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Carl Jaffe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carl Jaffe (21 March 1902 – 12 April 1974) was a German actor. Jaffe trained on the stage in his native Hamburg, Kassel and Wiesbaden before moving to Berlin, where his career took off. In 1933 Jaffe changed his stage name to Frank Alwar, but in 1936, with the situation for Jews in Germany rapidly deteriorating, he made the decision to migrate to the United Kingdom. He remained in the UK for the rest of his life and enjoyed a prolific career, appearing in over 50 films and many television productions. Throughout his British career he was almost invariably cast as German or Central European characters, usually in supporting roles, and often with a war, crime or espionage setting. His more notable films include The Lion Has Wings, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Two Thousand Women, Operation Amsterdam and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. Jaffe's television credits included Danger Man, Dad's Army and Oh, Brother!.

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Mar 21, 1902 In Hamburg, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Second Best Bed 1938-07-18
Latest Project:
Movie Fiddler on the Roof 1971-11-03
Known For
Poster of Fiddler on the Roof
Poster of I Accuse!
Poster of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Poster of Over the Moon
Movie Fiddler on the Roof Isaac (uncredited) 1971-11-03
Movie The Double Man Police Surgeon 1967-04-25
Movie Up Jumped a Swagman Analyst 1965-12-21
Movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Baron Waldheim 1961-12-28
Movie Operation Amsterdam Diamond merchant 1959-01-01
Movie First Man into Space Dr. Paul von Essen 1959-02-27
Movie Subway in the Sky dt. Kriminalbeamter 1959-11-01
Movie I Accuse! Colonel Maximilian von Schwarzkoppen 1958-03-05
Movie Escapement Dr. Hoff 1958-03-04
Movie Rockets Galore Dr Hamburger 1958-12-26
Movie The Case of The Smiling Widow Nicholls 1957-01-01
Movie The Traitor Stefan Toller 1957-03-01
Movie Port of Escape Ship's Officer 1956-05-01
Movie Satellite in the Sky Professor Bechstein 1956-07-21
Movie House of Secrets Walter Dorffman 1956-10-23
Movie The Hostage Dr. Pablo Gonzuelo 1956-12-01
Movie Cross Channel Otto Dagoff 1955-09-29
Movie The Awakening The Tailor 1954-07-14
Movie Appointment in London German General 1953-02-17
Movie Desperate Moment Cellblock Guard Becker 1953-03-17
Movie Park Plaza 605 Boris Roff 1953-12-07
Movie Ivanhoe Austrian Monk 1952-01-01
Movie A Tale of Five Cities Charlotte's Brother 1951-03-01
Movie The Dancing Years Headwaiter 1950-07-19
Movie State Secret Janovic Prada / Tugboat Captain 1950-09-11
Movie Lilli Marlene Propaganda Chief 1950-12-08
Movie The Blind Goddess Johan Meyer 1948-09-14
Movie I Didn't Do It Hilary Vance 1945-01-01
Movie The Man from Morocco German General 1945-04-17
Movie Two Thousand Women Sergeant Hentzner 1944-11-06
Movie The Night Invader Count von Biebrich 1943-12-05
Movie Warn That Man Schultz 1943-07-13
Movie The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp von Reumann 1943-07-26
Movie Gasbags Gestapo Chief 1941-02-01
Movie All Hands Captain 1940-05-31
Movie An Englishman's Home Martin 1940-06-26
Movie The Saint in London Stengler 1939-06-30
Movie Over the Moon Michel 1939-10-12
Movie The Lion Has Wings Unnamed Character 1939-11-03
Movie Second Best Bed Georges Debonnet 1938-07-18