Hans Philipp August Albers
22 September 1891
|Died||24 July 1960 68) (aged|
Starnberg, West Germany
Hans Philipp August Albers (22 September 1891 – 24 July 1960) was a German actor and singer. He was the biggest male movie star in Germany between 1930 and 1960 and one of the most popular German actors of the twentieth century.
Hans Albers was born in Hamburg, the son of a butcher, and grew up in the district of St. Georg. He was seriously interested in acting by his late teens and took acting classes without the knowledge of his parents. In 1915 Albers was drafted to serve in the German Army in World War I, but was wounded early on. After his release from the Hospital in Wiesbaden where he had been treated, he performed in the local Residenztheater in comedies, antics and operettas.After the war Albers moved to Berlin, where he found work as a comedic actor in various Weimar-Era Berlin theatres. His breakthrough performance was that of a waiter in the play Verbrecher (Criminals). It was also in Berlin that Albers began a long-term relationship with Jewish actress Hansi Burg (1898–1975). The relationship ended only when he died in 1960.
After roles in over one hundred silent films, Albers starred in the first German talkie Die Nacht gehört uns (The Night Belongs to Us) in 1929. Soon thereafter, Albers played big-mouthed strong man Mazeppa alongside Marlene Dietrich in her star-making classic Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel). Albers himself shot to fame in 1930 with the movie The Copper and constantly enhanced his star status with similar daredevil roles in the 1930s. He was probably at his best when teamed-up with fellow German movie legend Heinz Rühmann, as in Bombs on Monte Carlo (1931) and Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (1937). Many of Albers' songs from his movies became huge hits and some even remain popular to this day.
When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Albers and his Jewish girlfriend Hansi Burg moved to Lake Starnberg in Bavaria. While Albers himself never showed public support for the Nazi regime, he became the most popular actor under Nazi rule. The actor nevertheless, avoided an overly close association in public. As the ultimate sign of his popularity, the Nazis even silently accepted his relationship with Hansi Burg for a long time. But Albers finally gave in to the pressure. Hansi Burg went to Switzerland and then to Great Britain in 1939, but they secretly remained a couple with him even managing to send her financial support. They were reunited after the war, when she returned to Germany in a British uniform.
In 1943, Albers was paid a huge sum of money to star in UFA's big-budgeted anniversary picture Münchhausen but was careful not to give the impression that he was endorsing the National Socialist regime, which was indeed never asked of him. Also in 1943, Albers starred in another classic German film Große Freiheit Nr. 7 with actress Ilse Werner. Some of the scenes are said to have been shot in Prague because of bomb damage to Hamburg. The sailing ship Padua for the outdoor scenes of the film has survived under Soviet and Russian flag until this day as Kruzenshtern .
After World War II, well-funded Albers avoided the financial plight and professional banning many actors faced on account of his association with Hansi Burg. Nevertheless, German "heroes" were considered undesirable by the occupation government that wanted to promote their own. This accounted for a major break in his career and made him hard to cast. Eventually he found an opening with respectful wisdom-with-age type character parts with some public acclaim, but with these never again enjoyed the huge stardom of the 1930s and early 1940s. By the early 1950s, his age finally showed and his powerful presence and freshness was almost gone. This was promoted by his increasing alcoholism during the 1950s. Yet he remained active in movies until the very end.
Hans Albers collapsed during a theater performance with massive internal bleedingand died three months later on 24 July 1960 at a sanatorium in Kempfenhausen near Lake Starnberg at the age of 68. He was cremated and subsequently buried at the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg, the city of his birth.
Albers' name will forever be closely associated with his hometown of Hamburg, in particular the district of St. Pauli where there is a square named Hans-Albers-Platz in his honour. Today he is probably better known for his music than his films; many of his songs remain familiar to young German people even today.
Outside of Northern Europe, Albers remains virtually unknown; however the image of an older man in a seaman's cap and raincoat playing accordion and singing remains familiar internationally. As a case in point, McDonald's used such an image in an American television ad campaign in 1986. Albers actually had no significant experience on the water, this being restricted to a one-day trip to Heligoland.
Many of Albers' songs were humorous tales of drunken, womanizing sailors on shore-leave, with double entendres such as "It hurts the first time, but with time, you get used to it" in reference to a girl falling in love for the first time. Albers' songs were often peppered with expressions in Low German, which is spoken in Northern Germany. One of his signature songs is Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins, ("On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight") which has become one of the best-known songs about Hamburg and also an unofficial anthem of the St. Pauli district where the Reeperbahn itself is located. Hans-Albers-Platz, one block south of the Reeperbahn, features a statue of Albers, created by the German artist Jörg Immendorff.
|Jahreszeiten des Lebens||1915||Franz Hofer||Frida Richard|
|Die Tochter der Gräfin Stachowska||1917||Otto Rippert||Hella Moja, Werner Krauss|
|Der Mut zur Sünde||1918||Heinrich Bolten-Baeckers and Robert Leffler||Olga Desmond, Guido Schützendorf|
|Halkas Gelöbnis||1918||Alfred Halm||Lya Mara|
|Das Spitzentuch der Fürstin Wolkowska||1918||Robert Reinert||Maria Carmi|
|Am Scheidewege||1918||Alfred Halm||Mady Christians|
|Liebe und Leben||1918||Walter Schmidthässler||Käthe Haack|
|Die Dreizehn||1918||Alfred Halm||Mady Christians|
|Irrwege der Liebe||1918||Josef Stein||Margarete Kupfer, Victor Janson|
|Der Fluch des Nuri||1918||Carl Boese||Hella Thornegg|
|Das Lied der Colombine||1918||Emil Justitz||Olga Engl|
|Sadja||1918||Adolf Gärtner, Erik Lund||Eva May|
|A Man's Girlhood||1919||Karl Grune||Lotte Stein, Olga Engl|
|Die Tochter des Bajazzo||1919||Arthur Ullmann||Emil Rameau|
|Das Tor der Freiheit||1919||Walter Schmidthässler||Margarete Schön|
|Madeleine||1919||Siegfried Philippi||Ria Jende, Olga Engl|
|The Princess of Urbino||1919||Paul Legband||Ria Jende|
|Lola Montez||1919||Rudolf Walther-Fein||Maria Zelenka|
|The Grand Babylon Hotel||1920||E. A. Dupont||Max Landa|
|Die Schlange mit dem Mädchenkopf||1920||Rudolf Walther-Fein||Ria Jende|
|Die 999. Nacht||1920||Fred Sauer||Erna Morena, Bernhard Goetzke|
|Berlin W.||1920||Manfred Noa||Tzwetta Tzatschewa, Meinhart Maur|
|Die Kronjuwelen des Herzogs von Rocheste||1920||Paul Legband||Johannes Riemann, Ria Jende|
|The Hustler||1920||Emil Justitz||Anita Berber|
|The Marquise of O||1920||Paul Legband||Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur|
|Schieber||1921||Manfred Noa||Tzwetta Tzatschewa, Hermann Picha|
|Taschendiebe||1921||Emil Justitz||Erna Morena, Maria Zelenka|
|Sons of the Night||1921||Manfred Noa||Ludwig Rex, Tzwetta Tzatschewa|
|Die große und die kleine Welt||1921||Max Mack||Alfred Abel, Charlotte Ander|
|Menschenopfer||1922||Carl Wilhelm||Alfred Abel,|
|The Mistress of the King||1922||Frederic Zelnik||Erich Kaiser-Titz, Lya Mara|
|The Testament of Joe Sivers||1922||Conrad Wiene||Karl Falkenberg|
|Lumpaci the Vagabond||1922||Carl Wilhelm||Wilhelm Diegelmann, Josefine Dora|
|Sunken Worlds||1922||Siegfried Philippi||Victor Varconi, Ria Jende|
|The False Dimitri||1922||Hans Steinhoff||Alfred Abel, Agnes Straub|
