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Olaf Storm

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Olaf Storm, date unknown, photograph by Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

Olaf Storm, real name Kurt Theodor von Kann[1] (* 10 January 1894 in Richterich as Theodor Joseph van Kann[2]; † 11 or 12 March 1931 in Berlin[3]) was a German actor in silent film.

Between 1919 and 1927, he appeared in a total of over two dozen motion pictures. He took minor to medium supporting roles in the classic films Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), The Last Man (1924) and Metropolis (1927). Storm also appeared in youthful love interest roles in a number of films, however his success increasingly waned after 1924 and he fell into financial hardship. In March 1931 he died by suicide.[4]

Filmography (selection)

  • 1919: The Heir of the Lilienhof
  • 1920: Desire. The adventure of Katja Nastjenko
  • 1920: The mysterious death (Mungos)
  • 1920: The Giant Smuggler
  • 1920: A nice little fruit
  • 1920: Ferréol. A struggle between love and duty
  • 1920: Madame Bovary
  • 1921: From the files of a decent woman
  • 1921: Your brother’s wife
  • 1921: The Stranger from Elstergasse
  • 1921: The Minor
  • 1921: Miss Julie
  • 1921: Rats of the Big City. 1. The mysterious night
  • 1921: What did I do to you?
  • 1922: The streetwalker from Berlin
  • 1922: The Queen of Whitechapel
  • 1922: The daughter of the usurer
  • 1922: Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler I: The Great Gambler. A picture of the time
  • 1922: Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler II: Inferno. A play by people of our time
  • 1922: Whom never was harmed by love
  • 1922: Between night and sin
  • 1924: The Last Man
  • 1924: The voice of the heart
  • 1925: Those from the other shore
  • 1926: The perjurer
  • 1926: False shame
  • 1926: Metropolis
  • 1927: Forbidden Love
  • 1927: Weekend magic

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Individual references

  1. Registry Office Berlin-Wilmersdorf, C, No. 394/1931
  2. Registry Office Richterich, A I, No. 5/1894
  3. found dead on 12 March, last seen alive on 11 March; Registry Office Berlin-Wilmersdorf, C, No. 394/1931
  4. Arbeiter-Zeitung, 17 March 1931, p. 3.