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Born Nov. 12, 1919, in Kranj, Slovenia. Yugoslav motion-picture director.

Štiglic studied in an art school in Ljubljana. During the fascist occupation he served in the war of liberation. After 1945 he worked as an actor and journalist, and in 1946 he directed his first film, the documentary Youth Builds. Štiglic later directed several feature films, mainly about the heroic struggle of the Yugoslav people against the German and Italian occupiers during World War II. These include On Our Own Land (1948), Trieste (1950), Wolf Night (1955), Valley of Peace (1957), and The Ninth Circle (1960). Štiglic has made several films on modern life, including Visa of Evil (1959), One Fine Day (1962), the children’s comedy Don’t Cry, Peter (1964), and A Tale of Good Folk (1975).

O. V. IAKUBOVICH