Fred Immler

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Ferdinand "Fred" Immler (December 10, 1880 – February 20, 1965) was a German stage and film actor.


Born in Coburg, as a young adult he worked from 1900-02 at Deutsche Bank in Berlin and from 1902-04 at Dresdner Bank. 1905 he returned to Coburg as an actor-in-training and from 1906-08 he performed at the local court theatre. From 1908-09, he worked at the Residence Theater Hanover, 1909 at the Summer Theatre in Posen and from 1909-10 at the court theatre in Gera. 1910, he played at the Liebich Theatre and at the Victoria Theatre in Breslau.

In 1912, Immler made the transition to the medium of motion pictures and appeared opposite the Danish actress Asta Nielsen in several roles between 1912-15, all directed by Nielsen's husband Urban Gad. At the outbreak of World War I, he enlisted in the German military. He returned to film in 1919, and starred in the Ernst Lubitsch-directed, Hanns Kräly-penned costume-drama Madame Du Barry opposite Pola Negri and Emil Jannings. One of his best recalled films of the early 1920s was in the 1921 Ernst Lubitsch-directed drama Vendetta, once more opposite Pola Negri.[1] In 1929 he appeared with Marlene Dietrich and Fritz Kortner in the Maurice Tourneur-directed film adaption of the Franzos Keremen novel Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen (The Ship of Lost Men).[citation needed]

Fred Immler retired from acting in 1935 and worked primarily as a dispatcher for a production company until the end of World War II. His last film appearance was in the 1935 film Der blaue Diamant (English: The Blue Diamond). After the war he retired to his hometown of Coburg.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Weniger, Kay. Das große Personenlexikon des Films. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf; Auflage: Nachdruck. April 2003 ISBN 3-89602-340-3

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Vendetta film review, New York Times Movies; accessed October 2, 2015.