Jürgen Roland

Jürgen Roland, born Jürgen Schellack (25 December 1925 – 21 September 2007) was a German film director. Roland was described as the "father of German TV crime shows". He directed about 80 TV productions and 30 movies.[1]

Jürgen Roland
Born
Jürgen Schellack

(1925-12-25)December 25, 1925
Hamburg, Germany
DiedSeptember 21, 2007(2007-09-21) (aged 81)
Hamburg
NationalityGerman
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer
EmployerNordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Known forTV series and movies

Life and careerEdit

Roland was born on 25 December 1925 in Hamburg as Jürgen Schellack. He started his career as a radio host for the North western German Radio Station (NWDR) in 1945, and was one of the first presenters for the TV station of the NWDR in 1951. Norddeutscher Rundfunk Station Manager Jobst Plog [de] said, that Jürgen Roland "[...] belonged to the ranks of young radio reporter, who contributed after the war to the legendary reputation of the then NWDR." Roland's first TV series Der Polizeibericht meldet ... (lit. the police reports ...) was a detailed description of real crimes, filmed accurate and faithful.[1]

The TV series Stahlnetz (lit. steel net, Dragnet) caused Roland's fame. For the 1958s crime series, Roland worked with screenwriter Wolfgang Menge. The cases were based on real crimes also, and the series was a blockbuster in Germany. After his work for the TV station Roland directed several movies, the 1960s Der grüne Bogenschütze (The Green Archer)—starring Gert Fröbe—was based on an Edgar Wallace's novel of 1923.[1]

Roland directed several Tatort (crime scene) episodes, and as of 2007, Roland's TV series Großstadtrevier (metropolitan precinct[2]) was shown for 21 years in German TV.[1]

FilmographyEdit

StahlnetzEdit

Stahlnetz
Created byJürgen Roland
Written byWolfgang Menge
Jürgen Roland (2 episodes)
Directed byJürgen Roland (22 episodes)
StarringHeinz Engelmann (7 episodes)
Gerda-Maria Jürgens (7 episodes)
Country of originGermany
Original language(s)German
No. of episodes22 (1951-1959)
6 (1999-2001)
Production
Running time50–60 minutes
Release
Original networkNordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release1958 (1958)
Chronology
Related showsDragnet

German TV series for the Norddeutscher Rundfunk, based on real crimes.[1] Roland directed 22 episodes and was screenwriter for 2 episodes.[3] The series is filmed in black and white, the first episode of season 1 was aired 1958. German actors Hellmut Lange and Helmut Peine were in the cast.

  • 1958: Mordfall Oberhausen on IMDb
  • 1958: Bankraub in Köln
  • 1958: Die blaue Mütze
  • 1958: Die Tote im Hafenbecken
  • 1958: Das zwölfte Messer
  • 1958: Sechs unter Verdacht
  • 1959: Treffpunkt Bahnhof Zoo
  • 1959: Das Alibi
  • 1959: Aktenzeichen: Welcker u.a. – Wegen Mordes
  • 1960: Die Zeugin im grünen Rock
  • 1960: Verbrannte Spuren [de]
  • 1960: E 605
  • 1961: Saison
  • 1961: In der Nacht zum Dienstag
  • 1962: In jeder Stadt…
  • 1962: Spur 211
  • 1963: Das Haus an der Stör [de]
  • 1964: Rehe
  • 1964: Strandkorb 421
  • 1965: Nacht zum Ostersonntag
  • 1966: Der fünfte Mann
  • 1968: Ein Toter zuviel

Dem Täter auf der SpurEdit

Dem Täter auf der Spur
Directed byJürgen Roland
StarringGünther Neutze [de] (Commissaire Bernard)
Karl Lieffen (Inspecteur Janot)
Jürgen Roland (Host)
Country of originGermany
Original language(s)German
No. of episodes17
Release
Picture formatBlack-and-white (Episodes 1–6)
Color television (Episodes 7–17)
Original release1967 (1967)
Chronology
Related showsLes Cinq Dernières Minutes
  • 1967: Am Rande der Manege
  • 1967: 10 Kisten Whisky
  • 1968: Schrott
  • 1969: Das Fenster zum Garten
  • 1969: Familienärger
  • 1970: Frau gesucht…
  • 1970: Puppen reden nicht
  • 1970: Froschmänner
  • 1970: Schlagzeile: Mord
  • 1971: Tod am Steuer
  • 1971: Flugstunde
  • 1972: In Schönheit sterben
  • 1972: Ohne Kranz und Blumen
  • 1972: Der Tod in der Maske
  • 1972: Kein Hafer für Nicolo
  • 1973: Blinder Haß
  • 1973: Stellwerk 3

TatortEdit

As actorEdit

  • 1988: Pleitegeier, as Anton Marek
  • 2001: Tod vor Scharhörn, as Polizeipräsident von Hamburg (Head of the Hamburg Police Department)

GroßstadtrevierEdit

Großstadtrevier
Created byJürgen Roland
StarringArthur Brauss
Mareike Carrière
Jan Fedder
Maria Ketikidou [de]
Country of originGermany
Original language(s)German

Roland directed 46 episodes of the German TV series Großstadtrevier (metropolitan precinct[2]), produced by the Norddeutscher Rundfunk.[4]

  • 1986: Kein Tag wie jeder andere
  • 1986: Wühlmäuse
  • 1986: Mensch, der Bulle ist 'ne Frau
  • 1986: Speedy
  • 1986: Prosit Neujahr
  • 1987: Amamos und Konsorten
  • 1987: Der Champ
  • 1987: Fahrerflucht
  • 1987: Rote Karte für Thomas?
  • 1989: Dame in Not (Kommentator)
  • 1991: Das schwarze Schaf
  • 1991: Treffpunkt Kino
  • 1992: Der Neue (including Roland's voice)
  • 1992: Auf Gift gebaut (appearances as officer-in-charge)
  • 1992: Revanche (appearance as hall speaker)
  • 1997: Der Praktikant
  • 1997: Das Stuntgirl
  • 1997: Die Aufsteiger
  • 1999: Zeugen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Matthias Kremp (2007-09-23). "Mr. Stahlnetz ist tot" [Mr. Stahlnetz is dead]. Spiegel Online (in German). Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  2. ^ a b Revier can be translated as a police station or also hunting ground
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for "Stahlnetz"". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ "Full cast and crew for "Großstadtrevier"". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-10-17.

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