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Claude Rains


Born in London 10th November 1889. Died 30th May 1967 in Laconia, New Hampshire of an intenstinal hemorrhage. Married to Isabel Jeans, Mary Hemingway (d.1939), Beatrix Thomson, Francis Propper and Agi Jambor.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, Mr. Skeffington and Notorious.
20's 1920 Build Thy House.
30's 1933 The Invisible Man 1934 Crime Without Passion 1935 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Clairvoyant. The Last Outpost 1936 Anthony Adverse. Hearts Divided. Stolen Holiday 1937 The Prince and the Pauper. They Won't Forget 1938 White Banners. The Adventures of Robin Hood. Four Daughters. Gold is Where You Find it 1939 They Made Me a Criminal. Daughters Courageous. Juarez. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Four Wives. Sons of Liberty (short).
40's 1940 Saturday's Children. The Sea Hawk. Lady With Red Hair 1941 Four Mothers. Here Comes Mr. Jordan. Kings Row. The Wolf Man. Riot Squad 1942 Moontide. Now Voyager. Eyes of the Underworld. Casablanca 1943 Forever and a Day. Phantom of the Opera 1944 Passage to Marseilles. Mr. Skeffington 1945 This Love of Ours 1946 Ceasar and Cleopatra. Angel On My Shoulder. Deception. Notorious. Strange Holiday 1947 The Unsuspected 1948 The Passionate Spring 1949 Song of Surrender. Rope of Sand. One Woman's Story.
50's 1950 The White Tower. Where Danger Lives 1951 Sealed Cargo 1953 The Man Who Watched Trains Go By 1956 Lisbon 1959 This Earth is Mine.


60's 1960 The Lost World (as Professor Challenger). Il Pianeta de gli Uomini 1961 The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1962 Lawrence of Arabia 1963 Twilight of Honor 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told.
Jane Randolph

Born in Ohio during 1919, Jane moved to California when she was twenty and was awarded a scholarship at MGM where she met German emigre Max Reinhardt. She performed in many plays and then signed to Warner Bros. as a bit player. After several appearances she was contracted to RKO where producer Val Lewton cast her in a role for THE CAT PEOPLE. Jane is best remembered for her scene in the notorious "pool sequence", one of the horror film's most memorable moments.
Jane retired from the industry in 1948, but later appeared in a Spanish film. She also worked radio, theatre and television.
40's 1941 Dive Bomber. Manpower 1942 The Male Animal. Highways By Night. The Cat People (as Alice Moore). The Falcon's Brother (as Marcia Brooks) 1943 The Falcon Strikes Back 1944 The Curse of the Cat People (as Alice). In the Meantime, Darling 1945 A Sporting Chance. Jealousy 1946 In Fast Company. The Mysterious Mr. M (serial. as Marina Lamont). Fool's Gold 1947 Railroaded (as Clara Calhoun). T-Men 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (as Joan Raymond). Open Secret (as Nancy).
50's 1955 That Lady.


Basil Rathbone



Born Phillip St. John Basil Rathbone in Johannesburg, South Africa 13th June 1892 to English parents. Originally trained as an insurance clerk. On stage since 1911. Also busy in radio, including 275 broadcasts of the SHERLOCK HOLMES radio and television shows. Wrote his memoirs, 'In and Out of Character' in 1962. Died July 21st 1967 of a heart attack at his home in New York.
20's 1921 The Fruitful Vine. Innocent 1923 The School for Scandal 1924 Trouping With Ellen 1925 The Masked Bride. The Great Deception 1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.
30's 1930 The Bishop Murder Case. A Notorious Affair. The Lady of Scandal. This Mad World. The Flirting Widow. A Lady Surrenders. Sin Takes a Holiday 1931 A Woman Commands 1933 One Precious Year. After the Ball. Loyalties 1935 David Copperfield (as Murdstone). Anna Karenina (as Karenin). The Last Days of Pompeii. A feather in Her Hat. A Tale of Two Cities. Captain Blood. Kind Lady 1936 Private Number. Romeo and Juliet. The Garden of Allah 1937 Confession. Love From a Stranger (as Gerald Lovell/Fletcher). Make a Wish. Tovarich 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo. The Adventures of Robin Hood (as Gisborne). If I Were King. The Dawn Patrol 1939 Son of Frankenstein (as Dr. Wolf von Frankenstein). The Hound of the Baskervilles (as Sherlock Holmes). The Sun Never Sets. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Rio. Tower of London (as Richard, Duke of Gloucester/King Richard III).
40's 1940 Rhythm on the River. The Mark of Zorro. The Mad Doctor 1941 The Black Cat (as Montague Hartley). International Lady. Paris Calling. Fingers at the Window 1942 Crossroads. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington. Above Suspicion. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 1944 The Spider Woman. The Scarlet Claw. Bathing Beauty. The Pearl of Death. Frenchman's Creek 1945 The House of Fear. The Woman in Green. Pursuit to Algiers. Terror By Night 1946 Heartbeat. Dressed to Kill.
50's 1954 Casanova's Big Night 1955 We're No Angels 1956 The Court Jester (as Sir Ravenhurst). The Black Sleep 1958 The Last Hurrah.
60's 1962 The Magic Sword. Tales of Terror. Two Before Zero 1963 Comedy of Terrors. Pontius Pilate 1966 Queen of Blood. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini 1967 Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet. Autopsia de un Fantasma. Hillbillys in a Haunted House.


