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Walter Rilla (1894–1980)

The tall, expressively-browed, rather stern-looking character actor Walter Rilla was educated at the University of Koenigsberg and first worked as a newspaper journalist, drama critic and story editor for the Berliner Theater. He acted on stage from 1921, making his screen debut the following year. He quickly established himself as a leading player... See full bio »

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 1978 Heinrich Heine (TV Movie)
 1976 Waffen für Amerika (TV Movie)
Maurepas
 1975 Eurogang (TV Series)
Sklarek
- Ein Wagen voll Madonnen (1975) ... Sklarek
 1975 König Heinrich IV. (TV Movie)
Oberrichter
 1974 Les faucheurs de marguerites (TV Mini-Series)
Zeppelin
 1973 L'étang de la Breure (TV Series)
M. de l'Epinay
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Herr von Leverkühn
- A Family Affair (1971) ... Herr von Leverkühn
 1971 Auf neutralem Boden (TV Movie)
Otis
 1971 Der Teufel kam aus Akasava
Lord Kingsley
 1971 Malpertuis
Eisengott
 1970 Millionen nach Maß (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles
 1969 Detektive
Krüger
 1969 Der Kommissar (TV Series)
Ulrich de Croy
- Keiner hörte den Schuß (1969) ... Ulrich de Croy
 1969 Rio 70
Ennio Rossini
 1968 Der zehnte Mann (TV Movie)
Alper
 1968 Madame Legros (TV Movie)
Baron
 1967 Gunlaw
Murph Allan Short
 1967 Asche und Glut (TV Movie)
Rittmeister
 1967 Der Befehl (TV Movie)
Jan de Goede
 1967 Helm (TV Movie)
Kenkmann
 1966 Kiss Me General
Général von Haffelrats
 1966 Once a Greek
Staatspräsident
 1966 Die Rechnung - eiskalt serviert
John M. Clark
 1966 Die venezianische Tür (TV Movie)
Teapot-Johnny
 1966 4 Schlüssel
Bankdirektor Rose
 1965 The Face of Fu Manchu
Prof. Muller
 1965 Abends Kammermusik (TV Movie)
Bernhard Aldinghausen
 1965 Platons Gastmahl (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1965 Der Fall Klaus Fuchs (TV Movie)
Professor Paiser
 1965 24 Stunden im Leben einer Frau (TV Movie)
 1964 Frozen Alive
Sir Keith (as Walter Rilia)
 1964 Das siebente Opfer
Lord John Mant
 1964 Code 7, Victim 5
Wexler
 1964 Nachtzug D 106 (TV Movie)
Magnus
 1964 The River Line
Pierre, Maries Vater
 1964 Die Todesstrahlen des Dr. Mabuse
Prof. Pohland
 1964 Room 13
Sir Marney
 1963 Sanders
Dr. Schneider
 1963 Die zwölf Geschworenen (TV Movie)
Neunter Geschworener
 1963 Dr. Joanna Marlowe (TV Movie)
Dr. Marlowe
 1963 Cairo
Kuchuk
 1962 The Terror of Doctor Mabuse
Prof. Pohland
 1961 Unser Haus in Kamerun
Konsul Steensand
 1961 Riviera-Story
Nikanos
 1961 In seinem Garten liebt Don Perlimplin Belisa (TV Movie)
Don Perlimplin
 1961 The Forger of London
John Leith aka Mr. Blonberg
 1961 The Secret Ways
Jancsi
 1960 Song Without End
Archbishop
 1960 The Dear Augustin
Baron von Gravenreuth
 1959 She Walks by Night
Alexander Woltikoff, Geschäftsmann
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
The Baron
- The Money Game (1959) ... The Baron
 1959 Der Kirschgarten (TV Movie)
Leonid Andrejewitsch Gajew
 1959 For the First Time
Dr. Bessart
 1958 Der Kreis (TV Movie)
Clive Champion-Cheney
 1958 ...und nichts als die Wahrheit
Michael Fabian
 1958 Scampolo
Lombardo
 1958 Examen des Lebens (TV Movie)
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Marchand
- The Conquering Hero (1957) ... Marchand
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Abbot
- Winged Madonna (1956) ... Abbot
 1956 The Gamma People
Boronski
 1955 The Green Carnation
Frank Olsen
 1955 Track the Man Down
Austin Melford
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Victor / Dr Werner
