Director and Producer. Born Richard Ornstein in Vienna, Austria on 5th. November 1880. Died in Dusseldorf, Germany, 11th. September 1963.
Began his career as an actor on the Austrian and German sta...展开ge at the turn of the century. In 1911 he appeared in his first film with other actors at the Dusseldorf Theatre. In 1916 he founded his own production company in Berlin. In 1919 he opened his own cinema called the Richard Oswald Lichtspiele. Oswald made over 100 films in Germany and then moved to England in 1934. Between 1934 and 1939 he made films in Austria and France. He made only three films in Hollywood where he went in 1939 with his son Gerd Oswald (1916-) who went onto work in the industry as an assistant director before his first directorial assignment in 1956.