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Albert Basserman

Highest Rated:   100% The Shanghai Gesture (1942)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
75% 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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