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Wolfgang Neff


1875 - ?

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The director and actor Wolfgang Neff tried different jobs in order to earn his living. Among others he worked in his uncle's glassware export firm, later he was a clerk and he even studied painting.

When he decided to take acting lesson in 1900 he found that field of workd he became fascinated.

He made his stage debut at the theater in Lüneburg in 1903 and in the next years followed engagements in numerous other cities before he came to Berlin in 1910. There he was not only active as a stage actor but also as a stage director.

It was only a small step from the stage to the film business in Berlin. Wolfgang Neff made his film debut as an actor in 1913 with movies like "Die Czernowska" (13) and "Brutal" (13).
In the next years he took part in few more movies in front of the camera, among them "Um das grosse Erbe" (16), "Wehrlose Opfer" (19) and "Die andere Welt" (20).

He was able to launche a successful film career as a director in 1916 and he shot his first movie with "Und die Gerechtigkeit fand den Weg" (16). It followed "Die vier Finger" (17), "Kinder der Strasse" (18), "In den Krallen des Vampyrs" (19) and "Sklaven des Kapitals" (19).

Wolfgang Neff became a busy movie director in the 20s where he realised movies for different genres.
To his well-known works of those years belong "Der Mann in der Falle" (20), "Der Spitzel" (20), "Nat Pinkerton im Kampf" (21), "Hände hoch" (21), "Die Brillantenmmieze" (21), "Morast" (22), "Die Königin von Whitechapel" (22), "Die Frau aus dem Orient" (23), "Aschermittwoch" (25), "Das alte Ballhaus" (25), "Volk in Not" (25), "Die Lorelei" (27), "Das Mädchen aus Frisco" (27) and "Morgenröte" (29).

His last movies as a director came at the beginning of the 30s into being with "Sturm auf drei Herzen" (30) and "Der Todesweg auf die Bernina" (31).
 
Afterwards he took part at some documentaries for few years.


Other movies from Wolfgang Neff (Director):
Die Juwelenmarder von San Francisko (19) Die Erbschaft von New York (19) Eine Frauenschönheit unter dem Seziermesser (20) Das Mysterium des Hauses Ragmar (20) Das Geheimnis der Mitternachtsstunde (20) Der Plan der Drei (20) Die Sklavenhalter von Kansas-City (20) Der Unerkannte (20) Rafaello – Das Rätsel von Kopenhagen (20) In den Goldfeldern von Nevada (20) Der schwarze Gast (20) Der Schrecken der Millionäre (20) Das grüne Plakat (20) Grossstadtmädel (21) Das Achtgroschenädel (21) Das Kind der Strasse (21) Razzia (21) Die Hafenlore (21) Die kleine Midinette (21) Apachenrache (21) Die Liebeslaube (22) Brudermord (22) Schamlose Seelen oder Ein Mädchenhandel (22) Bummellotte (22) Der Heiratsschwindler (2) Divankatzen (22) Die Fürstin der Ozeanwerft (22) Die Luftfahrt über den Ozean (24) Das Herz der Lilian Thorland (24) Die Kleine aus der Konfektion (25) Herbstmanöver (26) Wie bleibe ich jung und schön/Ehegeheimnisse (26) Deutsche Frauen – Deutsche Treue (27) Der Kavalier vom Wedding (27) Zirkus Renz (27) Ich war zu Heidelberg Student (27) Wien, Wien – Nur du allein (27) Wer das Scheiden hat erfunden (28) Das Hannerl von Rolandsbogen (28) Ratten der Grossstadt (30)

Actor:
Der Fleck (13) Der Fall Hoop (16) Die vier Finger (17)

 
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