Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Remembering Hermann Haller

Hermann Haller was born on December 15, 1909 in Zurich, Switzerland. He began at the early age of 14 as a film critic and then went to work for the Emelka Film Corporation. At the ripe old age of 20 he becmae a film editor on the silent film “Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü” (1929). In 1936 he fled the Nazi controlled film industry and went to Austria where he worked primarily with director Geza von Bolváry. In 1938 with the spread of the Nazis he returned to Switzwerland where he found work as a director. After the war he returned to the German film industry and was instrumental in the success of most of the Karl May and Edgar Wallace films during the 1960s. Haller retired in 1981 and passed away on June 21, 1985 in Boswil, Switzerland. Today we remember Hermann Haller on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Hermann Haller's Euro-westerns:
Treasure of Silver Lake – 1962 film editor
Apache Gold – 1963 film editor
Last of the Renegades – 1964 film editor
Among Vultures – 1965 film editor
The Last Tomahawk – 1965 film editor
Rampage at Apache Wells – 1965 film editor
Old Surehand – 1965 film editor
Clint the Stranger – 1967 assistant director
The Man with the Long Gun – 1968 film editor

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