( Log Out / Gustav von Wangenheim wird als Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim am 18. Neues Leben, Berlin 1958. And yes, Gustav was stubborn if anything, that seems clear. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. In 1914 he began appearing in films (probably given an “in” by his father). 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). (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). In fact, his acting left enough of an impression that I decided to take a closer look at this young actor. 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Walthall tribute site, was also impressed by Gustav’s Nosferatu performance and decided to do some research. Inevitably, it wasn’t long before he found himself under the microscope of his fanatical comrades. He began working on the stage at an early age and became a student of producer Max Reinhardt. Shakespeare would not approve! 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. by Binder (Alexander Binder), published by Photochemie bromide postcard print, 1920s NPG x139938 Gustav von Wangenheim (born Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim; 18 February 1895 – 5 August 1975) was a German nobleman, actor, screenwriter and director. 25 vom Dezember 1998. He was survived by his son, Freidel, and twin girls Elisabeth and Eleonora. Filmed mainly on location in Lubeck by the small, newly-founded studio Prana-Film, Nosferatu gleefully ripped off Bram Stoker’s Dracula and was supposed to be first of several films exploring the occult. 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. Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim (Gustav von Wangenheim) was a German actor, screenwriter and director. 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 von Wangenheim ist politisch sehr aktiv. Life. A great history behind one of my favorite, and best, silent films. 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). While diving deep into the Red side of society, Gustav witnessed political purges in Moscow, which was a shock to him at first. Rowohlt, Reinbek 1974. Born in 1895, Gustav’s birthname was a real mouthful: Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim. 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. This attracted the ire of the rising Nazi party, and once they came into power in 1933 Die Truppe was banned. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Gustav and Inge first fled to Paris, but then decided to take their pro-communist leanings to the next level by moving to Moscow. Oh, and we’re also well aware of this guy: This acquired taste in human form is Gustav von Wangenheim, the source of a few unintentional chuckles in the early scenes of the movie. The style was most effective during the haunting scenes with Count Orlok, where we quickly sympathize with Hutter’s rising fear. To Olivier, Hamlet was the story of “a man who couldn’t make up his mind.” Again, Shakespeare would not approve!  Von Wangenheim's son later stated the accusations that his father denounced Neher and Becker were one-sided and inaccurate. Born Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf, Freiherr (Baron) von Wangenheim. His family tree includes some prominent personalities such as Gustav von Wangenheim, an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Woman in the Moon (1929) and Der Kampf (1936) an anti -nazi protest film. Lizenz Foto Gustav von Wangenheim (Urheber: Alexander Binder): Diese Bild- oder Mediendatei ist gemeinfrei, weil ihre urheberrechtliche Schutzfrist abgelaufen ist. Der Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor Gustav von Wangenheim wurde am 18. Er schreibt für die oppositionelle Zeitschrift "Die Aktion", engagiert sich im Rat der Geistesarbeiter, ist zunächst von 1918 bis 1922 Mitglied in der USPD und danach in der KPD. 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. Hamlet was portrayed as pro-socialist, naturally. 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! Wangenheim made his screen debut in 1914 in Passionels Tagebuch and went on … 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. 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 von Wangenheim was also actively involved in politics. He was married to Inge von Wangenheim. Wangenheim died in East Berlin on August 5, 1975 and is buried in the Friedrichsfelde cemetery in Berlin. Nosferatu (1922) fans such as myself (and, hopefully, yourself) are highly aware of its iconic status, its gothic cinematography, and its limitless ways to inspire today’s filmmakers. His plays were mainly geared toward the lower middle class, and were of course highly anti-capitalist. Gustav von Wangenheim: Studentenkomödie: Mit der Zeit werden wir fertig. 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. 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 … Gustav’s film had German communists be the heroes of the story, with the Nazis painted as perverts. 87 likes. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Woman in the Moon (1929) and Der Kampf (1936). Tribüne, Berlin 1962. 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. Actor, director, dramaturg. Exil und stalinistische Verfolgung" Hamburg 2001. Inge von Wangenheim war die Tochter einer Konfektionsarbeiterin. He was survived by his son, Freidel, and twin girls Elisabeth and Eleonora. Son of the actor-director Eduard von Winterstein and his first wife, the actress Minna Mengers. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Change ). 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. Sein Vater ist der Schauspieler Eduard von Winterstein, seine Mutter die Schauspielerin Minna Mengers. (Remind Yourselves!). He subsequently starred in Schatten–Eine nächtliche Halluzination (Warning Shadows, 1923), another wonderfully German Expressionist film, and one where his performance is more restrained. Hamlet is all things to all men, but a socialist is not one of them. And ah yes–history is packed with similar knuckleheads. The acting bug does seem to have been passed from father to son. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. Leben und Werk. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Woman in the Moon (1929) and Der Kampf (1936). He made use of proletarian amateur theatre to … Genealogy profile for Gustav von Wangenheim. Now, I remember looking into von Wangenheim’s career years ago and found it a challenge. 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. Gustav and Inge first fled to Paris, but then decided to take their pro-communist leanings to the next level by moving to Moscow. Wangenheim, Curt von ALTERNATIVNAMEN Wangenheim, Curt Franz Julius Gustav Adolf von (vollständiger Name) KURZBESCHREIBUNG deutscher Oberst GEBURTSDATUM 31. November 1937 STERBEORT Frankfurt am Main , Becker was executed and Neher died in the Gulag system after five years in prison. Gustav von Wangenheim. v. Wangenheim und der Fall der Schauspielerin Carola Neher, in: Wangenheim Nachrichten Nr. Februar 1895 als Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim im hessischen Wiesbaden 1) geboren. Vgl. 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. Han var son till den tyske skådespelaren Eduard von Winterstein. Born in 1895, Gustav’s birthname was a real mouthful: Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim. 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). Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim (* 18. Wangenheim was a founding member of the National Committee for a Free Germany. He was ousted from the theater only a year later after the dismal premiere of Sturmischer Lebensabend, an official Soviet play. Wangenheim, akinek a szülei színészek voltak 1916 -ban kezdett a filmgyárban dolgozni. ( Log Out / When all is said and done, it was a rather quiet end for a man who had always been drawn to the new and radical. How did he come to star in Nosferatu, and what happened to him thereafter? He led an interesting life! Von Wangenheim likely never suspected that future generations would mainly associate him with the unusual film. 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. Continuing their revolutionary aspirations, they worked in an agitprop theater and Gustav directed the propaganda film Kampfer (1936) about the burning of the Reichstag. Perhaps through his connections in Germany’s artsy community, he got the role of Thomas Hutter in Nosferatu. He died on August 5, 1975 in Berlin, Germany. 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. In the following years Gustav directed a few more films, such as Und Wieder 48! You’re welcome! 17 likes. In 1936, during the Stalinist purges, he denounced his colleagues Carola Neher and Anatol Becker as Trotskyites. Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim, Reinhard Müller "Menschenfalle Moskau. Gustav von Wangenheim: Da liegt der Hund begraben und andere Stücke: aus dem Repertoire der „Truppe 31“. 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. Verantwortlicher für diese Seite ist: Jens Geutebrück Bei Beschwerden oder Anregungen einfach an mein Facebookkonto schreiben. 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. His movie career went on hold when he went to serve in WWI, but he was soon discharged due to an eye injury. Wangenheim was married to Inge von Wangenheim, née Franke, from 1931 to 1954, when the marriage was annulled. 1931 wurde sie Mitglied der von ihrem späteren Ehemann Gustav von Wangenheim … His most popular production was Hamlet, with a cast of fellow former exiles. 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.