Josef von Báky

Josef von Báky (1902–1966) was a Hungarian filmmaker. He was also known as Josef v. Baky and József Baky. He was born in the town of Zombor in the Kingdom of Hungary in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, since 1920 Sombor in Yugoslavia., (now in Vojvodina, Serbia). He worked as an assistant to Geza von Bolvary. He worked as director or producer on no less than 48 films. He died in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Báky's best known film is Münchhausen, which was released in 1943. It is a fantasy-comedy and is noted for how it avoids politics of its time. The film was ordered by Nazi propaganda-minister Goebbels to celebate 25th anniversary of UFA and to compete with Hollywood productions.



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