Ludwik Starski (born Ludwik Kałuszyner, 1 March 1903 in Łódź – died 29 February 1984 in Warsaw) was a Polish Jewish lyricist, sound engineer and screenwriter of the twentieth century. He was the father of the set designer Allan Starski, who often worked with movie director Andrzej Wajda and received the Academy Award for "Best Set Design" for Schindler's List in 1994. Ludwik worked with Eugeniusz Bodo, Władysław Szpilman and with Tadeusz Sygietyński.Before the Second World War he was a journalist with the newspaper Express Wieczorny Ilustrowany (The Evening Express). He was also a lyricist of songs for cabarets, cafés and theater, including theater Qui Pro Quo, Gong, Morskie Oko, Perskie Oko, in Warsaw. Some of his songs were performed by singer Irena Santor to the music of composer Władysław Szpilman. Starski worked with singer actor Eugeniusz Bodo (whom he met at Qui Pro Quo) and wrote lyrics to some of his hit songs including Sex Appeal.Between 1934 and 1978, he wrote a score of films for which he was also an engineer.He married Maria Bargielska (1911–1986); they had one son, Allan Starski, who became an Academy Award winning production designer and set decorator. Ludwik Starski was the brother of journalist and writer Adam Ochocki.
Movies & TV shows
Nikodem Dyzma is a poor dancer who comes to Warsaw to find a job. The problem is that nobody wants to hire him. One day he finds an invitation to the party with very important people and decides to at...
Adventure in Marienstadt
While visiting Warsaw, Hanka falls for a record-breaking bricklayer. Soon she returns to the city to work at construction sites and prove that women's work is not worse than that of men's.
The first Polish post-war comedy. Witek and Krysia, a married couple, move to Warsaw and have nowhere to stay. They rent a room in a house with many other lodgers. Witek dreams of their own house and ...
Robert and Bertrand
Robert and Bertrand were accused of theft and were sent to prison.
The main character is a very superstitious man. On the 13th day of the month, after a very bad start to the day, he reads the newspaper and learns that he won the lottery. The unexpected happiness cau...
Paweł & Gaweł
Two neighbours with the same name meet a violinist who is pretending to be a child. He fell in love with her when he learned she wasn't a child anymore. And vice versa.
The Apartment Above
Two people share the same name. One is an older man with an appreciation for and love of classical music, while the other is a younger man who is addicted to swing music. The niece got into the wrong ...
Both have the name Jadzia, besides the name they are also connected by a tennis racket. Jędruszewska is a champion of tennis courts, Maliczówna is an extremely charismatic owner of a sports store. Mea...
Two friends, Szczepko and Tonko, are made unemployed in a toy factory where there was a ban on singing and they broke the rule. In a park they find a abandoned baby, and they take it into their care. ...