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Paul Henreid

Highest Rated:   100% Dead Ringer (1964)
Lowest Rated:   20% Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
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Some sources list actor Paul Henreid's birthplace as Italy, but at the time of his birth, Henreid's hometown of Trieste was still part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Of aristocratic stock, Henreid felt drawn to theatrical activities while attending college. He briefly supported himself as a translator before Max Reinhardt's assistant Otto Preminger officially discovered him and launched his stage career. Still billed under his given name of Von Hernreid, he made his film debut in a 1933 Moroccan production. Relocating to England in 1935, he was often as not cast as Teutonic villains, most memorably in the 1940 melodrama Night Train. In 1940, Henreid became an American citizen--and, at last, a leading man. Henreid's inbred Continental sophistication struck a responsive chord with wartime audiences. He spent his finest years as an actor at Warner Bros., where he appeared as Jerry Durrance in Bette Davis' Now Voyager (1942), as too-good-to-be-true resistance leader Victor Laszlo in Casablanca (1942), and as troubled medical student Philip Carey in the 1946 remake of Of Human Bondage (1946). Henreid exhibited a great deal of vivacity in such swashbucklers as The Spanish Main (1945), Last of the Buccaneers (1950) and The Siren of Bagdad (1953); in the latter film, the actor engagingly spoofed his own screen image by repeating his lighting-two-cigarettes bit from Now Voyager with an ornate water pipe. He was also an effective villain in Hollow Triumph (1948, which he also produced) and Rope of Sand (1949).Henreid's star faded in the 1950s, a fact he would later attribute (in his 1984 autobiography Ladies Man) to the Hollywood Blacklist. He turned to directing, helming such inexpensive but worthwhile dramas as For Men Only (a 1951 indictment of the college hazing process) and A Woman's Devotion (1954). One of his best directorial efforts was the 1964 meller Dead Ringer, starring his former Warners co-star (and longtime personal friend) Bette Davis. In addition, Henreid directed dozens of 30- and 60-minute installments of such TV series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Maverick. His last on-camera appearance was as "The Cardinal" in Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977). Henreid married Elizabeth Gluck in 1936, with whom he had two daughters, Monika Henreid and Mimi Duncan. On March 29, 1992, he died of pneumonia, following a stroke, in Santa Monica, California.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • The Cardinal
1977
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • General
1969
60% Operation Crossbow
  • Gen. Ziemann
1965
No Score Yet Ballad in Blue
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1964
100% Dead Ringer
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Etienne Laurier
1962
No Score Yet Never So Few
  • Nikko Regas
1960
No Score Yet Girls On The Loose
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Ten Thousand Bedrooms
  • Anton
1957
No Score Yet A Woman's Devotion
  • Capt. Henrique Monteros
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas
  • Maria's Manager
1956
No Score Yet Pirates of Tripoli
  • Edri al-Gadrian
1955
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart
  • Florenz Ziegfeld
1954
No Score Yet Siren of Bagdad
  • Kazah the Great
1953
No Score Yet Stolen Face
  • Dr. Philip Ritter
1952
No Score Yet For Men Only (The Tall Lie)
  • Actor
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet So Young, So Bad
  • Dr. John H. Jason
1950
No Score Yet Rope of Sand
  • Commandant Paul Vogel
1949
No Score Yet Hollow Triumph (The Scar)
  • Producer
  • John Muller
1948
No Score Yet The Scar
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Song of Love
  • Robert Schumann
1947
No Score Yet Deception
  • Karel Novak
1946
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Philip Carey
1946
No Score Yet Devotion
  • Nichols
1946
No Score Yet The Spanish Main
  • Capt. Laurent Van Horn
1945
No Score Yet Between Two Worlds
  • Henry Bergner
1944
No Score Yet In Our Time
  • Count Stefan Orwid
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Himself
1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators
  • Vincent Van Der Lyn
1944
97% Casablanca
  • Victor Laszlo
1942
91% Now, Voyager
  • Jerry Durrance
1942
No Score Yet Joan of Paris
  • Paul Lavallier
1942
93% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
  • Karl Marsen
1940
81% Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • Max Staefel
1939
No Score Yet Victoria the Great
  • Bit Part (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet Morgenrot
  • Actor
1933

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