1878 - 1921
The actor and director Paul Hartenstein was a successful stage comedian before he entered the film business at the end of the 10's.
He started his stage career in 1895 and he made his way via the province to the theaters of the big cities. Finally he went to Philadelphia in 1902 where he also appeared as a stage actor.
After his return to Germany he made his way to a character comedian and he took part in well-known plays like "Charleys Tante" and "Im weissen Rössl".
Togehter with his founded Hartenstein company he toured through Germany and he also began to direct some plays.
He made his film debut in 1919 where he acted in comedies exlusively like "Der Glücksschmid" (19) directed by Ludwig Czerny, "Alfreds Techtelmechtel" (19) with Fritz Junkermann, "Terpsichore" (21) directed by Rudolf von Zopp, "Filmbanditen" (21), where he also was the and "Dämonische Treue" (21) with Margarete Neff and Hermann Leffler. Some of his movies he produced with his film company "Hartenstein-Treu-Film".
Afterwards his public life came to an end, the further development of
his life is unknown.
Other movies with Paul Hartenstein: