Adolphe Engers Poster

Trivia (8)

His creative cinematical power kept undiminished in the second part of the 20's till the end of the silent movie era.

Engers last film was a curiosity he made while hiding for the nazis. Moord in het modehuis/Murder in the Fashion Store (1943, Alfred Mazure, Piet van der Ham), was a film version of Mazure's popular detective comic Dick Bos. The film would never be shown in the cinema. One of the reasons was that Mazure refused to make a nazi of his hero.

In the 1930's he was also active as an author of stage plays and novels like Ardjoena - Indische roman (1936). He also gave acting classes at the Conservatory of The Hague.

In the beginning of World War II he was a member of the stage company De Komedianten, but the Nazis gave the Jewish Engers a 'Berufsverbot' ('professional ban').

The Dutch actor Adolphe Engers was born in Gulpen. He also made his film debut in Holland with "De Kroon der schande" (1918) before he appeared regularly in German productions from 1919.

He became a very busy actor in the 20's and he took part in well-known movies. Beside it he was also very successful with the leading role in the "Flappy" serial for the Berliner Terra Film AG.

When the talkies followed to the silent time it meant the end of Adolphe Engers film career in Germany. He returned to Holland where he lived in Den Haag. He only acted sporadically in front of the camera, so in "Op stap" (1935), "Veertig Jaren" (1938) and "De spooktrein" (1939).

He co-wrote and played the lead in the film Terra Nova/New Land (1932, Gerard Rutten). This fisher drama was meant as the first Dutch sound film, but disappeared completely after differences about the result between the director and the producer.