Curt Bois

Curt Bois

  • Born on
    • April 5th, 1901
  • Died on
    • December 25th, 1991
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Curt Bois (April 5, 1901 – December 25, 1991) was a German actor. He is best remembered for his performance as the Pickpocket in Casablanca (1942). Bois was born in Berlin and began acting in 1907, becoming one of the film world's first child actors, with a role in the silent movie Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß. In 1909, he played the title role in Der Kleine Detektiv ('The Little Detective'). Bois' acting career spanned eighty years, a longer period than can be claimed by any other actor. His final performance was in 1987's Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire). Bois performed in theatre, cabaret, musicals, silent film and "talkies" over his career as an actor. In 1934, Bois was forced to leave his home for the United States, where he found work on stage on Broadway. By 1937, he had found his way to Hollywood, and began acting in American pictures, the best-known of which was Casablanca (1942), with a single speech warning about pickpockets as "vultures everywhere". After World War II Bois decided it was safe to return to Germany, which he did in 1950. He finished his life and career in Germany, first in the East, and finally in the West. Bois died in Berlin, the city of his birth, at the age of ninety. Description above from the Wikipedia article Curt Bois, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

Starring Curt Bois on Plex

  • Cover Girl
    Cover Girl
    Chef at Danny McGuire's


Acting (25 Credits)

1993Faraway, So Close! as The Dying Homer (scenes deleted)
1987Wings of Desire as Homer
1981The Boat Is Full as Lazar Ostrowskij
1960The Haunted Castle as Hugo
1949Caught as Franzi Kartos
1949The Great Sinner as Jeweler / Money Lender
1948The Woman in White as Louis
1948Arch of Triumph as Tattooed Waiter
1945Saratoga Trunk as Augustin Haussy
1945The Spanish Main as Paree
1944Cover Girl as Chef at Danny McGuire's
1943Princess O'Rourke as Count Peter de Candome
1943Destroyer as Yasha
1942Casablanca as Pickpocket
1941That Night in Rio as Felicio Salles
1941Hold Back the Dawn as Bonbois
1940The Lady in Question as Henri Lurette
1940Bitter Sweet as Ernst
1940Boom Town as Ferdie the Tailor
1939The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Student
1938The Great Waltz as Kienzl
1938Boy Meets Girl as Dance Director
1937Hollywood Hotel as Dress Designer
1937Tovarich as Alfonso
1919The Oyster Princess as Conductor

Himself (1 Credits)

1940The Eternal Jew as Himself (archive footage)


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