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Ferdinand von Alten

  • Apr 13, 1885 - Mar 17, 1933 (age 47)
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1933
Ferdinand von Alten
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Ferdinand von Alten

Ferdinand von Alten passed away.
1932
Marschall Vorwärts
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MovieNov 23, 1932

Marschall Vorwärts

Marshal Forwards (German:Marschall …
Marshal Forwards (German:Marschall Vorwärts) is a 1932 German historical war film directed by Heinz Paul and starring Paul Wegener, Traute Carlsen and Hans Graf von Schwerin. It portrays the life of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, a German hero of the Napoleonic Wars who was present at the Battle of Leipzig and the Battle of Waterloo. It takes its name from Blücher's contemporary nickname, which came from his aggressive forward-thinking stance. It is part of the Prussian film genre, popular during the Weimair and Nazi eras.
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Gräfin Mariza
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MovieSep 15, 1932

Gräfin Mariza

When Gräfin Mariza visits her country estate it is certainly …
When Gräfin Mariza visits her country estate it is certainly an event. She gives a party to celebrate her engagement to a certain Koloman Zsupan, who unexpectedly shows up. Her authoritarian ways collide with Török, her manager. Based on Emerich Kálmán operetta.
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Three from the Unemployment Office
MovieFeb 24, 1932

Three from the Unemployment Office

Three from the …
Three from the Unemployment Office (German: Drei von der Stempelstelle) is a 1932 German comedy film directed by Eugen Thiele and starring Fritz Kampers, Paul Kemp and Anton Walbrook. It premiered on February 29, 1932. The film's title alludes to the 1930 hit The Three from the Filling Station.
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The Pride of Company Three
MovieJan 4, 1932

The Pride of Company Three

The adventures of smart …
The adventures of smart soldier Gustav Diestelbeck include managing his superior officer, competing for the canteneer's daughter, evading punishment for discipline faults and hosting Prinz Willibald during his visit to the regiment.
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1931
Arme, kleine Eva
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MovieApr 2, 1931

Arme, kleine Eva

Arme, kleine Eva released.
1914
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MovieJan 20, 1931

1914

1914 (German: 1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand) is …
1914 (German: 1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand) is a 1931 German drama film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Albert Bassermann, Hermann Wlach and Wolfgang von Schwindt. The film focuses on the leadership of the Great Powers of Europe in the days leading up to the outbreak of the First World War, culminating in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin and premiered in the city at the Tauentzien-Palast on 20 January 1931. At the request of the German Foreign Office an introduction by Eugen Fischer-Baling [de] was filmed and presented at the start of the film. A special screening was held at the Reichstag on 3 March 1931.
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1930
Im Kampf mit der Unterwelt
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MovieAug 5, 1930

Im Kampf mit der Unterwelt

Im Kampf mit der Unterwelt released.
Hokuspokus
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MovieJul 11, 1930

Hokuspokus

Filmed from April 24th through May 15th 1930 in the Ufa-Atelier, …
Filmed from April 24th through May 15th 1930 in the Ufa-Atelier, Neubabelsberg, the outdoor Scenes were shot at Werbellinsee. On June 13th 1930 the Censors disallowed projection of this film...
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Polizeispionin 77
MovieMar 14, 1930

Polizeispionin 77

Polizeispionin 77 released.
1928
Weib in Flammen
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MovieNov 28, 1928

Weib in Flammen

Woman in Flames (German: Weib in Flammen) is a 1928 …
Woman in Flames (German: Weib in Flammen) is a 1928 German silent drama film directed by Max Reichmann and starring Olga Tschechowa, Alexej Bondireff and Ferdinand von Alten. The film's sets were designed by the art director Alexander Ferenczy.
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Champagne
MovieAug 20, 1928

Champagne

A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her …
A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. However, Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve.
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Vienna, City of My Dreams
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MovieAug 7, 1928

Vienna, City of My Dreams

Vienna, City of My Dreams …
Vienna, City of My Dreams (German: Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume or Die Königin seines Herzens) is a 1928 German silent film directed by Victor Janson and starring Liane Haid, Luigi Serventi and Käthe von Nagy.
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Sajenko the Soviet
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MovieFeb 29, 1928

Sajenko the Soviet

"The Secret Power" - Hardly anyone who strays into the …
"The Secret Power" - Hardly anyone who strays into the emigrant's restaurant "Strange Bird" would suspect that the porter once was a general, the waiter a prince and the cook an admiral, and that the lady at the bar is actually the princess Sinaide forced was leaving their home.
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Luther
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MovieFeb 16, 1928