|Irene of Gold||1923||Frederic Zelnik||Olga Engl, Margarete Schlegel|
|Lyda Ssanin||1923||Frederic Zelnik||Carl Auen, Lya Mara|
|Fräulein Raffke||1923||Richard Eichberg||Werner Krauss, Lee Parry|
|The Tiger of Circus Farini||1923||Uwe Jens Krafft||Helena Makowska, Hermann Picha|
|Inge Larsen||1923||Hans Steinhoff||Henny Porten, Paul Otto|
|By Order of Pompadour||1924||Frederic Zelnik||Lya Mara, Frida Richard|
|Hunted Men||1924||Johannes Riemann||Lucy Doraine, Johannes Riemann|
|Guillotine||1924||Guido Parish||Willy Fritsch, Marcella Albani|
|The Wonderful Adventure||1924||Manfred Noa||Vilma Bánky, Georg Alexander|
|The Venus of Montmartre||1925||Frederic Zelnik||Lya Mara, Jack Trevor|
|The Girl with a Patron||1925||Max Mack||Ossi Oswalda and Willy Fritsch|
|Wood Love||1925||Hans Neumann||Werner Krauss, Valeska Gert|
|Women of Luxury||1925||Erich Schönfelder||Lee Parry, Olaf Fjord|
|The King and the Girl||1925||Nunzio Malasomma||Luciano Albertini, Evi Eva|
|Athletes||1925||Frederic Zelnik||Asta Nielsen, Gregori Chmara|
|Semi-Silk||1925||Richard Oswald||Valeska Stock, Mary Kid|
|Upstairs and Downstairs||1925||Richard Oswald, Carl Wilhelm||Sig Arno, Mary Kid|
|German Hearts on the German Rhine||1926||Fred Sauer||Gyula Szőreghy, Grete Reinwald|
|Malice||1926||Manfred Noa||Paul Wegener, Olga Tschechowa|
|The Blue Danube||1926||Frederic Zelnik||Harry Liedtke, Lya Mara|
|The Prince and the Dancer||1926||Richard Eichberg||Willy Fritsch, Lucy Doraine|
|Hunted People||1926||Nunzio Malasomma||Carlo Aldini, Maly Delschaft|
|The Bank Crash of Unter den Linden||1926||Paul Merzbach||Alfred Abel, Margarete Schlegel|
|My Friend the Chauffeur||1926||Erich Waschneck||Ferdinand von Alten, Livio Pavanelli|
|Kissing Is No Sin||1926||Rudolf Walther-Fein, Rudolf Dworsky||Xenia Desni, Ellen Plessow|
|Only a Dancing Girl||1926||Olof Molander||Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen|
|Nixchen||1926||Kurt Blachy||Xenia Desni, Harry Liedtke|
|Wrath of the Seas||1926||Manfred Noa||Ágnes Esterházy, Nils Asther|
|The Trumpets are Blowing||1926||Carl Boese||Anita Dorris, Fritz Spira|
|Department Store Princess||1926||Heinz Paul||Hella Moja, Paul Graetz|
|The Laughing Husband||1926||Rudolf Walther-Fein, Rudolf Dworsky||Livio Pavanelli, Elisabeth Pinajeff|
|Darling, Count the Cash||1926||Felix Basch||Sig Arno, Ossi Oswalda|
|The Three Mannequins||1926||Jaap Speyer||Anton Pointner, Lydia Potechina|
|The Fallen||1926||Rudolf Walther-Fein, Rudolf Dworsky||Asta Nielsen, William Dieterle, Olga Chekhova|
|We Belong to the Imperial-Royal Infantry Regiment||1926||Richard Oswald||Mary Kid, Colette Brettel|
|I Once Had a Comrade||1926||Conrad Wiene||Olaf Fjord, Grete Reinwald|
|Rinaldo Rinaldini||1927||Max Obal, Rudolf Dworsky||Luciano Albertini, Olga Engl|
|Die glühende Gasse||1927||Paul Sugar||Helga Thomas, Angelo Ferrari|
|Eine kleine Freundin braucht jeder Mann||1927||Paul Heidemann||Julius Falkenstein, Vera Schmiterlöw|
|The Dollar Princess and her Six Admirers||1927||Felix Basch||Liane Haid, Georg Alexander|
