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Gustav Fröhlich (German Actor And Film Director) Biography

Today we are going to talk about a person named Gustav Fröhlich. Gustav Fröhlich was known as a German actor and film director. Gustav Fröhlich had secondary roles in several films and plays before playing Freder Fredersen's success in Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis. Gustav Fröhlich was a popular film star in Germany until the 1950s. So let's gather a little more information about Gustav Fröhlich.

Gustav Fröhlich


Gustav Fröhlich (German Actor And Film Director) Biography

Gustav Fröhlich was born on 21 March 1902 in Hannover, Germany. Gustav Fröhlich died on 22 December 1987 in Lugano, Switzerland. Gustav Fröhlich was raised by foster parents. Gustav Fröhlich worked briefly as a provincial newspaper editor and author of popular novels before becoming an actor. Gustav Fröhlich also volunteered for duty in occupied Brussels as a press supervisor during World War I.

He began his stage career in small theaters in Germany in the early 1920s. Gustav Fröhlich quickly gained more important roles and appeared as Prince of Homburg at the Deutsche Theater under the direction of Max Reinhardt. One of the roles in his first film was played by musician Franz Liszt and Paganini in 1922.

Gustav Fröhlich played his role as Freder Frederson in Fritz Lang's epic Metropolis. Gustav Fröhlich was established as Germany's leading film star. In 1930, Gustav Fröhlich was cast in Hollywood roles in American films such as Die heilige Flamme and Kismet. Gustav Fröhlich has always appeared in musicals and comedies as a romantic hero and a smart gentleman.

In 1933 he directed the film Rakoczy-Marsch in which he also played the lead role. Gustav Fröhlich was a screenwriter for five until the 1950s. Gustav Fröhlich was married to Hungarian opera star and actress Gitta Alpár between 1931 and 1935. Gustav Fröhlich was engaged to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels until he was engaged to actress Lida Baarova.

In 1941 Gustav Fröhlich served in the Wehrmacht Landschaetzen-Regiment and in the same year he married Maria Hajek for the second time. Gustav Fröhlich remained a busy actor after World War II. As Gustav Fröhlich grew older, his role shifted from leading men to supporting men. Gustav Fröhlich's best-known role during this time was probably Die Sünderin with Hildegard Nef, in which he played a sick painter.

He generally retired from the film business in 1956. Gustav Fröhlich was an occasional film and television presenter until the early 1980s. In 1973, Gustav Fröhlich received the German Film Award for Lifetime Achievements. He died in 1987 of complications following surgery.

Filmography

1922
De bruut

1923
Paganini
The Way to the Light

1925
Frisian Blood 
Ship in Distress
The Woman Who Did

1927
The Woman Who Couldn't Say No
Metropolis
Light-Hearted Isabel
Eva and the Grasshopper 
Their Last Love Affair 
Gehetzte Frauen
The Master of Nuremberg
The Eleven Devils
Jahrmarkt des Lebens
Tough Guys, Easy Girls

1928
The Duty to Remain Silent
Jahrmarkt des Lebens 
The Foreign Legionnaire
Angst
The Green Alley
Homecoming
Hurrah! I Live!

1929
The Burning Heart
Asphalt 
High Treason

1930
The Immortal Vagabond
Fire in the Opera House 
Two People

1931
Liebeslied
Kismet
Inquest
The Sacred Flame
Gloria
A Waltz by Strauss 
Liebeskommando 
My Leopold 
Sang viennois

1932
Under False Flag
The Company's in Love
Gitta Discovers Her Heart 
Ein Lied, ein Kuss, ein Mädel
I Do Not Want to Know Who You Are 
A Man with Heart

1933
What Women Dream
Die Nacht der großen Liebe
Sonnenstrahl
Rund um eine Million 
The Racokzi March
Gardez le sourire

1934
The Fugitive from Chicago
Abenteuer eines jungen Herrn in Polen
Sergeant Schwenke

1935
Barcarole
A Night of Change
Stradivari 
Leutnant Bobby, der Teufelskerl
Liebesleute
Es flüstert die Liebe

1936
Die Entführung
The Impossible Woman 
The Hour of Temptation
Inkognito 
City of Anatol

1937
Dangerous Crossing
Alarm in Peking
Gabriele: eins, zwei, drei

1938
The Great and the Little Love
Frau Sixta 
In geheimer Mission

1939
Renate in the Quartet
Alarm at Station III
Adieu Vienne

1940
Ihr Privatsekretär
Alles Schwindel
Herz – modern möbliert 
Herz geht vor Anker

1941
Clarissa
Sechs Tage Heimaturlaub

1942
Der Große König
With the Eyes of a Woman

1943
Tolle Nacht

1944
The Buchholz Family
Marriage of Affection 
Der Große Preis
Das Konzert

1946
Tell the Truth

1948
Paths in Twilight
Das verlorene Gesicht 
An Everyday Story

1949
I'll Never Forget That Night
Der große Fall
The Prisoner

1950
This Man Belongs to Me
The Lie

1951
The Sinner
Stips 
Torreani

1952
Adventure in Vienna
House of Life

1953
Marriage for One Night
We'll Talk About Love Later

1954
he Little Town Will Go to Sleep
Roses from the South
Ball der Nationen

1955
His Daughter is Called Peter

1956
The First Day of spring
Vergiß wenn Du kannst
Sag nicht addio

1958
Das gab's nur einmal

1963
Das Kriminalmuseum
Die Dubarry

1968
Laubenkolonie

1980
Schicht in Weiß

1981
Pommi Stern

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