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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 165

Birthday 1875-12-02

Day of Death 1965-01-19

Place of Birth München, Germany

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Also Known As

  • George H. Lloyd
  • Frank Reichert

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1951 Superman and the Mole-Men as Hospital Superintendent
1951 The Lady and the Bandit as Count Eckhardt
1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye as Darius 'Doc' Green
1949 Samson and Delilah as Village Barber
1948 I, Jane Doe as Doctor
1948 Carson City Raiders as Razor the Barber
1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad as Dr. MacKenzie
1947 Escape Me Never as The Minister
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Maasdam
1947 Violence as Pop, apartment concierge
1947 Monsieur Verdoux as Doctor (uncredited)
1947 Yankee Fakir as H.W. Randall
1946 Home in Oklahoma as Jason Cragmyle
1946 Sister Kenny as Dr. Chuter
1946 The Shadow Returns as Michael Hasdon
1946 A Guy Could Change as Doctor
1945 The Tiger Woman as Coroner
1945 Voice of the Whistler as Dr. Rose (uncredited)
1945 Phantoms, Inc. as Philip Kenneson, Sr.
1945 Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask as Harper
1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory as Riker, the Butler
1944 The Big Bonanza as Dr. Ballou
1944 House of Frankenstein as Frederick Ullman
1944 The Mummy's Ghost as Prof. Matthew Norman
1944 Gildersleeve's Ghost as Dr. Wells
1943 Tornado as Linden, Sr.
1943 Background to Danger as Rudick - the Assasin
1943 Mission to Moscow as General von Koestrich - German ambassador
1943 Above Suspicion as Colonel Gerold (uncredited)
1943 Plan for Destruction as Karl Ernst Haushofer
1942 The Mummy's Tomb as Professor Matthew Norman
1942 Night Monster as Dr. Timmons
1942 Secret Enemies as Henry Bremmer
1942 The Gay Sisters as Dr. Thomas Bigelow
1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon as Sneath
1942 The Mystery of Marie Roget as Magistrate
1942 Nazi Agent as Fritz
1941 Dangerously They Live as Jarvis, Goodwin's Butler
1941 Underground as Professor Baumer
1941 Shining Victory as Dr. Esterhazy
1941 The Nurse's Secret as Wiley Henderson
1941 They Dare Not Love as Captain
1941 Flight from Destiny as Edvaard Kreindling
1941 Four Mothers as Festival Committee Member (uncredited)
1940 Sky Murder as Dr. Crattan
1940 The Man I Married as Friehof
1940 The Lady in Question as President
1940 All This, and Heaven Too as Police Official (uncredited)
1940 Typhoon as Doctor
1940 Dr. Cyclops as Prof. Kendall
1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Old Man
1939 Rio as Paris Banker (uncredited)
1939 Everything Happens at Night as Pharmacist
1939 South of the Border as Don Diego Mendoza
1939 Sabotage as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
1939 Ninotchka as Soviet Lawyer
1939 The Escape as Dr. Shumaker
1939 Nurse Edith Cavell as Baron von Bissing
1939 The Magnificent Fraud as Mendietta Garcia
1939 Juarez as Duc de Morny
1939 Sons of Liberty as Lyons the Storekeeper (uncredited)
1939 Never Say Die as Man in Charge of Duel
1939 Mystery of the White Room as Dr. Amos Thornton
1939 Society Smugglers as Jones
1939 Woman Doctor as Dr. Mathews
1939 Devil's Island as President of Assize Court
1938 The Girl Downstairs as Police official
1938 Torchy Gets Her Man as The Professor - Henchman
1938 Suez as General Changarnier
1938 I'll Give a Million as Prefect of Police
1938 City Streets as Dr. Ferenc Waller
1938 Rascals as Dr. C.M. Garvey
1938 Prison Nurse as Doctor Hartman
1937 Prescription for Romance as Jozsef
1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal as Monsieur Debillon
