( Log Out /  Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim (* 18. Reading about his life story was especially eye-opening after all the research I did for Soviet Silent Month earlier this year, that’s for sure. He began working on the stage at an early age and became a student of producer Max Reinhardt. Gustav von Wangenheim: Im Kampf geschrieben: Drama, Prosa, Lyrik. [3], Wangenheim fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s and found refuge in the Soviet Union. Tribüne, Berlin 1962. He was ousted from the theater only a year later after the dismal premiere of Sturmischer Lebensabend, an official Soviet play. In 1954 their marriage would be annulled, and Gustav continued living in Berlin until his death in 1975. ( Log Out /  In 1954 their marriage would be annulled, and Gustav continued living in Berlin until his death in 1975. Both of his parents were performers; his father, who used the stage name Eduard von Winterstein, appeared in over 200 films between 1910 and 1960.[1]. Around this time he officially joined Germany’s Communist Party (the KPD), becoming the head of the Central Sprechchor, or “spoken chorus.” Throughout the 1920s, while not acting in films he helped churn out communist propaganda, writing plays with earnest titles like Erinnert Euch! During a 1936 purge he was interrogated and he signed documents denouncing his colleagues Carola Neher and her husband Anatol Becker as being “anti-Soviet.” Supposedly the documents also said the two were not, in fact, planning on assassinating Stalin, but Becker would still be executed, and Neher would spend five years in the Gulag before passing away. And ah yes–history is packed with similar knuckleheads. Gustav von Wangenheim was born on February 18, 1895 and died on August 5, 1975. Find Gustav VonWangenheim movies, filmography, bio, co stars, photos, news and tweets. But maybe that’s a little harsh. Gustav von Wangenheim: Studentenkomödie: Mit der Zeit werden wir fertig. A bit of a knucklehead was he. Neues Leben, Berlin 1958. Gustav von Wangenheim was also actively involved in politics. Wangenheim, Curt von ALTERNATIVNAMEN Wangenheim, Curt Franz Julius Gustav Adolf von (vollständiger Name) KURZBESCHREIBUNG deutscher Oberst GEBURTSDATUM 31. After World War II, he returned to East Germany, where he worked for the DEFA as screenwriter and director. How did he come to star in Nosferatu, and what happened to him thereafter? He was married to Inge von Wangenheim. In 1921, Wangenheim was cast in what would prove to be his most enduring role, that of Thomas Hutter (Jonathan Harker) in F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu. Gustav von Wangenheim: Da liegt der Hund begraben und andere Stücke: aus dem Repertoire der „Truppe 31“. v. Wangenheim und der Fall der Schauspielerin Carola Neher, in: Wangenheim Nachrichten Nr. In fact, his acting left enough of an impression that I decided to take a closer look at this young actor. November 1937 STERBEORT Frankfurt am Main The film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter (Gustav von Wagenheim) has arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok (Max Schreck). Gustav von Wangenheim Birthday and Date of Death. Der Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor Gustav von Wangenheim wurde am 18. Gustav was “slightly chastened” by Stalin’s purges and fled back to Germany and his bourgeois comforts but continued believing and promoting communism. Hamlet was portrayed as pro-socialist, naturally. In 1936, during the Stalinist purges, he denounced his colleagues Carola Neher and Anatol Becker as Trotskyites. Thanks. 25 vom Dezember 1998. This was a man who had first-hand experience with the reality of living under a communist govt and yet he never lost faith in the utopian promises of communism. Ultimately the film didn’t do as well at the box office as hoped (mainly because Prana-Film blew a lot of its funds on its ad campaign) and a lawsuit by Stoker’s widow folded the little studio for good. He wrote for the oppositional journal "Die Aktion", participated in the Rat der Geistesarbeiter, was a member of USPD from 1918 to 1922, and then became a member of KPD. Friedel von Wangenheim himself was married in a second marriage to the actress Renate Reinecke. Wangenheim was born Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim in Wiesbaden, Hesse, to parents Eduard Clemens Freiherr von Wangenheim and Minna Mengers.Both of his parents were actors; his father, who used the stage name Eduard von Winterstein, appeared in over 200 films between 1910 and 1960. Gustav and Inge first fled to Paris, but then decided to take their pro-communist leanings to the next level by moving to Moscow. [4], Becker was executed and Neher died in the Gulag system after five years in prison. Han var son till den tyske skådespelaren Eduard von Winterstein. Fritz Kortner spielt den eifersüchtigen "Mann", Ruth Weyher die sinnliche "Frau" und das von zahlreichen Schurkenrollen bekannte Gesicht von Fritz Rasp wird der Filmkundige in einer Nebenrolle finden. Let’s just say his story…threw me for a loop. In 1931 he married fellow communism enthusiast Inge Franke and founded a Communist theater company, Die Truppe. A great history behind one of my favorite, and best, silent films. (Remind Yourselves!). Verantwortlicher für diese Seite ist: Jens Geutebrück Bei Beschwerden oder Anregungen einfach an mein Facebookkonto schreiben. There Gustav became head of the Deutsches Theater of his youth, now in disrepair and damaged by bombs. