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Also Known As: Died: June 2, 1956
Born: July 12, 1886 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Denmark Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Gray Dawn (1922) as Director
2.
When Romance Rides (1922) as Director
3.
Golden Dreams (1922) as Assoc dir
4.
Heart's Haven (1922) as Assistant Director
5.
The Deceiver (1920) as Director
6.
The Golden Trail (1920) as Director

Cast (feature film)

7.
Run for Cover (1955) as Pa Swenson
An ex-convict trying to go straight gets caught up in a train robbery.
8.
Dancing in the Dark (1950) as Himself
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
9.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
10.
They Meet Again (1941) as Dr. [Paul] Christian
11.
Melody for Three (1941) as Dr. Christian
12.
Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940) as [Dr.] Paul Christian
13.
Remedy for Riches (1940) as Dr. Christian
14.
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940) as Dr. Paul Christian
15.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as Sutter
16.
Meet Dr. Christian (1939) as Dr. Christian
17.
Happy Landing (1938) as Herr [Lars] Ericksen
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
18.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Dr. John Luke
19.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Professor Heinrich
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
20.
I'll Give a Million (1938) as Victor
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
21.
One in a Million (1937) as Heinrich Muller
22.
Seventh Heaven (1937) as Father Chevillon
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
23.
Heidi (1937) as Adolph Kramer
An orphaned girl tends goats for her grandfather until she's sold to serve as a disabled girl's companion.
24.
His Brother's Wife (1936) as Professor [Pop] Fahrenheim
A man helps his brother skip town, then steals his girlfriend.
25.
Sins of Man (1936) as Christopher Freyman
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
26.
Reunion (1936) as Dr. John Luke
27.
The Country Doctor (1936) as Dr. John Luke
28.
Tough Guy (1936) as Doctor
To save his beloved dog, a boy runs away from home, only to get mixed up with gangsters.
29.
Break of Hearts (1935) as Professor Thalma
An unknown composer tries to save the conductor she loves from his drinking problem.
30.
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as Victor Hanson
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
31.
Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Baron Otto
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
32.
The Painted Veil (1934) as Herr Koerber
A wife strays, then fights to redeem herself to her husband.
33.
Men in White (1934) as Dr. Hochberg
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
34.
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) as Professor [Bertier]
A struggling composer courts a singing star.
35.
The Fountain (1934) as Baron Van Leyden
36.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Jo Stengel
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
37.
Christopher Bean (1933) as Rosen
38.
The Crime of the Century (1933) as Doctor Emil Brandt
39.
Song of the Eagle (1933) as Otto Hoffman
40.
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) as Von Berg
A Chinese warlord threatens explorers in search of the key to global power.
41.
Grand Hotel (1932) as Senf, the porter
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
42.
Are You Listening? (1932) as George Wagner
A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.
43.
New Morals for Old (1932) as [James] Hallett
The generation gap almost tears apart a New York society family.
44.
Skyscraper Souls (1932) as Jake [Sorenson]
A ruthless financier will stop at nothing to control a 100-story office building.
45.
Night Court (1932) as Janitor [Herman]
A corrupt judge attacks a reformer's family.
46.
Beast of the City (1932) as Sam Belmonte
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
47.
Emma (1932) as Mr. [Frederick] Smith
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
48.
Hearts of Humanity (1932) as Sol Bloom
49.
Flesh (1932) as Mr. Herman
A simple-minded wrestler falls for a woman with a dark secret.
50.
Unashamed (1932) as Mr. [Heinrich] Schmidt
A society girl's brother goes on trial for killing her lover.
51.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Dr. Dulac
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
52.
Private Lives (1931) as Oscar
A divorced couple rekindles the spark after landing in adjoining honeymoon suites with new mates.
53.
The Phantom of Paris (1931) as Herman
A magician is charged with killing his fiancee's father.
54.
Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931) as [Karl] Ohlin
A farm girl runs from her abusive father to a series of affairs in the big city.
55.
Transatlantic (1931) as [Rudolph Kramer] The lens grinder
56.
Daybreak (1931) as Herr Schnabel
An Austrian nobleman falls in love with a commoner.
57.
Viennese Nights (1931) as Hochter
58.
The Climax (1930) as Luigi Golfanti
59.
Mamba (1930) as August Bolte [Mamba]
