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Kurt Katch

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Seventh Cross (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
  • Birthday: Jan 28, 1896
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Foreboding, shaven-headed Polish actor Kurt Katch studied acting and directing with the fabled Viennese impresario Max Reinhardt. Katch went on to organize Berlin's Kulturbund Deutschen Juden Theater and a Yiddish-speaking troupe in Warsaw. When Hitler rose to power, the Jewish Katch saw the handwriting on the wall and came to the U.S. in 1937. He established himself as a movie villain in the 1940s, most often cast as a smirking, monocled Nazi. In films until 1958's The Young Lions, Kurt Katch is best remembered by boys of all ages as the unspeakable Hulagu Khan in that ultimate escapist adventure yarn Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

83% The Young Lions Camp Commandant 1958
No Score Yet Pharaoh's Curse (Curse of the Pharaoh) Hans Brecht 1957
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Landlord 1956
27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Dr. Gustav Zoomer 1955
No Score Yet The Adventures of Hajji Baba Caoush 1954
No Score Yet Secret of the Incas Man with Rifle 1954
No Score Yet Song of Love Judge 1947
No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Warden 1946
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Prince Otto von Bismarck 1945
No Score Yet The Mask of Dimitrios Col. Haki 1944
No Score Yet The Purple Heart Ludwig Kruger 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Hulagu Khan 1944
100% The Seventh Cross Leo Herman 1944
40% The Mummy's Curse Cajun Joe 1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators Lutzke 1944
80% Watch on the Rhine Herr Blecher 1943
No Score Yet Background to Danger Mailler 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Semer Timoshenko 1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America Schonzeit 1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness German Captain 1943
No Score Yet Counter-Espionage Gustave Sossel 1942
63% Desperate Journey Hesse 1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder Eric Pahsen 1942
94% The Wolf Man Gypsy with Bear 1941

QUOTES FROM Kurt Katch CHARACTERS

Col. Haki
I find a murder in a detective story much more sympathetic than a real murder.