Nils Asther

Portrait Nils AstherActor - Sweden
Born January 17, 1897 in Malmö
Died October 13, 1981 in Stockholm

Mini-Biography:
Nils Asther was born on January 17, 1897 in Malmö. He was a Swedish Actor, known for Wild Orchids (1928), Dr. Kildare's wedding day (1941), The bitter tea of general Yen (1933), Nils Asther's first movie on record is from 1916. Nils Asther died on October 13, 1981 in Stockholm. His last motion picture on file dates from 1944.
Biographical Notes in German: Nils Asther wurde wie Greta Garbo vom Regisseur Mauritz Stiller entdeckt, mit dem er anfangs der 20er Jahre auch eine Affäre hatte. Nils Asther begann seine Stummfilmkarriere 1916 in Schweden und spielte in Filmen wie "Vingarne" (1916), "Das Himmelskibet" (1917) und "Solen der draebte" (1918). Später arbeitete er in den deutschen Produktionen "Der Mann seiner Frau" (1925) und "Das süsse Mädel" (1926). 1926 ging Nils Asther nach Amerika, wo er für die verbleibende Stummfilmära nochmals eine beeindruckende Karriere aufbauen konnte. Er spielte erfolgreich in "Sorrell and Son" (1927), "The Blue Danube" (1928), "Dream of Love" (1928) und schliesslich an der Seite von Greta Garbo in "Wild Orchids" (1929). Wegen seines starken Akzentes wurden seine Rollenangebote im Tonfilm immer seltener, die Rollen selbst immer kleiner. Auch in den 40er Jahren erschien Nils Asther immer wieder auf der Leinwand, so in "Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day" (1941), "Flying Blind" (1941), "Sweater Girl" (1942), "The Night Before the Divorce" (1942), "Bluebeard" (1944), "Jealousy" (1945) und "The Feathered Serpent" (1948). Nach einigen Arbeiten für das Fernsehen in den 50er Jahren kehrte er nach Schweden zurück, wo er in vier weiteren Filmen mitwirkte.

Nils Asther Filmography [Auszug]
1944: [/ /1] Bluebeard (Cast), Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, with Iris Adrian, John Carradine,
1944: [/ /1] Alaska (Cast), Directed by George Archaimbaud, with , Dick Scott, Dewey Robinson,
1944: [] The Hour Before the Dawn (Cast), Directed by Frank Tuttle, with Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton,
1941: [/ /1] Dr. Kildare's wedding day (Cast: Constanzo Labardi), Directed by Harold S. Bucquet, with Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore,
1935: [/ /1] Abdul the Damned (Cast: Chief of Police Kadar-Pasha), Directed by Karl Grune, with Adrienne Ames, Fritz Kortner,
1935: [/ /1] The Marriage of Corbal (Cast), Directed by Karl Grune, with Hugh Sinclair, Hazel Terry,
1933: [] The bitter tea of general Yen (Cast: General Yen), Directed by Frank Capra, with Walter Connolly, Gavin Gordon,
1932: [07.09] The Washington Masquerade (Cast: Brenner ), Directed by Charles Brabin, with Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, Diane Sinclair,
1932: [] Letty Lynton (Cast), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery,
1932: [04.09] But the Flesh is weak (Cast: Prince Paul ), Directed by Jack Conway, with Robert Montgomery, Nora Gregor, ,
1930: [] The Sea bat (Cast), Directed by Wesley Ruggles, with Charles Bickford, Raquel Torres,
1929: [/ /1] The single standard (Cast: Packy Cannon), Directed by John S. Robertson, with Greta Garbo, Zeffie Tilbury, Kathlyn Williams,
1928: [09.28] The Cardboard Lover (Her Cardboard Lover) (Cast: Simone ), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Marion Davies, Jetta Goudal,
1928: [] Wild Orchids (Cast: Prince De Gace), Directed by Sidney Franklin, with Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone,
1928: [] Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Cast: Graf Luigi Ravelli), Directed by Herbert Brenon, with Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Bernard Siegel,
1928: [] Dream of Love (Cast), Directed by Fred Niblo, with Carmel Myers, Joan Crawford,
1928: [] Our dancing daughters (Cast), Directed by Harry Beaumont, with Dorothy Sebastian, Johnny Mack Brown,
1928: [] Loves of an Actress (Cast: Raoul), Directed by Rowland V. Lee, with Pola Negri, Mary McAllister,
1927: [07.24] Topsy and Eva (Cast: George Shelby), Directed by Del Lord, Lois Weber, with Rosetta Duncan, Vivian Duncan, Gibson Gowland,
1927: [] Sorrell and Son (Cast), Directed by Herbert Brenon, with H.B. Warner, Carmel Myers,
1926: [/ /1] Der goldene Schmetterling (Cast), Directed by Michael Curtiz, with Curt Bois, Lili Damita,
1926: [] Die drei Uhren (Cast), Directed by Lothar Mendes, with Lilian Hall-Davis, ,
1926: [02.00] Der Mann seiner Frau (Her Husband's Wife) (Cast), Directed by Felix Basch, with Lucy Doraine, Erich Kaiser-Titz,
1926: [01.12] Die versunkene Flotte (Cast), Directed by Manfred Noa, with , Werner Pittschau, Hans Mierendorff,
1925: [10.23] Finale der Liebe (Cast), Directed by Felix Basch, with Lucy Doraine, , Albert Paulig,
1925: [////1] Briefe, die ihn nicht erreichten (Cast), Directed by Friedrich Zelnik, with Marcella Albani, Albert Bassermann,
1923: [] Norrtullsligan (The Norrtull Gang) (Cast), Directed by Per Lindberg, with Tora Teje, Inga Tidblad, Renée Björling,
1922: [01.01] Vem Dömer (Love's crucible, Mortal Clay) (Cast: Apprentice ), Directed by Victor Sjöström, with Jenny Hasselqvist, Axel Esbensen, Ivan Hedqvist,
1918: [05.23] Solen, der dræbte (Cast: Jan, Elsbeths søn af første ægteskab), Directed by Hjalmar Davidsen, with Alf Blütecher, Else Frölich, ,
1918: [02.22] Himmelskibet (A Trip to Mars, Excelsior, 400 Million Miles from Earth, The Sky-Ship) (Cast: Marsbewohner), Directed by Holger-Madsen, with Nicolai Neiiendam, Gunnar Tolnæs, ,
1917: [11.26] Hittebarnet (Cast: Kurt, Davies' søn), Directed by Holger-Madsen, with Else Frölich, Johannes Ring, ,
1916: [] Vingarne (Cast: ung skådespelare i filmens ramhandling), Directed by Mauritz Stiller, with Egil Eide, Lars Hanson, Lili Bech,

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