1894 - 1975
The filmcomposer Bernhard Homola was born as Bernhard Franz Jakob Homolla in Mülhausen.
He already got music lessons as a child from 1902 and he already demonstated at this age his interest in composition.
Four years later he played the organ in a minster and it followed concerts with his own compositions.
Afterwards he studied music in Basle and Munich and during that time he wrote his opera "Die hypnotische Heirat".
His ambitious musical career was interrupted by the outbreak of World War I and Bernhard Homola had to serve in the army.
He only was able to contine his career after 1918 and he composed songs, choral compositions, stage music and sonatas.
Beside it he was also active as a conductor and bandmaster.
Bernhard Homola wrote the music for numerous movies from 1928 but his work for the film business remained restricted to few years.
To his filmcompositions of the 20s belong "Marys grosses Geheimnis" (28), "Der Staatsanwalt klagt an" (28), "Das Fräulein aus Argentinien" (28), "Der Henker" (28), "Kaczmarek" (28), "Der moderne Casanova" (28), "Liebe im Schnee" (29), "Es flüstert die Nacht" (29) and "Die Halbwüchsigen" (29).
His last movie compositions came in 1930 into being with "Die Warschauer Zitadelle" (30) and "Flachsmann als Erzieher" (30).
With the rise of the National Socialist his career ended in Germany. Because refused to write the music to Hitler lyrics he was threatened and he emigrated to Switzerland. From there he was able to continue his career.
Later he communicated his knowledge about music as a teacher at seminars and conservatories.
Other movies from Bernhard Homola:
Das Karussell des Todes (28) Aus dem Elternhaus vertrieben (28) Die letzte Galavorstellung des Zirkus Wolfson (28) Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein (28) Herbstzeit am Rhein (28) O Jugend, wie bist du schön (28) Heut' spielt der Strauss/Der Walzerkönig (28) Ein Mädel mit Temperament (28) Das Spiel mit der Liebe/Harry und die Hochstapler (28) Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein (28) Tempo! Tempo! (29) Hotelgeheimnisse (29) Meineid (29) Ohne Geld durch die Welt (29) Revolution der Jugend (29) Die fidele Herrenpartie (29) Die Konkurrenz platzt (29) Das Erlebnis einer Nacht (29) Das närrische Glück (29) Durchs Brandenburger Tor (29) Freiheit in Fesseln" (29) Morgenröte (29) Alimente (29) Ich hab mein Herz im Autobus verloren (29) Lumpenball (30) Fräulein Fähnrich (30)