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Full Name  Regina Wiener
Years active  1933-1975
Role  Novelist
Occupation  Novelist, Screenwriter
Name  Gina Kaus
Children  Peter Kaus, Otto Kaus
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Born  October 21, 1893 (1893-10-21) Vienna, Austria
Died  December 23, 1985, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Otto Kaus (m. 1922–1926), Josef Zirner (m. 1913–1915)
Books  Die Schwestern Kleh, Und was für ein Leben
Movies  The Robe, The Red Danube, Luxury Liner, Her Sister's Secret, The Wife Takes a Flyer
Similar People  Philip Dunne, Albert Maltz, Lloyd C Douglas, Henry Koster, Frank Ross

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Gina Kaus, nee Regina Wiener (21 October 1893, Vienna, Austria – 23 December 1985, Los Angeles, California) was an Austrian-American novelist and screenwriter.


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Regina Wiener, the daughter of money broker Max Wiener, attended an all-girls school. Regina married the Viennese musician Josef Zirner in 1913, but he died in 1915 on the battlefield in World War I. She was the mistress and common law wife of the banker Josef Kranz and used the last name Zirner-Kaus. Four years later, 1920, she married the writer Otto Kaus, but the couple divorced in 1926, after the birth of two sons, Otto and Peter.

In the twenties, Gina Kaus published her first novel The Rise, which won the Theodor Fontane Prize. And was very active in the circle of literary intellectuals in Berlin and Vienna. She had friendships with both Austrian writers Karl Kraus and a romance with Otto Soyka; in her autobiography she would write "... I had a lover, I am not loved." in 1933 she would watch both their books fall victim to the Nazi Bucherverbrennung or book burnings.

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Kaus had visited America in 1936. And in March 1938 she moved from Vienna via Zurich to Paris. In Paris she wrote two screenplays from her novels Gefangnis ohne Gitter and Die Schwestern Kleeh, which became the popular movies Prison sans barreaux and Conflict, before coming to the United States in 1939. After a few months in New York, she settled in Hollywood in November 1939. Her 1940 novel written Devil Next Door was filmed by director Rolf Hansen in 1956, with Lilli Palmer and Curt Jurgens as Devil in Silk (Teufel in Seide). Gina Kaus wrote many scripts in Hollywood, and would not return to Vienna until 1948 and visit Berlin until 1951.

In 1979 Kaus wrote an autobiography published in Germany as : Und was fur ein Liebe und Literatur, Theater und Film.

She died in Los Angeles in 1985.


  • Diebe im Haus, Thieves in the house
  • Fiction

    Gina Kaus wrote some of her works under the pseudonym, "Andreas Eckbrecht".

  • Der Aufstieg (The Rise) (1920)
  • Der lacherliche Dritte (The Ridiculous Third) (1926)
  • Die Verliebten (the Lovers) (1928)
  • Toni: Eine Schulmadchen-Komodie in zehn Bildern. (Toni: A Schoolgirl Comedy in Ten Pictures) (1927)
  • Luxusdampfer (Luxury Ship) (1932)
  • Die Uberfahrt (The Crossing) (1932)
  • Die Schwestern Kleh (The Kleh Sisters) (1933)
  • Dark Angel (1934)
  • Katharina die Grose (Catherine the Great) (1935)
  • Whisky and Soda (1937)
  • Non Fiction

  • Und was fur ein Liebe und Literatur, Theater und Film, (And what a life ... with love and literature, theatre and film) (1979) - autobiography
  • Film credits

  • Luxury Liner (1933), novel
  • Prison sans barreaux (1938), story
  • Prison Without Bars (1938), play Prison sans barreaux
  • Conflict (1938) (novel "Les soeurs Kleh")
  • Prison Without Bars (1939), play Prison sans Barreaux
  • Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939), play
  • Western Mail (1942), story
  • The Night Before the Divorce (1942), play
  • The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942), screenplay, story
  • They All Kissed the Bride (1942), story
  • Isle of Missing Men (1942), play White Lady
  • Blazing Guns (1943), story
  • Camino del infierno (1946), writer
  • Her Sister's Secret (1946), novel Dark Angel
  • Whispering City (1947), additional dialogue
  • Julia Misbehaves (1948), adaptation
  • The Red Danube (1949), screenplay
  • Three Secrets (1950), story "Rock Bottom", uncredited
  • We're Not Married! (1952), story
  • All I Desire (1953), writer
  • The Robe (1953), adaptation
  • Devil in Silk (1956), novel Der Teufel nebenan
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1956), 1 episode
  • Wie ein Sturmwind (1957), writer
  • Schlos in Tirol, Das (1957), writer
  • Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1957), 1 episode
  • Geu yeojaui joiga anida (It's Not Her Sin) (1959), novel
  • Verbotenes Land (1967), German TV version
  • References

    Gina Kaus Wikipedia

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