Luther

A silent film about the life and works of Martin Luther.
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Moral
MovieJan 20, 1928

Moral

Moral is a 1928 German silent film directed by Willi Wolff and …
Moral is a 1928 German silent film directed by Willi Wolff and starring Ellen Richter, Ralph Arthur Roberts and Jakob Tiedtke. The film's art direction was by Ernst Stern.
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1927
Der Mann ohne Kopf
MovieNov 18, 1927

Der Mann ohne Kopf

Der Mann ohne Kopf released.
Small Town Sinners
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MovieSep 13, 1927

Small Town Sinners

Even though Grandad died years ago, the innkeeper continues …
Even though Grandad died years ago, the innkeeper continues to draw his pension. In order to keep the scam going they to find a substitute for Grandad. The snooping insurance agent and the innkeeper's wife fall in love and elope to Berlin.
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Die Bräutigame der Babette Bomberling
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MovieApr 4, 1927

Die Bräutigame der Babette Bomberling

Babette Bomberling …
Babette Bomberling (German: Die Bräutigame der Babette Bomberling) is a 1927 German silent comedy film directed by Victor Janson and starring Xenia Desni, Karl Elzer and Ferdinand Hart. The film's art direction was by Jacek Rotmil.
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Deutsche Frauen - Deutsche Treue
MovieFeb 2, 1927

Deutsche Frauen - Deutsche Treue

Deutsche Frauen - Deutsche Treue released.
1926
The Master of Death
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MovieNov 26, 1926

The Master of Death

shaw brother veternas chi kwan chun lo lieh and chen sing …
shaw brother veternas chi kwan chun lo lieh and chen sing star in this rousing kung fu saga. after training for 18 years with a shaolin monk chow sets off to take revenge on themen who killed his family. a dangerous trail of traps ensues as chow battles death of an assortment of danger action and furious martial arts.
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The Student of Prague
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MovieOct 25, 1926

The Student of Prague

For Balduin, going out to …
For Balduin, going out to beer parties with his fellow students and fighting out disputes at the tip of the sword have lost their charms. He wants to find love; but how would he, a ...
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Die Flammen lügen
MovieOct 22, 1926

Die Flammen lügen

Die Flammen lügen released.
My Friend the Chauffeur
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MovieJan 1, 1926

My Friend the Chauffeur

My Friend the Chauffeur …
My Friend the Chauffeur (German: Mein Freund der Chauffeur) is a 1926 German silent comedy film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Hans Albers, Ferdinand von Alten and Barbara von Annenkoff. It was made by Germany's largest studio UFA. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Botho Hoefer, Carl Ludwig Kirmse and Bernhard Schwidewski.
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1925
Des Lebens Würfelspiel
MovieAug 21, 1925

Des Lebens Würfelspiel

The Dice Game of Life …
The Dice Game of Life (German:Des Lebens Würfelspiel) is a 1925 German silent film directed by Heinz Paul and starring Frida Richard, Hella Moja and Margarete Lanner. The film's art direction was by Botho Hoefer and Bernhard Schwidewski.
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Wallenstein, 1. Teil - Wallensteins Macht
MovieMay 20, 1925

Wallenstein, 1. Teil - Wallensteins Macht

Wallenstein is a 1925 …
Wallenstein is a 1925 German silent historical film directed by Rolf Randolf and starring Fritz Greiner, Eduard von Winterstein, Ernst Rückert. The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert A. Dietrich.
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Kampf um die Scholle
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MovieJan 27, 1925

Kampf um die Scholle

Struggle for the Soil (German: Kampf um die Scholle) is a …
Struggle for the Soil (German: Kampf um die Scholle) is a 1925 German silent film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Gustav Oberg, Ferdinand von Alten and Oscar Marion. The film's art direction as by Botho Hoefer, Hans Minzloff and Bernhard Schwidewski. It was shot on location in Lensahn in Holstein.
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1923
Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
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MovieOct 16, 1923

Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination

During a dinner, given by a …
During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision what might happen tonight if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision?
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The Merchant of Venice
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MovieOct 13, 1923

The Merchant of Venice

The Venetian merchant …
The Venetian merchant Antonio is in a difficult financial situation. To help his friend Bassanio, who is campaigning for the heiress Portia, he goes, although in mutual disgust, to the Jewish money lender Shylock to borrow money from him. If Antonio can not repay the debt Shylock is allowed to cut a pound of meat out of Antonio's body. That is the deal.
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Der Geldteufel
MovieJul 30, 1923

Der Geldteufel

Der Geldteufel released.
The Flame
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MovieApr 2, 1923

