|Born||2 April 1878|
|Died||February 1945 (aged 66)|
|Years active||1914–1928 (film)|
Franz Eckstein (2 April 1878 – February 1945) was a German screenwriter and film director of the silent era.  He made a number of films for the National Film company during the 1920s. He was married to the actress Rosa Porten, sister of Henny Porten.
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company that operated from 1916 to 1924 when it was merged with two other production companies to form the major studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was founded by Samuel Goldwyn.
Carl Wilhelm, was a prolific German film director, film producer and screenwriter of the silent film era, at the end of which his career apparently entirely faded away and he vanished into obscurity.
Joe May was an Austrian film director and film producer and one of the pioneers of German cinema.
Carl August Hugo Froelich was a German film pioneer and film director. He was born and died in Berlin.
Cläre Lotto was a German film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 41 films between 1916 and 1933. She married German film actor Carl de Vogt, with whom she had a son with, Karl Franz de Vogt.
Frieda Ulricke "Henny" Porten was a German actress and film producer of the silent era, and Germany's first major film star. She appeared in more than 170 films between 1906 and 1955.
Hermann Thimig was an Austrian stage and film actor. He appeared in 102 films between 1916 and 1967.
Paul Heidemann was a German actor, comedian, film director, film producer, and opera singer.
Reinhold Schünzel was a German actor and director, active in both Germany and the United States. The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, he was born in St. Pauli, the poorest part of Hamburg. Despite being Jewish, Schünzel was allowed by the Nazis to continue making films for several years until he eventually left to live abroad.
Ernst Pittschau was a German stage and film actor.
Rudolf Biebrach was a German actor and film director. He directed over 70 films between 1909 and 1930; and he appeared as an actor in nearly 110 films between 1909 and 1938. In his youth, Biebrach had worked for some years as an engraver. He got his first engagement as an actor in Gießen during 1890/1891. After a long career as a stage actor, Biebrach managed to become a successful director and character actor in the German film during the 1910s. He directed many films with Henny Porten and Lotte Neumann.
Paul Wilhelm Constantin Hartmann was a German stage and film actor.
Franz Porten was a German actor and film director. He directed 19 films between 1906 and 1924. He was the father of actress and film producer Henny Porten, screenwriter, actress, and director Rosa Porten; and actor Fritz Porten.
Mia May was an Austrian actress. She was married to the Austrian film producer and director Joe May and appeared in 44 films between 1912 and 1924. Her daughter was the actress Eva May.
Rosa Porten was a prolific German screenwriter, actress, and director during the silent film era.
Not of the Woman Born is a 1918 German silent film directed by Franz Eckstein and Rosa Porten and starring Ferry Eschenauer, Helene Stein, and Conrad Veidt.
The Newest Star of Variety is a 1917 German silent film directed by Franz Eckstein and Rosa Porten.
The Coquette is a 1917 German silent comedy film directed by Franz Eckstein and Rosa Porten and starring Porten, Reinhold Schünzel, and Eduard von Winterstein. It premiered at the Marmorhaus in Berlin.
Film Kathi is a 1918 German silent comedy film directed by Franz Eckstein and Rosa Porten and starring Porten, Reinhold Schünzel and Paul Rehkopf.
Your Bad Reputation is a 1922 German silent drama film directed by Franz Eckstein and starring Werner Funck, Olga Limburg and Paul Graetz.