30 January 2020

Hilda Rosch

German actress Hilda Rosch only appeared in eight films between 1928 and 1931. Rosch co-starred in popular silent films with Harry Liedtke and Luciano Albertini, but she was soon forgotten.

Hilda Rosch
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 3595/1, 1928-1929. Photo: Aafa Film.

Hilda Rosch
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4054/2, 1929-1930. Photo: Atelier Jacobi, Berlin.

One of these little mysteries in the film history


Hilda Rosch must have been quite a popular film star as several postcards were produced with the beautiful actress.

Why Rosch then appeared in only eight films is one of these little mysteries of the film history.

Her first film was Die Zirkusprinzessin/The Circus Princess (Victor Janson, 1928) with Harry Liedtke, Trude Berliner  and Cilly Feindt.

In the same year, Hilda Rosch appeared in the spectacular action films Der Unüberwindliche/The Invincible (Max Obal, 1928), and Tempo! Tempo! (Max Obal, 1929) opposite Italian strong man Luciano Albertini.

In Das Spiel mit der Liebe/The Game of Love (Victor Janson, 1929) she starred in a double role as Miss Lilian Tompson  and as Marchesa Beatrice de Castellagain alongside Harry Liedtke.

Hilda Rosch
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4054/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Atelier Balázs, Berlin.

Harry Liedtke and Hilda Rosch in Das Spiel mit der Liebe (1928)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 3642/2, 1928-1929. Photo: Aafa Film. Harry Liedtke and Hilda Rosch in Das Spiel mit der Liebe/The Game with Love (Victor Janson, 1928).

Hilda Rosch
Belgian postcard by Weekblad 'Cinema', Antwerpen (Antwerp).

Abrupt End


Hilda Rosch's film career developed nicely. She appeared opposite cabaret star Max Hansen in the short Max Hansen: Jetzt geht's der Dolly gut/Max Hansen: Now Dolly Does Well (Max Reichmann, 1929).

In Die Warschauer Zitadelle/The Citadel of Warsaw (Jacob Fleck, Luise Fleck, 1930), she appeared with Hungarian actor Victor Varconi and the legendary La Jana.

But the new sound film seemed to hinder her career. She appeared in Ihr Junge/Her Boy (Friedrich Feher, 1931) with Feher’s wife Magda Sonja and their son Hans Feher in the leading parts.

Her last film was Der Bebende Berg/The Trembling Mountain (Hanns Beck-Gaden, Luitpold Nusser, 1931) in which she co-starred with director Hanns Beck-Gaden.

Then her film career ended abruptly. Because her voice did not suit the sound film? Because of the rise of the Nazis? Was she Jewish? We could not find more information about Hilda Rosch on the net.

Hilda Rosch
French postcard by Europe, no. 484. Photo: Super Film.

Hilda Rosch
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4665/1, 1929-1930. Photo: Atelier Bieber, Berlin.

Sources: Thomas Staedeli (Cyranos), Filmportal.de, Virtual History, Wikipedia and IMDb.

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