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Helmut Dantine (1918–1982)

Actor/director/producer Helmut Dantine was born in Vienna, Austria on October 7, 1917. He made a name for himself as an actor during World War Two playing German soldiers and Nazi villains in Hollywood films, most notably in Mrs. Miniver (1942). The young Dantine was a fervent anti-fascist/anti-Nazi activist in Vienna. As a leader in the anti-Nazi... See full bio »

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 1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 The Killer Elite
 1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
Prosecuting Counsel
 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie)
Friedrich Von Klug
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
General von Grunn (segment "The Devil Is Not Mocked")
- A Question of Fear/The Devil Is Not Mocked (1971) ... General von Grunn (segment "The Devil Is Not Mocked")
 1969 The File on Devlin (TV Movie)
Hans Raedler
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Erich Krieger
- The Carpella Collection (1967) ... Erich Krieger
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Gen. Linz
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Colonel von Reichert
- Run for the Money (1965) ... Colonel von Reichert
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Colonel / Luis Obregon
- The Hiding Place (1960) ... Colonel
- Clipper Ship (1957) ... Luis Obregon
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Maj. Horst von Hoffstadt
- The Royal Raiders (1959) ... Maj. Horst von Hoffstadt
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Baron Orlonski
- Design for Murder (1958) ... Baron Orlonski
 1958 Tempest
 1958 Fräulein
Lt. Hugo Von Metzler
 1953-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- I Shot a Prowler (1958)
- Happy Ending (1953) ... Peter
 1957-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
German Flyer / Charles Turnwell
- A Source of Irritation (1958) ... German Flyer
- The Alibi (1957) ... Charles Turnwell
 1957 Hell on Devil's Island
Paul Rigaud
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Gentle Voice of Murder (1957) ... LaCosta
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Prof. Josef Marton
- The Josef Marton Story (1957) ... Prof. Josef Marton
 1957 Kean: Genius or Scoundrel
Lord Mewill
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Flight from Tormendero (1957) ... Manson
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Long Count (1957) ... Daniel
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Alexander the Great
 1954 Immediate Disaster
The Stranger
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Haunted (1954)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Prince Hugo
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Mikhal
- The Bet (1953) ... Peter Mikhal
 1953 Guerrilla Girl
Demetri Alexander
 1951-1952 Shadow of the Cloak (TV Series)
Peter House
- The Talking Jewel (1952) ... Peter House
- The Fall Guy (1952) ... Peter House
- Assignment Cancelled (1952) ... Peter House
- Gateway to Fear (1952) ... Peter House
- Check List (1952) ... Peter House
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- Just a Minute (1950)
 1949 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dr. Roland Maradick
- The Shadowy Third (1949) ... Dr. Roland Maradick
 1947 Whispering City
Michel Lacoste
 1945 Escape in the Desert
Capt. Becker
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Helmut Dantine
 1944 Passage to Marseille
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Col. Hugo von Keller
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
Young Man
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Maj. Kamenev
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Captain Koenig
 1942 Casablanca
Jan Brandel (uncredited)
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Frightened Young German Seaman (uncredited)
 1942 Desperate Journey
German Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1942 The Pied Piper
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
German Flyer
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1941 International Squadron
Flyer (uncredited)
 1940 Escape
Porter (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared on Broadway in "The Parisienne", 1950.

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Making fun of the actor's name in the 1940s, a popular joke was to say that "Helmut Dantine" was a German phrase meaning "You have chewing gum on your hat." Dentyne was, and still is, a popular American brand of chewing gum. See more »

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