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Oreste Bilancia (24 September 1881 – 31 October 1945) was an Italian film actor.
Born in Catania, Sicily he was a star of Italian films in the silent era. He worked during the 1920s in Weimar Germany which had the largest European film industry of the era. He appeared in 134 films between 1915 and his death in 1945.
Juliane "Liane" Haid was an Austrian actress and singer. She has often been referred to as Austria's first movie star.
Olga Engl was an Austrian-German stage and motion picture actress who appeared in nearly 200 films.
Harry Liedtke was a German film actor.
Julius Falkenstein was a German stage and film actor of the silent era. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1914 and 1933. Falkenstein was Jewish, but secured a special permit to continue making films following the Nazi rise to power in 1933. He died of natural causes the same year, having made only one further film.
Victor Arthur Eduard Janson was a German stage and film actor and film director of Latvian ethnicity.
Fritz Kampers was a German film actor. He appeared in more than 250 films between 1913 and 1950.
Jakob Karl Heinrich Wilhelm Tiedtke was a German film actor. He appeared in more than 190 films between 1914 and 1955.
Heinrich August Franz Schroth was a German stage and film actor.
Hans Ferdinand Junkermann was a German actor. He was married to the Austrian actress Julia Serda.
Georg Alexander was a German film actor who was a prolific presence in German cinema. He also directed a number of films during the silent era.
Anton Pointner was an Austrian stage and film actor. Pointner's career began on the stages of Austria and performed in both silent and sound films in his native Austria, as well as in Germany and the United States.
Leopold von Ledebur was a German stage and film actor.
Margarete Kupfer was a German actress.
Paul Anton Heinrich Rehkopf was a German actor.
Curt Courant was a German cinematographer who worked on over a hundred films during the silent and early sound eras. Courant worked in several European countries, collaborating with figures such as Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang. As he was of Jewish ancestry, Courant was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and go into exile following the Nazi takeover of power. Courant worked at several of the leading British studios during the mid-1930s. He is the uncle of Willy Kurant who also became a cinematographer.
Hermann Picha was a German stage and film actor. Picha was extremely prolific, appearing in over 300 short and feature films during the silent and early sound eras. Picha played a mixture of lead and supporting roles during his career. He played the title role in the 1920 film Wibbel the Tailor, directed by Manfred Noa. He appeared in Fritz Lang's Destiny.
Aafa Film or Aafa-Film was a German film production and distribution company which operated during the 1920s and 1930s. Established in 1920 as Radio-Film the company was controlled by the producer Gabriel Levy and the director Rudolf Dworsky. The company was one of the leading producers of the Weimar Republic, and survived the transition from silent to sound film in 1929. It made the first German full sound film It's You I Have Loved that year. During the early 1930s Aafa produced a number of mountain films directed by Arnold Fanck. It also made a multi-language version musical Lieutenant, Were You Once a Hussar? (1930).
Hugo Werner-Kahle was a German stage and film actor. He appeared in around a hundred films during his career.
Oliver T. Marsh was a prolific Hollywood cinematographer. He worked on over eighty films just for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer alone.