Johannes Arpe

Johannes Arpe

Additional Names: Johannes Leopold Martin Arpe (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz
*29.07.1897 Hamburg; †03.10.1962 Kleinmachnow

Biography

Johannes Arpe, born July 29, 1897, in Hamburg, graduated from drama school in his home town and made his stage debut at the age of 18 at Hamburg’s Thalia Theater. During his stage career he also performed at theatres in Flensburg, Bad Wildungen, and in Görlitz. Besides his stage performances, he also worked as a director at all times. In addition to his stage career, Arpe was also politically active. He, for instance, set up a group of "Kommunistischer Schutzverband deutscher Schauspieler" in Northern Germany.

After the end of World War II, Arpe took over the position of an impresario, at first in Chemnitz, and from 1951 on, in Leipzig where he was appointed general director of Leipzig’s theatres three years later. Arpe held office until 1958.

In 1953, Arpe made his movie debut in a supporting role in Martin Hellberg’s spy thriller "Geheimakte Solvey". During the following years, he appeared in several key and minor supporting roles, mainly as a person of authority, in numerous productions of DEFA and of DFF, including Eugen York’s film "Das Fräulein von Scuderi" (1955) and E.W. Fiedler’s film "Rivalen am Steuer" (1957).

After his retirement as the general director of Leipzig’s theatres in 1958, Arpe focused entirely on his movie career. He also directed two films for the movie screen: "Erich Kubak " (1959) and the drama "Der Fremde" (1961).

On October 3, 1962, Johannes Arpe died in Kleinmachnow.

Filmography

1962/1963 Geheimarchiv an der Elbe
Cast
 
1962/1963 Nebel
Cast
 
1962 Minna von Barnhelm oder Das Soldatenglück
Cast
 
1962 Tote reden nicht
Cast
 
1961/1962 Die schwarze Galeere
Cast
 
1961/1962 Revue um Mitternacht
Cast
 
1961/1962 Mord ohne Sühne
Cast
 
1961/1962 Tanz am Sonnabend - Mord?
Cast
 
1961 Tempel des Satans
Cast
 
1961 Gewissen in Aufruhr
Cast
 
1960/1961 Der Fremde
Cast, Director
 
1960-1962 Ärzte
Cast
 
1960 Sommerwege
Cast
 
1959/1960 Seilergasse 8
Cast
 
1959/1960 Hochmut kommt vor dem Knall
Cast
 
1959/1960 Die Entscheidung des Dr. Ahrendt
Cast
 
1959 Erich Kubak
Director
 
1959 Bevor der Blitz einschlägt
Cast
 
1958/1959 Senta auf Abwegen
Cast
 
1958/1959 Simplon-Tunnel
Cast
 
1958/1959 Kapitäne bleiben an Bord
Cast
 
1958/1959 Die Premiere fällt aus
Cast
 
1958 Der Prozeß wird vertagt
Cast
 
1957/1958 Jahrgang 21
Cast
 
1956/1957 Rivalen am Steuer
Cast
 
1956 Der Hauptmann von Köln
Cast
 
1955/1956 So'n Theater!
Cast
 
1955 52 Wochen sind ein Jahr
Cast
 
1955 Das Fräulein von Scuderi
Cast
 
1954/1955 Ernst Thälmann - Führer seiner Klasse
Dialogue editor
 
1954/1955 Der Teufel vom Mühlenberg
Cast
 
1954/1955 Einmal ist keinmal
Cast
 
1954 Carola Lamberti - Eine vom Zirkus
Cast
 
1954 Stärker als die Nacht
Cast
 
1953/1954 Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse
Cast, Dialogue editor
 
1952/1953 Geheimakten Solvay
Cast
 

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