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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.
Remedy for Riches (1940) as Dr. Christian
13.
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940) as Dr. Paul Christian
14.
Dr. Christian Meets the Women (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.
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.
19.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Dr. John Luke
20.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Professor Heinrich
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
21.
One in a Million (1937) as Heinrich Muller
22.
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.
23.
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.
24.
The Country Doctor (1936) as Dr. John Luke
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.
His Brother's Wife (1936) as Professor [Pop] Fahrenheim
A man helps his brother skip town, then steals his girlfriend.
27.
Reunion (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.
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as Victor Hanson
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
30.
Break of Hearts (1935) as Professor Thalma
An unknown composer tries to save the conductor she loves from his drinking problem.
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.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Jo Stengel
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
34.
The Fountain (1934) as Baron Van Leyden
35.
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) as Professor [Bertier]
A struggling composer courts a singing star.
36.
Men in White (1934) as Dr. Hochberg
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
37.
The Crime of the Century (1933) as Doctor Emil Brandt
38.
Song of the Eagle (1933) as Otto Hoffman
39.
Christopher Bean (1933) as Rosen
40.
Unashamed (1932) as Mr. [Heinrich] Schmidt
A society girl''''s brother goes on trial for killing her lover.
41.
Grand Hotel (1932) as Senf, the porter
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
42.
Emma (1932) as Mr. [Frederick] Smith
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
43.
Are You Listening? (1932) as George Wagner
A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.
44.
New Morals for Old (1932) as [James] Hallett
The generation gap almost tears apart a New York society family.
45.
Night Court (1932) as Janitor [Herman]
A corrupt judge attacks a reformer's family.
46.
Skyscraper Souls (1932) as Jake [Sorenson]
A ruthless financier will stop at nothing to control a 100-story office building.
47.
Flesh (1932) as Mr. Herman
A simple-minded wrestler falls for a woman with a dark secret.
48.
Beast of the City (1932) as Sam Belmonte
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
49.
Hearts of Humanity (1932) as Sol Bloom
50.
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) as Von Berg
A Chinese warlord threatens explorers in search of the key to global power.
51.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Dr. Dulac
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
52.
Viennese Nights (1931) as Hochter
53.
Private Lives (1931) as Oscar
A divorced couple rekindles the spark after landing in adjoining honeymoon suites with new mates.
54.
Transatlantic (1931) as [Rudolph Kramer] The lens grinder
55.
The Phantom of Paris (1931) as Herman
A magician is charged with killing his fiancee''s father.
56.
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.
57.
Daybreak (1931) as Herr Schnabel
An Austrian nobleman falls in love with a commoner.
58.
Hell Harbor (1930) as Joseph Horngold
A pirate''''s descendent tries to force his daughter into a marriage for money.
59.
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930) as Posnanski
60.
The Cat Creeps (1930) as Dr. Patterson
61.
The Third Alarm (1930) as Dad Morton
62.
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.
63.
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.
64.
The Climax (1930) as Luigi Golfanti
65.
Modern Love (1929) as Renault
66.
The Younger Generation (1929) as Julius Goldfish
A rising businessman tries to make his immigrant parents assimilate.
67.
The Girl on the Barge (1929) as McCadden
68.
Abie's Irish Rose (1929) as Solomon Levy
69.
13 Washington Square (1928) as "Deacon" Pyecroft
70.
Give and Take (1928) as John Bauer
71.
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.
72.
Alias the Deacon (1928) as The Deacon
73.
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.
74.
The Secret Hour (1928) as Tony
75.
Jazz Mad (1928) as Franz Hausmann
76.
The Wrong Mr. Wright (1927) as Seymour White
77.
It Must Be Love (1926) as Pop Schmidt
78.
The Greater Glory (1926) as Gustav Schmidt
79.
My Old Dutch (1926) as 'Erb 'Uggins
80.
Flames (1926) as Ole Bergson
81.
The Old Soak (1926) as Clement Hawley, Sr.
82.
Stella Dallas (1925) as Ed Munn
83.
If Marriage Fails (1925) as Dr. Mallini
84.
A Woman's Faith (1925) as Cluny
85.
Greed (1925) as Marcus Schouler
In this silent film, lust for gold tears apart a dentist and his wife.
86.
Dangerous Innocence (1925) as Gilchrist
87.
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.
88.
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...
90.
91.
So Big (1924) as Aug Hempel
92.
Cheap Kisses (1924) as Gustaf Borgstrom
93.
Her Night of Romance (1924) as Joe Diamond
An impoverished lord goes after an invalid''''s money only to fall in love.
94.
Torment (1924) as Boris
95.
Sinners in Silk (1924) as Dr. Eustace
96.
The Goldfish (1924) as Herman Krauss
97.
Jazzmania (1923) as Prince Otto of Como
98.
Quicksands (1923) as
99.
Red Lights (1923) as Ezra Carson
A mysterious figure attempts to keep a daughter from reuniting with her father.
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.
Heart's Haven (1922) as Henry Bird
102.
The Stranger's Banquet (1922) as Fiend
103.
When Romance Rides (1922) as Joel Creech
104.
The Man of the Forest (1921) as Lem Beasley
105.
A Certain Rich Man (1921) as Adrian Brownwell
106.
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.
107.
The Servant in the House (1920) as Manson
108.
Merely Mary Ann (1920) as Stranger
109.
The Golden Trail (1920) as Harry Teal
110.
The Red Lane (1920) as Vetal Beaulieu
111.
The Deceiver (1920) as
113.
Little Red Decides (1918) as Sour Milk
114.
The Answer (1918) as Shepard
115.
Madame Spy (1918) as Count Von Ornstorff
116.
Southern Justice (1917) as Caleb Talbot
117.
Love Aflame (1917) as Reginald
118.
Fighting for Love (1917) as Ferdinand
119.
A Stormy Knight (1917) as Dr. Fraser
120.
The Show Down (1917) as Parkes
121.
'49-'17 (1917) as Gentleman Jim Rayner
A judge hires an acting troupe to re-create the gold rush.
122.
The Terror (1917) as Jimmy, the dope
123.
The Greater Law (1917) as Basil Pelly
124.
Princess Virtue (1917) as Emile Carre
125.
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)

126.
A Certain Rich Man (1921) as Associate Producer

Cast (special)

127.
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)

128.
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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