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Martin Kosleck

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Also Known As: Died: January 15, 1994
Born: March 24, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Barkotzen, , DE Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Longstreet (1971) as Von Marks
A New Orleans-based insurance investigator, blinded in an explosion, tracks down the man who killed his wife and took his sight. This was the pilot to the short-lived series (1971-72) that starred Franciscus, with Peter Mark Richman replacing Bradford Dillman as his boss and Marlyn Mason taking over
Which Way to the Front? (1970) as German submarine commander
After he''s rejected for World War II service, a man recruits other 4-Fs to help him fight the Nazis.
Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969)
A comedy about a World War II pilot who falls out of his plane and is hidden by a baroness to protect him from the enemy -- long after the war has ended.
Agent for H. A. R. M. (1966) as Malko
Wimpy secret agent who looks like Dr. Smith from "Lost In Space" helps protect a scientist from a generic Iron Curtain country who has developed a gun that shoots boogers at people from a evil guy who looks like Pee-Wee Herman.
Morituri (1965) as Wilke
The English blackmail a German expatriate into a Nazi rubber shipment.
36 Hours (1965) as Kraatz
Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over.
The Flesh Eaters (1964) as Peter Bartell
An alcoholic actress, her personal assistant, and their helicopter pilot are downed on a secluded isle by bad weather, where a renegade Nazi scientist is using ocean life to develop a solvent for human flesh. The tiny flesh-eating sea critters that result certainly give our heroes a run for their money - and lives.
Hitler (1962) as Joseph Paul Goebbels
Impotence and an Oedipus complex haunt the dictator as he sets out to conquer the world.
Something Wild (1961) as Landlord
A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic.
Half Past Midnight (1948) as Cortez
Assigned to Danger (1948) as Louie Volkes
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.
Smugglers' Cove (1948) as Count Boris Petrov
The Bowery Boys take on a gang of German smugglers.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Dr. O. R. Frisch
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) as Count of Monte Cristo, previously known as Edmond Dantes
She-Wolf of London (1946) as Dwight Severn
London is shaken by a series of grisly murders. Suspicion falls on an attractive young woman who is rumored to have werewolves in her family tree.
Crime of the Century (1946) as Paul
Just Before Dawn (1946) as Karl Ganns
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a diabetic with poison instead of insulin.
House of Horrors (1946) as Marcel de Lange
Pursuit to Algiers (1945) as Mirko
Sherlock Holmes tries to protect a foreign leader traveling on an ocean liner.
The Spider (1945) as Mihail Barak
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
The Frozen Ghost (1945) as Rudi Poldan
The Mummy's Curse (1945) as Ragheb
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.
Strange Holiday (1945) as Examiner
Businessman John Stevenson returns from a camping holiday in the mountains to discover the whole of America has been taken over by foreign invaders. His family has been taken away and he is thrown into prison and must come to terms with the new USA.
Gangs of the Waterfront (1945) as Anjo Ferranti
Gang Leader Dutch Malone (Robert Armstrong) goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady (William Forrest) induces taxidermist Peter Winkly (also Robert Armstrong), who is an exact double for Malone,to impersonate Dutch and assume leadership of the gang. Winkly "takes over" the gang and only Rita (Marian Martin), Dutch's girl friend, has any suspicion that he is not really Dutch. But Dutch sees a newspaper showing him out on the town, escapes from the hospital and is on his way to look up the imposter.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Joseph Goebbels
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944) as Josef
The North Star (1943) as Dr. Richter
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
Chetniks! (1943) as Colonel Wilhelm Brockner
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
Bomber's Moon (1943) as Maj. von Streicher
American bomber pilot Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down on a bombing raid over German-held territory. As his crew bails out, Jeff sees his bombadier brother, Lt. Danny Dakin (Richard Graham), machine-gunned to death as he is drifting to earth. After being taken prisoner Jeff learns the name of the man who murdered his brother---Nazi ace Major Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck). In the concentration camp he begins a plan of escape with two other prisoners; Czech prisoner Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) and a young Russian doctor, Alexandra "Alec" Zoreisch (Annabella). The three escape during an air raid. Jeff begins to take a dislike to Paul over several incidents that arouse his suspicions. Actually Paul is Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who has engineered the escape in the hope that the Alec will lead him to the leaders of the underground movement. They manage to reach the home of a friend of Alec's father, where Paul reveals his true colors by killing the underground leader and calling the Gestapo. Jeff overpowers Paul and he and Alec escape and elude the Nazi agents. Reaching Holland, where plans have been set for their escape, Jeff learns that the plane in which he was shot down has been re-built by the Nazis for a mysterious flight to England. He refuses to take the boat with Alec and, disguised as a German soldier, learns the details of the flight plan and that the man who murdered his brother, Von Streicher, is to pilot the plane. Jeff steals a Nazi plane and heads for the English Channel to intercept Von Streicher.