August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German East Africa in the period before World War I, is called "Mamba" by the locals, which is the name of a deadly snake. Despised by the locals and the European settlers alike for his greed and arrogance, Bolte forces the beautiful daughter of a destitute nobleman to marry him in exchange for saving her father from ruin. Upon her arrival in Africa, she falls in love with an officer in the local German garrison. When World War I breaks out, Bolte, unable to avoid being conscripted, foments a rebellion among the local natives.
60.
A Soldier's Plaything (1930) as Grandfather Rittner
A group of U.S. soldiers run riot through France after the end of World War I.
61.
The Third Alarm (1930) as Dad Morton
62.
The Cat Creeps (1930) as Dr. Patterson
63.
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930) as Posnanski
64.
Hell Harbor (1930) as Joseph Horngold
A pirate's descendent tries to force his daughter into a marriage for money.
65.
The Younger Generation (1929) as Julius Goldfish
A rising businessman tries to make his immigrant parents assimilate.
66.
Abie's Irish Rose (1929) as Solomon Levy
67.
Modern Love (1929) as Renault
68.
The Girl on the Barge (1929) as McCadden
69.
The Battle of the Sexes (1928) as Judson
In this silent film, a gold digger and her boyfriend plot to fleece a respectable middle-aged businessman.
70.
13 Washington Square (1928) as "Deacon" Pyecroft
71.
Give and Take (1928) as John Bauer
72.
The Secret Hour (1928) as Tony
73.
Jazz Mad (1928) as Franz Hausmann
74.
Alias the Deacon (1928) as The Deacon
75.
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1928) as Dr. Juttner
In this silent film, a young prince attending college falls for a barmaid below his station.
76.
The Wrong Mr. Wright (1927) as Seymour White
77.
Flames (1926) as Ole Bergson
78.
The Old Soak (1926) as Clement Hawley, Sr.
79.
It Must Be Love (1926) as Pop Schmidt
80.
The Greater Glory (1926) as Gustav Schmidt
81.
My Old Dutch (1926) as 'Erb 'Uggins
82.
Stella Dallas (1925) as Ed Munn
83.
A Woman's Faith (1925) as Cluny
84.
If Marriage Fails (1925) as Dr. Mallini
85.
Fifth Avenue Models (1925) as Crook
A model in an expensive clothing shop quarrels with another model, and an expensive gown is ruined. In order to pay for it, she asks her father, an artist, for the money. In order to get the money, the father gets mixed up with art thieves, is caught and arrested.
86.
Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925) as Don Fabrique
Don Cesar de Vega, son of Zorro, is in Spain for his education. By way of education, he duels with Don Sebastian of the Queen's Guard (soon to be his rival for the hand of lovely Dolores de Muro), makes love, and befriends the visiting Archduke of Austria. But a quarrel ending in violence gives Don Sebastian the chance to dispose of his rival...by framing him for murder! Feigning suicide, Cesar escapes. Being a chip off the old block, a whip-wielding outlaw (this being his weapon rather than the sword) sets out to clear the name of Vega...
87.
Dangerous Innocence (1925) as Gilchrist
88.
Greed (1925) as Marcus Schouler
In this silent film, lust for gold tears apart a dentist and his wife.
89.
The Goldfish (1924) as Herman Krauss
90.
Sinners in Silk (1924) as Dr. Eustace
91.
Torment (1924) as Boris
92.
Her Night of Romance (1924) as Joe Diamond
An impoverished lord goes after an invalid's money only to fall in love.
93.
So Big (1924) as Aug Hempel
94.
95.
Cheap Kisses (1924) as Gustaf Borgstrom
96.
Quicksands (1923) as
97.
Jazzmania (1923) as Prince Otto of Como
98.
Red Lights (1923) as Ezra Carson
A mysterious figure attempts to keep a daughter from reuniting with her father.
99.
The Stranger's Banquet (1922) as Fiend
100.
Tess of the Storm Country (1922) as Ben Letts
In this silent film, a young girl ruins her reputation by claiming her sister's illegitimate baby as her own.
101.
When Romance Rides (1922) as Joel Creech
102.
Heart's Haven (1922) as Henry Bird
103.
A Certain Rich Man (1921) as Adrian Brownwell
104.
The Man of the Forest (1921) as Lem Beasley
105.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) as Professor von Hartrott
In this silent film, a young Argentine fights for France, his father's country, in World War I.
106.
Merely Mary Ann (1920) as Stranger
107.
The Red Lane (1920) as Vetal Beaulieu
108.
The Golden Trail (1920) as Harry Teal
109.
The Deceiver (1920) as
110.
The Servant in the House (1920) as Manson
112.
Madame Spy (1918) as Count Von Ornstorff
113.
The Answer (1918) as Shepard
114.
Little Red Decides (1918) as Sour Milk
115.
The Greater Law (1917) as Basil Pelly
116.
The Show Down (1917) as Parkes
117.
Fighting for Love (1917) as Ferdinand
118.
Southern Justice (1917) as Caleb Talbot
119.
Princess Virtue (1917) as Emile Carre
120.
A Stormy Knight (1917) as Dr. Fraser
121.
Love Aflame (1917) as Reginald
122.
'49-'17 (1917) as Gentleman Jim Rayner
A judge hires an acting troupe to re-create the gold rush.
123.
The Terror (1917) as Jimmy, the dope
124.
Hell's Hinges (1916) as
When a reverend and his sister arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, a saloon owner and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways.

Producer (feature film)

125.
A Certain Rich Man (1921) as Associate Producer

Cast (special)

126.
Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms, The (1993) as Marcus Schouler ("Greed")
Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at L

Cast (short)

127.
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.

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