Carl Mayer  

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Carl Mayer (20 November 1894 Graz, Austria - 1 July 1944 London) was a screenplay writer who wrote or co-wrote the screenplays to The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920), Der Letzte Mann (1924), and Sunrise (1927), the last two being films directed by F. W. Murnau. Shortly after working with Béla Balázs on the script for The Blue Light (1932), Mayer moved to London to escape the Nazi regime in 1933, and died there in 1944.


  • Michael Omasta, Brigitte Mayr, Christian Cargnelli (eds.): Carl Mayer: Ein Script von ihm war schon ein Film (A Script by Carl Mayer Was Already a Film), Vienna: Synema, 2003, ISBN 3-901644-10-5 (German/English)

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