Arthur Wellin

Arthur Wellin ( 31 as October as 1880 – maybe 1941 ) was a German film director and actor, active in the era of silent film .


His real name was Arthur Lewin, who changed at an early age to hide his Jewish roots, and was born in Berlin , Germany . Before World War I he acted in different theaters, like the Berliner Theater, the Theater Schiller and the Neues Schauspielhaus. In addition to performing in Berín, Wellin also worked in the provinces, being a singer in Trier .

From 1913 he also worked in the cinema, as a director and as a singer, intensifying his activity in the years of the First World War. Wellin directed almost 20 silent productions until the year 1927, besides acting in a fortnight. As a director he was mostly known for both parts of Lederstrumpf . Also attracting attention was a series of five films directed by him between 1918 and 1920 in which acted Alexander Moissi . 1 2 Another filmmaker with whom Wellin collaborated was producer Rudolf Dworsky, co-owner of Amboß-Film.

As a stage actor, among other places, in the 1925/26 season he worked at the Volksbühne in Berlin. 3 Shortly before Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he made his only sound film role in the film Ganovenehre . As a Jew, he was excluded from his artistic work from 1933, forming part of the Jüdischer Kulturbund .

Wellin’s last acquaintance corresponds to the year 1941. He was transported to the Ghetto of źódź on October 31, 1941, not knowing when and how he died.

Selection of his filmography


  • 1913: Seine Karriere
  • 1916: Verbrannte Flügel
  • 1918: Der Ring der drei Wünsche
  • 1918: Pique Dame
  • 1919: Stiefkinder des Glücks
  • 1919: Zwischen Tod und Leben
  • 1919: Der junge Goethe
  • 1919: Erborgtes Glück
  • 1919: Der Saal der sieben Sünden
  • 1919: Narrentanz der Liebe
  • 1919: Treu der Jugend
  • 1920: Lederstrumpf , 1st part: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook ; Second part: Der letzte Mohikaner
  • 1920: Schwarzwaldmädel
  • 1920: Die Glücksfalle
  • 1921: Das Attentat
  • 1921: Das Verbrechen von Houndsditch
  • 1927: Die leichte Isabell


  • 1913: Die Fächermalerin
  • 1917: Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
  • 1929: Der Sträfling aus Stambul
  • 1932: Ganovenehre. Ein Film aus der Berliner Unterwelt


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  1. Back to top↑ Arthur Wellin bei
  2. Back to top↑ Jerzy Toeplitz : Geschichte des Films. 1928-1933. 2., durchgesehene Auflage. Rogner & Bernhard, Munich 1979, ISBN 3-8077-0067-6 , S. 13.
  3. Back to top↑ Arthur Wellin auf den Seiten der Volksbühne Berlin