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Born: August 9, 1893 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as German guard
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Ensign watch office USN, Surabaya
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Above Suspicion (1943) as Gestapo in opera box
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as German
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
The North Star (1943) as Doctor's assistant
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as German reporter
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
The Boy from Stalingrad (1943) as German sentry
Russian children out in the fields gathering grain find themselves in the path of the invading German army making its way to Stalingrad, a target city of their onslaught. The four youths, Kolya, Grisha, Pavel, and the girl, Nadya, realize the German army, is attacking so they set fire to the grain field's harvest. Returning to their village the children find Tommy, a hurt English consulate's son fleeing the city with his parents who perished in the attempt. They stretcher him to their village for recovery. Still alive in the rubble of the village is a young child Yuri whom the group takes in also. Kolya, the oldest assumes leadership and skirmishes to find food for the group, living in a village cellar. He discovers a German tank encampment and sabotages a tank. A Nazi Major commander sends men to scout the village who are met by resistance from the children using found weapons. The Major believes a large guerilla force is present and halts his advance to neutralize it. The Nazi soldiers capture Grisha who feigns dim wittedness. The Major believing the boy harmless, lets him go, thinking he will lead him to the Russian resistance forces. But Grisha leads the Major into a trap where the children overpower him and take him to their village refuge for questioning. The Germans, searching for their commander come upon the village and in the shooting kill all the children save Tommy who while in their midst explodes a grenade destroying himself, and the Germans around him. A German General later views the scene with much consternation and bewilderment. The surviving child patriots Kolya and Pavel are subsequently lauded by the defending Russian forces for having delayed the Nazis attacking the city long enough to allow Soviet forces time to mount their defenses against the attack on Stalingrad.
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as German lieutenant
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
This Land Is Mine (1943) as Karl
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he''''s not a Nazi collaborator.
Desperate Journey (1942) as Sentry
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as German telephone operator
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
Mystery Sea Raider (1940) as Submarine captain
British Intelligence (1940) as German officer
A lady spy uses a British nobleman''''s home in her undercover work for the Germans.
Espionage Agent (1939) as Conductor
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as German operator
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Courier
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Stolen Heaven (1938) as
Artists and Models Abroad (1938) as German reporter
Sharpshooters (1938) as Aide
Submarine Patrol (1938) as German officer
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) as Chauffeur
While vacationing in New York, a European prince falls for a showgirl.
Guns of the Pecos (1937) as Governor's secretary
Texas Rangers take on cattle rustlers.
Madame X (1937) as Maitre de Hotel
When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
Dance Charlie Dance (1937) as Proprietor
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
Slim (1937) as Waiter
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Officer on Hindenburg
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
Smart Blonde (1937) as Grant
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
Her Husband's Secretary (1937) as Rankin
A businessman buys trouble when he hires his wife''''s best friend as his secretary.
Ready, Willing and Able (1937) as Purser
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Man in window
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Fugitive in the Sky (1936) as Attendant
A flight carrying government agents and gangsters must land in a dust storm.
Times Square Playboy (1936) as Clerk
When he comes to New York for a wedding, an out-of-towner makes trouble for all concerned.
Down the Stretch (1936) as Clerk
A disgraced jockey's son fights to clear the family name.
Public Enemy's Wife (1936) as Secretary
An escaped convict''''s bride joins forces with the FBI.
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936) as English officer
Treachery Rides the Range (1936) as Cliff
A cowboy takes on buffalo hunters out to stir up the Indians.
The Case of the Black Cat (1936) as Driver
Perry Mason looks into a trio of murders heralded by the shriek of a cat.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) as Reporter
True story of the French scientist''''s battle to establish modern medical methods.
The Florentine Dagger (1935) as Otto
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) as Clerk
A toothpaste tycoon''''s daughter joins his rival to teach him a lesson.
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935) as Clerk
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
While the Patient Slept (1935) as Reporter
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935) as Laboratory assistant
An actress''''s manager tries to keep her from leaving the stage for marriage.
Condemned to Live (1935) as
After a series of murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders.
Symphony of Living (1935) as The doctor
Madame Spy (1934) as Cafe owner
Fugitive Road (1934) as Doctor
The World Moves On (1934) as Fritz [von Gerhardt]
A Louisiana cotton family fights to survive war and the Depression.
Gigolettes of Paris (1933) as
A jilted shop girl goes off in search of true love.
Private Jones (1933) as
My Pal the King (1932) as General Wiedeman
The King of a small European country, just a boy, takes an interest in Tom Reed's wild west show. Tom puts on a special show just for the King and the two become friends. When the King takes Tom's advise instead of the Count's, the Count has the King kidnaped planning to kill him. When Tom learns of the Kings disappearance he and his troop of men, without any real bullets for their guns, ride off to rescue him.
Blonde Venus (1932) as
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''''s medical treatment.
Seas Beneath (1931) as Brucker
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.
Blaze o' Glory (1930) as Carl Hummel
Hell's Angels (1930) as 1st Officer of Zeppelin
Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.
Worldly Goods (1930) as Jeff
Four Sons (1928) as Officer
A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow''''s sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany''''s eventual opponent.
Riley the Cop (1928) as Julius Kuchendorf
The Gallant Fool (1926) as Crown Prince Boris
The Fighting Romeo (1925) as James Warner

Writer (feature film)

Mamba (1930) as Story
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.

Cast (short)

The Song of a Nation (1947)
This short film dramatizes the events that led to Francis Scott Key writing the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner." Vitaphone Release 7557-7558.
The Ash Can Fleet (1939)
This short film presents the story of David Bushnell, inventor of the submarine and the depth charge.

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