Otto Kruger


Actor
Otto Kruger

Biography

1920s Broadway star turned prolific and highly likable character player, often as sleek, sophisticated types, both sympathetic and villainous.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Dr. Anderson
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
The King
Cash McCall (1960)
Will Atherson
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
John Marshall Wharton
The Colossus of New York (1958)
Dr. William Everett Spensser
The Last Command (1955)
Stephen Austin
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
[Edward] Randolph
Black Widow (1954)
Gordon Ling
High Noon (1952)
Judge Percy Mettrick
Payment on Demand (1951)
[Theodore] Prescott
Valentino (1951)
Mark Towers
711 Ocean Drive (1950)
Carl Stephans
Smart Woman (1948)
District Attorney Bradley Wayne
Lulu Belle (1948)
Harry Randolph
Duel in the Sun (1947)
Mr. Langford
Love and Learn (1947)
Andrew Wyngate
The Fabulous Suzanne (1946)
Hendrick Courtney, Sr.
Wonder Man (1945)
District Attorney [O'Brien]
The Chicago Kid (1945)
John W. Mitchell
The Jungle Captive (1945)
Dr. Stendahl
Escape in the Fog (1945)
Paul Devon
Allotment Wives (1945)
Whitey Colton
The Woman Who Came Back (1945)
Reverend Jim Stevens
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
Earl Carroll
The Great John L. (1945)
Richard Martin
On Stage Everybody (1945)
James Carlton
Cover Girl (1944)
John Coudair
Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)
Roosevelt
They Live in Fear (1944)
Matthew Van Camp
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Jules Amthor
Storm Over Lisbon (1944)
Alexis Vanderlyn
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Corregidor (1943)
Dr. Jan Stockman
Power of the Press (1943)
Howard Rankin
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
Paul Hendrix
Hitler's Children (1943)
Colonel Henkel
Night Plane from Chungking (1943)
Albert Pasavy
Secrets of a Co-ed (1942)
James Reynolds
Saboteur (1942)
[Charles] Tobin
Friendly Enemies (1942)
Anton Miller [also known as George Stewart]
The Men in Her Life (1941)
Victor
Mercy Island (1941)
Dr. Sanderson, also known as Captain Powell
The Big Boss (1941)
Jim Maloney, previously known as Frank Dugan and Butch McAllister
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)
Dr. Magnus
The Man I Married (1940)
Heinrich Hoffman
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Dr. Emil von Behring
Seventeen (1940)
Mr. Baxter
The Zero Hour (1939)
Julian Forbes
A Woman Is the Judge (1939)
Stephen Graham
Scandal Sheet (1939)
Jim Stevenson
Disbarred (1939)
Tyler Cradon [also known as Jim Thomas]
Another Thin Man (1939)
Van Slack
Black Eyes (1939)
I Am the Law (1938)
Eugene Ferguson
Exposed (1938)
William Reardon
Thanks for the Memory (1938)
Gil Morrell
Housemaster (1938)
Counsel for Crime (1937)
Bill Mellon
The Barrier (1937)
[Ben] Stark
They Won't Forget (1937)
[Michael] Gleason
Lady of Secrets (1936)
David Eastman
Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Jeffrey Garth
Living Dangerously (1936)
Two Sinners (1935)
Henry Vane
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935)
Ellis
Men in White (1934)
Dr. Levine
Paris Interlude (1934)
Sam [Colt]
Crime Doctor (1934)
Dan Gifford
Springtime for Henry (1934)
Henry Dewlip
Gallant Lady (1934)
Philip Lawrence
Chained (1934)
Richard Field
Treasure Island (1934)
Doctor Livesey
The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
Willie Ryan
Ever in My Heart (1933)
Hugo [Wilbrandt]
The Women in His Life (1933)
[Kent "Barry"] Barringer
Beauty for Sale (1933)
Sherwood
Turn Back the Clock (1933)
Ted [Wright]
Under the Red Robe (1923)
Henri de Cocheforet
A Mother's Confession (1915)
Harold Patterson
The Runaway Wife (1915)
Arthur, his son

Cast (Special)

The Judge (1963)
Chief Justice Caleb Cooke
The Desert Song (1955)
General Birabeau

