Weitere Namen
Karl Anton Hartl (Geburtsname)
Cast, Director, Assistant director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer, Unit production manager, Location manager
Wien, Österreich Wien, Österreich

Biography

Karl Hartl was born on May 10, 1899 in Vienna. After finishing Norbertinum school he became an assistant director at Sascha-Filmfabrik. From 1919 on, he assisted the Hungarian director Alexander Korda and worked as Korda's executive producer in Berlin. In 1926, Hartl went back to Vienna and handled the editing of foreign movies for Sascha-Filmverleih. He also worked as executive producer for director Gustav Učicky, a former schoolmate. From 1929, Hartl also became Učicky's co-author.

 

Hartl started his career as a director with the rather mediocre film "Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg" (1930) and "Berge in Flammen" ("Mountains on Fire", 1931), a co-operation with Luis Trenker. He finally made his breakthrough in 1932 with "Die Gräfin von Monte Christo" ("The Countess of Monte Cristo", starring Brigitte Helm) und "Der Prinz von Arkadien" ("The Prince from Arcadien", starring Willi Forst). Then, Hans Albers played the leading part in Hartl's two elaborate science fiction movies "F.P. 1 antwortet nicht" ("F.P.1 Doesn"t Answer", 1932) und "Gold" (1934). Albers also played the leading role alongside Heinz Rühmann in Hartl's most inventive film "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war" ("The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes", 1937).

From 1938 on, Hartl was the head of production of Wien-Film GmbH, the national association of Austrian film companies. Wien-Film mainly produced propaganda free entertainment movies under Hartl's direction. Although "Der Engel mit der Posaune" ("The Angel with the Trumpet", 1948), his first movie after the war, received rare reviews, Hartl made several commercial entertainment films in the following years. It was not until "Weg in die Vergangenheit" in 1954 and "Mozart" ("The Life and Loves of Mozart") in 1955 that Hartl was able to do more ambitious film work. In 1957, Hartl became production manager of Cosmopol-Film Wien. As a versatile director, Hartl also worked as a counsellor for struggling movie productions of new-found film company Wien-Film.

Karl Hartl died on August 29, 1978, in Vienna.

FILMOGRAFIE

1957/1958
  • Participation
1957
  • Line producer
1956
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1955
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1953
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1953
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1952
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Producer
1951
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1949/1950
  • Director
  • Story
  • Editing
  • Unit production manager
1949/1950
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Producer
1949
  • Creative supervisor
1948
  • Director
1947/1948
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1944/1945
  • Producer
1944/1945
  • Producer
1943/1944
  • Producer
1943/1944
  • Producer
1943/1944
  • Producer
1943/1944
  • Producer
1943
  • Creative supervisor
1943
  • Producer
1942/1943
  • Producer
1942/1943
  • Producer
1942/1943
  • Producer
1942
  • Director
  • Editing
  • Producer
1942
  • Producer
1941/1942
  • Producer
1941
  • Producer
1940
  • Producer
1940
  • Producer
1939/1940
  • Producer
1939/1940
  • Producer
1939
  • Producer
1939
  • Producer
1938
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1937
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1935/1936
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1934/1935
  • Director
1934/1935
  • Director
1934
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1934
  • Director
1933/1934
  • Director
1933
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1932/1933
  • Director
1932
  • Director
  • Editing
1931/1932
  • Screenplay
1931
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1931
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1930
  • Screenplay
1930
  • Screenplay
1929/1930
  • Screenplay
1929
  • Assistant director
  • Screenplay
1929
  • Assistant director
  • Screenplay
1928
  • Assistant director
1927
  • Cast
  • Assistant director
  • Location manager
1927
  • Assistant director
  • Unit production manager
1926
  • Assistant director
1926
  • Assistant director
  • Unit production manager
1924
  • Location manager
1923
  • Assistant director
1922
  • Assistant director
1922
  • Cast
  • Assistant director
1921/1922
  • Assistant director
  • Editing
1921/1922
  • Assistant director
  • Editing
1919/1920
  • Assistant director
1918
  • Assistant director