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Henry Brandon (I) (1912–1990)

German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films, most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth. His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He landed the lead villain role in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film Babes in Toyland (1934)... See full bio »

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The Searchers
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds Cop at Crash Site
Babes in Toyland


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 1983 To Be or Not to Be
Nazi Officer
 1979 Hard Knocks
 1977 Mission to Glory: A True Story
Father Canion
 1977 Run for the Roses
 1976 Assault on Precinct 13
 1974 The Manhandlers
 1973 So Long, Blue Boy
 1973 Gentle Savage
Holy Man
 1967 The Search for the Evil One
Martin Borman
 1963 Captain Sindbad
Col. Kabar
 1961 Two Rode Together
Chief Quanah Parker
 1959 The Big Fisherman
 1959 Okefenokee
Joe Kalhari
 1958 Auntie Mame
Acacius Page
 1958 The Buccaneer
British Major
 1957 Omar Khayyam
 1957 The Land Unknown
Dr. Carl Hunter
 1957 Hell's Crossroads
Jesse James
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Commander of the Hosts
 1956 Bandido!
 1956 The Searchers
 1956 Comanche
Black Cloud
 1956 Silent Fear
Cliff Sutton
 1954 Vera Cruz
Capt. Danette
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Capt. Rugello
 1954 Knock on Wood
Second Trenchcoat Man
 1953 War Arrow
 1953 The Caddy
Mr. Preen
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
M'Tara, Locopo Chief
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas
Captain Goiti
 1953 Pony Express
Joe Cooper
 1953 Scared Stiff
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Cop at Crash Site
 1952 Hurricane Smith
 1952 Wagons West
Clay Cook
 1952 Scarlet Angel
 1952 Harem Girl
Hassan Ali
 1951 Flame of Araby
 1951 The Golden Horde
Juchi, Son of Genghis Khan
 1951 Cattle Drive
Jim Currie
 1949 The Fighting O'Flynn
Lt. Corpe
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Kurinua (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Wapato (medicine man)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Capt. Giles de Rais
 1948 Hollow Triumph
Big Boy (uncredited)
 1948 Canon City
 1948 Old Los Angeles
Larry Stockton
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Chinese Junk Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Maj. Ruck (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Croupier (uncredited)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
Marquis de Raveneau (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
Ted Carver
 1941 Hurricane Smith
Sam Carson (as Harry Brandon)
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
Bald Knobber (uncredited)
 1941 Two in a Taxi
 1941 Underground
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Lt. Schultz
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Tom Blackton
 1940 Doomed to Die
Attorney Victor Martin
 1940 The Ranger and the Lady
General Augustus Larue
 1940 Florian
Groom (uncredited)
 1940 Ski Patrol
Jan Sikorsky
 1940 Half a Sinner
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Dr. Fu Manchu
 1939 Geronimo (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City
Duke Allison
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
Lt. Schultz
 1939 Conspiracy
Carlson - Crewman
 1939 Beau Geste
Renouf, another deserter
 1939 Buck Rogers
Captain Laska
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
Gang Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Warning
Willie the Creep (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Express
Henchman Pinky
 1938 If I Were King
Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North
Davis (uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades
Valentin - Man with Eye Patch (uncredited)
 1938 I Met My Love Again
Bruno - the Painter (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Larry (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Staff Officer (uncredited)
 1937 West Bound Limited
Joe Forbes
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1937 Island Captives
Dick Bannister
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Henchman Fancyface
 1937 Secret Agent X-9
 1937 Jungle Jim
The Cobra
 1937 Black Legion
Joe Dombrowski
 1936 Killer at Large
Mr. Zero
 1936 The Garden of Allah
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Don Butler (as Henry Kleinbach)
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
The Bat Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Wade Falin (as Henry Kleinbach)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Barnaby (as Henry Kleinbach)
 1934 Pirate Treasure
Boat Driver Henchman (Ch. 4-5) (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Colosseum Spectator (uncredited)
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(May 18 to 21, 1942) He acted William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, Philip Huston, Ernest Graves, Ada McFarland, Abby Lewis, Susan Golding, Harry Irvine, Ralph Clanton, John McQuade, Arthur Franz, Alex Courtney, John Ireland, Staats Cotwsworth, Irving... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Harry Brandon | Henry Kleinbach


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