Ferner, Max

BORN 18 Apr 1881, München, Bayern - DIED 5 Oct 1940, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Sommer, Max
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (051-W-65 A/B)

From circa 1900 Max Ferner worked as an actor in Munich at the Volkstheater and the Schauspielhaus. He occasionally worked as a director as well, but he is best known as an author. With his friend Max Neal he wrote two librettos for operettas by Karl Michael Ziehrer. From 1924 until 1929 he wrote screenplays for silent movies for Emelka. One of them was for "Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg" (1928) in which the young Leni Riefenstahl played Mary Vetsera. Ferner also co-wrote the script for Alfred Hichcock's "The Mountain Eagle" (1926). He was married to the actress Elise Aulinger.

• Wife: Aulinger, Elise

16/11/1928Premiere of the movie "Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg" at the Waterloo-Kino in Hamburg. The movie was directed by Rolf Raffé and the screenplay was written by Max Ferner. Fritz Spira played emperor Franz Joseph next to Erna Morena as empress Elisabeth. Leni Riefenstahl was Mary Vetsera, Alphons Fryland was Rudolf, Albert von Kersten was Graf Hojos, Paul Askonas was Fürst Montenuovo and Maly Delschaft played Stefanie. Carmen Cartellieri was Countess Larisch. Alice Roberts made her debut as Louise von Coburg. [Askonas, Paul][Cartellieri, Carmen][Riefenstahl, Leni]


The grave of Max Ferner and Elise Aulinger at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2010)


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Published: 03 Mar 2022
Last update: 26 Jun 2022