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Years active  1935-1972

Name  Paul May
Born  8 May 1909 (1909-05-08) Munich, Germany
Died  25 February 1976(1976-02-25) (aged 66) Taufkirchen, Germany
Occupation  Film director, film editor

Paul May, Director of the IFAA and CEO of Concordia Consultancy

Paul May (8 May 1909 – 25 February 1976) was a German film director and editor. He directed 40 films between 1935 and 1972.



He was the son of Peter Ostermayr, a film producer with Universum Film AG, and his wife Olga, née Wernhard. After secondary school in Feldkirch, he entered to film industry and trained in film laboratory work. He became a film editor in 1930 and assistant director in 1935. His first film as director was Edelweißkönig, in 1938.

After the Second World War, he adopted the pseudonym Paul May. His greatest successes were The Forests Sing Forever (1959), Via Mala (1961) from the book by John Knittel, and Scotland Yard vs. Dr. Mabuse (1963) with Peter van Eyck. He also directed for television. He directed more than forty films between 1935 and 1972.


  • Panic in Chicago (1931)
  • The Spanish Fly (1931)
  • The Champion Shot (1932)
  • The Peak Scaler (1933)
  • William Tell (1934)
  • Holiday From Myself (1934)
  • The Four Musketeers (1934)
  • Peter, Paul and Nanette (1935)
  • Home Guardsman Bruggler (1936)
  • The Hunter of Fall (1936)
  • Triad (1938)
  • Storms in May (1938)
  • Screenwriter

  • Night of the Twelve (1949)
  • References

    Paul May Wikipedia

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