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Walter Röhrig


1897 - 1945

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The production designer Walter Röhrig began his career as a coulisse painter at the theater.
He joined the film business in 1919 where he worked together first with the noted production designer Hermann Warm for movies like "Die Pest in Florenz" (19) and "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari" (20).

Walter Röhrig became an independant production designer from 1920 and in the next years he worked together with production designer Robert Herlth who he met during the shooting of "Masken"(20).

In the next years Walter Röhrig was busy for numerous well-known productions, among them "Der müde Tod" (21), "Irrende Seelen" (21), "Luise Millerin" (22), "Der Schatz" (23), "Der letzte Mann" (24), "Herr Tartüff" (25), "Faust" (26), "Luther" (28) and "Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna" (29).

Walter Röhrig was also repsonsible as an art director for popular productions of the 30s as well like "Hokuspokus" (30), "Das Flötenkonzert von Sans-souci" (30), "Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht" (31), "Der Kongress tanzt" (31), "Yorck" (31), "Die Gräfin von Monte-Christo" (32), "Ich und die Kaiserin" (33), "Barcarole" (35), "Amphitryon" (35), "Unter heissem Himmel" (36) and "Urlaub auf Ehrenwort" (38).

During this period Walter Röhrig and Robert Herlth also realised their one and only movie as a director with "Hans im Glück" (36). They were also responsible for the script and the production design.

During World War II - the duo Röhrig/Herlth had separated in the meantime - Röhrig created the set for movies like "Bal paré " (40), "Rembrandt" (42), "Der kleine Grenzverkehr" (43) and "Via Mala" (45). The last mentioned movie was released in 1948.

Walter Röhrig died at the age of 48 only six months after the end of the war.


Other movies from Walter Röhrig:
Der Menschheit Anwal (20) Das Geheimnis von Bombay (21) Toteninsel (21) Das Spiel mit dem Feuer (21) Satansketten (21) Pariserinnen (21) Fräulein Julie (22) Die Intrigen der Madame de la Pommeraye (22) Der Graf von Essex (22) Komödie des Herzens (24) Zur Chronik von Grieshuus (25) Die Todesschleife (28) 4 Devils (28) Asphalt (29) Manolescu – Der König der Hochstapler (29) Der unsterbliche Lump (30) Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg (30) Rosenmontag (30) The Temporary Widwo (30) Im Geheimdienst (31) Der kleine Seitensprung (31) Mensch ohne Namen (32) Der schwarze Husar (32) Morgenrot (33) Walzerkrieg (33) Flüchtlinge (33) Saison in Kairo (33) Der junge Baron Neuhaus (34) Prinzessin Turandot (34) Die Czardasfürstin (34) Ich bin Du (34) Königswalzer (35) Das Mädchen Johanna (35) Savoy-Hotel 217 (36) Patrioten (37) Mein Sohn, der Herr Minister (37) Unternehmen Michael (37) Brillanten (37) Capriccio (38) Pour le Mérite (38) Die Hochzeitsreise (39) Legion Condor (39) Kadetten (39) Überalles in der Welt (41) Heimkehr (41) Liebesgeschichten (43) Gefährlicher Frühling (43) Die Schenke zur ewigen Liebe (45)

Costume Designer:
Der Graf von Essex (22) Herr Tartüff (25) Faust (26)

 
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