Manfred Noa

Manfred Noa
Born 22 March 1893
Berlin, German Empire
Died 5 December 1930(1930-12-05) (aged 37)
Berlin, Weimar Germany
Occupation Film director
Years active 1916 - 1930

Manfred Noa (1893–1930) was a German film director. Noa was described by Vilma Bánky, who he directed twice, as her "favourite director".[1] Noa's 1924 film Helena has been called his "masterpiece" although it was so expensive that it seriously damaged the finances of Bavaria Film.[2]

Noa is perhaps best known today for his 1922 film Nathan the Wise, an adaptation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play of the same title, which made a plea for religious tolerance. He was the third husband of the actress Eva May, who was the daughter of his fellow director Joe May. Noa died 5 December 1930 in Berlin of peritonitis.

Selected filmography


  1. Schildgen p.42
  2. Schildgen p.42


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