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Albert Steinrück

Picture Albert Steinrück
Foto: Sasha Stone (1895-1940)

1872 - 1929

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The actor Albert Steinrück was engaged to the theater at the beginning of 1890's, although he didn't have an acting training before. In the following years he appeared on different stages and was finally engaged to the "Deutsche Theater" by the famous Max Reinhardt. Albert Steinrück had his greatest successes with his parts in Franz Wedekind's plays.

The critic Herbert Ihering wrote about Albert Steinrück in the play "Franziska" in 1919, a Wedekind play as well: 
"He is dramatically and touched. A heavy, bullnecked fellow is speaking with closed eyes. And it is tremendous, when his eyes open goggling".

Albert Steinrück was an appreciated theater authority long ago and he was regarded as a master of his subject when he entered the film business in 1913. The earliest ascertainable movie was "Der Volkstyrann" (13) with Fritz Kampers, it followed "Das Mädchen aus der Ackerstrasse" (19). During the next ten years he appeared in countless roles, normally he impersonated hard-boiled fellows who had sometimes something devilish on them. His appearance elicited time and again commentaries from film magazines and critics like:
"A mammoth, bones like iron girders; a neck like an animal from the ice age; above it a clumsy lump of a human being's head". (Filmkurier 1920).

To his well-known silent movies belong "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" (20), "Fridericus Rex" (21), "Die Geier-Wally" (21), "Monna Vanna" (22), "Der Schatz" (23) - a movie who was discovered again recently, "Hedda Gabler" (24), "Venus im Frack" (27), "Schinderhannes" (27) and "Asphalt" (29) - his last movie.

When Albert Steinrück had a hemorrhage during the shooting of "Die Frau, die Juwelen hat" and died, the theater and film world was shocked likewise about the sudden death of the genius actor.

What followed after that was unique in the history of film. In his honour there was a special performance of Frank Wedekind's "Der Marquis von Keith" at the Gendarmenmarkt. In this play took part all the notables actors of the theater and film world of this time, even in the smallest role (see the Bulletin of the theater performance). 
 

Other movies with Albert Steinrück:
Die sterbende Salome (19) Prinz Keo (19) Das Milliardentestament (20) Madame Recamier (20) Katharina die Grosse (20) Berlin W. "(20) Der Richter von Zalamea (20) Schieber (20) Die Schuld der Lavinia Morland (20) Die geschlossene Kette (20) Exzellenz Unterrock (20) Der Streik der Diebe (21) Brennendes Land (21) Der Leidensweg der Inge Krafft (21) Das Gewissen der Welt (21) Das Mädchen, das wartete (21) Das Blut (21) Der Sträfling von Cayenne (21) Das Haus in der Weichselgasse (21) Das Geheimnis der Santa Margherita (21) Die Nacht ohne Morgen (21) Der Eisenbahnkönig (21) Sappho (21) Die Geschichte des grauen Hauses (21) Perlen bedeuten Tränen (21) Der Todesreigen (22) Scheine des Todes (22) Macbeth (22) Die Küse der Ira Toscari (22) Die Flucht in die Ehe (22) Friedrich Schiller (23) Kavaliere (23) Der Wetterwart (23) Der rote Reiter (23) Die Madonna am Portal (23) Der Kaufmann von Venedig (23) helena (24) Das Haus am Meer (24) Sklaven der Liebe (24) Die Tragödie der Entehrten (24) Die Schuld (24) Mädchen, die man nicht heiratet (24) Arabella (24) Das goldene Kalb (24) Dekameron-Nächte (24) Reveille, das grosse Wecken (25) Die vom Niederrhein (25) Götz von Berlichingen zubenannt mit der eisernen Hand (25) Der erste Stand (25) Das Haus der Lüge (25) Die drei Kuckucksuhren (26) Die elf SchillschenOffiziere (26) Zopf und Schwert (26) Überflüssige Menschen (26) Brennende Grenze (26) Die Spork'schen Jäger (26) Liebeshandel (26) Mitgiftjäger (26) Das Mädchen aus der Fremde (27) Lützows wilde verwegene Jagd (27) Kinderseelen klagen euch an (27) Einer gegen Alle (27) Am Rande der Welt (27) Regine, die Tragödie einer Frau (27) Die Vorbestraften (27) Das Frauenhaus von Rio (27) Leichte Kavallerie (27) § 182 Minderjährig (27) Die Sandgräifn (27) Majestät schneidet Bubiköpfe (28) Herbstzeit am Rhein (28) Das letzte Fort (28) Der Zarewitsch (28) Die von der Scholle sind (28) Der rote Kreis (28) Fräulein Else (28)


 
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