Rudolf Jugert

Rudolf Jugert

Additional Names: Rudolf Gustav Wilhelm Jugert (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch
*30.09.1907 Hannover; †14.04.1979 München

Biography

Rudolf Gustav Wilhelm Jugert was born in Hanover on 30 September 1907. After graduating from high school, he began studying to become a veterinary before switching to medicine. In 1931 he followed Katja Julius, his girlfriend of many years, to Leipzig and enrolled in theater studies, literature, and philosophy at the university there. He worked as an editor at the Schauspielhaus in Leipzig before being hired as a dramaturge there in 1934. Soon he was working as a director"s assistant and a director, eventually advancing to head director.

Katja Julius, who was jewish, emigrated to Italy in 1935, and Jugert joined her there in 1938. Julius provided him with the financial means to attend the film school affiliated with the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. In 1939 Jugert returned to Germany (with Julius) at the urging of Helmut Käutner, who wanted him as assistant director for his feature film debut "Kitty und die Weltkonferenz" (Kitty and the World Conference). Over the next four years, he worked as assistant director on almost all of Käutner"s films. Jugert was offered the opportunity to direct himself, but only under the condition that he produce a propaganda film for the Nazis; he refused.


After being drafted to fight in World War II and a period as an American POW in Italy, Jugert returned to Hanover in the summer of 1945, and he and Katja Julius were married. Once again, it was Helmut Käutner who opened the door for Jugert to work in film. After serving as assistant director on Käutner"s episodic film "In jenen Tagen" ("In Those Days") in 1947, he directed his first film for Käutner"s company Camera-Film GmbH, "Film ohne Titel" ("Film Without a Name") in 1947. With works such as the musical comedy "Hallo, Fräulein" (1949), the highly-acclaimed pacifist drama "Es kommt ein Tag" ("A Day Will Come") in 1950, "Nachts auf den Straßen" ("Detour") – which was filmed in 1952 and received the German Film Prize – and "Illusion in Moll" ("Illusion in a Minor Key"; also 1952), Jugert soon made a name for himself as a director of films that were both intelligent and entertaining. However, his career began to wane in the late 1950s after a series of less successful films.

From the early 1960s, Jugert concentrated on working in television. He quickly establish himself in the then young medium and uses hid hard-earned independence to make films based on his own scripts, such as "Berliner Blockade" (1968) and "Das Wunder von Lengede" (1969), as well as television series including "Der Bastian" (1973) and "Drei sind einer zuviel" (1977).

Rudolf Jugert died of cancer in Munich on 14 April 1979.

Filmography

1978/1979 Balthasar im Stau. Vier bewegte Geschichten
Director
 
1976/1977 Frau Holle
Director
 
1976/1977 Die kluge Bauerntochter
Director
 
1976 Allerleirauh
Director
 
1976 König Drosselbart
Director
 
1971 Annemarie Lesser - Legende einer Spionin
Director, Screenplay
 
1971 Die Gänsemagd
Director
 
1970 Preußen über alles - Bismarcks deutsche Einigung
Director
 
1970 Blaue Blüten
Director
 
1969 Jacques Offenbach
Director
 
1969 Verratener Widerstand. Das Funkspiel der deutschen Abwehr in Holland
Director
 
1968/1969 Das Wunder von Lengede
Director
 
1968 Der Reformator
Director
 
1968 Berliner Blockade
Director
 
1968 Komödie um Karin
Director
 
1968 Der Fall Tuchatschewskij
Director
 
1967/1968 Die Reifenspur
Director
 
1967 Brückenallee Nr. 3
Director
 
1967 Hugenberg - Gegen die Republik
Director
 
1966 Stahlschrank SG III
Director
 
1966 Der Fall Vera Brühne
Director
 
1966 Das Mädchen Angelika
Director
 
1965/1966 Mord auf Befehl
Director
 
1965 Der Tag danach
Director
 
1965 Ein Mann namens Pavlov
Director
 
1965 Tatort
Director
 
1965 Paris muß brennen!
Director
 
1965 Intermezzo
Director
 
1965 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Director
 
1964 Ein Pfirsich für die Dame
Director
 
1963/1964 Kennwort: Reiher
Director
 
1963 Bezaubernde Mama
Director
 
1962/1963 Ein Windstoß
Director
 
1962/1963 Mario und der Zirkus
Director
 
1962/1963 Johannes-Passion
Director
 
1962 Axel Munthe, der Arzt von San Michele
Director
 
1962 Frauenarzt Dr. Sibelius
Director
 
1961 Die Stunde, die du glücklich bist
Director
 
1961 Zeit des Glücks
Director
 
1960/1961 Hochzeit der Feinde
Director
 
1960 Die junge Sünderin
Director
 
1960 Der Satan lockt mit Liebe
Director
 
1959/1960 Endstation Rote Laterne. (Blonde Mädchen für Havanna)
Director
 
1959 Die Wahrheit über Rosemarie
Director
 
1958/1959 Die feuerrote Baronesse
Director
 
1958 Frauensee
Director
 
1957 Eva küßt nur Direktoren
Director
 
1957 Ein Stück vom Himmel
Director
 
1956 Der Meineidbauer
Director
 
1956 Nina
Director
 
1955/1956 Studentin Helene Willfüer
Director
 
1955/1956 Mayerling
Director
 
1955 Rosen im Herbst
Director
 
1954 Ihre große Prüfung
Director
 
1954 Gefangene der Liebe
Director
 
1953/1954 Eine Liebesgeschichte
Director
 
1953 Jonny rettet Nebrador
Cast, Director
 
1953 Ein Herz spielt falsch
Director
 
1952 Illusion in Moll
Director
 
1952 Ich heiße Niki
Director
 
1951/1952 Nachts auf den Straßen
Director
 
1950/1951 Eine Frau mit Herz
Director
 
1950 Es kommt ein Tag
Director
 
1949 1 x 1 der Ehe
Director
 
1949 Hallo, Fräulein!
Director
 
1947/1948 Film ohne Titel
Director, Screenplay
 
1946/1947 In jenen Tagen
Cast, Assistant director
 
1944/1945 Unter den Brücken
Assistant director
 
1943/1944 Große Freiheit Nr. 7
Assistant director
 
1942/1943 Romanze in Moll
Assistant director
 
1942/1943 Geliebter Schatz
Assistant director
 
1942 Wir machen Musik
Assistant director
 
1941 Leichte Muse
Assistant director
 
1940/1941 Auf Wiedersehn, Franziska!
Assistant director
 
1940 Kleider machen Leute
Assistant director
 
1939/1940 Frau nach Maß
Assistant director
 
1939 Kitty und die Weltkonferenz
Assistant director
 

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