Albert Basserman

Highest Rated: 100% The Shanghai Gesture (1942)
Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
In Knute Rockne, All American, chemistry professor Albert Basserman was the all-wise mentor and severest critic of teacher-cum-coach Rockne (Pat O'Brien). In real life, Basserman had himself studied chemistry, but abandoned that science early on to work with Vienesse stage impresario Max Reinhardt. A prominent and popular stage and film actor in his native Germany, Basserman emigrated to Switzerland in 1933 rather than endure the incoming Hitler regime. He worked briefly in the French film industry before coming to America in 1939. Basserman spent the next eight years portraying sagacious elderly Europeans, usually scientists and music teachers. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his dual role in Foreign Correspondent (1940). Basserman's heartfelt, well-defined screen characterizations are all the more impressive when one realizes that he could not speak English, and had to learn his lines phonetically. Albert Basserman journeyed to England in 1948 for his final film assignment, The Red Shoes.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dreyfus (The Dreyfus Case) Actor 2013
20% Rhapsody in Blue Prof. Frank 2001
No Score Yet Fly by Night Dr. Storm 1993
96% The Red Shoes Sergei Ratov 1948
No Score Yet Escape Me Never Prof. Heinrich 1947
No Score Yet The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Jacques Rival 1947
80% Since You Went Away Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden 1944
83% Madame Curie Jean Perot 1943
No Score Yet Reunion in France Gen. Hugo Schroeder 1942
No Score Yet Invisible Agent Arnold Schmidt 1942
100% The Shanghai Gesture Van Alst, the Commissioner 1942
63% Desperate Journey Dr. Mather 1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon Borelski 1942
No Score Yet The Moon and Sixpence Dr. Coutras 1942
100% A Woman's Face Consul Barring 1941
No Score Yet Escape Dr. Arthur Henning 1940
94% Foreign Correspondent Van Meer 1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American Father Julius Nieuwland 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Koch 1940


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