Nils Olaf Chrisander
Waldemar Olaf Chrisander
14 February 1884
|Died||5 June 1947 63) (aged|
|Occupation||Film director, Actor|
Nils Olaf Chrisander (born Waldemar Olaf Chrisander, 14 February 1884 – 5 June 1947) was a Swedish actor and film director in the early part of the twentieth century.
Chrisander's first screen appearances as an actor were in German and Swedish silent films in the mid-1910s. His first motion picture role was in the 1915 Carl Schönfeld-directed German silent film drama Um ein Weib.
As an actor, Chrisander is possibly best recalled for starring as "Erik the Phantom" in the now lost 1916 Ernst Matray-directed German adaptation Das Phantom der Oper , based on Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera opposite Norwegian actress Aud Egede-Nissen.Matray's version is the first film adaptation of Leroux's 1909-1910 serialized novel. In 1917, he appeared opposite the popular Polish film actress Pola Negri in her first role in a German production, Nicht lange täuschte mich das Glück. In 1919, he co-directed the German silent film Alraune und der Golem with actor and director Paul Wegener.
After performing in a film serial for director Karl Gerhardt opposite actress Lil Dagover from 1920 to 1921, Chrisander began his career in Germany as a director. In total, he directed three films in Germany, before relocating to the United States where he directed two dramatic films: 1927's Fighting Love , starring Jetta Goudal, Victor Varconi and Henry B. Walthall for Cecil B. DeMille Pictures,and that same year, The Heart Thief , starring Joseph Schildkraut and Lya De Putti.
By 1930, he was living at S. Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, California.He died in 1947.
Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux was a French journalist and author of detective fiction.
The Phantom of the Opera, is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 September 1909, to 8 January 1910. It was published in volume form in late March 1910 by Pierre Lafitte and directed by Aluel Malinao. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil's skeleton in Carl Maria von Weber's 1841 production of Der Freischütz. It has been successfully adapted into various stage and film adaptations, most notable of which are the 1925 film depiction featuring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical.
Christine Daaé is a fictional character and the female protagonist of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera and of the various adaptations of the work. Erik, the Phantom of the Opera and Viscount Raoul de Chagny both fall in love with her.
Lars Mauritz Hanson was a Swedish film and stage actor, internationally mostly remembered for his motion picture roles during the silent film era.
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There have been many literary and dramatic works based on Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera, ranging from stage musicals to films to children's books. Some well known stage and screen adaptations of the novel are the 1925 film and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ; Susan Kay's 1990 Phantom is one of the best known novels and includes in-depth study of the title character's life and experiences.
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Lil Dagover was a German stage, film and television actress whose career spanned between 1913 and 1979. She was one of the most popular and recognized film actresses in the Weimar Republic.
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Svengali is a 1927 German silent drama film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Paul Wegener, Anita Dorris and André Mattoni. It was produced and written by Max Glass, an adaptation of the 1894 novel Trilby by the British writer George Du Maurier. This is one of the adaptations of the novel that shifts the focus of the story more to Svengali, since at this time anti-Semitism was on the rise in Germany, and Svengali was portrayed as an evil Jew in the film.
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Das Phantom der Oper was a 1916 silent film. The film, also known as Das Gespenst im Opernhaus, is notable for being the first film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
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Death the Victor is a 1920 German silent film directed by Nils Olaf Chrisander and starring Uschi Elleot, Werner Krauss and Johannes Riemann.
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Fighting Love is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by Nils Olaf Chrisander and starring Jetta Goudal, Victor Varconi and Henry B. Walthall.
The White Roses of Ravensberg is a 1919 German silent drama film directed by and starring Nils Olaf Chrisander. It is based on the 1896 novel by Eufemia von Adlersfeld-Ballestrem which was later adapted into a 1929 film of the same title.