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Torben Meyer

  • Highest Rated: 100% Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
  • Birthday: Dec 1, 1884
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Sour-visaged Danish actor Torben Meyer entered films as early as 1913, when he was prominently featured in the Danish super-production Atlantis. Despite his Scandinavian heritage, Meyer was usually typecast in Germanic roles after making his American screen debut in 1933. Many of his parts were fleeting, such as the Amsterdam banker who is offended because "Mister Rick" won't join him for a drink in Casablanca (1942). He was shown to excellent advantage in the films of producer/director Preston Sturges, beginning with Christmas in July (1940) and ending with The Beautiful Blonde of Bashful Bend (1949). Evidently as a private joke, Sturges nearly always cast Meyer as a character named Schultz, with such conspicuous exceptions as "Dr. Kluck" in The Palm Beach Story (1942). Torben Meyer made his last movie appearance in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), playing one of the German judges on trial for war crimes; Meyer's guilt-ridden inability to explain his actions was one of the film's most powerful moments.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

91% Judgment at Nuremberg Werner Lammpe 1961
No Score Yet The Matchmaker Maitre D' 1958
95% The Fly Gaston 1958
No Score Yet The Conqueror Scribe 1956
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart Card Player 1954
No Score Yet Living It Up Chef 1954
85% Houdini Headwaiter 1953
No Score Yet The Story of Three Loves Man 1953
80% Call Me Madam Rudolph 1953
57% What Price Glory? Mayor 1952
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Headwaiter 1951
No Score Yet Come Fill the Cup Welder 1951
No Score Yet Mad Wednesday Barber 1951
No Score Yet A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert) Actor 1950
63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend Dr. Schultz 1949
93% Unfaithfully Yours Dr. Schultz 1948
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Commissar 1948
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman Carriage Driver 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Interpreter 1948
No Score Yet The Exile Sea Captain 1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl Andre, the Headwaiter at Brown Derby 1947
89% Sin of Harold Diddlebock Barber 1947
No Score Yet Heartbeat Thief at Ball 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Guest 1946
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Second Brewer 1946
No Score Yet Hotel Berlin Franz 1945
33% A Royal Scandal Stooge 1945
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Butler 1944
95% Hail the Conquering Hero Mr. Schultz 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Hotel Manager 1944
No Score Yet The Purple Heart Karl Kappel 1944
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Doctor 1944
No Score Yet Jack London Literary Guest 1943
25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Gypsy 1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness Clerk 1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America Gottwald 1943
98% Casablanca Banker 1942
97% The Palm Beach Story Dr. Kluck 1942
No Score Yet Crossroads Old Man 1942
100% Sullivan's Travels The Doctor 1941
No Score Yet Sunny Head Waiter 1941
100% The Lady Eve Purser 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Furtlemertle 1940
94% Christmas in July Mr. Schmidt 1940
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh Sandor Nemzeti 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Kadereit 1940
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Station Master 1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip Doorman 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Peril Hoffman 1938
No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Karl 1938
No Score Yet Romance in the Dark Prof. Jacobsen 1938
No Score Yet Tovarich Servant 1937
No Score Yet Thin Ice Chauffeur 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Michael's Butler 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Train Announcer 1937
89% Shall We Dance Show Producer 1937
No Score Yet The King and the Chorus Girl Eric 1937
No Score Yet Wedding Present Winternitz 1936
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim Butler 1936
No Score Yet Till We Meet Again Kraus 1936
No Score Yet King of Burlesque Valet 1936
80% Front Page Woman Janitor 1935
No Score Yet The Black Room Peter 1935
79% Mark of the Vampire Card Player 1935
86% Roberta Albert 1935
80% The Good Fairy Actor 1935
No Score Yet Enter Madame Carlson 1935
No Score Yet Splendor Baron von Hoffstatter 1935
No Score Yet Two for Tonight Waiter 1935
No Score Yet Music in the Air Pharmacist 1934
No Score Yet The World Moves On German Chamberlain 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Mr. Van Brinker 1934
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House) Idealistic Printer 1932
No Score Yet Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) Waiter at Inn 1932
No Score Yet The Last Warning Gene 1929
100% The Man Who Laughs The Spy 1928
No Score Yet The Viking Odd 1928
No Score Yet Once Upon a Time Actor 1922
83% The Great Moment Dr. Dahlmeyer 1921
No Score Yet Atlantis Actor 1913

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Sven
  • 1966
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Bandleader
  • 1956

QUOTES FROM Torben Meyer CHARACTERS

Werner Lammpe
You do not think it was like that, do you? [the other defendants are silent] There were executions, yes, but nothing like that. Nothing at all! [turns to another prisoner] Pöhl. Pöhl! You ran those concentration camps, you and Eichmann. They say we killed millions of people. [scoffs] Millions of people! How could it be possible? Tell them, how could it be possible?
Werner Lammpe
You do not think it was like that, do you? [the other defendants are silent] There were executions, yes, but nothing like that. Nothing at all! [turns to another prisoner] You ran those concentration camps, you and Eichmann. They say we killed millions of people. [scoffs] Millions of people! How could it be possible? Tell them, how could it be possible?
Pohl
[matter-of-fact] It's possible.
Werner Lammpe
[aghast] How?
Pohl
You mean, technically? It all depends on your facilities. Say you have two chambers to accommodate 2000 people apiece. Figure it out. It's possible to get rid of 10,000 in a half hour. You don't even need knives to do it. You can tell them they're going to take a shower, then instead of water, you turn on the gas. It's not the killing that's the problem, it's disposing of the bodies. That's the problem.