Reinhold Schunzel


Actor, Director

About

Birth Place
Hamburg, DE
Born
November 07, 1888
Died
September 11, 1954

Biography

A former journalist and businessman who played character parts on the stage and screen during WWI, Schunzel directed his first film in 1919 and continued to helm and appear in numerous German productions until fleeing to Hollywood in 1938. When his directorial efforts met with little success, he concentrated solely on his acting career and appeared in films until the early 1950s when he ...

Biography

A former journalist and businessman who played character parts on the stage and screen during WWI, Schunzel directed his first film in 1919 and continued to helm and appear in numerous German productions until fleeing to Hollywood in 1938. When his directorial efforts met with little success, he concentrated solely on his acting career and appeared in films until the early 1950s when he returned to Germany.

Life Events

1919

Directorial debut "Maria Magdalena"

1938

American directorial debut "Rich Man Poor Girl"

Videos

Movie Clip

Balalaika (1939) - Tanya With grumbling from her brother and father (Dalies Frantz, Lionel Atwill), both musicians and secret anti-Czarist revolutionaries, Hungarian-born Ilona Massey’s first song (an original by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest for MGM) in her first starring role as singer Lydia, in a Petersburg cabaret, in Balalaika, 1939, also starring Nelson Eddy.
Balalaika (1939) - Song Of The Volga Boatmen Posing as a student to gain access to Ilona Massey and her revolutionary friends and family, well-meaning Czarist prince Peter (Nelson Eddy) offers the traditional Russian song, with support from Dalies Frantz (on piano), Lionel Atwill, Abner Biberman et al, in MGM’s Balalaika, 1939.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) - I Should Grab You And Run Having just announced her surprise engagement to her millionaire boss to her family, now up on the roof of their tenement, Joan (Ruth Hussey) reflects on whether she and Bill (Robert Young) are making the right move, in Rich Man, Poor Girl, 1938, also starring Lana Turner and Lew Ayres.
Berlin Express (1948) - Displaced Persons Continuing narration, on location at Gare de l'Este in Paris, American Lindley (Robert Ryan) already introduced, we meet characters played by Peter von Zerneck, Merle Oberon, Charles Korvin, Roman Toporov, Robert Coote and Fritz Cortner, in Jacques Tourneur's spy drama, Berlin Express, 1948.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) - Are You Sure You Had Shoes? Stealing the movie, supporting players Lew Ayres as cousin Henry, selling shoes, 18 year-old Lana Turner as sister Helen, learning to type, joining parents (Guy Kibbee, Sarah Padden) and brother (Don Castle) to meet heroine Joan (Ruth Hussey) at the station, in Rich Man, Poor Girl, 1938.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) - Tall, Rich And Handsome Instructive for anyone who might doubt the appeal of Lana Turner, here as sister "Helen," dining with family (Guy Kibbee, Sarah Padden, Don Castle, Lew Ayres as "Henry") when Joan (Ruth Hussey) announces she's engaged to her boss (Robert Young), early in MGM's Rich Man, Poor Girl, 1938.

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