1937 Stage Door as Stage Director
1937 Fit for a King as Kurtz
1937 West Bound Limited as Pop Martin
1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks as Pavloff
1937 Midnight Madonna as Vincent Long II
1937 Night Key as Carl - gang engineer
1937 Espionage as Von Cram
1937 The Great O'Malley as Dr. Larson
1937 Stolen Holiday as Rainer
1937 Man Of The People as Robinson
1937 The Mighty Treve as Eben McClelland
1937 Under Cover of Night as Rudolph Brehmer
1936 Sinner Take All as Theo Drukker
1936 Laughing at Trouble as Dr. Larson
1936 Along Came Love as Planetarium Lecturer
1936 Anthony Adverse as Coachman to Paris
1936 The Gorgeous Hussy as Commander of U.S.S. Constitution (uncredited)
1936 Star for a Night as Doctor Heimkin
1936 Girls Dormitory as Dr. Hoffenreich
1936 The Devil-Doll as Doctor
1936 Under Two Flags as French General
1936 Till We Meet Again as Colonel Von Diegel
1936 The Country Doctor as Dr. Paul Luke
1936 Sutter's Gold as Governor Felipe Vega
1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan as Dr. Coate
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur as Dr. Pfeiffer
1935 Magnificent Obsession as Dr. Rochard
1935 The Great Impersonation
1935 Kind Lady as Gustave Roubet
1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo as 2nd Assistant Director
1935 Rendezvous as Dr. R.A. Jackson
1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt as Dr. Jaipur
1935 Star of Midnight as Abe Ohlman
1935 The Florentine Dagger as Von Stein - Stage Manager
1935 A Dog of Flanders as Herr Vanderkloot
1935 Life Returns as Dr. James
1934 Mills of the Gods as Barrett
1934 Secret of the Chateau as Auctioneer
1934 I Am A Thief as Max Bolen
1934 The Case of the Howling Dog as Dr. Carl Cooper
1934 British Agent as Mr. X
1934 The Fountain as Doctor
1934 Let's Talk It Over as Richards
1934 Little Man, What Now? as Lehmann
1934 Men in White as Doctor (uncredited)
1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo as Police Commissioner
1934 No Greater Glory as Doctor
1934 Journal of a Crime as Herr Winterstein
1934 Hi, Nellie! as Danny
1933 The Son of Kong as Captain Englehorn
1933 Captured! as Herr Hauptman
1933 Before Dawn as Joe Valerie
1933 Jennie Gerhardt as Old Weaver
1933 A Bedtime Story as Aristide
1933 King Kong as Captain Englehorn
1933 Topaze as Dr. Stegg
1933 Employees' Entrance as Garfinkle
1932 Flesh as Warden in Germany (uncredited)
1932 Scarlet Dawn as Plotsky (uncredited)
1932 The Crooked Circle as Rankin
1932 A Woman Commands as The General
1931 Mata Hari as The Cook - Spy
1931 Suicide Fleet as Holtzmann
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet as Arresting Detective (uncredited)
1931 Beyond Victory as German Military Hospital Chief
1931 Gentleman's Fate as Francesco Tomasulo
1930 Billy the Kid as General Lew Wallace (uncredited)
1930 Strictly Unconventional as Duke of Brocklehurst
1930 Girl of the Port
1929 Mister Antonio as Milton Jorny
1929 Her Private Affair as State's Attorney
1929 Paris Bound
1929 Black Waters as Randall
1929 Strange Cargo as Dr. Stecker
1929 His Captive Woman
1928 Napoleon's Barber as Napoleon's Barber
1928 The Masks of the Devil as Count Zellner
1928 The Blue Danube as Baron
1928 Four Sons as The Schoolmaster
1928 Beau Sabreur
1926 Her Man o' War as Prof. Krantz

Directing

1931 Wir schalten um auf Hollywood Director
1929 Mister Antonio Director
1921 Behind Masks Director
1919 The Trap Director
1917 Castles for Two Director
1917 Lost and Won Director
1916 For the Defense Director
1915 The Case of Becky Director

Writing

1930 Anna Christie Screenplay
1930 Girl of the Port Dialogue
1929 Paris Bound Writer

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