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-P0226-0035, Berlin, Verleihung von Auszeichnungen.jpg 783 × 402; 51 KB Gustav von Wangenheim 1922.jpg 951 × 1,290; 744 KB Gustav von Wangenheim Danton.jpg 633 × 850; 420 KB Gustav von Wangenheim The descendant of a family of barons, Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim was born in Wiesbaden, now part of Germany, on the 18th of February, 1895. And yes, Gustav was stubborn if anything, that seems clear. Vgl. The acting bug does seem to have been passed from father to son. Inge von Wangenheim war die Tochter einer Konfektionsarbeiterin. Gustav von Wangenheim was born on February 18, 1895 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany as Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim. Gustav’s film had German communists be the heroes of the story, with the Nazis painted as perverts. When we consider where these interests lead him–all the way to the frightening purges of Soviet Russia–I can’t help thinking that it puts parts of Nosferatu in a symbolic light, especially the sense of dread of what we know awaits Hutter in Count Orlok’s dank castle. He was survived by his son, Freidel, and twin girls Elisabeth and Eleonora. 17 likes. Wangenheim made his screen debut in 1914 in Passionels Tagebuch and went on to star in many silent features. Der Sohn des Schauspielerehepaares Eduard von Winterstein (1871 – 1961; eigentlich Eduard Clemens Freiherr von Wangenheim) und Minna Mengers kam durch seine Familie schon früh mit dem Theater in … Leben und Werk. The style was most effective during the haunting scenes with Count Orlok, where we quickly sympathize with Hutter’s rising fear. Gustav von Wangenheim (Actor), Max Schreck (Actor), F.W. Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim, Reinhard Müller "Menschenfalle Moskau. His plays were mainly geared toward the lower middle class, and were of course highly anti-capitalist. Wangenheim was born Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim in Wiesbaden, Hesse, to parents Eduard Clemens Freiherr von Wangenheim and Minna Mengers. To Olivier, Hamlet was the story of “a man who couldn’t make up his mind.” Again, Shakespeare would not approve! Genealogy for Freiherr Ingo Clemens Gustav* Adolf von Wangenheim (1895 - 1975) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. For more details on Gustav von Wangenheim’s life and career, I recommend Melynie’s tribute page to him–it’s an excellent piece of research and I don’t think I could’ve written this article without it. Despite their years of being anti-bourgeoisie, he and Inge lived comfortably in their spacious Berlin apartment, where Gustav apparently received guests while wearing a velvet dressing gown and monocle and often served caviar. Like so many talented German actors, Gustav would work at Max Reinhardt’s Deutsches Theater in Berlin, which he was able to join when he was ten. He was survived by his son, Freidel, and twin girls Elisabeth and Eleonora. found: IMDb Internet movie database Website, Oct. 29, 1998: Gustav von Wangenheim page (Date of birth: 11 April 1895, Bremen, Germany; date of death: 14 October 1975, NY, NY, USA; sometimes credited as: Gustav v. Wangenheim; Actor filmography (1930s) (1920s); Director filmography (1950s) (1930s); Writer filmography (1936)) Gustav’s performance, while it seems a little awkward or over-the-top to us today, did fit the Expressionist-style acting familiar to him from working at Reinhardt’s theater. Gustav von Wangenheim. When Orlok summons a young real estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his mountain castle with the intention of purchasing a home, it soon becomes clear that the creepy Count has ulterior motives. Gustav von Wangenheim, född 18 februari 1895 i Wiesbaden, Kejsardömet Tyskland, död 5 augusti 1975 i Östberlin, var en tysk skådespelare, manusförfattare och regissör. Von Wangenheim likely never suspected that future generations would mainly associate him with the unusual film. Sein Vater ist der Schauspieler Eduard von Winterstein, seine Mutter die Schauspielerin Minna Mengers. 