German Cinema Cards

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1914-1915
Color/B&W: B&W or single-colored tints such as purple or blue
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size:
Issued as insert with what product: Given out at movie theatres

Notes: Checklist incomplete. This checklist covers cards that were given out at German movie theatres in the 1914-1915 time period. These are probably the earliest of all German-language cinema card issues. The title "Sammlung unserer Filmlieblinge" translates as "Collection of our Film Favourites", and appears on a few of the cards. Backs advertise local cinemas such as Imperial and Opern and list the forthcoming program. Not all stars are named and a few show film scenes. Cards are unnumbered and there was no album. In the checklist, the main film attraction is listed, along with the year. Interestingly, many of these cards must have been issued whilst the First World War was raging.

Thanks to Nick Bolton for help with this checklist.


Frl. Ellen Aggerholm (tinted purple, same image as Rotenturm, there b/w) ("Die Tat des Dietrich Stobaus", 1914)
Lea Delyn (tinted blue) ("Die Abenteuer eines Millionars", 1913) (This is the American movie "The Lost Millionaire")
Henny Porten ("Leutnant Sanden", 1914) (Actually released as "Gretchen Wendland")
Henny Porten ("Guten Morgen Herr Eischer") (This film is nowhere to be found)
Film Scene ("Der geheimnisvolle Wanderer", 1915)
Film Scene ("Problematische Naturen", 1915)
Unnamed Actress ("Das Wachterhaus in den Karpathen", 1915)
Unnamed Actress ("Die Goldfelder von Jacksonville", 1915)


Suzanne Grandais ("Die Dame von Zimmer Nr. 13", 1914)
Kathlyn Williams ("Die Ruckkehr des Piraten") (This film is nowhere to be found)
Film Scene ("Nocturno", 1915)


Ellen Aggerholm (same image as Opern-Kino, but here in b/w, there tinted purple) (no film title on back, only "Die Kino-Sensation" in large letters)


Henny Porten ("Die Wellen schweigen", 1915)

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