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Karl Platen
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Platen in 1906
Carl Platen

(1877-03-06)6 March 1877
Died4 July 1952(1952-07-04) (aged 75)
Years active1913–1949

Karl Platen (6 March 1877 – 4 July 1952) was a German actor and cinematographer known for Girl in the Moon (1929) and M (1931).


Karl Platen was born as Carl Platen on March 6, 1877 in Halle an der Saale, Germany. He died on July 4, 1952 in Weimar, German Democratic Republic at the age of 75.

Selected filmography

  • Ein Ausgestoßener (1913, part 1)
  • Der Katzensteg (1915) - Pfarrer
  • Die Erben des Geizhalses (1915) - Pflegesohn von Riedel Hermann
  • The Japanese Woman (1919)
  • Hängezöpfchen (1919) - Prof. Hahnensporn
  • Das rosa Strumpfbändchen (1919)
  • The Boy in Blue (1919) - Alter Diener / Old servant
  • The Foolish Heart (1919, Short)
  • The Bodega of Los Cuerros (1919)
  • Madame Du Barry (1919) - Guillaume Dubarry
  • Der rote Sarafan (1919)
  • Seine Beichte (Bekenntnisse eines Lebemannes) (1919) - Diener Franz
  • Irrlicht (1919)


  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.
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