Reinhold Schünzel (November 7, 1888September 11, 1954) was a German actor and film director.

Life and work Edit

Schünzel was born in St. Pauli, Hamburg in 1888. After his business studies he began acting on stage in Hamburg, Bern and Berlin. He made his film debut in 1916, starring in Im Banne des Schweigens . He was discovered by director Richard Oswald and appeared in several of his films. Around 1918 Schünzel got into directing and created a series of comedies in which he appeared as both an actor and producer.

Partial filmography Edit

As Actor Edit

  • 1919 Die Prostitution
  • 1919 Different from the Others
  • 1919 Madame Dubarry
  • 1919 Unheimliche Geschichten (Eerie Tales)
  • 1920 Nachtgestalten
  • 1920 Katherina die Große
  • 1921 Lady Hamilton
  • 1928 Adam und Eva
  • 1931 1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand
  • 1931 Die Dreigroschenoper
  • 1943 Auch Henker sterben (Hangmen Also Die!)
  • 1946 Berüchtigt (Notorious)
  • 1954 Meines Vaters Pferde

As Director Edit

  • 1920 Katherina die Große
  • 1923 Alles für Geld
  • 1930 Liebe im Ring
  • 1933 Viktor und Viktoria
  • 1935 Amphitryon
  • 1936 Das Mädchen Irene
  • 1937 Land der Liebe
  • 1939 The ice follies of 1939

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