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Georg Wilhelm Pabst was born in 1885 in Raudnitz (former Czechoslovakia) and died in 1967 in Vienna. He worked as a theater set designer and theater actor before he began his film career. In 1921, he appeared in Carl Froelich's IM BANNE DER KRALLE, after which he served as assistant director on Froelich's next two films. Pabst's debut film was THE TREASURE (DER SCHATZ, 1923). His critical analysis of bourgeois society and morals of the time is evidenced in THE STREET OF SORROW (DIE FREUDLOSE GASSE, 1925) as well as in his films PANDORA'S BOX (DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA, 1929) and DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (TAGEBUCH EINER VERLORENEN, 1929). A selection of his most well-known films includes: THE WESTERN FRONT 1918 (WESTFRONT 1918, 1930), COMRADESHIP (KAMERADSCHAFT, 1931), THE THREEPENNY OPERA (DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER, 1931), QUEEN OF ATLANTIS (DIE HERRIN VON ATLANTIS, 1932), DON QUICHOTTE (1933), THE COMEDIANS (KOMÖDIANTEN, 1941), PARACELSUS (1943), THE TRIAL (DER PROZESS, 1948), THE LAST ACT (DER LETZTE AKT, 1955), IT HAPPENED ON JULY 20TH (ES GESCHAH AM 20. JULI, 1955), and many more.