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Fred Essler

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Cast (feature film)

The Money Trap (1966) as Mr. Klein
A cop with financial problems turns crooked.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) as Baron Karl Ludwig von Ettenburg
Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic.
G.I. Blues (1960) as Papa Mueller
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
Ten North Frederick (1958) as Hoffman
At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatified wife and eased only by alcohol. But it starts to emerge that there was in fact one brief and unsuspected period of happiness and love.
My Man Godfrey (1957) as Captain
A bedraggled man becomes the butler of an eccentric household.
My Gun Is Quick (1957) as Ludwig Teller
Detective Mike Hammer''''s investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Martin Schlessinger
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.
Hot Rod Girl (1956) as Yo-Yo
Thrill-seeking teens in hot rods terrorize the quiet streets of 50s suburbia. The question is whether or not a city-sponsored racetrack will restore order to the streets, or simply push the pedal to the metal.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Prof. Schepp
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
Conquest of Space (1955) as Assistant station announcer
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) as Leopold Borner
Athena (1954) as Mr. Benevuchi
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
The Student Prince (1954) as Maitre d'
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
Houdini (1953) as Official looking man
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Dutchman
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
Woman of the North Country (1952) as Austrian gunsmith
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as Augie
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as Police inspector
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Benny
The Toast of New Orleans (1950) as Emile
A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star.
The White Tower (1950) as Knubel
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Pierre
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
Messenger of Peace (1947) as Hans Dacher
Riffraff (1947) as Hernandez
After lucking into a map to a rich oil field, a man has to dodge those out to steal it.
Song of Love (1947) as Mr. Hein
True story of Clara Schumann''''s battle to save husband Robert''''s health and resist the romantic overtures of Johannes Brahms.
Saratoga Trunk (1946) as Monsieur Begue
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Nikolai
A sailor on leave causes problems at the department store his girlfriend manages.
One More Tomorrow (1946) as Picard
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
Temptation (1946) as Pepito
In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcee with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. Bored, Ruby undertakes to recover a friend's letters from Baroudi. But when she meets the blackmailer, mutual attraction leads to an affair. As Ruby gets in deeper, she finds Baroudi is even more unscrupulous than she dreamed.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Minister of Justice
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Scarlet Street (1945) as Marchetti
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Dutch councilman
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
Captain Eddie (1945) as Professor Montagne
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
A Royal Scandal (1945) as Stooge
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Marcel Vivin
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
Hotel Berlin (1945) as Weyhart Wolle
During World War II''''s final days, people with a variety of problems converge on a Berlin hotel.
Passage to Marseille (1944) as Mayor
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
Up in Arms (1944) as Head waiter
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
Around the World (1944) as Teuton
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
The Unwritten Code (1944) as Schultz
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) as Bostoff
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Behind the Rising Sun (1943) as Takahashi
A Japanese publisher urges his American-educated son to side with the Axis.
Wintertime (1943) as Consul
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Dutch banker
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) as LeMaire
On a trip to New York, a small-town blowhard gets caught between a wealthy widow and a gold digger.

Cast (special)

Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958) as Baltus Van Tassel
A special presentation of Shirley Temple's regular series to mark her dramatic acting debut on TV. An adaptation of the Washington Irving story about the residents of Sleepy Hollow and a love-sick school teacher's (Ichabod Crane's) efforts to impress Katrina, the village beauty.

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