|Fritz Kortner with Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box (1929).|
|Fritz Kortner (far right) as Schigolch in a 1919
production of Wedekind's Die Büchse der Pandora.Mirjam Horwitz (middle) played Lulu.|
Kortner played Schigolch in a 1919 production of Die Büchse der Pandora at the Hamburger Kammerspiele. And in a 1926, in production at the Schauspielhaus Berlin, he was both Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper. (The role of Lulu in the latter production was played by Gerda Müller, an actress with whom he had performed in Macbeth. Her circle included Brecht and the noted conductor Hermann Scherchen, to whom she was briefly married.)
|Fritz Kortner (far right) as Jack the Ripper in a 1926
production of Wedekind's Die Büchse der Pandora.|
Gerda Müller (left) played Lulu, and Lucie Hoflich played the Countess Geschwitz (middle).
Below are some scenes from Warning Shadows featuring Kortner.