|The Woman Who Couldn't Say No||1927||Fred Sauer||Lee Parry, Gustav Fröhlich|
|A Perfect Gentleman||1927||Vilhelm Bryde, Gösta Ekman||La Jana, Karin Swanström|
|The Villa in Tiergarten Park||1927||Franz Osten||Joe Stöckel, Aud Egede-Nissen|
|The Golden Abyss||1927||Mario Bonnard||Liane Haid, André Roanne|
|Always Be True and Faithful||1927||Reinhold Schünzel||Rosa Valetti, Sig Arno|
|Students' Love||1927||Robert Land||Fritz Kortner, Agnes Straub|
|Marie's Soldier||1927||Erich Schönfelder||Xenia Desni, Harry Liedtke|
|A Modern Dubarry||1927||Alexander Korda||María Corda, Alfred Abel|
|Princess Olala||1928||Robert Land||Walter Rilla, Marlene Dietrich|
|The Criminal of the Century||1928||Max Obal||Luciano Albertini, Gritta Ley|
|Master and Mistress||1928||Arthur Burger||Maly Delschaft|
|Who Invented Divorce?||1928||Wolfgang Neff||Alfred Abel, Charlotte Ander|
|Doctor Schäfer||1928||Jacob Fleck, Luise Fleck||Evelyn Holt, Iván Petrovich|
|The Lady from Argentina||1928||Siegfried Philippi||Gritta Ley, Leopold von Ledebur|
|Suzy Saxophone||1928||Carl Lamac||Anny Ondra, Grit Haid|
|Today I Was With Frieda||1928||Siegfried Philippi||Margarete Kupfer, Evi Eva|
|It Attracted Three Fellows||1928||Carl Wilhelm||Ossi Oswalda, Fritz Kampers|
|Woman in Flames||1928||Max Reichmann||Olga Tschechowa, Ferdinand von Alten|
|Rasputin||1928||Martin Berger||Gregori Chmara, Diana Karenne|
|Asphalt||1929||Joe May||Albert Steinrück, Gustav Fröhlich, Betty Amann|
|Furnished Room||1929||Fred Sauer||Margot Landa, Fritz Schulz|
|Mascots||1929||Felix Basch||Käthe von Nagy, Jeanne Helbling|
|Yes, Yes, Women Are My Weakness||1929||Edmund Heuberger||Georgia Lind, Eugen Burg|
|Inherited Passions||1929||Gustav Ucicky||Walter Rilla, Fritz Alberti|
|Heilige oder Dirne||1929||Martin Berger||María Corda, Vladimir Gajdarov|
|The Veil Dancer||1929||Charles Burguet||René Navarre, Hertha von Walther|
|The Crimson Circle||1929||Frederic Zelnik||Lya Mara, Fred Louis Lerch, Stewart Rome|
|Dear Homeland||1929||Carl Wilhelm||Renate Müller, Jakob Tiedtke|
|The Night Belongs to Us||1929||Carl Froelich||Charlotte Ander, Otto Wallburg|
|The Blue Angel||1930||Josef von Sternberg||Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron|
|The Copper||1930||Richard Eichberg||Charlotte Susa, Eugen Burg|
|Hans in Every Street||1930||Carl Froelich||Camilla Horn, Gustav Diessl|
|Three Days of Love||1931||Heinz Hilpert||Käthe Dorsch, Trude Berliner|
|Bombs on Monte Carlo||1931||Hanns Schwarz||Heinz Rühmann, Anna Sten, Peter Lorre|
|The Daredevil||1931||Richard Eichberg||Martha Eggerth, Leonard Steckel|
|The White Demon||1932||Kurt Gerron||Gerda Maurus, Peter Lorre|
|Monte Carlo Madness||1932||Hanns Schwarz||Sari Maritza, Heinz Rühmann|
|The Victor||1932||Hans Hinrich, Paul Martin||Käthe von Nagy, Julius Falkenstein|
|Quick||1932||Robert Siodmak||Lilian Harvey, Paul Hörbiger|
|F.P.1 Doesn't Respond||1932||Karl Hartl||Sybille Schmitz, Paul Hartmann, Peter Lorre|
|Heut kommt's drauf an||1933||Kurt Gerron||Luise Rainer, Oscar Karlweis|
