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Hermann Wlach

Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1884 - 1962

The actor Hermann Wlach learnt his acting abilities at the Viennese Konservatorium which he finished in 1904.

Afterwards he gained a foothold on stage at the Schillertheater in Berlin and in the next years followed other theaters in Berlin and Hamburg where he became established as a stage actor.

In 1925 he was nominated as theater director of the National Theatre in Mannheim where he remained active till 1933 when he went to Switzerland. There he continued his stage career at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. 

Hermann Wlach was also active in the film business from 1916 and he took part in the productions "Die Sünde der Helga Arndt" (16), "Aussage verweigert" (16) and "Der weisse Tod" (16).

In the 20s followed other silent movies, among them well-known productions like "Whitechapel" (20), "Manolescus Memoiren" (20), "Die rote Nacht" (21), "Jimmy, ein Schicksal von Mensch und Tier" (23) and "Mata Hari, die rote Tänzerin" (27).

His film career came to an end with the rise of the sound film. He only appeared in the movies "1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand" (31) and "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" (31).

In the next years he concentrated to the theater again. It lasted till 1957 before he made a brief comeback in front of the camera in his adopted home Switzerland.
To his last movies belong "Der 10. Mai" (57) directec by Franz Schnyder and the TV production "Fuhrmann Henschel" (62).

Other movies with Hermann Wlach:
Seine letzte Maske (16) Der Fall Hoop (16) Höhen und Tiefen (16) Die Gassenkönigin (21) Der Perlenmacher von Madrid (21) Banditen im Frack (21) Das blonde Verhängnis (22) Brandgut der Leidenschaft (22) Das Geheimnis der grünen Villa (22)

Aussage verweigert (16)

Aussage verweigert (16)