Friedrich Feher

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Friedrich Feher
Born(1889-03-16)March 16, 1889
DiedSeptember 30, 1950(1950-09-30) (aged 61)
NationalityGerman
OccupationActor, director

Friedrich Feher (16 March 1889 – 30 September 1950) was an Austrian-Jewish[1] actor and film director. He first entered the film business in 1913, starting out as an actor but quickly gravitating toward directing.[2]

He is perhaps best remembered as Francis, the protagonist of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). He directed The House Without Windows that same year (based on a book by Thea von Harbou), in which his art directors mimicked the Expressionist set designs of Caligari, and which is now considered a lost film.[3]

Feher was born Friedrich Weiss in Vienna and died in 1950 in Stuttgart at age 61.

Selected filmography[edit]

Actor

  • Kabale und Liebe (1913)
  • Emilia Galotti (1913) - Odoardo
  • Die Räuber (1913) - Karl Moor
  • Die Ehe der jungen Felicitas (1913)
  • Stürme (1913)
  • Die Befreiung der Schweiz und die Sage vom Wilhelm Tell (1913) - Hermann Gessler
  • Theodor Körner (1914) - Theodor Körner
  • Alexandra (1915) - Graf Erwin
  • The Robber Bride (1916, Short)
  • Lebenswogen (1917)
  • Das neue Leben (1918)
  • Bergblumen (1919) - Kunstler Daniel Thom Suhn
  • Pro domo, das Geheimnis einer Nacht (1919)
  • Der unsichtbare Gast (1919)
  • Wie das Schicksal spielt (1920) - Erwin Freiburg
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Franzis
  • The Three Dances of Mary Wilford (1920)
  • Die tote Stunde (1920)
  • Tyrannei des Todes (1920) - Toter
  • Die sieben Gesichter (1920)
  • Marionetten des Teufels (1920)
  • Die rote Hexe (1921)
  • Das Haus des Dr. Gaudeamus (1921)
  • Die Geburt des Antichrist (1922)
  • Die Memoiren eines Mönchs (1922) - Oginski
  • The Tales of Hoffman (1923)
  • Der Rosenkavalier (1926) - Valzacchi
  • Ihr Junge (1931) - Michowski
  • Jive Junction (1943) - Frederick Feher (final film role)

Director

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.[ISBN missing]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegbert Salomon Prawer, Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933, Berghahn Books (2007), p. 211
  2. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 223.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  3. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 223.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  4. ^ Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 223.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.

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