Richard Eichberg (Richard Albert Eichberg)

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Berlin, Germany
Traversing a middle line between artistry and prosaic mainstream fare was the director Richard Eichberg. Though he enjoyed moderate success as an actor on the stage from 1906, Eichberg soon focused his energies on the film industry. His career as a director/producer commenced properly in 1915 with the setting up (as co-founder) of a production company under his name, the Richard Eichberg-Film GmbH. Skilfully anticipating public tastes for escapist action, he came to specialise in turning out technically proficient, economically budgeted crime thrillers and melodramas (eventually also incorporating comedies and operettas). Read more...