1876 - 1950
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 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.
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.
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: