Fritz Rasp

Fritz Rasp

  • Born on
    • May 13th, 1891
  • Died on
    • November 30th, 1976
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fritz Heinrich Rasp (13 May 1891; Bayreuth – 30 November 1976; Gräfelfing) was a German film actor who appeared in 104 films between 1916 and 1976. His most notable film roles were J.J. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (1931), as Meinert in Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and as "Der Schmale" ("The Thin Man") in Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927). Many of the scenes in which he appears in the latter film are part of the Metropolis footage long believed lost until their recovery in 2008. Rasp's obituary in Der Spiegel described him as "the German film villain in service, for over 60 years." He played numerous scoundrels or shady characters during the Golden Age of German cinema in the 1920s. He is considered to be one of the most successful film villains in German film history.

Starring Fritz Rasp on Plex


Acting (14 Credits)

1962Secret of the Red Orchid as Tanner
1961Die seltsame Gräfin as Rechtsanwalt Shaddle
1960The Red Circle as Froyant
1960Das schwarze Schaf as Lord Kingsley
1960The Terrible People as Lord Godley Long
1959Face of the Frog as Ezra Maitland
1931Emil and the Detectives as Grundeis
1931The 3 Penny Opera as Peachum
1929Woman in the Moon as Walt Turner
1929Diary of a Lost Girl as Meinert
1928Spies as Col. Jellusic - Ivan Stepanov, English version
1927The Love of Jeanne Ney as Khalibiev
1927Metropolis as The Thin Man
1923Warning Shadows as Diener

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