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Ernst Winar


1894 - 1978

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The actor Ernst Winar was born as Wilhelm Joseph Carl von Eichhoff. After abanding an engineer study because of World War I he impersonated first small roles from 1916 in movies like "Majoor Frans" (16), "Gloria transita" (17), "Pro domo" (18) and "Een Carmen van het Noorden" (19).

When he went to Berlin in 1920 he managed his breakthrough on the big screen and he played in "Die Benezif-Vorstellung der vier Teufel" (20) his first leading role.

He became established as a busy actor in popular German silent movies in the following years. To his well-known productions of those years belong "Der Flug in den Tod" (21), "Der unsichtbare Gast" (21), "Der Mann im Hintergrund" (22), "Wettlauf ums Glück" (23), "Die Kleine vom Bummel" (25), "Wenn Menschen irren" (26), "An der Weser" (27) and "Der Hafenbaron" (28).

Ernst Winar also realised his first movies as a director from 1921. His first movies were short film with the figure Flappy which was impersonated by Adolphe Engers. After that followed his first feature film with "Der Mann im Hintergrund" (22). Finally he shot "Wochenend wider Willen" (27), "Der Neffe aus Amerika" (27) and "Der Hafenbaron" (28).

When the talkies rang in a new era in film history the film career of Ernst Winar came to an end in Germany. He only appeared in the movie "Die heiligen drei Brunnen" (30), afterwards he returned to Netherland where his last movie "Vier jongens en een Jeep" (55) came into being.

Instead of working in front of the camera he was often busy behind it and he realised the movies "Op stap" (35), "De kribbebijter" (35) and "Vijftig jaren" (48) as a director.

Ernst Winar was married with actress Colette Brettel.
 

Other movies with Ernst Winar:
La renzoni (16) Ulbo Garvema (17) De Kroon der schande (18) Toen 't licht verdween (18) Oorlog en vrede – 1914 (18) Oorlog en vrede – 1916 (18) Oorlog en vrede – 1918 (18) De duivel in Amsterdam (19) Het verborgen leven (20) Fate's Plaything (20) Die Präriediva (20) Am roten Kliff (21) Aschermittwoch (21) Der Erbe der van Diemen (21) Der Liebling der Frauen (21) Der Fund in der Eilenriede oder Liebesrausch und Opfermut (22) Zwischen Flammen und Bestien (23) Gefährliche Freundschaft (24) Komödie des Herzens (24) Die grosse Gelegenheit (25) Die Millionenkompagnie (25) Das stolze Schweigen (25) Sünde am Weibe (26) Der fesche Erzherzog (26) Die Wacht am Rhein - Aus des Rheinlands Schicksalstagen (26) Zirkus Renz (26) § 182 Minderjährig (27) Wochenend wider Willen (27) Der Sträflingskavalier (27) Der Neffe aus Amerika (27) Das Haus am Krögel (27) Was eine Frau im Frühling träumt (29) 

Director:
Das Haus am Krögel (27) § 182 minderjährig (27) Hollandsch Hollywood (33) De laatste dagen van een eiland (42) Kees de zoon van de stroper (50) Vier jongens en een Jeep (55) 


 
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