1896 - 1961
The actor Walter Franck began his acting career at the beginning of the 20's. The German theater was in a state of stagnation, new impulses only came from independant groups of young actors.
Many of these young actors played unpaid in new plays at the "Junge Bühne" and looked for new forms of expressions. To these actors belonged Walter Franck too. He had a great success as "Grand" in the play "Anarchie in Sillian" (24) and was praised by the critics.
With this success Walter Franck came to the Renaissance-Theater where he acted successfully in the next years.
He made his film debut in 1926 with "Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheines"
(26). But only from the 30's to the 40's he appeared regularly in movies.
After the war he went back to the Renaissance-Theater again where he continued his career. Plays like "Die schmutzigen Hände" by Jean-Paul Sartre demonstrated his acting ability.
In the post-war film he only appeared seldom in movies. To his last
works belong "Der Bagnosträfling" (49), "Der Fall Rabanser" (50) and
"Wenn abends die Heide träumt" (52).
Other movies with Walter Franck: