Job Stage and Film Actor, Director and Producer
Years active 1899-1951
Top Roles Colonel Gerold, Dr. Pfeiffer, Captain Englehorn, 'Doc' Darius Green, Rudick
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Mystery, War, Crime
Top TopicsSpies, Book-Based, World War II
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
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Frank Reicher Overview:

Actor, Frank Reicher, was born Franz Reichert on Dec 2, 1875 in Munich, Germany. Reicher died at the age of 89 on Jan 19, 1965 in Playa del Rey, CA .

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Frank Reicher was a German-born actor whose small chin, high forehead, pointed nose and crow's-feet eyes gave the impression that he was forever leaning intently forward. He had begun his career as a director of silent-films, but in sound films concentrated on acting mostly as professors, doctors, surgeons and small-town officials, (1942, To Be or Not To Be; 1944, The Canterville Ghost; 1949, Samson and Delilah). Usually in kind or gentle parts, occasionally victims or suspicious figures of authority, he was intensely busy throughout the latter stages of his career.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Frank Reicher Quotes:

Mother Superior: Well, Doctor?
Dr. St. Cyr: Well, in addition to the large tumor on the knee, she has tuberculosis of the bone. She has never complained of pain?
Mother Superior: No. Sister?
Sister Marie Therese Verzous: [stunned by the news] She never mentioned it.
Dr. St. Cyr: I can't understand it. She's had this affliction for a long time, and the constant pain and suffering associated with this disease is almost too horrible to describe.


Captain Englehorn: Serve out the rifles! Man the boats!


Harper: Strange safety vault, eh, Roth? Both doors wide open to anyone finding that panel in the hall.
Roth: Like a spider's web, sir. Easy to get into; impossible to get out of.
Harper: [Sarcastically] And I'm the spider, huh?


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Frank Reicher Facts
Prominent director in Hollywood between the years 1915-1921.

Solid German character actor in the 1930s who specialized in anti-Nazi war dramas and standard horrors playing unsmiling professional types -- professors, doctors, scientists, politicians -- best known for his Capt. Engelhorn in the classic ape movies King Kong (1933) and The Son of Kong (1933).

Son of actor Emanuel Reicher.

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