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Ludwig Schmitz


1884 - 1954

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The actor Ludwig Schmitz got his first engagement about 1900 at the Stadttheater Nordhausen, later followed engagements in Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Münster nd Munich, where he normally played funny roles.

He made his film debut with the movie "Um das Menschenrecht" (34), it followed "Der ahnungslose Engel" (35) and "Urlaub auf Ehrenwort" (37). At the same time he continued his theater career and got involved in the Wehrmacht request program.
In the years 1939 and 1940 he impersonated together with Jupp Hussels the pair "Tran und Helle", who had countless entrances in short movies which were shown as a contribution to the Wochenschau.
To his well-known movies till the end of war belong "Der Maulkorb" (38), "Grossalarm" (38), "Schneider Wibbel" (39) and "Komödianten" (41).

Although Ludwig Schmit was a member of the SS from 1934 and a member of the NSDAP from 1937 he was imposed with a working prohibition in 1941 because of "unworthy behaviour". The only exception was his support role in Veit Harlan's movie "Opfergang" (44).

Ludwig Schmitz could go on from his earlier successes after the war and entertained the public with his typical sense of humour.
To his movies in the 50's belong "Drei Tage Angst" (52), "Pension Schöller" (52), "Knall und Fall als Detektive" (53) and "Ännchen von Tharau" (54).
 

Other movies with Ludwig Schmitz:
 Die grosse und die kleine Welt (36) Das Mädchen mit dem guten Ruf (38) Ida (38) Schwarzfahrt ins Glück (38) Skandal um den Hahn (38) Eine Nacht im Mai (38) Das Verlegenheitskind (38) Dreizehn Mann und eine Kanone (38) Rheinische Brautfahrt (39) Hurra! Ich bin Papa! (39) In Sachen Herder contra Brandt (39) Kornblumenblau (39) Weltrekord im Seitensprung (40) Der dunkle Punkt (40) Die letzte Runde (40) Familienanschluss (41) 13 unter einem Hut (50) Grün ist die Heide (51) Tausend rote Rosen blühn (52) Das Land des Lächelns (52) Mikosch rückt ein (52) Der fröhliche Weinberg (52) Du bist die Rose vom Wörthersee (52) Am Brunnen vor dem Tore (52) Von Liebe reden wir später (53) Der keusche Josef (53) Wenn am Sonntagabend die Dorfmusik spielt (53) Der treue Husar (54)


 
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