Josef Mach was born on February 25, 1909 in Proßnitz, Mähren, Austria-Hungary. Mach worked as a journalist and stage performer at the beginning of his career, then in 1938 was appointed assistant director of short films at Grafo Film Studio working with director Václav Kubásek. From 1946 Mach directed many feature films for Barrandov Studios in Prague. He is best known for his DEFA Euro-western “The Sons of Great Bear” (1966) starring Gojko Mitic. Mach died in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 7, 1987.
Today we remember Josef Mach on what would have been his 105th birthday.