Reinhold Schünzel

Reinhold Schünzel

Highest Rated: 98% Notorious (1946)

Lowest Rated: 85% Hangmen Also Die (1943)

Birthday: Nov 7, 1886

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

German-born Reinhold Schunzel had been a businessman and journalist before turning to acting and directing in the World War I years. In 1919, Schunzel directed his first film, Mary Magdalena. Specializing in light comedies, Schunzel helmed the classic 1933 "drag" farce Viktor und Viktoria (as well as the simultaneously film French-language version George et Georgette), which of course was resuscitated by Blake Edwards in 1981 as a vehicle for his wife Julie Andrews. Even when he was at his busiest as a director, Schunzel found time to act in other men's films, notably G.W. Pabst's Threepenny Opera (1931), in which he played crooked constable Tiger Brown. Though he tried to make the best of things after Hitler's ascent to power, Schunzel finally fled Germany in 1936. He resettled in Hollywood, playing character roles. Amidst the requisite Nazis and Professorial types, Schunzel enjoyed one of his best-ever screen roles in Paramount's The Man in Half-Moon Street (1942), playing the conscience-stricken associate of murderous "eternal-life" experimenter Nils Asther. In 1952, Schunzel returned to Germany, where after making two additional film appearances he died at the age of 68. A 1989 biography, Reinhold Schunzel: Schaupieler und Regisseur, was written by Hans-Michael Bock, Wolfgang Jacobson, and Joerg Schoening.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Das Mädchen Irene (The Girl Irene) Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Donogoo Director 2013
No Score Yet 1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand Actor 2012
No Score Yet Her Grace Commands (Ihre Hoheit Befiehlt) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Peter Kralik 1952
No Score Yet Berlin Express Walther 1948
No Score Yet Golden Earrings Prof. Krosigk 1947
No Score Yet Dragonwyck Count De Grenier 1946
98% Notorious Dr. Anderson 1946
No Score Yet The Hitler Gang Gen. Ludendorff 1944
No Score Yet First Comes Courage Col. Kurt von Elser 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Inspector Ritter 1943
No Score Yet Melody Master Director 1941
No Score Yet Balalaika Director 1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939 Director 1939
No Score Yet Amphitryon Director 1935
No Score Yet Viktor And Viktoria (Viktor Und Viktoria) Director Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Saison in Kairo (Cairo Season) Director 1933
No Score Yet The 3 Penny Opera (Die 3groschenoper) Tiger Brown 1931
No Score Yet Fortune's Fool Actor 1921
No Score Yet Unheimliche Geschichten, (Eerie Tales) Actor 1919
No Score Yet Madame Du Barry Choiseul 1919
No Score Yet Gesetze Der Liebe Actor


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