19 September 1885|
|Died||1 May 1936
|Occupation||Actor, film producer|
At Continental-Kunstfilm's studios he acted, wrote scripts and directed films from 1912 to 1918. In December 1912 he starred in Vorglühen des Balkanbrandes, directed by Joe May. He wrote, directed and starred in two films: Das Werk in February 1913, and Die Statue in 1914, which was banned by the Berlin police censor until 1919.
From March to May 1914 he wrote and starred in the first three of the 'Stuart Webbs' detective films, a popular detective series directed by Joe May for Continental in which he played a gentleman detective modelled on Sherlock Holmes: Die geheimnisvolle Villa; Der Mann im Keller; and Der Spuk im Haus des Professors. When World War I broke out, Joe May split with up Reicher to make his own Joe Deebs detective motion pictures.
For more than a decade from 1914, Reicher continued to write and star as Stuart Webbs, and was closely identified with the part.
- Die geheimnisvolle Villa (1914)
- Panic in the House of Ardon (1920)
- The Grey Magpie (1920)
- The Wonderful Adventure (1924)
- Mrs Worrington's Perfume (1925)
- The Shot in the Pavilion (1925)
- Number 17 (1928)
- Road to Rio (1931)
- Rasputin, Dämon der Frauen (1932)
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Die geheimnisvolle Villa". Silent Era. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
- Abel 2005, pp. 219–220.
- Hesse 1996, pp. 147–8.
- Abel, Richard, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Taylor & Francis (e-book). ISBN 9780415234405.
- Hesse, Sebastian (1996). "Ernst Reicher alias Stuart Webbs: king of the German film detectives". In Elsaesser, Thomas. A Second Life: German Cinema's First Decades. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9789053561720.