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Frank Reicher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank Reicher (December 2, 1875 – January 19, 1965) was a German-born American stage and film actor, director and producer. He is best known for playing Captain Englehorn in the 1933 film King Kong. Reicher made his Broadway debut the year he came to America playing Lord Tarquin in Harrison Fiske's production of Becky Sharp, a comedy by Langdon Mitchell based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. His early career was spent in legitimate theater on and off Broadway. He was head of the Brooklyn Stock Company when Jacob P. Adler performed The Merchant of Venice in Yiddish while the rest of the cast remained in English. Reicher was for a number of years affiliated with the Little Theatre on West Forty-Fourth Street as an actor and manager and would remain active on Broadway as actor, director or producer well into the 1920s. On stage, Reicher starred in such plays as the first Broadway production of Georg Kaiser's From Morning to Midnight (as the cashier), and the original production of Percy MacKaye's The Scarecrow (in the title role). Frank Reicher is probably more familiar to modern audiences as a supporting character actor in films. He began his cinema career with an uncredited role in the 1915 film The Case for Becky and would go on to work in over two hundred motion pictures. He is probably best remembered for playing the character of Captain Englehorn in King Kong and The Son of Kong, and for his work in such films as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950). His last Hollywood role was in the very first theatrical Superman movie, Superman and the Mole Men, in 1951. Frank Reicher died at a hospital in Inglewood, California, aged 89. He was survived by his sister and a brother. His interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

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Dec 2, 1875 In München, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Her Man o' War 1926-08-25
Latest Project:
Series Adventures of Superman 1952-09-19
Known For
Poster of Samson and Delilah
Poster of Monsieur Verdoux
Poster of House of Frankenstein
Poster of Black Waters
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie The Lady and the Bandit Count Eckhardt 1951-08-13
Movie Superman and the Mole-Men Hospital Superintendent 1951-11-23
Movie Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Darius 'Doc' Green 1950-08-19
Movie Barbary Pirate Cathcart 1949-11-10
Movie Samson and Delilah Village Barber 1949-12-21
Movie Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad Dr. MacKenzie 1948-02-07
Movie Carson City Raiders Razor the Barber 1948-05-13
Movie I, Jane Doe Doctor 1948-05-25
Movie Yankee Fakir H.W. Randall 1947-04-01
Movie Violence Pop, apartment concierge 1947-05-09
Movie Escape Me Never The Minister 1947-11-07
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Maasdam 1947-09-01
Movie Monsieur Verdoux Doctor (uncredited) 1947-09-26
Movie The Shadow Returns Michael Hasdon 1946-02-16
Movie A Guy Could Change Doctor 1946-01-27
Movie Sister Kenny Dr. Chuter 1946-10-10
Movie Home in Oklahoma Jason Cragmyle 1946-10-18
Movie Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask Harper 1945-01-26
Movie A Medal for Benny Father Bly (uncredited) 1945-04-16
Movie The Strange Mr. Gregory William Riker, the Butler 1945-01-12
Movie Phantoms, Inc. Philip Kenneson, Sr. 1945-06-09
Movie The Tiger Woman Coroner 1945-11-16
Movie Voice of the Whistler Dr. Rose (uncredited) 1945-10-30
