Carl Jules Weyl

Carl Jules Weyl, who was born when Carl Julius Weyl, (December 6, 1890 in Stuttgart, † July 12, 1948 in Los Angeles ) was an American art director of German origin, responsible for the construction of the most important productions of Warner Bros. at the time the golden era of Hollywood.

Life and work

A native of Carl Julius Weyl studied architecture in Dresden. Study tours have taken him to Belgium, Italy, Spain and Turkey. On 28 March 1912 he met, coming from Bremen, with the Queen Luise in New York and finally settled down in the USA. He first worked as an architect and designer in Chicago and had in the 1920s, his own architectural office. His early buildings include the High Tower Apartments in Hollywood.

The Polish -born art director Anton Grot Weyl could persuade then to work for the film. 1935 wrote Weyl a contract with Warner Bros., for which he both gangster films such as The Double Life of Dr. Clitterhouse, adventure sagas such as Robin Hood, King of the Vagabonds, meticulously implemented biographies of famous contemporaries such as Paul Ehrlich - A Life for the research and fictional works such as The secret of Malampur supervised structurally. Also on Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Hollywood's first decidedly anti-Nazi propaganda production, Weyl was involved.

His artistic high point of the Schwabe in the 1940s with the optical design of two Humphrey Bogart Evergreens: Weyl designed as the Arabic flair of the souks and the gambling dens or bars ensemble of Rick 's Café in Casablanca, as the morbid- glamorous world the clear night clubs and gloomy back room in the Philip Marlowe detective film classic the Big Sleep.

Filmography (selection)