1885 - 1941
The director and producer Ludwig Czerny got an acting education by Hermann Romany before he launched his stage career in Vienna. In the next years followed other engagements in Austria and Germany before he went on tour throug South America where he not only took part in operettas but also directed some of them.
After his return to Vienna he concentrated his stage career to the musictheater and he directed numerous operettas.
When he went to Berlin he soon joined the film business and he founded his own production company "Rahame Film" in 1915.
In the next years he produced entertainment movies with popular detective stories and his productions involve "Die Beichte einer Verurteilten" (15), "Entführt" (15) and "Das goldene Match" (16).
Although in 1915 Ludwig Czerny realised his first movies as a director and to his first movies belong a serial with the figure Sondi like "Sondis Glück im Unglück" (15), "Sondi hat Pech" (15) and "Sondis Kleine" (16).
He soon became established as a director with other movies and he shot the movies "Lillis erste Liebe" (16), "Wehe, wenn sie losgelassen" (18), "Eine fatale Verwechslung" (18), "Die Gasmaske" (19), "Der Glücksschmid" (19), "Alfreds Techtelmechtel" (19) and the silent movie operetta "Das Menuett" (19).
He dedicated nearly exclusively to his operetta filmings in the 20s and he directed "Miss Venus" (21), "Jenseits des Stromes" (22), "Die blonde Geisha" (23) and "Das Mädel von Pontecuculi" (24).
Because his last movies were not crowned with success he retired as a movie director afterwards.
But he remained active as a producer till to the 30s and he produced movies like "Miss Venus" (21), "Die blonde Geisha" (23), "Gretchen Schubert" (26) and from the 30s documentaries like "Im Teufelsmoor" (32), "Eine Stadt ruft die Welt" (33) and "Die Bande vom Hoheneck" (34) - his only motion picture sound film.
Ludwig Czerny died during an air ride on Berlin when he tried to help a woman to bring her baby stroller to an air raid shelter.