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Ernst Benzinger


Bildnis: Ignaz Eigner (1854 - 1922)

1865 - 1947

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The actor Ernst Benzinger joined an acting education and was able to launch his stage career at the theater in Lübeck. He soon was engaged to Berlin where he was active at different theaters. It followed engagements in Vienna, Meiningen and Stuttgart.

Ernst Benzinger was regarded as an established stage actor at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century he often played in Berlin, among others by Max Reinhardt.

His first appearance in a movie was in 1912 for "Das Mirakel" (12). From 1916 followed regular role offers in front of the camera.
To his well-known movies of those years belong "Homunculus, 2. Teil: Das geheimnisvolle Buch" (16), "Das Geschlecht der Schelme" (17), "Die Rose von Dschiandur" (18), "Der fliegende Holländer" (19) and "Eugen Onegin" (19).

He only appreared rarely in movies of the 20s, among them "Schloss Einöd" (20) and "Betrogene Betrüger" (22).

It lastet till 1930 till he took part again in numerous movie. He often impersonated smaller roles in productions like "Kohlhiesels Töchter" (30), "Johnny stiehlt Europa" (32), "Theodor Körner" (32), "Till Eulenspiegel" (36), "Wenn wir alle Engel wären" (36), "Zu neuen Ufern" (37) and "Der Mann, der nicht nein sagen kann" (38).

His last cinematical appearances came in the 40s into being with "Falstaff in Wien" (40), "Das Herz der Königin" (40) and "Die Nacht in Venedig" (42).

Ernst Benzinger was among others married with the actress Eleonore Wahlmann.

Other movies with Ernst Benzinger:
Und wenn ich lieb' nimm dich in acht...!! (17) Die Königstochter von Travankore (17) Nixenzauber (18) Die Kleptomanin (18) Suchomlinow (18) Pogrom (19) Grenzwacht im Schnee (22) Das Meer ruft (33) Eine Seefahrt, die ist lustig (35) Der Klosterjhäger (35) Einmal werd ich dir gefallen (37) 


 
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