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Curt Bois



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Boat Is Full (Das Boot Ist Voll)
  • Actor
2005
98% Wings of Desire
  • Homer
1987
No Score Yet Das Boot ist Voll (The Boat is Full)
  • Lazar Ostrowskij
1981
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
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

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