Biography of Hans Albers (1891-1960)

Film actor German born in Hamburg on September 22, 1891 and died on July 24, 1960 in Kempfenhausen. One of the most prolific German actors of the silent period.

Life.

From the world of music-hall, the circus and the operetta, his well earned reputation allowed him to take his first steps in the world of cinema with just twenty years. Involved in numerous films during the silent, to become one of the most popular faces of Germany. During the 1920s developed in parallel an intense stage activity in the Group Theater directed by Max Reinhardt.

Some of his early films, such as the dance of death or when the masks fall (both 1912), were directed by Urban Gad, the Danish director based in Germany as of that date. Throughout the 1920s he/she participated in films directed by Richard Oswald (Halbseide, 1925), Richard Eichberg (Der Pinzolo und die Tänzerin, 1926) or Conrad Wiene. At the end of this decade intervened in asphalt (1929), Joe May, an interesting history steeped in the social realism of the moment.

Released the Decade of the thirties with a role in the blue angel (1930), an excellent history of Josef von Sternberg, and worked on several occasions with the Austrian director Gustav Ucicky (a new family, 1929; Fugitives, 1933; Unter hot Himmel, 1934), among others.

All his films, perhaps because of the significance that had, especially recalls his surprising role in the adventures of baron Münchhausen (1943), of Josef von Báky, a production of the Ufa that dominates the big show. The figure of Hans Albers was attached to the cannon ball on which flies at a moment in history. The difficulties of production during the second world war caused that large square of freedom, no. 7 (1944), Helmut Käutner, would be affected in the finish; However, on the set of the film the role of Hans resulted, after his replacement, one of the major successes of the same.

Actor endowed with great versatility, Hans Albers was able to demonstrate her dramatic ability and become a few years one of the Gallants of the German cinema.

Filmography.

1911: Im großen Augenblick; The dream negro.1912: Komödianten; Zu Tode reception; Die Macht des Goldes; The dance of death; When the masks caen.1913: Die vater.1917 der sundén: Rauschgold; Das Sitzentuch der Fürstin Wolkowska; Rache des Gefallenen.1918: Baronesschen auf Strafurlaub; Die Prinzessin von Urbino.1919: Madeleine; Taumel.1920: Die Marquise von O; Taschendiebe.1921: Der Furst; Der Falschspieler.1922: Söhne der Nacht; Versunkene Welten; Der Tiger des Zirkus Farini; Menschenopfer; Lydia Sanin; Die Geliebte des Königs; Der Falsche Dimitri; Der Böse Geist.1923: fräulein Raffke.1924: Das Testament des Joe Sivers; A Midsummer night's dream; DAS Schöne Abenteuer; Guillotine; Auf Befehl der l'ompadour; Gehetzte Menschen.1925: Vorderhaus und Hinterhaus; Mein Freund der Chauffeur; Die Venus von Montmartre; Der Mann aus dem Jenseits; Halbseide; Der Köning an das kleine Mädchen; Die Gesunkenen; Der Bankraub unter den Linden; Deutsche Herzen am deutschen Rhein; Athleten; Luxusweibchen.1926: Der Soldat der Marie; Der Ehemann Wakende; Seeschlacht beim Skagerrak; Husarenliebe; An der schönen blauen Donau; Die Drei Mannequins; Der Prinz und die tanzerin.1927: in Perfekt gentleman; Bara in danserska; Eine Dubarry von heute.1928: Weib in Flammen; Saxophon-Susi; Ein Tag Film; Rasputins Liebesabenteuer; Der Grösste Gauner des Jahrhunderts; Prinzessin Olala; Dornenweg einer Fürstin; Frauenarzt, Dr. schafer.1929: Teure Heimat; Vererbte Triebe; Der Rote Kreis; Die Nacht gehört uns; Möblierte Zimmer; Drei machen ihr Glück; JA, ja, die Frauen sind meine schwäche Seite; Mascottchen; Asfalto.1930: Der Greifer; Hans in allen Gassen; The Angel azul.1931: Montecarlo Madness; Drei Tage Liebe; The bombing of Monte Carlo; Der draufganger.1932: Der Weisse Dämon; Quick; Der Sieger; F.P. 1 antwortet nicht.1933: fugitive; Heut kommt completo drauf an; Ein Gewisser Herr Gran.1934: Peer Gynt; Oro.1935: Varieté; Henker, Frauen und Soldaten.1936: Savoy-Hotel 217; Hot Himmel.1937 unter: Sherlock Holmes; Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes; Die Gelbe Flagge.1938: Percy, misguided (and producer); Fahrendes Volk.1939: Ein Mann auf Abwegen; Wasser für Canitoga.1940: Trenck, der Pandur.1941: Carl Peters.1943: the adventures of baron munchhausen.1944: great freedom square, no. 7.1945: Shiva und die Galgenblume.1947:... und über uns der Himmel.1950: Herrliche Zeiten; Vom Teufel gejagt; Fohn.1951: Blaubart.1952: Käpt ' n Bay-Bay; Nachts auf den Strassen.1953: Jonny rettet Nebrador.1954: An Jedem Finger zehn; Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins.1955: Der Letzte Mann.1956: Vor Sonnenuntergang.1957: Der Tolle Bomberg; I fidanzati della morte; Das Herz von St. Pauli.1958: Der Greifer; Das gab completo nur einmal; Das kommt nicht wieder; Der Mann my Strøm; Dreizchn alte Esel.1960: Kein Engel ist so rein.