Hans Albers

Germany’s biggest movie star

Hans Albers moved to Berlin after World War I and found work playing comic roles in theatre and cabaret.


After appearing in over 100 silent films, his big break came in the first German talking movie Die Nacht gehört uns (The Night Belongs to Us) in 1929. He then starred alongside Marlene Dietrich in Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) in 1930.

Between 1930 and 1945, he was the biggest male movie star in Germany and continued to be one of the most popular German actors of the twentieth century.