S. Z. Sakall

S. Z. Sakall


Also Known As
Sakall (Cuddles), Eugene Gero Szakall, Szoke Szakall, Soke Sakall, Cuddles Sakall, S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall
Birth Place
Budapest, HU
February 02, 1882
February 12, 1955
Cause of Death
Heart Ailment

Photos & Videos

Tea for Two - Movie Poster
In the Good Old Summertime - Scene Stills




Cast (Feature Film)

The Student Prince (1954)
Joseph Ruder
Small Town Girl (1953)
["Papa"] Eric Schlemmer
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952)
Stefan Szabo
Sugarfoot (1951)
Don Miguel Wormser
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)
Felix Hoff
Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
Adolph Hubbell
Tea for Two (1950)
J. Maxwell Bloomhaus
Montana (1950)
Poppa Schultz
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)
Miklos Teretzky
Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
Felix Hofer
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)
Fred Fisher [also known as Alfred Breitenbach]
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Otto Oberkugen
Whiplash (1948)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Lazlo Lazlo
Embraceable You (1948)
April Showers (1948)
Mr. Curly
Cynthia (1947)
Prof. Rosenkrantz
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)
Count Oswald
Cinderella Jones (1946)
Gabriel Popik
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
Ladislaus Cassel
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Latsie Dolly
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Felix Bassenak
Wonder Man (1945)
San Antonio (1945)
Sacha Bozic
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)
Poppa Karl
Wintertime (1943)
Hjalmar Ostgaard
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Dr. Schlenna
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
Broadway (1942)
Ball of Fire (1942)
Prof. Magenbruch
Seven Sweethearts (1942)
Mr. Van Maaster
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
That Night in Rio (1941)
[Arthur] Penna
The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)
My Love Came Back (1940)
Geza Peyer
It's a Date (1940)
Carl Ober
Spring Parade (1940)
The Baker [Ladislaus Tescheck]
Florian (1940)

Cast (Short)

The Friendship Train (1947)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Tea for Two - Movie Poster
Tea for Two - Movie Poster
In the Good Old Summertime - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from MGM's In the Good Old Summertime (1949), starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson.


Movie Clip

Ball Of Fire (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Two And Two Are Five Allen Jenkins is the garbage man, seeking trivia help from encyclopedia-writing professors (Oscar Homolka, Aubrey Mather, Richard Haydn, S.Z. Sakall et al), Potts (Gary Cooper) committing to new research, in Howard Hawks' Ball Of Fire, 1942.
That Night In Rio (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Quite Yourself Now? Brazilians Penna and Salles (S.Z. Sakall, Curt Bois) can't let Baroness Cecilia (Alice Faye) tell American Larry (Don Ameche) that she knows they've hired him to impersonate her husband, their boss, the less charming Baron Manuel, for business reasons, in That Night In Rio, 1941.
April Showers (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Small Tyme! In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Robert “Bobby” Ellis in his first scene in a performance that won him a rare “special certificate” citation from the A.M.P.A.S, as precocious Buster “Small” Tyme, home from military school to his vaudevillian parents’ (Jack Carson, Ann Sothern) hotel, S.Z. Sakall the proprietor, in April Showers, 1948.
It's A Date (1940) -- (Movie Cilp) Gypsy Lullaby Opening scenes, what looks like bad lip-sync turns out to be Deanna Durbin silently singing along with her mother on stage, the certainly dubbed Kay Francis, who then makes a speech, from the Joe Pasternak-produced It's A Date, 1940, also starring Walter Pidgeon.
It's A Date (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Your Lips Are So Bitter Clever bit from director William A. Seiter, Deanna Durbin as "Pam," with her tag-along boyfriend (Lewis Howard), then with the kids at the summer stock theater greeting her stage-star mother's friends (Samuel Hinds, S.Z. Sakall) in producer Joe Pasternak's It's A Date, 1940.
It's A Date (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Loch Lomond Standard fare for this Deanna Durbin vehicle, here playing aspiring star "Pam,' at her summer stock theater, performing the Scottish standard, thoroughly impressing Samuel Hinds and S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, the producer and playwright who made her mother a Broadway star, in It's A Date, 1940.
Seven Sweethearts (1942) -- (Movie Clip) House Of Seven Tulips Joining the opening scene, from producer Joe Pasternak, Van Heflin is feature reporter Henry arrived in a Dutch-themed Michigan town, where S.Z. Sakall runs the hotel and has seven daughters, Victor, George and Peter (Cecilia Parker, Frances Rafferty, Dorothy Morris) introduced here, in Seven Sweethearts, 1942.
Seven Sweethearts (1942) -- (Movie Clip) I Am A Personality Stranded reporter-guest Henry (Van Heflin) ignores a spat between Michigan-Dutch innkeeper Van Master (S.Z. Sakall) and a guest (Isobel Elsom) as we finally meet Regina (Marsha Hunt), eldest of his seven daughters, the only one with a girls’ name, and lots of attitude, in MGM’s Seven Sweethearts, 1942.
Two Guys From Milwaukee (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Pennsylvania Station Opening the first Dennis Morgan-Jack Carson buddy comedy, Dennis is a prince from somewhere (and a Lauren Bacall fan) arriving Penn Station on the train, S.Z. Sakall his assistant, and Jack a cabbie with other matters on his mind, in Two Guys From Milwaukee, 1946, co-starring Joan Leslie.
Ball Of Fire (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Know Anything About Zippers? Professors (Aubrey Mather, Henry Travers, Tully Marshall et al) diverting matron Miss Bragg (Kathleen Howard) when guest Sugarpuss (Barbara Stanwyck) appears, hurrying to join Potts (Gary Cooper), in Howard Hawks' Ball Of Fire, 1942.
Never Say Goodbe (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Hunk Of Femininity Playing eight year-old Phillippa "Flip" Gayley, Patti Brady with S.Z. Sakall as restauranteur "Luigi," greet her divorcee dad, famous commercial artist Phil (Errol Flynn), early in Never Say Goodbye, 1946, co-starring Eleanor Parker.
Time, The Place And The Girl, The (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Company Under The Table Martha Vickers is the young opera singer being charmed by scheming producer Dennis Morgan, Cuddles Sakall (using his own nickname) is her impresario granddad being all-but assaulted by Janis Paige, the girlfriend of producing partner Jack Carson, in The Time, The Place And The Girl, 1946.