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Howard Vernon

Highest Rated: 100% The Silence of the Sea (1949)

Lowest Rated: 92% The Train (1965)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1914

Birthplace: Baden, Switzerland

Swiss actor Howard Vernon began his career in postwar France in 1946 with small parts in war dramas, frequently as German officers. His first major part came in 1949 as Werner von Ebrennac in Jean-Pierre Melville's first feature film, "Le Silence de la Mer." Playing a sympathetic German officer billeted in the French countryside, the film is a tale of resistance adapted from a novella by Vercors. It was Vernon's most serious film, and followed it with smaller parts in numerous B-films, including the adventure "The Girl in the Bikini," starring Brigitte Bardot in one of her first roles. Working consistently in the '50s, Vernon began making films in Spain and exploring the horror genre. His first foray into horror was "The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse," directed by the legendary German expressionist Fritz Lang. Though his part was small, Vernon began to make more horror films, mostly B-grade. Working in Spain on the film "Zorro the Avenger," Vernon met his most significant collaborator, director Jesus Franco. They began to make films together in 1962, Vernon memorably starring as the eerie Dr. Orloff in "The Awful Dr. Orloff" and as Admiral Kapp in the campy "Succubus" in 1968. While their films were B-grade at best, the material steadily declined into the '70s with projects such as "Dracula contra Frankenstein." Outside of horror, Vernon worked with luminary directors such as Jean-Luc Godard in a small part in the sci-fi noir "Alphaville" and with Woody Allen on his comedy "Love and Death."

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Sin Manes (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 22% Revenge in the House of Usher Roderic Usher (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of Empedocles Hermokrates (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 100% Angel of Death Colonel Josef Mengele/Dr. Josef Mengele (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invisible Dead Le professeur Orloff (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Mutilator Vampire (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 32% Zombie Lake The Mayor (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 58% Dr. Jekyll and His Women Dr.Lanyon (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neurosis Roderic Usher (Character) - 1980
14% 19% Zombies Lake Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women In Cellblock 9 Dr. Milton (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Musician Killer Anton Varga (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Change Hands Jacques des Grieux (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mark of Zorro Gov. Hayes (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sylvia Couski Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 53% Lorna, the Exorcist Maurizius (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Countess Perverse Count Rabor Zaroff (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein Cagliostro (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 17% The Sex Demons Lord Malcolm De Winter (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fifteen Year Old Captain Korda (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dracula vs. Dr. Frankenstein Drácula (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 42% The Devil Came From Akasava Valet Humphrey (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 39% A Virgin Among the Living Dead Uncle Howard (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 50% She Killed in Ecstasy Prof. Jonathan Walker (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 20% Among the Living Dead Uncle Howard (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orloff Against the Invisible Man Le professeur Orloff (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Rose Professeur Römer (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Hyde Prof. Jonathan Walker (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster Le professeur Orloff (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 21% Night of the Blood Monster Jack Ketch (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 52% Succubus Admiral Kapp (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 44% The Poppy Is Also a Flower Dr. Pineau (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 69% The Diabolical Dr. Z Dr. Vicas (Character) - 1966
92% 89% The Train Dietrich (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro, the Avenger The General (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 39% The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus Max von Klaus (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 44% The Awful Dr. Orloff Dr. Orloff (Character) - 1962
96% 86% Leon Morin, Priest The colonel (Character) $44.5K 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Ways Col. Hidas (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse No. 12 (Character) - 1960
97% 90% Bob the Gambler McKimmie, le commanditaire (Character) $41K 1955
No Score Yet 85% Napoleon Lord Liverpool (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Bikini (Manina, la fille sans voile) Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Captain Fabian Emile (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Blackjack Schooner Captain (Character) - 1950
100% 90% The Silence of the Sea Werner (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Had a Name Le chef milicien (Character) - 1947

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Peters (Character) 1956

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