Frank Reicher


Born Franz Reichert in Munich, Germany December 2nd 1875. Died January 19th 1965 in Playa del Rey, California.
Screen, stage actor, film director and screenwriter. Reicher was a leading figure in the theatres of Berlin, London and New York. Began his film career as a director of silent films from 1915. Brother of actress Hedwig Reicher (d.1971).
As Director: 1915 The Chorus Lady. The Case of Becky. The Secret Orchard. The Secret Sin 1916 For the Defense. The Love Mask. Witchcraft. The Dupe. The Victory of Conscience. Puddin' Head Wilson. Alien Souls. The Black Wolfe 1917 Castles For Two. The Eternal Mother. Lost and Won. Sacrifice. The Inner Shrine. Unconquered. An American Widow 1918 The Claim. The Only Road. Suspense. The treasure of the Sea. The Prodigal Wife. The Trap. 1919 The American Way. The Battler.
20's 1920 The Black Circle. Empty Arms 1921 Behind Masks. Idle Hands. Wise Husbands. Out of the Depths 1929 Paris Bound. Big News. Mister Antonio.
30's 1930 The Grand Parade.
As Actor: 20's 1921 Behind Masks. Out of the Depths. Wise Husbands. Idle Hands. Ridin' Pretty 1926 Her Man O'War 1928 Beau Sabreur. The Blue Danube. Four Sons. The Masks of the Devil. The Masked Angel. Napoleon's Barber (short). Sins of the Fathers 1929 Big News. Black Waters. The Changeling. His Captive Woman. Her Private Husband. Mister Antonio. Paris Bound. Strange Cargo.


30's 1930 Die Sehnsucht Jeder Frau. Girl of the Port. The Grand Parade 1931 Beyond Victory. A Gentleman's Fate. Mata Hari. Suicide Fleet 1932 The Crooked Circle. Scarlet Dawn. A Woman Commands 1933 A Bedtime Story. After Tonight. Captured. Ever in My Heart. Employee's Entrance. King Kong. Jennie Gerhardt. Rasputin and the Empress. Before Dawn. Topaz. Son of Kong. Hi, Nellie! 1934 British Agent. Countess of Monte Cristo. I Am a Thief. Journal of a Crime. The Case of the Howling Dog. The Fountain. Little Man. What Now? Let's Talk it Over. The World Moves On. No Greater Glory. Return of the Terror 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt. A Dog of Flanders. The Florentine Dagger. The Fighting Marines (serial). The Great Impersonation. Kind Lady. Life Returns. The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo. The Lone Wolf Returns. Magnificent Obsession. Mills of the Gods. Star of Midnight. Remember Last Night? Rendevous. Straight From the Heart. The Story of Louis Pasteur 1936 Along Came Love. The Country Doctor. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford. Girls' Dormitory. The Gorgeous Hussy. Anthony Adverse. Camille. Sutter's Gold. The Invisible Ray. The Murder of Dr. Harrigan. Old Hutch. Star For a Night. Murder on a Bridle Path. Till We Meet Again (as Von Diegel). Second Wife. Stolen Holiday. Under Two Flags 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal. The Emperor's Candlesticks. Fit For a King. The Life of Emile Zola. Midnight Madonna. Night Key. Lancer Spy. Prescription For Romance. The Great O'Malley. Laughing at Trouble. The Mighty Treve. Espionage. Stage Door. The Road Back. On Such a Night. Westbound Unlimited. Undercover of Night 1938 City Streets. Letter of Introduction. I'll Give a Million. Of Human Hearts. Prison Nurse. The Storm. Three Comrades. Torchy Gets Her Man. Rascals. Suez 1939 The Escape. Everything Happens at Night. Juarez. The Magnificent Fraud. Nurse Edith Cavell. Mystery of the White Room. Ninotchka. Our Neighbors, the Carters. Never Say Die. Society Smugglers. South of the Border. Unexpected Father. Dr. Cyclops. Woman Doctor.
40's 1940 All This and Heven Too. Devil's Island. The Lady in Question. The Man I Married. South To Karanga. Sky Murder. Typhoon 1941 Flight From Destiny. Four Mothers. Father Takes a Wife. The Face Behind the Mask. Dangerously They Live. The Nurse's Secret. Shining Victory. One Foot in Heaven. They Dare Not Love. Underground 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon. The Gay Sisters. I Married an Angel. The Mystery of Marie Roget. Nazi Agent. The Mummy's Tomb. Night Monster. Salute to Courage. Secret Enemies. Scattergood Survives a Murder. To Be or Not To Be 1943 Above Suspicion. Background to Danger. Captain America (serial). Plan For Destruction (short). Mission to Moscow. Hangmen Also Die. The Song of Bernadette. Tornado. Watch on the Rhine. Yanks Ahoy! 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain. The Canterville Ghost. Address Unknown. The Hitler Gang. The Mummy's Ghost. The Big Bonanza. The Conspirators. In Our Time. House of Frankenstein. Scattergood's Ghost. Mrs. Parkington 1945 Blonde Ransom. Hotel Berlin. The Jade Mask. A Medal For Benny. Phantoms Inc. (short). Rhapsody in Blue. The Tiger Woman. Voice of the Whistler 1946 Home in Oklahoma. My Pal Trigger. Sister Kenny. The Shadow Returns. The Strange Mrs. Gregory 1947 Escape Me Never. Mr. District Attorney. Monsieur Verdoux. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Song of Love. Violence. Yankee Fakir 1948 Carson City Raiders. Fighting Mad. I, Jane Doe 1949 Barbary Pirate. Samson and Delilah.
50's 1950 The Arizona Cowboy. Cargo to Capetown. The Happy Years. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1951 The Lady and the Bandit. Superman and the Mole Men.
Walter Rohrig

