Curt Bois

Highest Rated: 100% Caught (1949)
Lowest Rated: 67% Boy Meets Girl (1938)
Birthday: Apr 5, 1901
Birthplace: Not Available
German actor Curt Bois took to the stage at age seven. After experience as a cabaret performer, Bois worked with the legendary impresario Max Reinhardt and appeared in 25 German films. He left Germany to escape Hitler in 1933, then re-established himself on the Broadway stage. His first film, in which he was seen in his standard characterization of a slick, self-important European, was 1937's Tovarich. Bois' best-known film appearance was brief: he played the obsequious pickpocket ("There are vultures everywhere) in the 1942 classic Casablanca. As a result, he spent many of his last years being interviewed on the subject of that film, his stories improving with each telling. Bois went on to work with such directors as Lubitsch and Ophuls before returning to Germany in 1950. Here he continued to appear in films, and in 1955 directed the feature Ein Polterabend. One of Curt Bois' last performances was as the wizened historian who endlessly wanders Berlin in hopes of properly capturing the city on paper in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire (1988).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Boat Is Full (Das Boot Ist Voll) Lazar Ostrowskij 2005
98% Wings of Desire Homer 1987
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood King Charles II 1950
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Jeweler 1949
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat Count de la Brive 1949
100% Caught Franzi Kartos 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Chemist 1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park Maitre d' 1948
No Score Yet The Woman in White Louis 1948
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph Tattooed Waiter 1948
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk Augustin Haussy 1946
No Score Yet The Spanish Main Paree 1945
No Score Yet Blonde Fever Brillon 1944
94% Cover Girl Chem 1944
No Score Yet Swing Fever Nick 1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Count Peter de Chandome 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Yasha 1943
No Score Yet The Desert Song Francois 1943
97% Casablanca Dark European 1942
No Score Yet The Tuttles of Tahiti Jensen 1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal De Rochemont 1942
No Score Yet Blue, White and Perfect Nappy 1942
100% Hold Back the Dawn Bonbois 1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio Felicio Salles 1941
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast Comrade Tronavich 1940
No Score Yet Lady in Question Henri Lurette 1940
No Score Yet Boom Town Ferdie 1940
No Score Yet Bitter Sweet Ernst 1940
No Score Yet Der Ewige Jude Himself 1940
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Actor 1939
67% Boy Meets Girl Dance Director 1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Rabbit 1938
No Score Yet Gold Diggers in Paris Padrinsky 1938
No Score Yet The Great Waltz Kienzl 1938
No Score Yet Tovarich Alphonso 1937
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel Dress Designer 1937
No Score Yet Die Austernprinzessin (My Lady Margarine) Conductor 1919