Rudolf Meinert

Rudolf Meinert (1882–1945) was an Austrian screenwriter, film producer and director. Meinert was born in Vienna, but worked for most of his career in the German film industry. He became well-established as the producer/director of silent crime films. In the immediate post-First World War period, Meinert was head of production at the German studio Decla. Meinert, rather than Erich Pommer, is sometimes credited as the producer behind Decla's revolutionary The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). Following the Nazi takeover of power in Germany, Meinert who was Jewish, went into exile in the Netherlands.


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