet.

Joe May Filmography [Auszug]
1944: [] Uncertain Glory (Scenario), Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Errol Flynn, Paul Lukacs, ,
1944: [/ /1] Johnny doen't live here (Sette settimane di guai) (Director), with Simone Simon, James Ellison, ,
1944: [] Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Director), with Simone Simon, James Ellison, ,
1941: [/ /1] Hit the road (Director), with Gladys George, Barton MacLane,
1940: [12.27] The invisible Woman (Scenario), Directed by A. Edward Sutherland, with Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard,
1940: [] The Invisible man returns (Director), with Nan Grey, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price,
1940: [/ /1] You are not so tough (Director), with Dead End Kids, Nan Grey,
1940: [/ /1] House of the seven gables (Director), with Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price, George Sanders,
1939: [/ /1] Society smugglers (Director), with Preston Foster, Irene Harvey,
1939: [] House of Fear (Director), with Dick Powell, Ann Sheridan,
1937: [] Confession (Director), with Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Basil Rathbone,
1934: [/ /1] Music in the Air (Musica nell'aria) (Director), with John Boles, June Lang, Gloria Swanson,
1934: [05.18] La dactylo se marie (Director), Directed by René Pujol, with Marie Glory, Jean Murat, Armand Bernard,
1933: [09.15] Tout pour l'amour (Director), Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, with Jan Kiepura, , Gregor Rabinovitch,
1933: [/ /1] Voyages de noces (Director),
1933: [/ /1] Tout pour l'amour (Director),
1933: [04.15] Ein Lied für Dich (Director), with Ralph Arthur Roberts, Jenny Jugo, Paul Kemp,
1932: [/ /1] Le chemin de bonheur (Director),
1932: [/ /1] Hochzeitsreise zu dritt (Producer), Directed by Erich Schmidt, with Brigitte Helm, Oskar Karlweis,
1931: [/ /1] Paris-Méditerranné (Parigi-Costa Azurra) (Director), with Annabella, Jean Murat,
1931: [03.23] Und das ist die Hauptsache (Director), with Nora Gregor, , Harry Liedtke,
1931: [03.08] Zwei in einem Auto (Director), with Karl Ludwig Diehl, Magda Schneider, Richard Romanowsky,
1931: [01.09] Ihre Majestät die Liebe (Her Majesty Love) (Cast), with Ralph Arthur Roberts, Franz Lederer, Adele Sandrock,
1930: [02.21] Der unsterbliche Lump (Director), Directed by Gustav Ucicky, with Rudolf Meinhard-Jünger, Paul Hörbiger, Paul Henckels,
1930: [03/14] Die letzte Kompanie (Thirteen Men and a Girl) (Producer), Directed by Curtis Bernhardt, with Conrad Veidt, Karin Evans, Erwin Kalser,
1929: [12.03] Asphalt (Director), with Rudolf Meinhard-Jünger, Rosa Valetti, Albert Steinrück,
1929: [10.29] Maman Colibri (Scenario), Directed by Julien Duvivier, with Maria Jacobini, Franz Lederer, Jean Dax,
1929: [] Hungarische Rhapsodie (Scenario: (AKA Fred Majo)), Directed by Hanns Schwarz, with Willy Fritsch, Dita Parlo, Hans Adalbert Schlettow,
1929: [] Sensation im Wintergarten (Director: --??--), Directed by Gennaro Righelli, with Alfons Schünemann, , Paul Richter,
1928: [08.29] Heimkehr (Scenario: (AKA Fred Majo)), with Gustav Fröhlich, Lars Hanson, Dita Parlo,
1926: [12.20] Dagfin, der Schneeschuhläufer (Director), with Marcella Albani, Hedwig Wangel, Nien Soen-Ling,
