|Immigrated to England|
|Fled from Nazi's to England; worked as consultant on some Paul Rotha films (being credited on only a couple of them)|
|Literary consultant to theater company at Blumenstrasse, Berlin|
|Co-wrote Paul Czinner's French ("Melo") and German ("Der Traumende Mund") versions of "Melo"; also co-writer of Czinner's British remake, "Dreaming Lips" (1937)|
|First film as writer, "Die Frau im Kafig"; second film as writer (co), the expressionist classic "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari/The Cabinet of Dr. Claigari"|
|Served as script advisor to Filipo Del Giudice at Two Cities Films|
|Editor of "Insbrucker Theater-Almanach"|
|Declined offer to go to Hollywood with F.W. Murnau, writing scripts for Murnau's US films in Germany|
Though he turned down the opportunity to go to Hollywood with Murnau (his most consistent collaborator) Mayer provided the screenplays for two of the director's American classics, including "Sunrise--A Song of Two Humans" (1927). "Sunrise" was one of the few silent features to tell its story almost entirely through images, resorting to intertitles only for occasional dialogue.
With the coming of Nazism Mayer moved first to France and then Great Britain, where he wrote several Paul Czinner films and worked uncredited on "Pygmalion" (1937) and "Major Barbara" (1941) before dying of cancer.
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