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Paul Otto is a Actor Allemand born on 8 february 1878 at Berlin (German)

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Birth name Paul Otto Schlesinger
Nationality German
Birth 8 february 1878 at Berlin (German)
Death 30 november 1943 (at 65 years) at Berlin (German)

Paul Otto (8 February 1878 – 25/30 November 1943) was a German film actor and director.

Otto was born as Paul Otto Schlesinger in Berlin. He began a qualification as a retail merchant and made his actor's debut in the age of 17. Otto worked at Theaters in Halle, Wiesbaden and Hanover before he returned to Berlin about 1906.

He first appeared in the silent film Ringkampf Konkurrenz in 1910 and in Arsène Lupin contra Sherlock Holmes (1910-11, five episode film serial) next to Viggo Larsen. In 1912 Otto directed his first own movie Selbstgerichtet. In the beginning of the 1930s he also appeared in successful Sound movies like Der Hauptmann von Köpenick. After 1933, Otto returned to theaterstages and worked at the Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Kammerspiele Berlin. In 1937 he was awarded a Staatsschauspieler - title and in 1942 Joseph Goebbels promoted him to the head of the stagecouncil at the Reichskulturkammer.

In September 1943 his Jewish descent was discovered. To avoid his deportation Otto committed suicide on 30 November 1943 (by other sources 25 November) together with his wife Charlotte Klinder-Otto at his home in Berlin.

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Filmography of Paul Otto (36 films)

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The Fox of Glenarvon, 1h31
Directed by Max W. Kimmich
Genres Drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Olga Tschechowa, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Ferdinand Marian, Albert Florath, Lucie Höflich, Else von Möllendorff
Roles Oberst Stewart
Rating63% 3.1733853.1733853.1733853.1733853.173385
The film takes place in the fictional Irish county of Glenarvon, somewhere in the northwest of Galway, and tells the story of Gloria Grandison, the Irish wife of the local British magistrate, who falls in love with an Irish freedom fighter and leaves her husband for him. The story is set in 1884, during the Irish fight for freedom and independence from Great Britain.
Uproar in Damascus, 1h43
Directed by Gustav Ucicky
Origin German
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Brigitte Horney, Hans Nielsen, Ernst von Klipstein, Paul Otto, Paul Westermeier, Gerhard Bienert
Roles Hauptmann Lamberty
Rating59% 2.9846852.9846852.9846852.9846852.984685
Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, des troupes allemandes sont aux prises avec une révolte arabe menée par Lawrence d’Arabie et les Britanniques.
Robert Koch, 1h53
Directed by Hans Steinhoff
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films
Actors Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Hilde Körber, Raimund Schelcher, Bernhard Theodor Henry Minetti, Theodor Loos
Roles Landrat von Hartwig
Rating64% 3.2198853.2198853.2198853.2198853.219885
Un jeune médecin de campagne, le Dr Robert Koch, est désespéré de voir une épidémie de tuberculose emporter la vie de nombreux enfants dans son secteur. Déjà un enfant sur quatre est atteint par cette maladie insidieuse, et les parents doivent veiller sur ces enfants agonisants. Depuis des années, Koch recherche fébrilement l'agent infectieux de la tuberculose.
D III 88
D III 88 (1939)