Movie Address Unknown Professor Schmidt 1944-06-01
Movie Captain America Lyman 1944-02-05
Movie Gildersleeve's Ghost Dr. Wells 1944-06-01
Movie The Mummy's Ghost Prof. Matthew Norman 1944-07-01
Movie House of Frankenstein Frederick Ullman (uncredited) 1944-12-01
Movie The Big Bonanza Dr. Ballou 1944-12-30
Movie Mission to Moscow General von Koestrich - German ambassador (uncredited) 1943-04-29
Movie Plan for Destruction Karl Ernst Haushofer 1943-04-22
Movie Above Suspicion Colonel Gerold (Uncredited) 1943-05-31
Movie Background to Danger Rudick - the Assasin 1943-07-03
Movie Tornado Linden, Sr. 1943-08-09
Movie Bomber's Moon Dr. Hartman 1943-08-05
Movie Beyond the Blue Horizon Sneath 1942-06-25
Movie Nazi Agent Fritz 1942-03-01
Movie The Mystery of Marie Roget Magistrate 1942-04-23
Movie The Gay Sisters Dr. Thomas Bigelow 1942-08-01
Movie Secret Enemies Henry Bremmer 1942-09-17
Movie The Mummy's Tomb Professor Matthew Norman 1942-10-23
Movie Night Monster Dr. Timmons 1942-10-20
Movie They Dare Not Love Captain 1941-05-16
Movie Flight from Destiny Edvaard Kreindling 1941-02-08
Movie The Nurse's Secret Wiley Henderson 1941-05-24
Movie Four Mothers Festival Committee Member (uncredited) 1941-01-04
Movie Dangerously They Live Jarvis, Goodwin's Butler 1941-12-24
Movie Shining Victory Dr. Esterhazy 1941-05-30
Movie One Foot in Heaven Board Member (uncredited) 1941-11-01
Movie Underground Professor Baumer 1941-06-28
Movie Dr. Cyclops Prof. Kendall 1940-04-09
Movie Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Old Man 1940-02-23
Movie All This, and Heaven Too Police Official (uncredited) 1940-07-13
Movie Typhoon Doctor 1940-05-16
Movie South to Karanga Dr. Greenleaf 1940-08-02
Movie The Lady in Question President 1940-08-07
Movie The Man I Married Friehof 1940-08-09
Movie Sky Murder Dr. Crattan 1940-09-27
Movie Mystery of the White Room Dr. Amos Thornton 1939-03-17
Movie Sons of Liberty Lyons the Storekeeper (uncredited) 1939-05-20
Movie Never Say Die Man in Charge of Duel 1939-03-08
Movie Woman Doctor Dr. Mathews 1939-02-06
Movie The Magnificent Fraud Mendietta Garcia 1939-07-19
Movie Devil's Island President of Assize Court 1939-01-07
Movie Society Smugglers Jones 1939-03-01
Movie Juarez Duc de Morny (uncredited) 1939-06-10
Movie Everything Happens at Night Pharmacist 1939-12-22
Movie Rio Paris Banker (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie Nurse Edith Cavell Baron von Bissing 1939-08-31
Movie South of the Border Don Diego Mendoza 1939-12-15
Movie Ninotchka Soviet Lawyer (uncredited) 1939-11-23
Movie The Escape Dr. Shumaker 1939-10-05
Movie Sabotage (uncredited) 1939-10-13
Movie City Streets Dr. Ferenc Waller 1938-07-01
Movie Prison Nurse Doctor Hartman 1938-03-02
Movie Rascals Dr. C.M. Garvey 1938-05-20
Movie I'll Give a Million Prefect of Police 1938-07-27
Movie Suez General Changarnier 1938-10-28
Movie The Girl Downstairs Police official 1938-12-23
Movie Torchy Gets Her Man The Professor - Henchman 1938-11-12
Movie The Great O'Malley Dr. Larson 1937-02-13
Movie Espionage Von Cram 1937-02-26
Movie Stolen Holiday Rainer 1937-02-06
Movie The Mighty Treve Eben McClelland 1937-01-17
Movie Under Cover of Night Rudolph Brehmer 1937-01-08
Movie Night Key Carl - gang engineer 1937-04-18
Movie Man Of The People Robinson 1937-01-27
Movie Stage Door Stage Director 1937-10-07
Movie Midnight Madonna Vincent Long II 1937-07-01
Movie Prescription for Romance Jozsef 1937-12-12
Movie Fit for a King Kurtz 1937-09-01
Movie Beg, Borrow or Steal Monsieur Debillon (uncredited) 1937-12-03
Movie West Bound Limited Pop Martin 1937-07-11
