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Nicolas Koline


1878 - 1966

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The actor Nicolas Koline was born as Nikola Fjodorowitsch Kolin in St. Petersburg.

He first got an education as a teacher before he decided at the age of 29 to become an actor. He started his artistic career at the theater and he often appeared on stage in Moscow.

Nicolas Koline had to emigrate from Russia after the end of the October Revolution and he went to Western Europe where he first settled in France.
There he was able to enter the film business and in the next years he impersonated numerous roles in movies like "L'angoissant aventure" (20), "Les contes de mille et une nuits" (21), "La maison du mystére" (23), "Kean" (24), "Le chiffonnier de Paris" (24), "Le prince charmant" (25), "Michel Strogoff" (26) and the monumental movie "Napoleon" (27).

He took part in his first German movie in 1928 with "Geheimnisse des Orients" (28), it followed the silent movie "Hurrah! Ich lebe!" (28).

His film career came to an end with the rise of the sound film for the time being, only from 1935 he acted again in front of the camera. With few exceptions he took part in German movies only.
To his well-known movies till the end of World War II belong "Varieté" (35), "Three Maxims" (36), "Patrioten" (37), "Nuits de princes" (38), "Geheimzeichen LB 17" (38), "Alarm auf Station III" (39), "Komödianten" (41), "Rembrandt" (42), "Münchhausen" (43), "Orient-Express" (44) and "Der Fall Molander" (45).

He continued his film career successfully after the war and he appeared in the productions "Film ohne Titel" (48), "Der Apfel ist ab" (48), "Dreimal Komödie" (49), "Der Mann, der sich selber sucht" (50), "Die Tat des Anderen" (51), "Gift im Zoo" (52), "Salto Mortale" (53), "Sauerbruch - Das war mein Leben" (54), "Bildnis einer Unbekannten" (54) and "Der dunkle Stern" (55).

Nicolas Koline spent his last years in New York where he died.


Other movies with Nicolas Koline:
Justice d'abord (21) Nuit de carnaval (22) Le chant de l'amour triomphant (23) Calvaire d'amour (23) Le brasier ardent (23) Ame d'artiste (24) La dame masquée (24) La cible (24) 600'000 francs par mois (26) Muche (27) Croquette (28) Les saltimbanques (30) Napoléon (35) Menschen ohne Vaterland (37) Ab Mitternacht (38) Der Gouverneur (39) Die fremde Frau (39) Golowin geht durch die Stadt (40) Feinde (40) Dreimal Hochzeit (41) Illusion (41) Anschlag auf Baku (42) Tonelli (43) Johann (43) Shiva und die Galgenblume (45) Am Ende der Welt (47) Die Zeit mit dir (48) Die Nacht der Zwölf (49) Tragödie einer Leidenschaft (49) Nachtwache (49) Der blaue Strohhut (49) Die Treppe (50) Der Tiger Akbar (51) Die Sehnsucht des Herzens (51) Die Frauen des Hedrrn S. (51) Cuba Cabana (52) Lockende Sterne (52) Der schweigende Engel (54) Der letzte Sommer (54) Der Frontgockel (55)

Regie:
600'000 francs par mois (26)

 
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