Hans Deppe

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Hans Carl Otto Deppe (born November 12, 1897 in Berlin ; † September 23, 1969 there ) was a German actor, film director and film producer.

Life and work

Hans Deppe completed a commercial apprenticeship and then began training at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna in 1914 . In 1918 he went to Berlin, where he volunteered at the Royal Theater and from 1921 to 1928 was engaged as a character actor at Max Reinhardt's German Theater . Together with Werner Finck and Rudolf Platte he then founded the cabaret " Die Katakombe ". He made his film debut in Lupu Pick's 1930/31 film Gassenhauer . Supporting roles in successful films such as Phil Jutzis Berlin - Alexanderplatz (1931) and Ein blonder Traum (with Lilian Harvey ) followed.

Hans Deppe's first self-staged film was the Theodor Storm film Der Schimmelreiter (1934), in which he directed together with Curt Oertel . Although the two directors replaced the Spooky the template by a drama that-and-soil ideology blood moves the film in certain proximity to, remained Der Schimmelreiter Deppe formal interessantester and best film that also by the film inspection with the title "Artistic particularly valuable ”was awarded. By 1945 he made 30 other films, mostly comedies, love and homeland films, which - such as Hubertus Castle (1934), Divorce Travel (1938), Dangerous Spring (1943) and The Majoratsherr (1944) - were occasionally rated "artistic" or Received "artistically valuable". Deppe's preferred leading actors, who he used in many of his films, were Hansi Knoteck and Paul Richter .

After the end of the Second World War , Hans Deppe quickly regained a foothold as a director. In the 1950s he directed some of the classics of the German Heimatfilm , such as Schwarzwaldmädel (1950), Grün ist die Heide (1951), Ferien vom Ich (1952), Heideschulmeister Uwe Karsten (1954), Der Pfarrer von Kirchfeld and When the Alpine Roses Are Blooming 'n (both 1955). In 1953 he helped the young Romy Schneider to make her film debut in When the white lilac is in bloom again . From 1952 to 1957 he was with his Berliner HD-Film several times at the same time producer of his films. His penultimate film Robert und Bertram was a free remake of Hans H. Zerlett's anti-Semitic film fun game of the same name as a typical hit and homeland film without anti-Semitic elements.

In the 1960s, Hans Deppe worked again as a performer and participated in numerous television productions.

Actor Charles Regnier reported in a conversation in 1999 that Deppe was interested in the art of puppet theater .


As a director

As a performer


Radio plays


  • CineGraph . Lexicon for German-language films

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