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Erich Ziegel


1876 - 1950

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The actor Erich Ziegel belonged to the most important theater director of the early 20th century.

When he gave a guest performance with the play "Das Märchen vom Wolf" at the Müncher Kammerspiele in 1913, the then director Eugen Robert had to put up with a great flop which took him his job.
Erich Ziegel was admitted to the theater management and eventually appointed as the art director.

Erich Ziegel realised one first night each fortnight and had great success. He appeared as a director as well as an actor at the same time.

He inaugurated the Hamburger Kammerspiele in 1918 where he concentrated on the literary modern age of Schnitzler, Wedekind, Brecht, Jahnn and others.
The Kammerspiele moved to the Thalia Theater in 1932 but only two years later he left Hamburg because of his aversion to the arising Nazis in Hamburg.

He already appeared in a movie called "An der Waterkant" (18), it followed "Colombine" (20). But it lasted till to the middle of the 30's before he acted regularly in movies and impersonated support roles in the next years.
To his well-known movies till the end of war belong "Unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit" (37), "Zu neuen Ufern" (37), "Tanz auf dem Vulkan" (38), "Sergeant Berry" (38), "Bismarck" (40), "Jenny und der Herr im Frack" (41) and "Damals" (43).

He only appeared seldom in front of the camera after the war, so in "Das unsterbliche Antlitz" (47), "Der Prozess" (48) and "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (48). 
 

Other movies with Erich Ziegel:
Der Weg nach Shanghai (36) Die Warschauer Zitadelle (37) Land der Liebe (37) Daphne und der Diplomat (37) Der Berg ruft! (38) Der Fall Deruga (38) Kautschuk (38) Der Maulkorb (38) Heimat (38) Männer müssen so sein (39) Umwege zum Glück (39) Wir tanzen um die Welt (39) Kornblumenblau (39) Johannisfeuer (39) Weltrekord im Seitensprung (40) Am Abend auf der Heide (41) Auf Wiedersehen, Franziska! (41) Sechs Tage Heimaturlaub (41) Mit den Augen einer Frau (42) Kollege kommt gleich (42) Die Degenhardts (44) Triumph der Liebe (47) Das unsterbliche Antlitz (47) Der Prozess (48) Gottes Engel sind überall (48) Arlberg-Express (48) Mein Freund, der nicht nein sagen konnte (49) 


 
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