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Johannes Müller

Foto: Wilhelm Willinger (1879-1943)

1893 - 1969


The filmcomposer Johannes Müller did not start his professional career in the field of music but as a stage actor after he had joined the acting school of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.

He began his theater career in Gera in 1911 and from 1915 he was able to gain a foothold at different theaters in Berlin where he often appeared as an operetta tenor.

Soon the world of music became an important part of his career and beside his singing activity he also worked as a composer and conductor.

Via stage compositions for plays like "Hans und Hanna", "Die Mädele von Biberach" or "Der tolle Markgraf" he joined the film business at the end of the 30s where he wrote the music for few movies.
He composed his first film music for "Eine Frau kommt in die Tropen" (38) with Waldemar Leitgeb, Hilde Körber, Maria Koppenhöfer, Volker von Collande, Otto Wernicke, Albert Florath and Hans Leibelt.

His next musical movie composition followed for "Die Stimme aus dem Äther" (39) with Anneliese Uhlig, Mady Rahl, Ernst Waldow and Erich Fiedler. Both these movies were directed by Harald Paulsen.

He wrote his last film composition for Erich Waschneck's production "Die Rothschilds" (40) with Erich Ponto, Carl Kuhlmann, Hans Stiebner, Albert Florath and Hilde Weissner.