Géza von Cziffra

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Arad, Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Arad, Romania]
Géza von Cziffra was a prolific novelist, screenwriter and director, born in Arad, Hungary, of ethnic German ancestry. He began his career as a journalist in Vienna in 1918 and later worked in Berlin as a political commentator and film writer for the publications Berliner Tageblatt and Welt am Abend. In 1922, he became apprenticed in the film business as an assistant director for Alexander Korda at Sascha Films. By 1932, the multi-faceted Cziffra divided his time running a cabaret on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm and writing film scripts, plays and novels. Read more...