Ernst Reicher

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Ernst Reicher
Born (1885-09-19)19 September 1885
Berlin, Germany
Died 1 May 1936(1936-05-01) (aged 50)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1912–1932

Ernst Reicher (19 September 1885 – 1 May 1936) was a German actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director of the silent era.

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.[1][2] When World War I broke out, Joe May split with up Reicher to make his own Joe Deebs detective motion pictures.[3]

For more than a decade from 1914, Reicher continued to write and star as Stuart Webbs, and was closely identified with the part.

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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Die geheimnisvolle Villa". Silent Era. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Abel 2005, pp. 219–220.
  3. ^ Hesse 1996, pp. 147–8.

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