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Kurt Katch

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Also Known As: Died: August 14, 1958
Born: January 26, 1893 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Poland Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Young Lions (1958) as Concentration camp commandant
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
The Gift of Love (1958) as Professor
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
The Beast of Budapest (1958) as Geza
When Hell Broke Loose (1958) as German "werewolf"
Near the end of the war in Germany, GI Steve Boland, a self-described "sharp-operator", meets a German girl, Ilsa (Violet Rensing), and they fall in love. Ilsa's brother Karl (Richard Jaeckel), whom she has not seen in three years, and his fellow-Nazi Ludwig (Arvid Nelson)visit Ilsa. Karl proudly informs her that he and Ludwig are "Werewolves", a group of Nazi assassins parachuted behind Allied lines for the purpose of killing Allied High Command officers. She and Steve go to Army Intelligence with they information, where Steve is immediately arrest for being A.W.O.L. Captain Melton (Dennis McCarthy) of Army G-2 intervenes on Steve's behalf, as G-2 has had a suspicion about the existence of the "Werewolves" but no concrete info before now.
The Girl in the Kremlin (1957) as Commissar
Pharaoh's Curse (1957) as Hans Brecht
A reincarnated vampire and his sister menace an Egyptian expedition.
Hot Cars (1956) as Otto Krantz
To pay for his son''s operation, a man gets mixed up with a stolen car ring.
Never Say Goodbye (1956) as Landlord
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) as Dr. [Gustav] Zoomer
Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) as Chaoush Mandan
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
Secret of the Incas (1954) as Man with rifle
An Inca legend says the Inca Empire was destroyed by the gods when a gold and jeweled starburst was stolen from the Temple of the Sun centuries ago, and the ancient civilization will spring anew when the treasure is returned. The natives want it but so does Harry Steele (Charlton Heston), an American adventurer of slightly-shady ways who wants it for personal gain, as does his adversary (Thomas Mitchell), a grizzled old man even more into skullduggery than Steele. The latter teams up with Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey), an Iron Curtain refugee fleeing from the MKVD. She can help him get a plane and he can help her escape Peru for the relative safety of Mexico.Is there a chance they will end up in a bickering love-hate relationship?...Is there a chance an American archaelogist, Dr. Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young), will come along as one corner of a romantic triangle?...Is there a chance that Yma Sumac (billed third on the posters and ads and special billed in the film), who can't act but can sing, will sing a few songs?...Is there a chance that these trite-sounding questions will develop into a film that is far from trite and vastly entertaining? Dang right, there is. Check it out.
Song of Love (1947) as Judge
True story of Clara Schumann''''s battle to save husband Robert''''s health and resist the romantic overtures of Johannes Brahms.
Rendezvous 24 (1946) as Heligmann
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Warden
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
Strange Journey (1946) as Horst
Reformed racketeer "Lucky" Leeds (Paul Kelly)flees from the police when he thinks they are about to arrest him for a murder he didn't commit. He and his wife Patti (Hillary Brooke) fly to his privately-owned remote island and have to crash land. Also on the island is a group of shipwrecked people, including a German professor (Ftitz Leiber), his daughter (Osa Massen), an English journalist, a wealthy widow, a sailor and a Nazi Agent. Just before the professor dies, he gives Leeds a map showing the location of uranium deposits. The Nazi agent's accomplices arrive by plane, and Leeds and Patti engage them in a gun battle.
The Mummy's Curse (1945) as Cajun Joe
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.
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck
The Purple Heart (1944) as Ludwig Kruger
This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals.
Make Your Own Bed (1944) as Paul Hassen
Detectives masquerade as butler and maid to get the goods on a crook.
The Conspirators (1944) as Lutzke
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
The Seventh Cross (1944) as Leo Hermann
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) as Colonel Haki
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as Hulagu Khan
Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancée of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Timoshenko
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Herr Blecher
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
The Purple V (1943) as Johann Keller
Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Eric Pahsen
Background to Danger (1943) as Mailler
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
They Came to Blow Up America (1943) as Schonzeit
A government agent is assigned to join a hate group in order to gain information on their underground activities.
Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943)
American secret service agent Rex Bennett (Rod Cameron) is assigned to defeat the plans of the Nazis to form an alliance in Africa with the Arabs. His aides are Janet Blake (Joan Marsh), a United Nations agent posing as a reporter, and Pierre LaSalle (Duncan Renaldo), a Free-French officer. Complications arise when a trusted Arab chieftain (Lionel Royce) turns out to be Baron vom Rommier, a German officer.
Edge of Darkness (1943) as Captain
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
Berlin Correspondent (1942) as Weiner
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.
Counter-Espionage (1942) as Gustave Sossel
A reformed criminal hunts Nazi spies in London during the Blitz.
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as Traeger
Desperate Journey (1942) as Hesse
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as Capt. Schmutnick
A downed pilot enlists a Dutch girl to help him elude the Nazis.
The Wolf Man (1941) as Gypsy with bear
A British nobleman undergoes a startling transformation when he's bitten by a gypsy werewolf.
Man at Large (1941) as Hans Brinker
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.

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