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Otto Kruger

Highest Rated:   100% Wonder Man (1945)
Lowest Rated:   46% Dracula's Daughter (1936)
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Erudite, silver-haired stage and screen actor Otto Kruger was a grandnephew of South African president Ohm Kruger. While attending the University of Michigan and Columbia University, Kruger switched his field of interest from music to acting. After several seasons in regional theatre, the 30-year-old Kruger made his Broadway bow in The Natural Law in 1915. That same year, he appeared in his first film, but did not actively pursue moviemaking until the talkie era. Kruger often exploited his respectable, sophisticated veneer to play villainous roles, such as the solid citizen-cum-Nazi ringleader in Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He was equally effective in parts calling for kindness and compassion, notably as Dr. Emil Behring, the real-life Nobel Prize winner, in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet. During World War II, Kruger, an ardent home gardener, worked as a food coordinator for the Los Angeles Country Agricultural Department. While appearing in the pre-Broadway tryouts for Advise and Consent in 1960, Kruger suffered the first of several strokes that would eventually render him inactive. Otto Kruger made his last film, Sex and the Single Girl, in 1964; he died 10 years later, on his 89th birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% Sex and the Single Girl
  • Dr. Anderson
1964
No Score Yet Kohlhiesels Tochter
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
  • The King
1962
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Will Atherson
1960
67% The Young Philadelphians
  • John M. Wharton
1959
No Score Yet The Colossus of New York
  • William
1958
No Score Yet The Last Command
  • Stephen Austin
1955
No Score Yet Black Widow
  • Ling
1954
90% Magnificent Obsession
  • Rudolph
1954
96% High Noon
  • Mettrick
1952
No Score Yet Payment on Demand
  • Prescott
1951
No Score Yet 711 Ocean Drive
  • Carl Stephans
1950
81% Duel in the Sun
  • Mr. Langford
1946
No Score Yet The Woman Who Came Back
  • Rev. Stevens
1945
No Score Yet Allotment Wives (Woman in the Case)
  • Whitey Colton
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • District Attorney R.J. O'Brien
1945
No Score Yet Escape In The Fog
  • Paul Devon
1945
No Score Yet Jungle Captive
  • Dr. Stendahl
1945
93% Murder, My Sweet
  • Amthor
1944
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery
  • Paul Hendrix
1944
94% Cover Girl
  • John Coudair
1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday
  • Roosevelt
1944
No Score Yet Corregidor
  • Dr. Jan Stockman
1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children
  • Col. Henkel
1943
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen
  • Stage Door Canteen Star
1943
No Score Yet Power of the Press
  • Howard Raskin
1943
No Score Yet Secrets of a Co-ed
  • Reynolds
1942
81% Saboteur
  • Charles Tobin
1942
No Score Yet Friendly Enemies
  • Anton Miller
1942
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
  • Dr. Behring
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Assistant DA Van Slack
1939
No Score Yet Black Eyes
  • Petroff
1939
No Score Yet Zero Hour
  • Julian Forbes
1939
No Score Yet Thanks for the Memory
  • Gil Morrell
1938
No Score Yet Housemaster
  • Charles Donkin
1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law
  • Eugene Ferguson
1938
No Score Yet They Won't Forget
  • Michael Gleason
1937
46% Dracula's Daughter
  • Dr. Jeffrey Garth
1936
No Score Yet Chained
  • Richard Field
1934
No Score Yet Treasure Island
  • Dr. Livesey
1934
No Score Yet Paris Interlude
  • Samuel R. 'Sam' Colt
1934
No Score Yet Men in White
  • Dr. Levine
1934
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady
  • Willie Ryan
1933
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart
  • Hugo Wilbrandt
1933
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe
  • Henri de Cocheforet
1923

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