|Ein gewisser Herr Gran||1933||Gerhard Lamprecht||Albert Bassermann, Walter Rilla, Olga Tschechowa|
|Refugees||1933||Gustav Ucicky||Käthe von Nagy, Eugen Klöpfer, Veit Harlan|
|Gold||1934||Karl Hartl||Brigitte Helm, Friedrich Kayßler, Lien Deyers|
|Peer Gynt||1934||Fritz Wendhausen||Lucie Höflich, Marieluise Claudius, Olga Tschechowa|
|Hangmen, Women and Soldiers||1935||Johannes Meyer||Charlotte Susa, Aribert Wäscher|
|Variety||1935||Nicolas Farkas||Annabella, Attila Hörbiger|
|Savoy Hotel 217||1936||Gustav Ucicky||Brigitte Horney, René Deltgen, Käthe Dorsch|
|Under Blazing Heavens||1936||Gustav Ucicky||René Deltgen, Lotte Lang|
|Die gelbe Flagge||1937||Gerhard Lamprecht||Olga Tschechowa, Dorothea Wieck, Rudolf Klein-Rogge|
|The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes||1937||Karl Hartl||Heinz Rühmann, Marieluise Claudius, Paul Bildt|
|Sergeant Berry||1938||Herbert Selpin||Alexander Golling, Herbert Hübner|
|Travelling People||1938||Jacques Feyder||Françoise Rosay, Camilla Horn|
|Water for Canitoga||1939||Herbert Selpin||Charlotte Susa, Hilde Sessak|
|Ein Mann auf Abwegen||1939||Herbert Selpin||Charlotte Thiele, Hilde Weissner|
|Trenck, der Pandur||1940||Herbert Selpin||Käthe Dorsch, Sybille Schmitz, Hilde Weissner|
|Carl Peters||1941||Herbert Selpin||Herbert Hübner, Fritz Odemar|
|Münchhausen||1943||Josef von Báky||Brigitte Horney, Ilse Werner, Ferdinand Marian|
|Port of Freedom||1944||Helmut Käutner||Ilse Werner, Hans Söhnker|
|Shiva und die Galgenblume||1945||Hans Steinhoff||O. W. Fischer, Elisabeth Flickenschildt|
|And the Heavens Above Us||1947||Josef von Báky||Paul Edwin Roth, Lotte Koch|
|The White Hell of Pitz Palu||1950||Rolf Hansen||Liselotte Pulver, Adrian Hoven|
|Chased by the Devil||1950||Viktor Tourjansky||Willy Birgel, Lil Dagover, Heidemarie Hatheyer|
|Bluebeard||1951||Christian-Jaque||Cécile Aubry, Fritz Kortner|
|Nights on the Road||1952||Rudolf Jugert||Hildegard Knef, Marius Goring|
|Jonny Saves Nebrador||1953||Rudolf Jugert||Margot Hielscher, Peter Pasetti|
|Captain Bay-Bay||1953||Helmut Käutner||Bum Krüger, Lotte Koch|
|On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight||1954||Wolfgang Liebeneiner||Heinz Rühmann, Gustav Knuth|
|An jedem Finger zehn||1954||Erik Ode||Germaine Damar, Loni Heuser|
|The Last Man||1955||Harald Braun||Romy Schneider, Rudolf Forster, Joachim Fuchsberger|
|Before Sundown||1956||Gottfried Reinhardt||Annemarie Düringer, Martin Held|
|Engaged to Death||1957||Romolo Marcellini||Sylva Koscina, Rik Battaglia|
|The Mad Bomberg||1957||Rolf Thiele||Marion Michael, Gert Fröbe, Harald Juhnke|
|The Heart of St. Pauli||1957||Eugen York||Hansjörg Felmy, Gert Fröbe|
|The Copper||1958||Eugen York||Hansjörg Felmy, Werner Peters, Horst Frank|
|It Happened Only Once||1958||Géza von Bolváry||Emmy Burg, Stanislav Ledinek|
|Man in the River||1958||Eugen York||Gina Albert, Hans Nielsen|
|Thirteen Old Donkeys||1958||Hans Deppe||Marianne Hoppe, Karin Dor, Werner Peters|
|Kein Engel ist so rein||1960||Wolfgang Becker||Sabine Sinjen, Peter Kraus, Horst Frank|
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