- The Moment of Truth (1955) ... Victor
- The Voices (1955) ... Dr Werner
 1954 Thunder Rock (TV Movie)
Dr. Stefan Kurtz
 1954 Star of India
Van Horst
 1953 Desperate Moment
Col. Bertrand, Dutch consulate
 1952 The Assassin
Count Boria
 1951 Without a Flag
Spionagechef
 1951 The Concert (TV Movie)
Gustav Hein
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain
Müller
 1950 Shadow of the Eagle
Prince Radziwill
 1950 Operation X
Andreas
 1950 The Great Manhunt
General Niva
 1950 Golden Salamander
Serafis
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Kamerovsky (uncredited)
 1946 Lisbon Story
Karl von Schriner
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel
Brockenburg
 1944 Candlelight in Algeria
Dr. Muller
 1943 The Adventures of Tartu
Inspector Otto Vogel
 1940 House of Mystery
Mr. Ricardo
 1939 Dangerous Cargo
Cmndt. Lestailleur
 1939 False Rapture
Roudine
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Prince Homouska
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Prince Ernst
 1938 Hatred
Frazer
 1936 Ein Lied klagt an
Detlef Ollmer - Bildhauer
 1936 Love's Awakening
Robert Lund - Violinvirtuose
 1935 Abdul the Damned
Hassan-Bey
 1934 The Champion of Pontresina
Peter Tonani, Geigenvirtuose
 1933 Der Jäger aus Kurpfalz
Baron Hans, sein Bruder, Buchhändler
 1933 Abenteuer am Lido
Leonard
 1933 Un certain monsieur Grant
Mario Landi
 1933 A Certain Mr. Gran
Pietro Broccardo, Maler
 1933 Hände aus dem Dunkel
Direktor Leermann
 1931 Leichtsinnige Jugend
Dan O'Bannon, Staatsanwalt
 1931 Die Männer um Lucie
Robert
 1931 Schachmatt
Georg Holl, Journalist
 1931 Zirkus Leben
Morini. Kunstschütze
 1931 Zweierlei Moral
Norman
 1930 Marriage in Name Only
Baron Hans v. Velten
 1930 Rendez-Vous
Armand
 1930 Karriere
 1929 Ehe in Not
Mann
 1929 Hríchy lásky
Richard Kent
 1929 § 173 St.G.B. Blutschande
Martin Hollman
 1929 Die fidele Herrenpartie
Heinz Rüdiger, Student der Medizin
 1929 Der Monte Christo von Prag
Fred Born
 1929 Inherited Passions
Henry Bourtyne
 1928 Der Raub der Sabinerinnen
Emil Groß, genannt Sterneck, sein Sohn
 1928 Ehre deine Mutter
Fritz - ihr Sohn
 1928 The Last Night
Ernest
 1928 Art of Love
Prinz Boris,sein Sohn
 1928 Eva in Seide
Dr. Erich Stiereß, Schriftsteller
 1928 Die Sache mit Schorrsiegel
Bernhard Benda
 1928 Sajenko the Soviet
Mirow, Sekretär des Handelsbüros
 1928 Doña Juana
Don Ramon
 1927 Orient Express
Allan Wilton
 1927 Das gefährliche Alter
Jörgen - Student
 1927 The White Spider
Lord Barrymore
 1927 Arme kleine Colombine
Ernst Honsel
 1927 Die Sporck'schen Jäger
Leutnant von Naugard
 1926 Die Königin des Weltbades
Lord Arthur Blythe
 1926 Die Welt will belogen sein
Dr. Stone, Arzt
 1926 Die geschiedene Frau
Karel van Lysseweghe, Staatssekretär
 1926 Wie einst im Mai
Fred W. Kietz
 1926 Dürfen wir schweigen?
Dr. Georg Mauthner
 1926 Impetuous Youth
Maler
 1926 Fiaker Nr. 13
Lucien Rebout
 1926 Die da unten
Andre
 1925 Liebesfeuer
Harald von Bodenstein
 1925 The Blackguard
Michael Caviol
 1924 Leap Into Life
Frank - Ideas Partner
 1924 Finances of the Grand Duke
Luis Hernandez
 1923 Das schöne Mädel
Franz, Sohn der Götts
 1923 All for Money
Henry von Lauffen
 1922 The Fall of Jerusalem
Amosa, Captain of the Guard
 1922 Hanneles Himmelfahrt
Todesengel
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German actor who began in silents who took his family and fled the Nazi regime in the late 30s, later capitalizing on vile, foreign-tongued villains in British espionage. See more »

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