The Marmorhaus (English: Marble House) is a former movie theater located on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Opened in 1913, it takes its name from a large marble façade. Designed by the architect Hugo Pál, the walls of the foyer and auditorium were decorated by the expressionist artist Cesar Klein.
During the silent era it frequently functioned as a venue for premieres of new films. These included The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ,Johannes Goth , The Woman in Heaven , The Head of Janus , Genuine , Four Around a Woman , Wandering Souls , and The Haunted Castle .
Owned by the giant UFA company for many years, it was later developed into a multiplex. In 2001 the cinema was closed and the property sold off.
Rudolf Meinert (1882–1945) was an Austrian screenwriter, film producer and director.
The Farmer from Texas is a 1925 German silent comedy film directed by Joe May and starring Mady Christians, Willy Fritsch, and Lillian Hall-Davis. It was based on the play Kolportage by Georg Kaiser. The film was considered a costly box office failure, contributing to a financial crisis at Germany's largest studio Universum Film AG. The film's sets were designed by Paul Leni.
The Telephone Operator is a 1925 German silent comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring André Mattoni, Alexander Murski, and Willy Kaiser-Heyl. The film's art direction was by Erich Czerwonski. It was notable for the number of leading UFA technicians who worked on it. It premiered on 15 October 1925 at the Tauenzienpalast in Berlin. It is also known by the alternative title Liebe und Telefon.
A Waltz Dream is a 1925 German silent drama film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Willy Fritsch, Mady Christians and Xenia Desni. It was based on the 1907 operetta Ein Walzertraum composed by Oscar Straus. It was influential on the development of later Viennese operetta films. Unlike many of UFA's ambitious productions of the 1920s, A Waltz Dream managed to recover its production cost in the domestic market alone.
Express Train of Love is a 1925 German silent comedy film directed by Johannes Guter and starring Ossi Oswalda, Willy Fritsch and Lillian Hall-Davis. It premiered on 6 May 1925 at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin.
The Found Bride is a 1925 German silent comedy film directed by Rochus Gliese and starring Xenia Desni, André Mattoni and Jenny Jugo. It premiered on 28 April 1925 at the Tauentzienpalast in Berlin.
The Victor is a 1932 German comedy film directed by Hans Hinrich and Paul Martin and starring Hans Albers, Käthe von Nagy and Julius Falkenstein. A postal clerk loses his money gambling on horses, but eventually meets and falls in love with a wealthy man's daughter. It premiered on 23 March 1932 at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin.
The Man in Search of His Murderer is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Heinz Rühmann, Lien Deyers and Raimund Janitschek. The film is partially lost; of the original 9 acts only five are left. It was the first leading role for upcoming German star Heinz Rühmann. Co-writer Billy Wilder was at the beginning of his long career.
I by Day, You by Night is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Käthe von Nagy and Willy Fritsch. It premiered in Berlin on 29 November 1932.
Early to Bed is a 1933 British-German romantic comedy film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Heather Angel, Fernand Gravey and Edmund Gwenn.
Waltz of Love is a 1930 German musical film directed by Wilhelm Thiele and starring Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch and Georg Alexander. It premiered at the Gloria-Palast in Berlin on 7 February 1930. A separate English language version The Love Waltz was also produced.
Comedy of the Heart is a 1924 German silent romance film directed by Rochus Gliese and starring Lil Dagover, Nigel Barrie and Alexander Murski. It premiered at the Tauentzienpalast in Berlin on 30 September 1924. It was based on a novella by Sophie Hoechstetter. The film was one of UFA's major releases of the 1923-1925 boom period. It was made at the Babelsberg Studio.
Phoebus Film or Phoebus-Film was a German film production and distribution company active during the silent era. It was one of the medium-sized firms established during the early boom years of the Weimar Republic. It had a distribution agreement with the American studio MGM.
National Film or National-Film was a German film production and distribution company which operated during the silent and early sound era. In the early 1920s it made an attempt to take over Erich Pommer's Decla-Bioscop, but the projected merger failed and Decla instead joined with the major studio UFA. While Decla was generally in favour of joining with National, it was pressured by its creditors Deutsche Bank to merge with UFA.
Does a Woman Have to Become a Mother? or Paragraph 144 is a 1924 Austrian-German silent film directed by Georg Jacoby and Hans Otto and starring Harry Liedtke. Originally intended as a pro-abortion film, by the time it was released it was advocating the opposite view.
The Weissensee Studios were film production studios located in the Berlin suburb of Weissensee during the silent era.
Decla Film was a German film production and distribution company of the silent era. Formed in 1911 as the German subsidiary of the French company Eclair, it was taken into German ownership in 1915 during the First World War. Since the company was affiliated with Éclair of France, Decla is an abbreviation for Deutsche Eclair. The company was originally founded by Erich Pommer in 1916 as Decla-Film-Gesellschaft Holz & Co. The co-founder of the company is the Berlin film distributor, Fritz Holz, as referenced in the second part of the company's name. Decla kept this name even after Holz left the company. Under the leadership of Erich Pommer, Decla emerged as one of the leading German film companies of the early Weimar era. Assuming control of Meinert-Film, it appointed Rudolf Meinert to oversee production. At the small Weissensee Studios it produced the expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene.
The Union-Theater was a large cinema located on the Alexanderplatz in the German capital Berlin. Opened in 1909 it was the first of a chain of cinemas built by the German film magnate Paul Davidson. Equipped with an orchestra to accompany the action on screen, it provided a model for numerous subsequent film palaces across the German Empire. In 1913 Davidson had it remodelled and expanded its capacity to 1,200 seats, at that time the largest in the country. It hosted a number of premieres of new films, both German and foreign imports.
Ernst Hugo Correll was a German film producer active during the Weimar and early Nazi eras.