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William Von Brincken

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% Dracula's Daughter (1936)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A former captain of the Life Hussars of the King of Saxony, William von Brincken came to America as a military attaché at the German embassy in Washington. Stranded in the U.S. after WWI, von Brincken moved to Hollywood, where he joined the so-called Elite Guard, a group of former mittel-European officers brought together for film work by director Erich von Stroheim. As a recognized military expert, he served as a technical advisor for such films as Flesh and the Devil (1927) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). His film-acting career began in von Stroheim's Queen Kelly (1929); he went on to play such roles as Von Richtofen in Hell's Angels (1930), and during WWII was one of several German expatriates called upon to play Nazis. Whenever it seemed politically expedient to do so, William von Brincken acted under such Anglicized stage names as Roger Beckwith and William Vaughan.

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No Score Yet Background to Danger German Official 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic German Sub Captain 1943
No Score Yet Miss V. from Moscow Capt. Richter 1942
No Score Yet A Yank in Libya Yussof Streyer 1942
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark German Radio Operator 1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon German Colonel 1942
91% Man Hunt Chief of Harbor Police 1941
No Score Yet So Ends Our Night German Official 1941
No Score Yet Underground Capt. Bornsdorff 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Officer 1940
No Score Yet Hidden Enemy Werner 1940
No Score Yet Confessions of a Nazi Spy Capt. Vonn Eichen 1939
No Score Yet Panama Patrol Marlin 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa Dr. Stern 1938
No Score Yet International Crime Flotow 1938
No Score Yet Thank You, Mr. Moto Schneider 1937
77% The Life of Emile Zola Schwartzkoppen 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Kraftstein 1937
No Score Yet Wallaby Jim of the Islands Adolph Richter 1937
55% Dracula's Daughter Policeman 1936
No Score Yet The Melody Lingers On Austrian Officer (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride German Official 1934
No Score Yet Flirting With Danger Von Kruger 1934
No Score Yet Crimson Romance Von Gering 1934
No Score Yet King Kelly of the U.S.A. Stranger 1934
63% Viva Villa! German Reporter 1934
No Score Yet Fugitive Road Lieutenant Berne 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Trooper Mounted Police inspector 1932
No Score Yet Surrender Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Unholy Garden Actor 1931
76% Hell's Angels Von Richthofen 1930
No Score Yet Inside the Lines Spy School Chief 1930
No Score Yet Condemned Vidal's Orderly 1929
100% Queen Kelly Wolfram's Lieutenant 1929
75% The Wedding March Officer of the Imperial Guard 1928
No Score Yet The Merry Widow Danilo's Aide-de-camp 1925


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