Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Remembering Alfred Vohrer

Alfred Adolf Vohrer was born on December 29, 1914 in Stuttgart, Germany

His vocation was to become an actor but after losing his arm in World War II he put his knowledge of film to use becoming an assistant director for UFA. In 1949 he became a dubbing director and in 1961 he directed his first film “Die Toten Augen des London” (aka Dead Eyes of London) which became very successful. He would go on to direct over fifty films. Among them were three German Winnetou westerns starring Pierre Brice; “Frontier Hellcat” (1964) with Elke Sommer, “Flaming Frontier” (1965) with Stewart Granger and “Thunder at the Border” (1966) with Rod Cameron. Later in his career Vohrer would direct erotic comedies, crime films and then turn to television towards the end of his career. Alfred died of heart failure on February 3, 1986 in Munich, Germany. Today we remember him on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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