Manila Calling (1942) as Heller
When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of Filipino Scouts (Moros) and make their way to the coast. The party, radio technician Jeff Bailey (Cornel Wilde) and communications men Lucky Matthews (Lloyd Nolan) and Tom O'Rourke (James Gleason), finds an advance Japanese unit on the plantation of an old friend and, working with the Moros as a guerilla unit, attack and seize the site from the Japanese in order to use the radio transmitter. Solidifying themselves in the stronghold they discover there is no food or water and it is surrounded by the Japanese. A night club singer, Edna Fraser (Carole Landis), escaping from the Japanese, gets into the plantation. Jeff is working to fix their radio set, hoping to send a message of hope and courage to the conquered and enslaved Filipinos of the district, and the Japanese, aware of this possibility, are using every means to wipe out the group.
Fly-by-Night (1942) as George Tieler
All Through the Night (1942) as Steindorff
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Nazi Agent (1942) as Kurt Richten
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
Berlin Correspondent (1942) as Colonel Carl von Rau
American correspondent Bill Roberts (Dana Andrews) is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau (Martin Kosleck) means to plug the leak and assigns Karen Hauen (Virginia Gilmore), who he attends to wed, to the case. Roberts is obtaining his information for his stories and broadcasts from an elderly stamp collector who, defiantly opposed to the Nazis, sells the "proper" stamps to Roberts, giving him the information. Attracted to Karen, Roberts invites her to his apartment where she learns his secret. The old philatelist is sent to a concentration camp, and then Karen learns that he is her father (Erwin Kalser). She appeals to Roberts for help and he, in loyality to the old man and now in love with Karen, agrees to help.
International Lady (1941) as Brunner
Underground (1941) as Heller
Resistance leaders in Germany plot to broadcast Nazi secrets over the radio.
The Mad Doctor (1941) as Maurice Gretz
The Devil Pays Off (1941) as Greb
Chris Waring (William Wright) is a government investigator trying to gather the necessary evidence to convict a shipping magnate, DeBrock (J.Edward Bromberg), of selling his ships to the United States but is suspected of holding up and preventing their delivery because of bribes from foreign powers. DeBrock's conscience, nor his flirty wife, Valerie DeBrock (Osa Massen), give him any peace of mind.
Calling Philo Vance (1940) as Gamble
Society sleuth Philo Vance tangles with foreign agents when he investigates the murder of an aircraft manufacturer.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Tramp
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Espionage Agent (1939) as Mr. Mullen
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as Goebbels
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) as Otto King
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Pierre
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as The man
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Tobruk (1967) as Dial coach
September 1942 - With Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps on the march through Egypt, a British special forces unit, composed of German Jews who serve with the British despite the mutual resentment between both, kidnap a Canadian officer who is an expert topographer and who is held prisoner by the Vichy French in Algeria. The officer, Donald Craig, must negotiate a company of British and German-Jewish commandos through 800 miles of the Sahara to aide a pending amphibious landing against Tobruk's massive fuel storage base - a mission that sees one impediment after another, and which discovers an undetected German armored force ready to win the battle of Egypt.

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