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Friedrich Kayssler


Foto: Siegmund Labisch (1863-1942)

1874 - 1945

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The actor Friedrich Kayssler set the tone of many roles with his character face, especially his piercing look was very impressive. 

He studied in Berlin and started his acting career at different German stages. He was director of the Volksbühne from 1918 to 1923.
Beside it he was also active as a writer. To his publications belong "Schauspielernotizen" and "Helene Fehdmer zum Gedächtnis".

To his successful silent movies belong "Fridericus Rex" (22) and "Das brennende Herz" (28), his first movie can be backdated to the year 1913 where he appeared in "...welche sterben, wenn sie lieben" (13). Two years later followed the movie "Der Tunnel"( 15), after that it lasted to the 20's before he continued his film career. 

In the sound film era he still played many successful roles. To these movies belong "Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci" (30), "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" (30), "Zwei Welten" (30), "Peer Gynt" (34), "Gold" (34), "Der alte und der junge König" (35) and "Bismarck" (40).

Just before his death he had to take a bad blow. His son Christian Kayssler - likewise a successful actor - died in 1944 at the age of 46. Immediately after the end of war Friedrich Kayssler was killed by Soviet soldiers in Berlin-Kleinmachnow, when he tried to shield his wife.
 

Other movies with Friedrich Kayssler:
Die Liebe einer Königin (23) Tragödie im Hause Habsburg (24) Gräfin Donellli (24) Mutter und Kind (24) Schicksal (24) Ein Lebenskünstler (25) Eine Dubarry von heute (27) Feme (27) Stürme über dem Montblanc (30) Zwei Menschen (30) Der Mann, der den Mord beging (30) Yorck (31) 24 Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau (31) Luise, Königin von Preussen (31) Im Geheimdienst (31) Marschall vorwärts (32) Strafsache Van Geldern (32) Unter flascher Flagge (32) Das Schiff ohne Hafen (32) Goethe lebt... (32) Die elf Schill'schzen Offiziere (32) Der ewige Traum/König des Montblanc (34) Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (35) Der höhere Befehl (35) Mazurka (35) Friesennot (35) Der Hund von Baskerville (36) Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung (36) Der zerbrochene Krug (37) Dreizehn Mann und eine Kanone (38) Verwehte Spuren (38) Zwischen den Eltern (38) Anna Favetti (38) Der singende Tor (39) Der Fuchs von Glenarvon (40) Angelika (40) Friedrich Schiller (41) Wenn du noch eine Heimat hast (41) Der Strom (42) Träumerei (44) Das Leben geht weiter (45)


 
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