Directed by Hans Bertram, Herbert Maisch
Genres Drama, Documentary, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Christian Kayßler, Heinz Welzel, Otto Wernicke, Karl Martell, Horst Birr, Carsta Löck
Roles General
Rating67% 3.3547153.3547153.3547153.3547153.354715
Two extraordinary young pilots engage in a competitive rivalry and also fight over the same girl. In an effort to show off both fly into a dangerous storm, damaging their planes and are suspended from duty. They are finally convinced by their commanding officer, a veteran of the First World War, to use their talents in a more disciplined way for their country.
Pour le mérite, 2h1
Origin German
Genres War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Paul Hartmann, Fritz Kampers, Herbert A.E. Böhme, Albert Hehn, Paul Otto, Josef Dahmen
Rating63% 3.1582253.1582253.1582253.1582253.158225
Le film est divisé en épisodes autour de quatre officiers de l'armée de l'air Fabian, Prank, Moebius et Gerdes, parfois individuellement, parfois ensemble.
The Mystery of Betty Bonn, 1h34
Directed by Robert A. Stemmle
Genres Adventure
Actors Maria Andergast, Theodor Loos, Hans Nielsen, Erich Ponto, Josef Sieber, Werner Scharf
Roles Gerichtspräsident Sir W. Douglas
Rating61% 3.065163.065163.065163.065163.06516
Operation Michael
Genres Drama
Themes Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Heinrich George, Paul Otto, Willy Birgel, Mathias Wieman, Hannes Stelzer, Heinz Welzel
Roles Lieutenant Colonel Hegenau
Rating66% 3.310743.310743.310743.310743.31074
The film is set in the First World War and is based on a 1932 play by Hans Fritz von Zwehl (Frühlingsschlacht, 'Spring Battle', originally also titled Unternehmen Michael) about the German offensive Operation Michael during the First World War, which was launched on 21 March 1918. The British are in possession of the village of Beaurevoir. The Germans plan to send in assault troops to take the village, but their commanding officer, Captain Hill, is injured the night before. A desk officer, Major zur Linden (Mathias Wieman), volunteers to lead the mission. The unit succeed but find themselves surrounded by the enemy. They discuss their options and Major zur Linden's advocacy of a heroic death for the sake of their country wins out over the defeatist and the traditional military pragmatist; the Germans declare a ceasefire and then the commanding general, in full knowledge, gives the order for their artillery to bombard the village as the British are storming it, thereby sacrificing their own men in order to kill the enemy. The sacrifice is not in vain; it enables the Germans to push forward to the British fortress, the 'Labyrinth'.
Togger
Togger (1937)
, 1h39
Directed by Jürgen von Alten
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Political films
Actors Paul Hartmann, Renate Müller, Heinz Salfner, Paul Otto, Mathias Wieman, Fritz Odemar
Roles Rudolf Breitenbach
Rating54% 2.7050852.7050852.7050852.7050852.705085
Pendant la République de Weimar, le Konzern international Reuler mène une politique d'acquisition agressive en Allemagne. L'industrie domestique est de plus en plus entre les mains de sinistres géants économiques, personne ne semble s'opposer à cette menace de la "domination étrangère". Une seule personne est prêt à mener la lutte : Togger, le rédacteur en chef du journal Der Neue Tag (Le Jour nouveau). Il a à ses côtés une personne influente que l'on connaît seulement sous le nom de "Lux". Reuler cherche à savoir sa véritable identité, en vain. Peter Geis, le confrère de Siebenstädter Boten n'y arriva pas non plus. Lors d'un accident de voiture, Togger fait la connaissance de Hanna Breitenbach. Elle est la fille du chef de Der Neue Tag, le professeur Breitenbach, et aussi Lux.
Final Accord, 1h42
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Lil Dagover, Willy Birgel, Maria Koppenhöfer, Maria von Tasnady, Theodor Loos, Kurt Meisel
Roles Staatsanwalt
Rating65% 3.2808053.2808053.2808053.2808053.280805
At a New Year's Eve party in New York, Hanna Müller (Maria von Tasnady) is informed that her husband has been found dead in Central Park, presumably a suicide. The couple had left Germany because he had embezzled money. Meanwhile, the young son they left behind in an orphanage, Peter, is adopted by Erich Garvenberg (Willy Birgel), a famous conductor, and his wife Charlotte (Lil Dagover), who is having an affair with an astrologer, Gregor Carl-Otto. Hanna Müller goes to the orphanage to enquire after her son and Erich Garvenberg hires her as a nanny. They grow close through their love for the boy. Charlotte Garvenberg learns of Müller's husband's criminality and fires her. Müller returns to abduct her son, but Charlotte, who is being blackmailed by Carl-Otto, overdoses on morphine and dies. Müller administered the drug and is suspected of murder, but at the trial a maid reveals that Charlotte had said she was committing suicide. Hanna and Erich Garvenberg can now marry.
Liebelei
Liebelei (1933)
, 1h22
Directed by Max Ophüls
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Magda Schneider, Abel Tarride, Wolfgang Liebeneiner, Gustaf Gründgens, Olga Tschechowa, Luise Ullrich
Roles Major v. Eggersdorff
Rating74% 3.73823.73823.73823.73823.7382
A love affair between a young lieutenant and a musician's daughter ends tragically when the lieutenant is killed in a duel, and the girl commits suicide.
The Anthem of Leuthen, 1h31
Directed by Arzén von Cserépy
Origin German
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Otto Gebühr, Olga Tschechowa, Elga Brink, Harry Frank, Paul Otto, Hans Adalbert Schlettow
Rating71% 3.5578253.5578253.5578253.5578253.557825
Fin 1757, durant la guerre de Sept Ans. Alors que Frédéric II de Prusse est vainqueur en Thuringe et dans la Saxe, en Silésie, August Wilhelm von Brunswick-Bevern perd la bataille de Breslau et bat en retraite. Le roi de Prusse court en Silésie pour relever son armée.
The Invisible Front
Directed by Richard Eichberg
Genres Drama
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Karl Ludwig Diehl, Trude von Molo, John Mylong, Theodor Loos, Trude Berliner, Paul Otto

During World War I, young Ellen Lange runs away from her boarding school in Hamburg, because she cannot stand its strict rules any longer, and escapes to her brother Rolf, who lives in Kiel. Rolf, a vice-helmsman by profession, is not too enthusiastic about Ellen's arrival, because he has to go to England in secret orders. So he tries to convince her to go back to her boarding school, and when they both separate at the station, he is convinced that she will do so. But Ellen is unwilling to give up her new freedom again, so she takes another train to Berlin instead. During the journey, she meets a young girl that promises to help her find a job in Berlin. She also provides Ellen with the address of "Aunt Jenny", a dubios lady that finally gets her a job in a music store. After her three months of probation, Mr. Hansen, her boss, orders Ellen to bring a precious violin to Copenhagen. He also provides her with a false passport, as Ellen does not have any identity papers.