Guido Herzfeld

Guido Herzfeld (14 August 1851 – 16 November 1923) was a German stage and film actor. Herzfeld established himself in the theatre in the nineteenth century. In 1914 he made his film debut and went on to appear in over sixty films before his death.

Guido Herzfeld
Born14 August 1851
Died16 November 1923 (aged 72)
Berlin, Germany
Years active1914–1923 (film)

His notable screen roles include appearances in Ernst Lubitsch's comedy Shoe Palace Pinkus (1916)[1] and Victor Janson's First World War propaganda film The Yellow Ticket (1918).[2] In 1920 he played the lead in Ewald André Dupont's Whitechapel (1920).[3] His final appearance was in the comedy The Grand Duke's Finances (1924).[4]

Selected filmography


  1. Prawer p.43
  2. Prawer p.16
  3. Prawer p.141
  4. Die Weltbühne: Wochenschrift für Politik, Kunst, Wirtschaft (in German). 22. Athenäum Verlag. 1978. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-3-7610-9301-6. ... wird der Bruch in ihr sichtbar. Vor dem neuen Film der Ufa: ,Die Finanzen des Großherzogs' trat dieser Augenblick erst im sechsten, letzten Akt ein. ... Aber vom großen ersten Rang ist Guido Herzfeld als Geldgeber. Die Laune des Films wirft ...


  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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