Manfred Noa

Intro German film director
Was Film director Screenwriter Film producer Production designer
From Germany
Type Creativity Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 22 March 1893, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 4 December 1930, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 37 years)
Star sign Aries

Manfred Noa (1893–1930) was a German film director. Noa was described by Vilma Bánky, who he directed twice, as her "favourite director". Noa's 1924 film Helena has been called his "masterpiece" although it was so expensive that it seriously damaged the finances of Bavaria Film. Noa is perhaps best known today for his 1922 film Nathan the Wise, an adaptation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play of the same title, which made a plea for religious tolerance. He was the third husband of the actress Eva May, who was the daughter of his fellow director Joe May. Noa died 5 December 1930 in Berlin of peritonitis.

Selected filmography

The Uncanny House (1916) The Diamond Foundation (1917) The Lord of Hohenstein (1917) Love (1919) The Girl and the Men (1919) Wibbel the Tailor (1920) Hate (1920) Sons of the Night (1921) Nathan the Wise (1922) Helena (1924) The Wonderful Adventure (1924) Should We Get Married? (1925) Young Blood (1926) Wrath of the Seas (1926) Why Get a Divorce? (1926) Die Dame von Paris (1927) Queen of the Boulevards (1927) The Eighteen Year Old (1927) Casanova's Legacy (1928) The Lady and the Chauffeur (1928) Modern Pirates (1928) Revolt in the Batchelor's House (1929) My Sister and I (1929) Mon coeur incognito (1930) Der Walzerkönig (1930) Road to Rio (1931) La regina di Sparta (1931)

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