Frank Reicher

Frank Reicher

  • Born on
    • December 2nd, 1875
  • Died on
    • January 19th, 1965
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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Acting (62 Credits)

1951Superman and the Mole-Men as Hospital Superintendent
1950Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye as Darius 'Doc' Green
1949Samson and Delilah as Village Barber
1947Escape Me Never as The Minister
1947The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Maasdam
1947Monsieur Verdoux as Doctor (uncredited)
1946Home in Oklahoma as Jason Cragmyle
1946Sister Kenny as Dr. Chuter
1945The Jade Mask as Harper
1944The Mummy's Ghost as Prof. Matthew Norman
1944Captain America as Lyman
1944Address Unknown as Professor Schmidt
1944House of Frankenstein as Frederick Ullman (uncredited)
1943Background to Danger as Rudick - the Assasin
1943Above Suspicion as Colonel Gerold (Uncredited)
1943Mission to Moscow as General von Koestrich - German ambassador (uncredited)
1942Nazi Agent as Fritz
1942Night Monster as Dr. Timmons
1942The Mummy's Tomb as Professor Matthew Norman
1942The Gay Sisters as Dr. Thomas Bigelow
1941Dangerously They Live as Jarvis, Goodwin's Butler
1941Underground as Professor Baumer
1941Shining Victory as Dr. Esterhazy
1941One Foot in Heaven as Board Member (uncredited)
1940Dr. Cyclops as Prof. Kendall
1940The Man I Married as Friehof
1940The Lady in Question as President
1940Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Old Man
1940All This, and Heaven Too as Police Official (uncredited)
1939Devil's Island as President of Assize Court
1939Ninotchka as Soviet Lawyer (uncredited)
1939Juarez as Duc de Morny (uncredited)
1938Suez as General Changarnier
1937Night Key as Carl - gang engineer
1937Stolen Holiday as Rainer
1937The Emperor's Candlesticks as Pavloff
1937Stage Door as Stage Director
1937The Great O'Malley as Dr. Larson
1936The Invisible Ray as Professor Meiklejohn
1936The Story of Louis Pasteur as Dr. Pfeiffer
1936The Devil-Doll as Doctor (uncredited)
1936Camille as Creditor Agent (uncredited)
1936The Gorgeous Hussy as Commander of U.S.S. Constitution (uncredited)
1936Anthony Adverse as Coachman to Paris
1935Life Returns as Dr. James
1935Rendezvous as Dr. R.A. Jackson
1935Charlie Chan in Egypt as Dr. Jaipur
1935Star of Midnight as Abe Ohlman (uncredited)
1935Magnificent Obsession as Dr. Rochard
1934The Case of the Howling Dog as Dr. Carl Cooper
1934British Agent as Mr. X
1934Men in White as Doctor (uncredited)
1934Hi, Nellie as Danny
1933Son of Kong as Captain Englehorn
1933King Kong as Captain Englehorn
1933Topaze as Dr. Stegg
1933Employees' Entrance as Garfinkle
1932Flesh as Warden in Germany (uncredited)
1931Gentleman's Fate as Francesco Tomasulo
1931Mata Hari as The Cook - Spy
1931The Sin of Madelon Claudet as Arresting Detective (uncredited)
1928Four Sons as The Schoolmaster

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