Karl Peter Biltz

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Karl Peter Biltz (born January 14, 1908 in Wiesbaden , German Reich ; † after 1973 ) was a German theater actor , television film and radio play director , who also worked as a screenwriter and producer.


Biltz studied at the universities of Vienna and Frankfurt am Main and also received acting lessons in his hometown Wiesbaden. Biltz made his debut on stage in 1931 in Heinrich von Kleist's Der zerbrochne Krug at the Wiesbaden State Theater. Biltz remained connected to Wiesbaden until 1934, followed by engagements at the Osnabrück National Theater (1935/36), the Plauen City Theater (1936/37), the municipal theaters in Freiburg im Breisgau (1937-1942) and the German Theater in the occupied Netherlands (1942-1944).

From 1946 Biltz worked in Baden-Baden as a radio play director for the radio station Südwestfunk and was also the artistic director of the SWF television department; u. a. he staged Günter Eich's Die Mädchen aus Viterbo (1953) and Das Jahr Lazertis (1954) for radio station Günter Eich . He then worked for television; he filmed a template by William Saroyan , Ein Bild fürs Leben (1954), with Kurt Haars , Kurt Ebbinghaus and Herbert Mensching in the lead roles. In 1968 he made the Anouilh film adaptation Romeo and Jeanette , with Isolde Miler , Knut Hinz and Gefion Helmke .

He then shot the satire Das Rätsel von Piskov with stars like Hellmut Lange , Hannelore Elsner and Wolfgang Büttner ; in the television play he worked with the stylistic devices of a fictitious reportage motifs from the Time Machine by HG Wells . This was followed by the film adaptation of the short story Vrazedný útok by Karel Čapek (An Assassination ) . His last television work was the film adaptation of Pavel Kohout's satire against the Cold War, War on the Third Floor , with Paul Edwin Roth , Gefion Helmke and Horst-Werner Loos . As a producer he was responsible for the TV films The Chinese Wall (1965, directed by Hans Lietzau ), and The Delay (1969, directed by Erich Neureuther ).

Radio plays


  • 1954: A picture for life
  • 1955: crossing
  • 1955: The walking stick
  • 1955: The Poshansk Dolls
  • 1956: The Solomonic Breakfast (also script)
  • 1965: Arrival by night (blown tracks) (also screenplay)
  • 1967: the pendulum
  • 1968: Romeo and Jeanette
  • 1969: The Piskov Riddle
  • 1970: Dear friends
  • 1971: An assassination attempt
  • 1972: Scenes from married life
  • 1973: War on the third floor

Theater (direction)


  • Kürschner's Biographisches Theater-Handbuch, Walter de Gruyter Co., Berlin 1956, p. 54.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. On February 7, 1933, he received his doctorate in Frankfurt with a thesis on Thomas Mann . ( Retro catalog of the StUB )
  2. A picture for life in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  3. Romeo and Jeanette in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  4. The mystery of Piskov in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  5. A bomb attack in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  6. War on the third floor in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  7. The Great Wall of China in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  8. The delay in the Internet Movie Database (English)