1896 - 1920
When the young Gilda Langer came to Berlin she dreamed of a great film career like many other girls in her age. In contrast to the others she managed jump into the film business and she made her film debut for the Star-Film Company in 1917 with "Das Rätsel von Bangalor" (17). It followed the movies "Ringende Seelen" (18) and "Die Frau mit den Orchideen" (19), afterwards she acted under the direction of the young Fritz Lang in "Halbblut" (19) and "Die Spinnen" (19).
During an engament at the Residenz theater she met writer Carl Mayer and Jans Janowitz who were writing the script to "Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari" (19). When the book became a movie it was planned that Gilda Langer should impersonate the leading role. But her sudden death at the age of 24 because of an influenza refused the great jump to stardom.
Gilda Langer was engaged with the director Paul Czinner.
The dismay of her early death and her popularity she had show to advantage
in the obiutaries. The Film-Kurier wrote on February 6, 1920:
The Lichtbild-Bühne wrote on Frebruary 7, 1920:
Other movies with Gilda Langer: