Helmut Dantine

Helmut Dantine

Highest Rated: 100% The Pied Piper (1942)

Lowest Rated: 0% Alexander the Great (1956)

Birthday: Oct 7, 1917

Birthplace: Not Available

Darkly handsome Austrian-born leading man, Helmut Dantine had finely chiseled features and deep-set eyes. A fugitive from the German Anschluss of Austria, he moved to California in 1938. Soon thereafter he joined the Pasadena Community Players, gaining enough acting experience to make his film-debut playing a Nazi in International Squadron (1941) with Ronald Reagan. Soon he had cornered the market on young Nazi characters in Hollywood films, particularly after his popular performance as a downed and wounded Luftwaffe pilot in Mrs. Miniver (1942), his third film. Later Dantine was promoted to stardom by Warner Brothers, who gave him his first lead role in Edge of Darkness (1943). He went on to play leads and second leads in many films of the '40s and '50s, but made few films after 1958. In 1958 he directed the unmemorable film Thundering Jets. After marrying the daughter of Nicholas M. Schenck, the former president of Loew's Inc., he became the vice president of the Schenck Enterprises film production and distribution organization in 1959; in 1970 he became its president. In the '70s Dantine was the executive producer of three films, two of which he appeared in.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Call Me Madam Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer) Ambassador 1979
46% The Killer Elite Producer Vorodny Executive Producer 1975
60% The Wilby Conspiracy Executive Producer Prosecutor 1975
79% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Executive Producer Max 1974
71% Operation Crossbow Gen. Linz 1965
No Score Yet Fraulein Hugo 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Anthony 1957
43% War and Peace Dolokhov 1956
0% Alexander the Great Nectanebus 1956
No Score Yet Stranger from Venus The Stranger 1954
No Score Yet Guerrilla Girl Demetri Alexander 1953
80% Call Me Madam Prince Hugo 1953
No Score Yet Whispering City Michel Lacoste 1947
No Score Yet Shadow of a Woman Dr. Eric Ryder 1946
No Score Yet Hotel Berlin Dr. Martin Richter 1945
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Garou 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944
80% Watch on the Rhine Young Man 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Maj. Kamenev 1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness Koenig 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Col. Hugo von Keller 1943
98% Casablanca Jan Brandel 1942
100% The Pied Piper Aide 1942
93% Mrs. Miniver German Flier 1942
98% To Be or Not to Be Copilot 1942
67% Desperate Journey German Copilot 1942
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through German Seaman 1942


Steve Wagner says: Whatever he is, he's no northwoodsman.

Jim Austen says: A German officer in the north country. I don't get it.

Col. Hugo von Keller says: I give you my word as a German officer.

Jim Austen says: I think we captured a German flyer. [uh, no, he was sent by submarine]

Laura McBain says: You're not going to marry him, I am.

Laura McBain says: He captured 3 German aviators. [no, just one and he was not flying to Canada]

Steve Wagner says: Fast? We've had the longest engagement in Manitoba!

Gunnar Brogge says: She went to college.

Capt. Koenig says: You are staying in this hole like I am.