Austrian-born director remembered for several films predicated on books by Karl May and Edgar Wallace. He also aimed several war movies and other films occur the German wilderness. He began his profession as a supplementary in the hill movies of Arnold Fanck. He worked well like a screenwriter on the 1954 movie known as Tiefland. He was wedded 3 x. His second wife, Karin Dor, was a favorite German screen celebrity. He made movies predicated on Karl May’s books.