Peter Urban Gad

Peter Urban Gad (12 February 1879 – 26 December 1947) was a Danish film director. He directed 40 film between 1910 and 1927. His wife Asta Nielsen starred in 30 of his films. Also in his debut the famous movie Afgrunden (The Abyss) from 1910. They moved to Germany in 1911 where Gad worked with Paul Davidson until 1922.

His uncle was Paul Gauguin. His mother was the (in Denmark) very well known playwright and expert of good manners Emma Gad.

His films include a German-language adaptation of Gerhart Hauptmann’s play The Assumption of Hannele, which Gad directed in 1922.

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