Foto: Walter Lichtenstein (1902-1984)
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von André Limot © Limot
Dolly Haas carried on first artistic activities as a ballet dancer.
After her graduate she went to Berlin and got a supporting role in
a stage play from Erik Charell.
The year 1930 constituted an important turning point in her career.
Sie became offered an engagement with Max Reinhardt and celebrated her
first night in a film. Her second film "Dolly macht Karriere" (30) could
stand nearly prophetically for her future, wouldn't had been the political
circumstances in the following years.
But for the time being Dolly Haas appeared in several swinging movies
where she acted the smart and resolute type, not rarely dressed as a lad
and thus predestined for so called trousers roles.
Her attendance in the film "Das hässliche Mädchen" (33) started
her turning away from German movie. When it came to riots against her Jewish
partner Max Hansen during the first night and after the names of director
Hermann Kosterlitz and writer Felix Joachimson were stroke off from the
credits, she became aware of the political threat. This finally led to
her emigration to England in 1936.
There she played in two movies before she got a three-year contract
from Columbia. But she wasn't allowed to shoot films. In 1941 sie devoted
herself to the theater and appeared only sporadic in TV productions.
Her sole cinema movie in the USA she acted under the direction of Alfred
Hitchcock in "I Confess - Ich beichte/Zum Schweigen verurteilt" (53), by
O.E. Hasse's side.
Dolly Haas was married in second marriage with the famous caricaturist
Other movies with Dolly Haas:
Eine Stunde Glück (30) Der
Ball (31) Der brave Sünder (31) Liebeskommando (31) Ein steinreicher
Mann (32) Es wird schon wieder besser... (32) Scampolo, ein Kind der Strasse/Um
einen Groschen Liebe (32) So ein Mädel vergisst man nicht (32) Grossstadtnacht
(32) Die kleine Schwindlerin (33) Kleines Mädel - grosses Glück
(33) Der Page vom Dalmasse-Hotel (33) Ein Mädel mit Tempo/Es tut sich
was um Mitternacht (34) Girls Will Be Boys (34) Warum lügt Fräulein
Käthe? (35) Broken Blossoms (36) Spy of Napoleon (36) Serie "Studio
One: Riviera (49) Serie "Armstrong Circle Theatre: The Fugitive" (54) Regarding
File Number 4356 (56) Dolly, Lotte und Maria (87)