1926: [11.15] Derby. Ein Ausschnitt aus der Welt des Trabersports (Scenario), Directed by Max Reichmann, with Barbara von Annenkoff, , Alexandra Nalder,
1926: [12.02] Staatsanwalt Jordan (Producer), Directed by Karl Gerhardt, with Mary Johnson, Hans Mierendorff, Hedwig Pauly-Winterstein,
1925: [10.22] Der Farmer aus Texas (Director), with Christian Bummerstädt, Frida Richard, Ellen Plessow,
1924: [12.15] Die Liebesbriefe der Baronin von S... (Producer), Directed by Henrik Galeen, with Memo Benassi, Alfredo Bertone, Ernst Gronau,
1923: [10.08] Tragödie der Liebe (Love Tragedy) (Director), with Mia May, Vladimir Gajdarov, Rudolf Forster,
1922: [09.14] Scheine des Todes (Producer: Künstlerische Oberleitung), Directed by Lothar Mendes, with Alfred Abel, Eva May, Ivan Petrovich,
1922: [/ /1] Komödiantenkind (Director: (--??--)), Directed by Fred Sauer, with Grete Reinwald,
1921: [] Das Indische Grabmal: Die Sendung des Yoghi (Director), with Olaf Fønss, Mia May, Conrad Veidt,
1921: [11.17] Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Director), with Olaf Fønss, Mia May, Conrad Veidt,
1921: [10/22] Die Sendung des Yoghi (Director), with Olaf Fønss, Mia May, Conrad Veidt,
1921: [] Das Indische Grabmal: Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Director), with Olaf Fønss, Mia May, Conrad Veidt,
1921: [03/11] Der Leidensweg der Inge Kraft (Scenario), Directed by Robert Dinesen, with Mia May, Albert Steinrück, Conrad Veidt,
1921: [01.21] Die Frauen von Gnadenstein (Director: --??--), Directed by Robert Dinesen, with Grete Diercks, Hedy Searle, Margarete Schön,
1921: [01.04] Tobias Buntschuh (Director: --??--), Directed by Holger-Madsen, with Fritz Beckmann, Paul Bildt, Alice Hechy,
1920: [12.25] Das wandernde Bild (Producer), Directed by Fritz Lang, with Mia May, Hans Marr, Rudolf Klein-Rogge,
1920: [09.17] Die Legende von der heiligen Simplicia (Director), with Eva May, Alfred Gerasch, Georg John,
1920: [] Die Schuld der Lavinia Morland (Director), with Albert Steinrück, Mia May, Paul Bildt,
1920: [02.00] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 8 - Die Rache der Maud Fergusson (Director), with Mia May, Hans Mierendorff, Ernst Hofmann,
1920: [01.23] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 7 - Die Wohltäterin der Menschheit (Producer: (Künstlerische Oberleitung)), Directed by Karl Gerhardt,
1920: [01.06] Voyage de noces (Honeymoon Trip) (Director), Directed by Germain Fried, with Brigitte Helm, Albert Préjean, ,
1919: [] Der Amönenhof (Producer), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Wilhelm Diegelmann, Charles Willy Kayser, Mia May,
1919: [01.16] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 6 - Die Frau mit den Milliarden (Production: (Künstlerische Oberleitung)), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Mia May, Paul Hansen, Wilhelm Diegelmann,
1919: [01.09] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 5 - Ophir, die Stadt der Vergangenheit (Producer: (Künstlerische Oberleitung)), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Mia May, Michael Bohnen, Paul Hansen,
1919: [12.26] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 4 - König Makombe (Producer: (Künstlerische Oberleitung)), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Mia May, Michael Bohnen, ,
1919: [12.19] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 3 - Der Rabbi von Kuan-Fu (The Mistress of the World, Part Three: The City of Gold) (Director), with Mia May, Michael Bohnen, ,
1919: [12.12] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 2 - Die Geschichte der Maud Gregaards (The Mistress of the World - Number Two: The Race for Life) (Scenario), with Mia May, Michael Bohnen, ,
1919: [12.05] Die Herrin der Welt, Teil 1 - Die Freundin des gelben Mannes (Director), with Mia May, Michael Bohnen, ,
1919: [/ /1] Die wahre Liebe (Director), with Mia May,
1919: [] Das Auge des Götzen (Producer), Directed by Harry Piel, with Heinrich Schroth, Hermann Picha, Caenea Tavera,
1919: [] Der blaue Drachen (Director), Directed by Harry Piel, with Paul Bildt,
1919: [] Fräulein Zahnarzt (Director), with Mia May, Charles Willy Kayser, Wilhelm Diegelmann,
1919: [04.04] Veritas vincit (Director), with Mia May, Magnus Stifter, Bernhard Goetzke,
1919: [03.23] Lives of a Bengal (Producer: Künstlerische Oberleitung), Directed by Harry Piel, with Heinrich Schroth, Hella Ingrid, Stefan Vacano,
1919: [01.31] Die platonische Ehe (Scenario), Directed by Paul Leni, with Georg Alexander, Mia May, Albert Paulig,
1919: [01.00] (Scenario), Directed by Harry Piel, with Heinrich Schroth, Harry Piel,
1918: [12.00] Diplomaten (Producer), Directed by Harry Piel, with Heinrich Schroth, Max Ruhbeck,
1918: [11.29] Die Bettelgräfin (Director), Directed by Bruno Ziener, with Mia May, Heinrich Peer, ,
1918: [10.11] Die Ratte (Producer: Künstlerische Oberleitung), Directed by Harry Piel, with Heinrich Schroth, Olga Engl, Stefan Vacano,
1918: [10.10] Ihr grosses Geheimnis (Director), Directed by Leopold Bauer, with Mia May, Käte Haack, Johannes Riemann,
1918: [09.06] Fünf Minuten zu spät (Producer: (Künstlerische Oberleitung)), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Mia May, Johannes Riemann, Bruno Kastner,
1918: [] Das Geheimnis der Cecilienhütte (Producer: Künstlerische Oberleitung ), Directed by Hermann Schuller, with Hanna Ralph, Theodor Burghardt, Fritz Delius,
1918: [05.10] Das Opfer (Director), with Mia May, , Anton Edthofer,
1918: [04.19] Der lebendige Tote (Scenario), Directed by Leopold Bauer, with Curt Courant, Max Landa, Eva May,
1918: [04.00] Wogen des Schicksals (Director), Directed by Leopold Bauer, with Mia May, Erich Kaiser-Titz, Hermann Vallentin,
1917: [07.05] Die Kaukasierin (Director), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Max Landa, Bruno Kastner, Maria Fein,
1917: [02.15] Sein bester Freund (Producer: Oberleitung), Directed by Uwe Jens Krafft, with Max Landa, , Hermann Picha,
1917: [12.28] Das Klima am Vancourt (Director), with Max Landa, Hermann Picha, Bruno Kastner,
1917: [12.21] Ein Lichtstrahl im Dunkel (Director), with Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Hermann Picha,
1917: [11.23] Krähen fliegen um den Turm (Director), with Max Landa, Leopold Bauer, Victor Janson,
1917: [10.26] Der schwarze Chauffeur (Director), with Mia May, Bruno Kastner, ,
1917: [09.28] Der Onyxknopf (Director), Directed by Hans Oberländer, with Max Landa, Leopoldine Konstantin, Hugo Flink,
1917: [08.31] Hilde Warren und der Tod (Director), with Mia May, Hans Mierendorff, Bruno Kastner,