Movie The Emperor's Candlesticks Pavloff 1937-07-02
Movie The Country Doctor Dr. Paul Luke 1936-03-12
Movie Under Two Flags French General 1936-04-30
Movie Till We Meet Again Colonel Von Diegel 1936-04-04
Movie The Murder of Dr. Harrigan Dr. Coate 1936-01-11
Movie The Devil-Doll Doctor (uncredited) 1936-07-10
Movie The Invisible Ray Professor Meiklejohn 1936-01-20
Movie The Story of Louis Pasteur Dr. Pfeiffer 1936-02-22
Movie Sutter's Gold Governor Felipe Vega 1936-03-01
Movie Laughing at Trouble Dr. Larson 1936-12-11
Movie Camille Creditor Agent (uncredited) 1936-12-26
Movie Girls Dormitory Dr. Hoffenreich 1936-08-08
Movie Along Came Love Planetarium Lecturer 1936-11-05
Movie Sinner Take All Theo Drukker (uncredited) 1936-12-18
Movie Star for a Night Doctor Heimkin 1936-08-28
Movie Anthony Adverse Coachman to Paris 1936-08-29
Movie The Gorgeous Hussy Commander of U.S.S. Constitution (uncredited) 1936-08-28
Movie Star of Midnight Abe Ohlman (uncredited) 1935-04-19
Movie The Florentine Dagger Von Stein 1935-03-30
Movie Life Returns Dr. James 1935-01-02
Movie Charlie Chan in Egypt Dr. Jaipur 1935-06-04
Movie A Dog of Flanders Herr Vanderkloot 1935-03-22
Movie The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo 2nd Assistant Director 1935-11-14
Movie Rendezvous Dr. R.A. Jackson 1935-10-25
Movie The Great Impersonation Unknown 1935-12-08
Movie Magnificent Obsession Dr. Rochard 1935-12-30
Movie Kind Lady Gustave Roubet 1935-12-06
Movie Men in White Doctor (uncredited) 1934-04-06
Movie Little Man, What Now? Lehmann 1934-05-01
Movie No Greater Glory Doctor 1934-03-30
Movie Hi, Nellie! Danny 1934-01-20
Movie Journal of a Crime Herr Winterstein 1934-03-10
Movie The Countess of Monte Cristo Police Commissioner 1934-03-18
Movie Let's Talk It Over Richards 1934-06-01
Movie Mills of the Gods Barrett 1934-12-15
Movie The Fountain Doctor 1934-08-22
Movie I Am a Thief Max Bolen 1934-11-24
Movie Secret of the Chateau Auctioneer 1934-12-03
Movie The Case of the Howling Dog Dr. Carl Cooper 1934-09-22
Movie British Agent Mr. X 1934-09-15
Movie King Kong Captain Englehorn 1933-03-15
Movie Topaze Dr. Stegg 1933-03-04
Movie Employees' Entrance Garfinkle 1933-02-11
Movie A Bedtime Story Aristide 1933-04-22
Movie Jennie Gerhardt Old Weaver 1933-06-08
Movie The Son of Kong Captain Englehorn 1933-12-22
Movie Captured! Herr Hauptman 1933-08-19
Movie Before Dawn Joe Valerie 1933-08-04
Movie A Woman Commands The General 1932-02-12
Movie The Crooked Circle Rankin 1932-09-25
Movie Scarlet Dawn Plotsky (Uncredited) 1932-11-12
Movie Flesh Warden in Germany (uncredited) 1932-12-08
Movie Gentleman's Fate Francesco Tomasulo 1931-03-07
Movie Beyond Victory German Hospital Chief 1931-04-03
Movie Suicide Fleet Holtzmann 1931-11-20
Movie The Sin of Madelon Claudet Arresting Detective (uncredited) 1931-10-23
Movie Mata Hari The Cook - Spy 1931-12-26
Movie Girl of the Port Unknown 1930-02-03
Movie Strictly Unconventional Duke of Brocklehurst 1930-05-03
Movie Billy the Kid General Lew Wallace (uncredited) 1930-10-18
Movie Strange Cargo Dr. Stecker 1929-03-31
Movie His Captive Woman Unknown 1929-02-03
Movie Black Waters Randall 1929-04-05
Movie Paris Bound Unknown 1929-08-03
Movie Mister Antonio Milton Jorny 1929-10-15
Movie Her Private Affair State's Attorney 1929-09-27
Movie Four Sons The Schoolmaster 1928-02-13
Movie Beau Sabreur Unknown 1928-01-22
Movie The Blue Danube Baron 1928-03-11
Movie Napoleon's Barber Napoleon's Barber 1928-11-24
Movie The Masks of the Devil Count Zellner 1928-11-17
Movie Sins of the Fathers The Eye Specialist 1928-12-28
Movie Her Man o' War Professor Krantz 1926-08-25