Frank Reicher

Frank Reicher

Brother of actress Hedwiga Reicher.

Entered pictures in the mid-teens, then left for 10 years returning in 1926.

His theatrical career began in Germany but he worked in London before arriving in the US in 1899. Retired in 1951.

Prominent director in Hollywood between the years 1915-1921.

Returned to Hollywood during the advent of sound to direct German-language versions of American films.

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.