1917: [04.27] Die Hochzeit im Excentricclub (Director), with Harry Liedtke, Käte Haack, Bruno Kastner,
1917: [01.26] Das Geheimnis der leeren Wasserflasche (Director), with Harry Liedtke, Hella Tornegg, Fritz Schulz,
1916: [12.29] Arme Eva Maria (Director), with Mia May, Harry Liedtke, Rose Liechtenstein,
1916: [12.29] Das rätselhafte Inserat (Director), Directed by Karl Gerhardt, with Harry Liedtke, Leopold Bauer, Hugo Flink,
1916: [11.03] Wie ich Detektiv wurde (Director), with Harry Liedtke, Hans Mierendorff, ,
1916: [09.22] Ein einsam Grab (Scenario), Directed by Karl Gerhardt, with , Mia May, Hans Mierendorff,
1916: [/ /1] Harry Higgs (Director: Supervision), Directed by Arthur Robison, with Grit Hegesa, Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss,
1916: [05.12] Ein Blatt Papier (Director), with Max Landa, Tatjana Irrah, Hans Mierendorff,
1916: [04.21] Nebel und Sonne (Director), with Mia May, Max Landa, Josef Conradi,
1916: [03.10] Die Gespensteruhr (Director), with Max Landa, Mia May, Heinrich Peer,
1916: [01.28] Die Sünde der Helga Arndt (Director), with Mia May, Theodor Burgarth, Frida Richard,
1915: [01.21] Charly, der Wunderaffe (Director), with Heinrich Eisenbach, Hans Rhoden, Mia May,
1915: [06.03] Das Gesetz der Mine (Director), with Max Landa, Ellen Richter, Louis Brody,
1915: [] Ein Ausgestossener - 2. Teil: Der ewige Friede (Scenario), Directed by Arsen von Cserépy, with Theodor Burghardt, Sabine Impekoven, Vera Haeberlin,
1914: [] Das Fischermädchen von Manholm (Director), with Wilhelm Diegelmann, Eduard von Winterstein,
1914: [12.00] Der geheimnisvolle Nachtschatten (Production Manager), Directed by Harry Piel, with , Harry Piel, Charly Berger,
1914: [06.26] Das Panzergewölbe (Scenario), with Ernst Reicher, Hermann Picha, Fritz Richard,
1914: [05.00] Der Spuk im Hause des Professors (Director), with Ernst Reicher, Wilhelm Diegelmann,
1914: [03.20] Der Mann im Keller (Director), Directed by Johannes Guter, with Ernst Reicher, Olga Engl, Max Landa,
1914: [03.13] Die geheimnisvolle Villa (Director), with Ernst Reicher, Sabine Impekoven, Julius Falkenstein,
1913: [02.20] Die Mona Lisa von Gross-Kleindorf (Director), with , , Sabine Impekoven,
1913: [12.26] Das Verschleierte Bild von Gross-Kleindorf (Director), with , , Sabine Impekoven,
1913: [03.20] Das Verhängnis (Production Manager), Directed by Hermann Schüller,
1913: [08.00] Heimat und Fremde (Director), with Friedrich Kühne, Herr Lorenz, Emanuel Reicher,
1913: [07.00] Entsagungen (Director), with Theodor Burghardt, Eva Speyer,
1913: [] Geschwister (Production Manager), Directed by Hermann Schüller, with , , Louis Ralph,
1913: [03.14] Ein Ausgestossener - 1. Teil: Der junge Chef (Director), Directed by Arsen von Cserépy, with Theodor Burghardt, Helene Janon, Gerhard Dammann,
1912: [06.15] Ehre (Director: (--??--)), Directed by Hans Oberländer, with Hans Mierendorff, Harry Liedtke, Max Landa,
1912: [07.12] Vorgluten des Balkanbrandes (Director), with Ernst Reicher, Sabine Impekoven,
1912: [] Iwo der Bucklige - 1. EO: Vorgluten des Balkankrieges (Director), with Ernst Reicher, Sabine Impekoven,
1911: [11.16] In der Tiefe des Schachtes (Director), with Mia May, Otz Tollen,
1911: [09.30] Die Fahrt nach Hamburg (Director), with Gustav Beer, ,

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