Art Director. Born in Berlin on April 13th. 1897, (some sources claim 1892 and 1893). Died in Potsdam, Germany 1945.
Began his career as a painter becoming associated with "Der Sturm Expressionists" during his teenage years. He moved on to stage design and then became a film designer. Often collaborated with fellow designer Robert Herlth.
Silents: 1919 Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari. Die Pest von Florenz.
20's 1920 Der Golem: Wie Er In Die Welt Kam. Irrende Seelen. Masken. Das Geheimnis von Bombay. Der Menschheit Anwalt 1921 Toteninsel. Der Mude Tod. Satansketten. Das Spiel Mit Dem Feuer. Die Intriguen Der Madame de la Pommeraye. Pariserinnen 1922. Luise Millerin. Fraulein Julie. Der Graf von Essex (and costumes) 1923 Der Schatz 1924 Komodie Des Herzens. Der Letzte Mann 1925 Zur Chronik von Geieshaus. Tartuff 1926 Faust (and costumes) 1927 Luther 1928 Looping the Loop. Rutschbahn 1929 Asphalt. The Informer. Die Wunderbare Luge Der Nina Petrovna. Manolescu.
30's 1930 Der Unsterbliche Lump. Hokuspokus. Das Flotenkonzert von Sanssouci. Rosenmontag. Ein Burschenlied Aus Heidelberg. Der Mann, der Seinen Morder Sucht 1931 Der Kongress Tanzt. Der Falsche Ehemann. Nie Wieder Liebe. Im Geheimdienst. Der Kleine Seitensprung. Yorck 1932 Die Grafin von Monte Cristo. Mensch Ohne Namen. Der Schwarze Husar 1933 Walzerkrieg. Fluchtlinge. Saison In Kairo. Morgenrot. Ich und die Kaiserin 1934 Die Csarsasfurstin. Ich Bin Du. Der Junge Baron Neuhaus. Prinzessin Turandot 1935 Das Maedchen Johanna. Frischer Wind Aus Kanada. Barcarole. Amphitryon. Konigswalzer 1936 Hans Im Gluck. Savoy-Hotel 217. Unter Heissem Himmel. Verratter 1937 Urlaub und Ehrenwort. Patrioten. Mein Sohn. Der Herr Minster. Unternehman Michael. Brillanten 1938 Capriccio. Pour Le Merite 1939 Die Hochzeitreise.
40's 1940 Bal Pare. Des Herz des Konigin 1941 Heimkehr. Uber Alles In Der Welt. Kadetten 1942 G.P.U. Rembrandt 1943 Gefaehrlicher Fruhling. Liebesgeschichte. Der Kleine Grenzverkehr 1945 Via Mala.

Formidible-looking, large character actor busy throughout the Twenties and Thirties. Most notable in Harold Lloyd's THE KID BROTHER.
Dates unknown: Wolf Song. The Gang Buster. Ships of Hate.
20's 1927 The Kid Brother (as Sandoni) 1929 Condemned! (as Prisoner).
30's 1932 Movie Crazy (as Sailor in Movie) 1933 Son of Kong (as Bill) 1934 The Affairs of Cellini (as Jailer). Judge Priest 1936 Flash Gordon (serial, as Beastman).
40's 1942 Moontide.

