Eugen York was born in Russia, but moved to Germany as a child and attended the French grammar school in Berlin . Even when he was still at school he showed an interest in film.
He initially worked as a film editor and assistant director . From 1937 he made some cultural films for the film company Universum Film, which was founded in 1917 . His teacher was the film director Walter Ruttmann . After working at Universum Film for about six years, he worked for the first time in 1943 as a director on scenes with a game plot in the propaganda articles Liese and Miese . In 1944 he directed the love film Heidesommer , which was his first full-length feature film , but could not be completed in 1945 due to the situation in Germany.
After York had worked in the dubbing for several years , he was inspired by the producer Artur Brauner in the autumn of 1947 to shoot the film Morituri , which deals with a mass escape of inmates of a concentration camp with the help of a camp doctor, in the cinemas, however, an absolute one It was a failure, it was received downright hostile. In the 1950s Eugen York made a series of films with Hans Albers in the lead role: Der Greifer , Das Herz von St. Pauli and Der Mann im Strom . Several crime films followed, such as The Girl with the Cat's Eyes with Joachim Fuchsberger and Nebelmörder with Hansjörg Felmy . After this work Eugen York withdrew more and more from the cinema and began to work more for television . Among other things, he staged numerous early evening series such as you write with , daring game or stewardesses . With the film The Law of the Clan , which he made in 1976, Eugen York made his comeback as a cinema director.
In 1983 and 1984 he was the director of three episodes of the crime series Ein Fall für Zwei ( chemistry of a murder , twilight and Mr. Pankraz please ) with Günter Strack and Claus Theo Gärtner in the leading roles. In the course of his career as a director between 1938 and 1984, he directed a total of 35 films.
York was temporarily married to the actress Catja Görna .
- 1945: Heath summer
- 1948: Morituri
- 1949: The last night
- 1950: shadow of the night
- 1950: export in blond
- 1950: The Shadow of Mr. Monitor
- 1950: Alluring danger
- 1952: The Piggy Bank (TV movie)
- 1955: The Miss von Scuderi
- 1956: a heart returns home
- 1957: The heart of St. Pauli
- 1958: The gripper
- 1958: The man in the stream
- 1958: The girl with the cat eyes
- 1960: riot (also screenplay)
- 1963: House of Beauty
- 1964: Fog Killer
- 1964: Six Hours of Fear (TV movie)
- 1965: money, money, money - 2 billion against the Bank of England
- 1965: Money knows no borders
- 1966: late summer
- 1966: Large ring with an outer loop
- 1967: The Little Tea House
- 1967: the day the children disappeared
- 1967: Big man what now?
- 1969: stewardesses
- 1971: The Opera Ball (also screenplay)
- 1972: Paganini (also screenplay)
- 1973: Countess Mariza
- 1977: The Law of the Clan
- 1979: Hatschi! (TV movie)
- 1982: It's only women to blame (TV movie)
His film Spiegel der Zeit received the first prize for cultural films at the international film show in Munich in 1938.
- Eugen York in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Biography - Film and TV Museum Hamburg
- Eugen York in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
- Contents of some works
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German director and screenwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 26, 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rybinsk , Russian Empire|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 18, 1991|
|Place of death||Berlin|