Ludwig Berger
Born(1892-01-06)6 January 1892
Died18 May 1969(1969-05-18) (aged 77)
Schlangenbad, West Germany
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1920–1969

Ludwig Berger (born Ludwig Bamberger; 6 January 1892 – 18 May 1969) was a German-Jewish[1] film director, screenwriter and theatre director. He directed 36 films between 1920 and 1969. Berger began working in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic. At Decla-Bioscop and later UFA he established a reputation as a leading director of silent films. He emigrated to Hollywood, but was unable to establish himself and returned to Europe. He subsequently worked both in France and Germany. He was a member of the jury at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Berger also translated a few plays of Shakespeare, including Cymbeline, Hamlet, and Timon of Athens.[3] His elder brother was the set designer Rudolf Bamberger who was killed in 1945.

Selected filmography




  1. ^ Siegbert Salomon Prawer, Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933, Berghahn Books (2007), p. 211
  2. ^ "6th Berlin International Film Festival: Juries". Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  3. ^ Blinn, Hansjürgen; Schmidt, Wolf Gerhard (2003). Shakespeare-deutsch: Bibliographie der Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen (in German). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag. ISBN 3503061932. OCLC 53376469.