1916 - 1970
The actress Hertha Feiler original wanted to become a pianist but an inflammation at her arm prevented this intention. When she looked for an other artistic activity she stumbled on the acting.
She already made her film debut in 1937 with "Liebling der Matrosen". In the following years she became a popular actress who knew how interpret ladylike and cheerful roles with charm.
When she took part in Heinz Rühmann's debut as a director called "Lauter Lügen" (39), they fall in love and got married in the same years. In the next years they often did movies together like "Kleider machen Leute" (40), "Quax in Fahrt/Quax in Afrika" (44) and "Der Engel mit dem Saitenspiel" (44).
Although Hertha Feiler was considered to be a fourth Jew during the Nazi power and was only able to work with a special permission, she and Heinz Rühmann were presented in the press as a model married couple.
In the 50's followed more mature roles in which she often impersonated women with self-conficence and cheerfulness but who also knew the shady sides of life. To her well-known movies of the 50's belong "Pünktchen und Anton" (53), "Die schöne Müllerin" (54), "Charley's Tante" (55), Opernball" (56) and "Der Maulkorb" (58).
With Heinz Rühmann she took part in her last movie "Die Ente klingelt
um halb acht" in 1968 before she retired from the film business because
of cancer disease.
Other movies with Hertha Feiler: