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Rolf Randolf


1878 - 1941

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The actor and director Rolf Randolf was born as Rudolf Zanbauer in Vienna.
Before he entered the film business he began an career as a military officer in 1897 but already four years later he appeared on stage for the first time. It followed engagements at different theaters in Austria before he also got engagements in Germany as well from 1904.

Finally he became fascinated by the film business and in 1916 he not only appeared as an actor in his first movie "Alma mater" (16) but was also the director of it at the same time.
To his other early silent movies as an actor belong "Bestie" (17), "Das Nachträtsel" (17), "Der Doppelmord von Sarajewo" (19) and "Rächendes Gift" (19).

In 1918 he founded his own film company with the "Rolf Randolf-Film GmbH".

He continued his acting career till 1922 and he took part in the productions "Das Geheimnis der Santa Margherita" (21) and "Der alte Gospodar" (22).

As a movie director he was active regularly till to the middle of the 30s. Beside "Alma Mater" he also directed the movies "Nachträtsel" (17), "Der Doppelmord von Srajewo" (19) and "Kronprinz Rudolf oder: Das Gehemnis von Mayerling" (19) at the beginning of his career.

In the 20s followed again numerous silent movies as a director like "Der Kampf um die Ehe" (20), "Wallenstein" (25), "Leichte Kavallerie" (27), "Mikosch rückt ein" (28) and "Das verschwundene Testament" (29).

During the sound film era of the 30s he often realised short movies beside feature movies. To his last cinematical works as a director belong "Wer hat Bobby gesehen?" (30), "Tod über Shanghai" (32), "Der rote Reiter" (35) and "Ännchen von Tharau" (35).

Besides his activity as a director and actor Rolf Randolf was also busy as a producer and he wrote some screenplays. Among others he produced the movies "Unter der Dornenkrone" (21), "Frauen der Leidenschaft" (26), "Ein schwerer Junge" (34), "Herkules" (37) and "Wetterleuchten um Barbara" (41).


Other movies from Rolf Randolf (Director):
Bestie (17) Flüssiges Eisen (17) Des Lebens ungemischte Freude (17) Das grosse Welträtsel (18) Zlatorog (18) Ich kenne in der Vorstadt ein kleines Hotel (19) Rächendes Gift (19) Der Weltverächter (19) Gräfin Vera (20) Unter der Dornenkrone (21) Das Geheimnis der Santa Margherita (21) Der alte Gospodar (22) Was Steine erzählen (25) Frauen der Leidenschaft (26) Das Geheimnis von St. Pauli (26) Die Lindenwirtin am Rhein (27) Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom (27) Männes Werdegang (27) Amor auf Ski (28) Das Haus ohne Männer (28) Vertauschte Gesichter (29) O alte Burschenherrlichkeit (30) Der indische Diamant (33) Die sprk'schen Jäger (34) Selbst ist der Mann (34) Ein schwerer Junge (34) Emma III (35) Königstiger (35)

Producer:
Was Steine erzählen (25) Der indische Diamant (33) Selbst ist der Mann (34) Der rote Reiter (35) Königstiger (35) Der Abenteurer von Paris (36) Eine unmögliche Wette (37) Die verliebte Dachstube (37) Besuch in der Abendstunde (37) Stärker als die Liebe (38) Das Recht auf Liebe (39) Leidenschaft (40) Heimaterde (41)

Actor:
Des Lebens ungemischte Freude (17) Das grosse Welträtsel (18) Die biblische Geschichte (18) Zlatorog (18) Ich kenne in der Vorstadt ein kleines Hotel (19) Der Weltverächter (19) Kronprinz Rudolph oder: Das Geheimnis von Mayerling (19) Der Kampf um die Ehe (19) Unter der Dornenkrone (21)

Writer:
Alma mater (16) Das grosse Welträtsel (18) Zlatorog (18) Der Doppelmord von Sarajewo (19) Ich kenne in der Vorstadt ein kleines Hotel (19) Rächendes Gift (19) Der Weltverächter (19) Kronprinz Rudolph oder: Das Geheimnis von Mayedrling (19) Unter der Dornenkrone (21) Das verschwundene Testament (29) Vertauschte Gesichter (29) Der indische Diamant (33)

 
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