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Frank Reicher (Franz Reichert)

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Biography

Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong (1933)--and its sequel, The Son of Kong (1933)--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, and in fact has more than 200 film roles to his credit.

Born in Munich, Germany, in 1875, he trained in Europe and then moved to New York in 1899 to act on the stage. Read more...

Actor

Character: Count Zellner

The Masks of the Devil 1928

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Character: The Cook-Spy

Mata Hari 1931

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Character: German-Language Teacher

Rasputin and the Empress 1932

2
Character: Warden in Germany

Flesh 1932

1
Character: Plotsky

Scarlet Dawn 1932

3
Character: Garfinkle

Employees' Entrance 1933

4
Character: Joe Valerie

Before Dawn 1933

1
Character: Dr. Stegg

Topaze 1933

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2
Character: Herr Robess

The World Moves On 1934

4
Character: Dr. Carl Cooper

The Case of the Howling Dog 1934

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3
Character: Dr. Rochard

Magnificent Obsession 1935

1
Character: Creditor Agent

Camille 1936

1
Character: Professor Meiklejohn

The Invisible Ray 1936

2
1
Character: Coach Driver to Paris

Anthony Adverse 1936

4
Character: Commander of U.S.S. Constitution

The Gorgeous Hussy 1936

4
Character: Henry Strand - Summers' Lawyer

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 1936

1
Character: M. Perrenx

The Life of Emile Zola 1937

1
Character: Ernst's Father

The Road Back 1937

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Character: Major - Young Soldier's Father

Three Comrades 1938

8
Character: Professor O.J. Ludwig

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 1938

5
Character: General Changarnier

Suez 1938

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3
Character: Man in Charge of Duel

Never Say Die 1939

1
Character: Paris Banker

Rio 1939

18
Character: President of Assize Court

Devil's Island 1939

1
Character: Lyons the Storekeeper

Sons of Liberty 1939

2
1
Character: Captain of the 'SS Leslie C.'

Father Takes a Wife 1941

6
Character: Professor Baumer

Underground 1941

3
Character: Dr. Esterhazy

Shining Victory 1941

3
Character: Polish Official

To Be or Not to Be 1942

2
Character: Dr. Thomas Bigelow

The Gay Sisters 1942

6
1
Character: Colonel Gerold

Above Suspicion 1943

9
Character: General von Koestrich - German ambassador

Mission to Moscow 1943

9
Character: Rudick - the Assasin

Background to Danger 1943

1
Character: Old Man Linden

Tornado 1943

3
Character: Frederick Ullman

House of Frankenstein 1944

1
Character: Dr. John Wells

Gildersleeve's Ghost 1944

2
Character: Baron Jarski

In Our Time 1944

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Character: Judge J.E. Ellis

My Pal Trigger 1946

5
Character: Dr. Chuter

Sister Kenny 1946

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Character: Mr. Fuerbach

Song of Love 1947

9
Character: Father Bly

A Medal for Benny 1945

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Character: Dr. St. Cyr

The Song of Bernadette 1943

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Character: Baron von Bissing

Nurse Edith Cavell 1939

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Writing