Bensdorp Filmo Reklame-Bilder

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: Austria
Year of Issue: 1930s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 200
Card Size: 1 3/16" x 2 1/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Chocolate Bars

Notes: This set consists of four series, Serie A through D, with each containing 50 cards for 200 total. Bensdorp also issued additional series E through H for a total of 200 more cards.

All have the name of the star printed at the bottom border and most (but not all) also the name of the firm Bensdorp. The same set can have both variations of the text, apparently without any logic.

There was an album issued for this set. The album holds all 200 cards. The album has a blue cover with the word “Filmo” printed in silver on it. It has an introductory page (with a photo of Greta Garbo as Queen Christina in the closing shot of the film of the same name) and three full-page b/w photos from various films (Paul Kemp and Marta Eggerth in “Die Csardasfürstin”, Greta Garbo again as Queen Christina (the same photo as before), Hermann Thimig and Renate Müller in “Viktor und Viktoria”) as well as an index and a blank page for autographs.

Date info: Jouni Kuurne offers the following date information. I would suggest a date of 1933–1934 at least for the Series A-D. The card F 272 shows Adolf Wohlbrück with his dog (the same photo was issued also as Ross postcard 8389/1); this photograph has been elsewhere dated to the early part of the year 1933.

Thanks to Jouni Kuurne for help with this checklist.

Serie A

1.-4. Lilian Harvey
5.-8. Willy Fritsch
9.-12. Brigitte Helm (11. with a black cat.)
13.-16. Hans Albers
17.-20. Magda Schneider
21.-24. Gustav Frölich (22. with a dog.)
25.-28. Greta Garbo (25., 28. in „Queen Christina“.)
29.-32. Marlene Dietrich
33.-36. Renate Müller (36. in „Viktor und Viktoria”.)
37.-40. Jan Kiepura
41.-44. Marta Eggerth
45.-48. Käthe von Nagy
49.-50. Liane Haid

Serie B

51.-52. Liane Haid
53.-56. Willi Frost
57.-58. Dorothea Wieck
59.-60. Lil Dagover
61.-62. Paul Hörbiger
63.-64. Herman Thimig (63. in “Viktor und Viktoria”?)
65.-66. Camilla Horn
67.-68. Anny Ondra
69.-70. Heinz Rühmann
71.-72. Karl Ludvig Diehl
73.-74. Jenny Jugo
75.-76. Luise Ullrich
77.-78. Viktor de Kowa
79.-80. Adolf Wohlbrück
81.-82. Dolly Haas
83.-84. Hertha Thiele
85.-86. Wolfgang Liebeneier
87.-88. Wolf Albach-Retty
89. Annabella
90. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
91. Charles Laughton (as Henry VIII in “The Private Life of Henry VIII”)
92. Anna May Wong
93. Merle Oberon (in “The Private Life of Henry VIII”)
94. Elsa Lanchester (in “The Private Life of Henry VIII”)
95. Binnie Barnes (in “The Private Life of Henry VIII”)
96. Elisabeth Bergner
97. Clark Gable
98. Janet Gaynor
99. Sylvia Sidney
100. Maurice Chevalier

Serie C

101. Germaine Aussey
102. Fredric March
103. Henry Garat
104. Mae West
105. Charlotte Ander (with a white dog)
106. Louis Graveure
107. Max Hansen
108. Maria Paudler
109. Georg Alexander
110. Ida Wüst
111. Rose Barsony
112. Richard Tauber
113. Friedel Schuster
114. Michael Bohnen
115. Emil Jannings
116. Gitta Alpar
117. Paul Henckels
118. Olga Tschechowa
119. Ery Bos
120. Hans Moser
121. John Boles
122. Jean Harlow
123. Lily Damita
124. Richard Arlen
125. Norma Shearer
126. Ramon Novarro
127. Harold Lloyd
128. Katherine Hepburn
129. Luis Trenker
130. Henny Porten
131. Claire Fuchs-Kaufmann
132. Sepp Rist
133. Paul Richter
134. Dorit Kreysler
135. Ursula Grabley
136. Hans Söhnker
137. Gretl Theimer
138. Heinrich George
139. Leo Slezak
140. Gerda Maurus
141. Conrad Veidt.
142. Franziska Gaál
143. Ellen Schwanneke
144. Harry Liedtke
145. Margit Symo
146. Harry Piel
147. Jwan Petrovich (playing the violin, in close-up)
148. Maria Beling
149. Paul Hartmann
150. Lissy Holzschuh

Serie D

151. Leni Riefenstahl
152. Attila Hörbiger
153. Richard Romanowsky
154. Jessie Vihrog
155. Hansi Niese
156. Paul Kemp
157. Lien Deyers
158. Willy Eichberger
159. Johannes Riemann
160. Erika von Thellmann
161. Susi Lanner
162. Gustav Diessl
163. Anton Pointner
164. Trude Berliner
165. Ernst Verebs
166. Jarmila Novotna
167. Lucie Englisch
168. Oskar Karlweis
169. Adele Sandrock
170. Harald Paulsen
171. Fritz Kampers
172. Marianne Hoppe
173. Heinrich Heilinger
174. Charlotte Susa.
175. Leopoldine Konstantin
176. Rudolf Forster
177. Lionel Barrymore (as Rasputin, in “Rasputin and the Empress”)
178. Jeannette MacDonald
179. Joan Crawford
180. John Barrymore
181. Dolores Del Rio
182. Charles Farrell
183. Gary Cooper
184. Claudette Colbert
185. Euger Klöpfer – Käthe v. Nagy
186. Paul Richter – Else Elster
187. Camilla Horn – Louis Graveure
188. Renate Müller – Willy Fritsch
189. Annie Makart – Harry Piel
190. John Boles – Lilian Harvey
191. Annabella – Gustav Frölich
192. Dolores Del Rio – Joel McCrea
193. Carl L. Diehl – Käthe v. Nagy
194. Erik Ode – Margit Symo
195. Sylvia Sydney – M. Chevalier
196. Marta Eggerth – Jan Kiepura
197. Hans Albers – Lien Deyers
198. Jenny Jugo – Paul Hörbiger
199. Franziska Gaál – H. Thimig
200. D. Kreysler – W. Liebeneiner


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