The Flame

In 19th century Paris a hedonistic woman marries an aristocrat …
In 19th century Paris a hedonistic woman marries an aristocrat but has trouble keeping faithful to him.
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1922
The Earl of Essex
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MovieSep 14, 1922

The Earl of Essex

The Earl of Essex (German: Der Graf von Essex) is a 1922 …
The Earl of Essex (German: Der Graf von Essex) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Peter Paul Felner and starring Eugen Klöpfer, Fritz Kortner and Werner Krauss. It was loosely based on the 1761 play Der Graf von Essex by Peter von Stüven set in Elizabethan England and based in turn on the 1678 work Le Comte d'Essex by Thomas Corneille.
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The Count of Charolais
MovieSep 1, 1922

The Count of Charolais

The Count of Charolais …
The Count of Charolais (German:Der Graf von Charolais) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Karl Grune and starring Eva May, William Dieterle and Eugen Klöpfer. The film was adapted from the play of the same name by Richard Beer-Hofmann.
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Othello
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MovieFeb 1, 1922

Othello

Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to …
Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy.
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1921
Das Handicap der Liebe
MovieSep 9, 1921

Das Handicap der Liebe

The Handicap of Love …
The Handicap of Love (German:Das Handicap der Liebe) is a 1921 German silent crime film directed by Martin Hartwig and starring Ferdinand von Alten, Magnus Stifter and Hermann Böttcher. It features the detective character Joe Deebs.
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Roswolsky's Mistress
MovieSep 2, 1921

Roswolsky's Mistress

Trying to kill herself, Mary is saved by rich Roswolsky.
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The Pearl of the Orient
MovieAug 12, 1921

The Pearl of the Orient

The Pearl of the Orient …
The Pearl of the Orient (German: Die Perle des Orients) is a 1921 German silent adventure film directed by Karl Heinz Martin and starring Viggo Larsen, Carola Toelle and Tzwetta Tzatschewa. It premiered in Berlin on 12 August 1921.
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Ein Erpressertrick
MovieMay 6, 1921

Ein Erpressertrick

A Blackmailer's Trick (German: Ein Erpressertrick) is a 1921 …
A Blackmailer's Trick (German: Ein Erpressertrick) is a 1921 German silent mystery film directed by Erich Schönfelder and starring Ferdinand von Alten, Willi Schaeffers and Loni Nest. It features the popular detective hero Joe Deebs.
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Danton
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MovieMay 4, 1921

Danton

The true story of the conflict between Danton and …
The true story of the conflict between Danton and Robespierre, the leaders of the French Revolution.
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Das Geheimnis der Mumie
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MovieFeb 18, 1921

Das Geheimnis der Mumie

Das Geheimnis der Mumie released.
Der Stier von Olivera
MovieJan 28, 1921

Der Stier von Olivera

The Bull of Olivera …
The Bull of Olivera (German:Der Stier von Olivera) is a 1921 German silent historical film directed by Erich Schönfelder and starring Emil Jannings. The film's art direction was by Kurt Richter.
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1920
Anna Boleyn
MovieDec 3, 1920

Anna Boleyn

The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king …
The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.
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Madame Récamier
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MovieOct 25, 1920

Madame Récamier

Madame Récamier is a 1920 German silent historical film …
Madame Récamier is a 1920 German silent historical film directed by Joseph Delmont and starring Fern Andra, Bernd Aldor and Albert Steinrück. The film portrays the life of Juliette Recamier, a French society figure of the Napoleonic Era.
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Die Banditen von Asnières
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MovieJul 17, 1920

Die Banditen von Asnières

The Bandits of Asnières …
The Bandits of Asnières (Germany: Die Banditen von Asnières) is a 1920 German silent crime film directed by Karl Mueller-Hagens and starring Max Landa, Reinhold Schünzel and Hilde Wörner [de].
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Narrentanz der Liebe
MovieApr 18, 1920

Narrentanz der Liebe

Narrentanz der Liebe released.
Der indische Tod
MovieMar 1, 1920

Der indische Tod

Der indische Tod released.
1919
Tropenblut
MovieOct 3, 1919

Tropenblut

Tropenblut released.
1918
Die blaue Laterne
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MovieNov 29, 1918

Die blaue Laterne

The sisters Ellen and Sabine are dancers. Ellen marries a …
The sisters Ellen and Sabine are dancers. Ellen marries a banker, Sabine is left by her lover. Sabine earns her living as an entertainment lady at the Blue Lantern.
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1885
Ferdinand von Alten
BirthApril 1885

Ferdinand von Alten

Ferdinand von Alten was born.
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