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Anton Walbrook (1896–1967)


This dark, debonair, dashing and extremely distinguished Austrian actor was christened Adolf Wohlbrück in Vienna, the scion of a family of circus clowns. He broke away easily from generations of tradition as the circus life had no appeal whatsoever to Walbrook. Trained by the legendary director Max Reinhardt, Walbrook's reputation grew on both the ... See full bio »

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Known For

La Ronde
La Ronde Raconteur - le meneur de jeu
(1950)
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes Boris Lermontov
(1948)
Gaslight
Gaslight Paul Mallen
(1940)
The Queen of Spades
The Queen of Spades Capt. Herman Suvorin
(1949)

Filmography

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 1966 Robert und Elisabeth (TV Movie) (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1963 Der Arzt am Scheideweg (TV Movie)
Sir Colenso Ridgeon (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1962 Laura (TV Movie)
Waldo Lydecker (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1960 Venus im Licht (TV Movie)
Duke of Altair (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1956 Der Schwierige (TV Movie)
 1954 On Trial
Grégoire Waremme
 1952 Le Plaisir
Narrator, German Version (uncredited)
 1951 Vienna Waltzes
Johann Strauss (Vater) (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1950 König für eine Nacht
Graf von Lerchenbach (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1950 La Ronde
Raconteur - le meneur de jeu
 1945 The Man from Morocco
Karel Langer
 1944 Information Please (Short)
German Major (uncredited)
 1941 49th Parallel
Peter
 1937 The Rat
Jean Boucheron, the 'Rat'
 1936 I Give My Life
Boris Ranewsky (as Adolphe Wohlbruck)
 1936 Port Arthur
Boris Ranewsky (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1936 Hokum
Philip (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1936 Michel Strogoff
Michel Strogoff (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1936 The Czar's Courier
Lt. Michael Strogoff (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1935 The Student of Prague
Balduin (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1935 Ich war Jack Mortimer
Ferdinand 'Fred' Sponer, a Budapest taxi-driver (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1935 Le baron tzigane
Sandor Barinkay (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1935 The Gypsy Baron
Sandor Barinkay (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1935 Regine
Frank Reynold, Ingenieur (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1934 Die englische Heirat
Warwick Brent (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1934 Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will
Axel Basse (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1934 Masquerade in Vienna
Der Zeichner Heideneck (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1934 Die vertauschte Braut
Charles (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1934 Georges et Georgette
Robert (as Adolphe Wohlbruck)
 1933 Viktor and Viktoria
Robert (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1933 Keine Angst vor Liebe
Helmut Höfert (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1933 Waltz War
Johann Strauß (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1932 Baby
Lord Cecil (as Adolf Wolhbrueck)
 1932 Right to Happiness
Kapellmeister (as Adolph Wohlbruck)
 1932 Die fünf verfluchten Gentlemen
Petersen (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1932 Drei von der Stempelstelle
Max Binder, Arbeitsloser (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1932 Der Stolz der 3. Kompanie
Prinz Willibald (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1931/I Trapeze
Robby - gennant Studienrat (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1925 Das Geheimnis von Schloß Elmshöh
Ihr Sohn Axel (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1924 Mater dolorosa (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1923 Martin Luther, His Life and Time (as Adolf Wohlbrück)
 1915 Marionetten
Zirkusdirektor (as Adolf Wohlbruck)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Hans May's musical, "Wedding in Paris," at the London Hippodrome in London, England, with Evelyn Laye, Susan Swinford and Jeff Warren in the cast. Charles Hickman was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Adolf Wohlbruck | Adolphe Wohlbruck | Adolph Wohlbruck | Adolf Wohlbrück | Adolf Wolhbrueck

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

At the same time as appearing in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Anton Walbrook was also contracted to perform in Watch on the Rhine in the West End. Only on matinee days did this cause real inconvenience, when the actor had to be whisked away by waiting car at noon on the dot. One evening during the play's interval, there was a knock on Walbrook's dressing-room door. There stood Winston ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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