Wilhelm Thiele

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BornWilhelm Thiele_header_cell_0_1_0 (1890-05-10)May 10, 1890

Vienna, AustriaWilhelm Thiele_cell_0_1_1

DiedWilhelm Thiele_header_cell_0_2_0 September 7, 1975(1975-09-07) (aged 85)

Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.Wilhelm Thiele_cell_0_2_1

Wilhelm Thiele (1890–1975) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_0

He directed over 40 films between 1921 and 1960. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_1

Life and career Wilhelm Thiele_section_0

Thiele started his show career as a stage actor. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_2

He got his start in Austrian and German film during the 1920s, most often as a director of film comedies. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_3

His biggest success was the highly influential musical film The Three from the Filling Station (1930), the highest-grossing film in Germany that year. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_4

Thiele, who was of Jewish descent, left Germany during the Nazi Era. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_5

His first film in Hollywood, Lottery Lover in 1935, was without success and Thiele never achieved the same level of fame in Hollywood as he had Germany. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_6

He mostly made B-Pictures, but is credited with giving actress Dorothy Lamour her big start in movies with The Jungle Princess (1936). Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_7

In the 1950s, he worked as a director in American television. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_8

His last two films were made in Germany: The Last Pedestrian (1960) and Sabine und die hundert Männer (1960). Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_9

Wilhelm Thiele was married and had three children. Wilhelm Thiele_sentence_10

Partial filmography Wilhelm Thiele_section_1

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