1931 wurde sie Mitglied der von ihrem späteren Ehemann Gustav von Wangenheim … Actor, director, dramaturg. Among his works were Fritz Lang's early science fiction film, Frau im Mond (as "Windegger"), and Karl Heinz Martin's Das Haus zum Mond. Thanks to both you & Melynie for all this research. Wangenheim died in East Berlin on August 5, 1975 and is buried in the Friedrichsfelde cemetery in Berlin. Perhaps through his connections in Germany’s artsy community, he got the role of Thomas Hutter in Nosferatu. August 1975 in Ost-Berlin) war ein deutscher Schauspieler, Regisseur und Dramaturg sowie Gründungsmitglied des Nationalkomitees Freies Deutschland (NKFD). A member of the Communist Party of Germany since 1921, Wangenheim founded the Communist theatre company Die Truppe '31 in 1931. [1]Wangenheim made his screen debut in 1914 in Passionels Tagebuch and went on … Born in 1895, Gustav’s birthname was a real mouthful: Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim. It may not be as jump-out-of-your-seat scary as some later horror films, but we highly appreciate how it broke ground and managed to create a beautifully haunting atmosphere. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Woman in the Moon (1929) and Der Kampf (1936). . She wrote on her webpage about Gustav: “This page is thus an attempt to gather information on the actor/playwright/director garnered from books on theater and Soviet exiles and screen shots from his available film appearances to create a somewhat substantial tribute to pop up on search engines if anyone else wants to learn more about the man who played Hutter.” It did pop up in my search results, and thank heavens, because it’s an extremely handy, detailed summary of Gustav’s rather dramatic life and career, one of the most thorough I could find. Murnau (Director) ( Log Out /  This is an excellent piece of writing. Continuing their revolutionary aspirations, they worked in an agitprop theater and Gustav directed the propaganda film Kampfer (1936) about the burning of the Reichstag. He died on August 5, 1975 in Berlin, Germany. Naturally it was banned in Germany, but it did do brisk business elsewhere (until being pulled from circulation when Hitler made his 1939 pact with Stalin). Gustav von Wangenheim. He was married to Inge von Wangenheim. Born Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf, Freiherr (Baron) von Wangenheim. Son of the actor-director Eduard von Winterstein and his first wife, the actress Minna Mengers. From (German) Wikipedia I see that his son Friedel was also an actor, playwright, and scriptwriter, and wrote a novel called “Kamera läuft, Herr Kommissar” (something like “The camera’s running, commissioner”), which seems to involve show business and murder. You’re welcome! Lizenz Foto Gustav von Wangenheim (Urheber: Alexander Binder): Diese Bild- oder Mediendatei ist gemeinfrei, weil ihre urheberrechtliche Schutzfrist abgelaufen ist. Hy was bekend vir sy rolle in die rolprente Nosferatu (1922), Woman in the Moon (1929), Und wieder 48 (1948), en Der Auftrag Höglers (1950). Februar 1895 in Wiesbaden geboren. Dies gilt für die Europäische Union, die Vereinigten Staaten, Australien und alle weiteren Staaten mit einer gesetzlichen Schutzfrist von 70 Jahren nach dem Tod des Urhebers. Gustav von Wangenheim (18 Februarie 1895 – 5 Augustus 1975) was 'n -Duitse akteur, (rolprent)regisseur, en draaiboekskrywer van Joodse afkoms. Gustav was 80 years old at the time of death. As I wrote in my Nosferatu review, Gustav’s babyface and habit of laughing just a little too long actually make his later scenes with Count Orlok pretty effective–if a character that happy-go-lucky starts getting scared, it must be for a good reason. His movie career went on hold when he went to serve in WWI, but he was soon discharged due to an eye injury. His parents were distinguished theater actors, especially his father Eduard, who would be quick to jump into the motion picture industry–from 1910 onwards he would appear in 200 films. Maybe a lot of sources were in German at the time. Change ). Gustav von Wangenheim. He had roles in the key German Expressionist work Homunculus (1916) and Ernst Lubitsch’s comedy Kohlhiesels Töchter (1920), and also dabbled in avant-garde theater. [2] Die Truppe '31 produced three plays, authored and directed by Wangenheim, before it was shut down by order of the Nazi regime in 1933. März 1862 GEBURTSORT Gotha: STERBEDATUM 12. Der Kameramann Fritz Arno Wagner und die Schauspieler Gustav von Wangenheim und Alexander Granach waren ebenfalls bereits bei Nosferatu dabei. Friedel von Wangenheim came from a family of famous German stage actors. ( Log Out /  Wangenheim was a founding member of the National Committee for a Free Germany. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. [5] Von Wangenheim's son later stated the accusations that his father denounced Neher and Becker were one-sided and inaccurate. Hamlet is all things to all men, but a socialist is not one of them. Biografie [Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]. (48 All Over Again!, 1948) which included a role for his father Eduard (even though their political views must’ve really clashed–Eduard was pro-Nazi).