Life Events

Photo Collections

Murder, My Sweet - Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills taken for Murder, My Sweet (1944), starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Young Philadelphians, The (1959) - I Always Used A Diagram Law student Tony, now cynical due to earlier setbacks, is spending the summer helping rich retiring lawyer Wharton (Otto Kruger) write a book, drawing all the attention of his young wife Carol (Alexis Smith), the three of them then receiving guests Carter and Joan (Fred Eisley, Barbara Rush), who was once, secretly, Tony’s fianceè, in The Young Philadelphians, 1959.
Ever In My Heart (1933) - Two Little German Puppies Fairly newly married Mary (Barbara Stanwyck) and her German immigrant professor husband Hugo (Otto Kruger) settle on a dachshund then welcome a baby, sometime around 1910, in director Archie Mayo's semi-political melodrama Ever In My Heart, 1933.
Ever In My Heart (1933) - United We Stand Proud wife Mary (Barbara Stanwyck) and buddy Jeff (Ralph Bellamy) remarking as all celebrate the citizenship of German immigrant Hugo (Otto Kruger), his boss Hoffman (Frank Reicher) especially pleased, everything okay so far, in Ever In My Heart, 1933, directed by Archie Mayo.
Sex And The Single Girl (1964) - Dirty Delusions Of Grandeur First scene for Natalie Wood as "Dr. Brown," only her name inspired by author Helen Gurley Brown, with colleagues (Otto Kruger, Mel Ferrer, Edmund Glover), angry over a scandal sheet's coverage of her work, in Sex And The Single Girl, 1964.
Vanessa, Her Love Story (1935) - That Wild Strain Of Blood After a prologue on family history and gypsy blood, Otto Kruger introduces those celebrating the 100th birthday of Lady Paris (May Robson), Violet Kemble Cooper, Henry Stephenson, Lewis Stone, star Helen Hayes, and leading man Robert Montgomery intruding, in MGM’s Vanessa, Her Love Story, 1935.
Black Widow (1954) - I Want A Bloody Mary Having flashed back to the arrival of impetuous Nanny (Peggy Ann Garner) in New York, she surprises her uncle (Otto Kruger) at home, then Claire and John (Virginia Leith, Skip Hoemeier) on the job, in writer-producer-director Nunnally Johnson's Black Widow, 1954.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) - The Smoke Didn't Move Fake psychic and jewel thief Amthor (Otto Kruger) tricking thug Moose (Mike Mazurki) into throttling P-I Marlowe (Dick Powell), whom he earlier hired to find his girlfriend, who then enters his second semi-conscious episode, in Murder, My Sweet, 1944, directed by Edward Dmytryk, from a Raymond Chandler novel.
Saboteur (1942) - Bullets, I'm Afraid In his reckless attempt to find the wartime saboteur, fugitive factory-worker Barry (Robert Cummings), watching the innocent grandchild, realizes too late that California gentleman rancher Tobin (Otto Kruger) is involved, the servant Adele (Belle Mitchell) conspiring, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur 1942.
Treasure Island (1934) - Flint's Fist Jack (Jackie Cooper) and his mum (Dorothy Peterson) search the belongings of lodger Billy Bones (Lionel Barrymore), who has just died after being confronted by Blind Pew (William V. Mong), who returns with cohorts, but flees when Livesey (Otto Kruger) arrives, in MGM's Treasure Island, 1934.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet - Tubercule Bacillus Dr. Ehrlich (Edward G. Robinson) is hesitant, but encouraged by his friend Dr. von Behring (Otto Kruger) to attend a lecture by Dr. Koch (Albert Basserman in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullett, 1940, directed by William Dieterle.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet - Your Place in Science Big science as Dr. Ehrlich (Edward G. Robinson) finally wins over the once-skeptical Dr. Koch (Albert Basserman) and his powerful pal Minister Althoff (Donald Crisp) in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet, 1940.
Dispatch From Reuters, A - Paris London Prices Reuter (Edward G. Robinson) and aide Geller (Albert Basserman) conspire to catch Belgian stock trader Bauer (Gene Lockhart) cheating, then learn from Dr. Magnus (Otto Kruger) of an unexpected favor, in A Dispatch From Reuters, 1940.

Trailer

Payment on Demand - (Original Trailer) A bitter divorcee (Bette Davis) thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage in Payment on Demand (1951).
Ever In My Heart - (Original Trailer) During World War I, a woman (Barbara Stanwyck) suspects her husband of being a German spy in Ever In My Heart (1933).
Dispatch From Reuters, A - (Original Trailer) An entrepreneur (Edward G. Robinson) builds an international news agency.
Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet - (Original Trailer) Doctor Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) starring Edward G. Robinson, the true story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Vanessa: Her Love Story - (Original Trailer) A Victorian wife (Helen Hayes) contemplates leaving her insane husband for a romantic gypsy (Robert Montgomery) in Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935).
Young Philadelphians, The - (Original Trailer) A young lawyer (Paul Newman) from the wrong side of town tries to break into society in The Young Philadelphians (1964).
Hitler's Children - (Original Trailer) A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program in Hitler's Children (1943), directed by Edward Dmytryk.
They Won't Forget - (Original Trailer) Bigotry flares when a Jewish businessman is accused of killing a small-town girl in the South in They Won't Forget (1937) starring Claude Rains.
Black Widow (1954) - (Original Trailer) A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin) in Black Widow (1954).
Murder, My Sweet - (Original Trailer) Dick Powell plays detective Phillip Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet (1944) based on the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell, My Lovely.
Dracula's Daughter - (Re-issue Trailer) A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence in Dracula's Daughter (1936).
Men In White - (Original Trailer) Clark Gable plays a hospital intern in Sidney Kingsley's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Men In White (1934).

Family

Oom Paul Kruger
Grand-Uncle
President of South Africa.

Bibliography