Born Angelo Salvatore Rossitto 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska. Height 2'11". Studied law in Omaha for 1 year. Sold newspapers at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Wilcox and delivered newspapers to General Patton during WWII. Went back to selling papers as a second trade when entertainment work was slow. In 1939 he co-founded the 'Little People of America' organisation. In 1941 he made an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Los Angeles. In 1986 he retired to a rest home in Fairfax, Hollywood. Died September 21st 1991 from complications during surgery in Los Angeles, California.
On stage with John Barrymore in Faust (possible stage credit, listed in 'Variety' obituary).
20's 1926 The Beloved Rogue (as Beppo) 1927 Old San Francisco 1928 Laugh, Clown Laugh. While the City Sleeps 1929 Seven Footprints to Satan. One Stolen Night. Mysterious Island (as underwater creature).
30's 1931 The Iron Man (as Card Player) 1932 Freaks (as Angeleno). The Sign of the Cross (scene deleted as Pygmy) 1934 Babes in Toyland (as Elmer, one of the 3 Little Pigs) 1935 Carnival. A Midsummer Nights Dream (doubled for Shirley Temple in several 20th Century Fox films) 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus 1937 Child Bride of the Ozarks (as Don Barrett) 1939 Wizard of Oz (as Munchkin). Mr. Wong in Chinatown (as Little Angelo).
40's 1940 Doomed to Die 1941 Spooks Run Wild (as Luigi). Hellzapoppin' (as the Devil) 1942 The Corpse Vanishes (as Toby) 1944 Take it Big. The Spider Woman (as Pygmy). Lady in the Dark. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (as Arab) 1947 Scared to Death (as Indigo). The Sin of Harold Diddlebock 1949 Mesa of the Lost Women. Samson and Delilah.
50's 1950 The Baron of Arizona. Bandit Queen 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 Daughter of Horror 1955 Jungle Moon Men 1956 Carousel 1957 The Story of Mankind. Invasion of the Saucermen (as Alien) 1958 The Blob (as Newspaper Vendor) 1959 The Wild and the Innocent. The Big Circus.
60's 1961 A Pocketful of Miracles (as Angie). Confessions of an Opium Eater (as Newspaper Vendor) 1962 The Magic Sword. The Wonderful World of the Brothers  Grimm 1963 Terrified! 1967 The Trip. Doctor Doolittle.
70's 1970 Blood of Frankenstein (as Grazbo). HR. Pufenstuf. Alex in Wonderland (as Fellini #1) 1971 Brain of Blood (as Dorro) 1973 Little Cigars. The Clones (as man in phone booth). The Stone Killer (as Hotel Clerk) 1975 The Master Gunfighter 1976 I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (as man at costume party as Dandelion). Fairy Tales. Lord of the Rings (model for animated character).
80's 1980 Galaxina (as monster from Egg) 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust (as desk Clerk). The Best of Sex and Violence 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes (as little Person #1) 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (as The Masterblaster) 1986 The Offspring (as Carnival Barker).
Television: 50's 1955-75 Gunsmoke.
60's 1968 Batman (Penguin's Clean Sweep. Billed as Angelo Posito as Thug #1) 1969-71 H.R. Pufenstuf (17 episodes).
70's 1971-1973 Lidsville (17 episodes) 1971 Mongo's Back in Town (as Trembles) 1975-78 Baretta (in 18 of 80 episodes as Little Moe, including "On the Road" sept. 24 1975) 1979 Studs Lonigan (NBC 6-hour mini-series).
80's 1985 Amazing Stories: "Fine Tuning" (as Vaudevillian #7).


Elizabeth Russell

Born in America during 1916.
Named as RKO's "Houri of Horror" by The Hollywood Reporter. This statuesque blonde enjoyed a lucrative career as a New York fashion model before becoming an actress. When she made a screen test for Paramount in 1936, she was promptly signed up for a long term contract. Her agent was the former German director Ewald A. Dupont. She returned to her modelling career when Paramount dropped her option for renewal, but her friend, actress Zasu Pitts persuaded her to remain in the industry. Russell then appeared in two of Zasu Pitts' comedies.
Her first horror film role is in Monogram's THE CORPSE VANISHES. For her most remembered role in Val Lewton's CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, Russell describes herself as "a female Bela Lugosi in a constant zombie state".
40's 1942 The Corpse Vanishes. The Cat People 1943 The Seventh Victim 1944 The Curse of the Cat People. The Uninvited. Weird Woman (as Evelyn Sawtelle) 1946 Bedlam.


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