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Gustav von Seyffertitz (1863–1943)

Gustav von Seyffertitz was born on August 4, 1863 in Haimhausen, Dachau, Bavaria. He was an actor and director, known for Sherlock Holmes (1922), Dishonored (1931) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). He was married to Eugenie von Mink, Frieda, Katharina Hoffmann, Nelly Thorne and Toni Creutzburg. He died on December 25, 1943 in Woodland Hills, Los ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sherlock Holmes Prof. Moriarty
Dishonored Austrian Secret Service Chief
Private Izzy Murphy Cohannigan


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 1939 The Mad Empress
Metternich (as Gustave von Seyffertitz)
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
President of Court (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Priest (uncredited)
 1939 Never Say Die
Chemist (uncredited)
 1939 Son of Frankenstein
 1938 Cipher Bureau
Albert Grood
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Bill Lustig (uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
King's Confessor (uncredited)
 1938 Swiss Miss
Gardener (uncredited)
 1938 Paradise for Three
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1938 In Old Chicago
Dutch - Politician in Jack's Office
 1936 Mad Holiday
Hendrick Van Mier
 1936 Murder on a Bridle Path
Doctor Bloom, Police Dept.
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Dr. Emile Von Hallor (uncredited)
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Professor Jones
 1935 She
 1935 The Night Is Young
Ambassador (uncredited)
 1934 Little Men
Schoolmaster Page (uncredited)
 1934 The Moonstone
Carl Von Lucker
 1934 Murder on the Blackboard
Dr. Max Von Immen
 1934 Change of Heart
Dr. Kurtzman
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
Baron (uncredited)
 1934 Mystery Liner
Inspector Von Kessling
 1933 Queen Christina
General (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
 1933 Captured!
German Military Judge (uncredited)
 1933 When Strangers Marry
Van Wyck
 1933 The Silver Cord
German Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Dr. Franz Wolfe (uncredited)
 1932 Penguin Pool Murder
Von Donnen (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Attorney Harry Berger
 1932 Almost Married
Pringle's Doctor
 1932 The Doomed Battalion
Austrian General
 1932 The Roadhouse Murder
Charles Spengler (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
 1932 Shanghai Express
Eric Baum
 1931 Safe in Hell
Larson (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
 1931 Ambassador Bill
Prince de Polikoff (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
 1931 The Front Page
Professor Max J. Egelhoffer (uncredited)
 1931 Dishonored
Austrian Secret Service Chief
 1930 Are You There?
 1930 The Bat Whispers
Dr. Venrees
 1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa
Geneneral Schieffenzahn
 1930 Dangerous Paradise
Mr. Jones
 1929 Seven Faces
M. Pratouchy
 1929 His Glorious Night
 1929 Chasing Through Europe
Phineas Merrill
 1929 Come Across
Pop Hanson
 1929 The Case of Lena Smith
Herr Hofrat
 1929 The Canary Murder Case
Dr. Ambrose Lindquist
 1928 Me, Gangster
Factory Owner
 1928 The Woman Disputed
Otto Krueger
 1928 The Docks of New York
Hymn Book Harry
 1928 The Red Mark
De Nou
 1928 The Mysterious Lady
General Boris Alexandroff
 1928 Yellow Lily
 1928 Vamping Venus
 1927 The Wizard
Prof. Paul Coriolos
 1927 The Gaucho
Ruiz - The Usurper
 1927 Rose of the Golden West
 1927 The Magic Flame
The Chancellor
 1927 Barbed Wire
Pierre Corlet
 1927 Birds of Prey
 1927 The Price of Honor
Peter Fielding
 1927 Anything Once! (Short)
Chancellor Gherkin
 1926 Going Crooked
 1926 Private Izzy Murphy
 1926 My Official Wife
Grand Duke
 1926 Diplomacy
Baron Ballin
 1926 Unknown Treasures
 1926 The Lone Wolf Returns
 1926 Don Juan
Neri - the Alchemist (uncredited)
 1926 The Bells
Jerome Frantz
 1926 The Dice Woman
Datto of Mandat
 1926 Sparrows
Mr. Grimes (as Gustave Von Seyffertitz)
 1926 Red Dice
Andrew North
 1926 The Danger Girl
James (the butler)
 1925 The Eagle
Court Servant at Dinner (uncredited)
 1925 Flower of Night
Vigilante Leader
 1925 A Regular Fellow
Prime Minister
 1925 The Goose Woman
Mr. Vogel
 1925 Grounds for Divorce
 1924 The Bandolero
Marques de Bazan
 1924 The Lone Wolf
 1924 Yolanda
Oliver de Daim
 1923 Under the Red Robe
 1923 Unseeing Eyes
Father Paquette
 1923 The Mark of the Beast
John Hunter
 1922 The Inner Man
Jud Benson
 1922 The Face in the Fog
 1922 Sherlock Holmes
Prof. Moriarty
 1920 Dead Men Tell No Tales
Señor Joaquin (as George von Seyffertitz)
 1920 Madonnas and Men
Grimaldo / John Grimm
 1920 The Sporting Duchess
Major Roland Mostyn
 1920 Slaves of Pride
John Reynolds
 1920 Even as Eve
Amasu Munn
 1919 The Vengeance of Durand
Henri Durand
 1919 The Dark Star
German Spy (as G. Butler Clonbough)
 1919 The Roaring Road
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1918 Swat the Kaiser (Short)
The Kaiser
 1918 Sic 'Em, Sam (Short) (as G. Butler Clonebaugh)
 1918 The Source
Ekstrom (as G. Butler Clonblough)
 1918 Till I Come Back to You
Karl Von Drutz (as G. Butler Clonbough)
 1918 Less Than Kin
Endicott Lee
 1918 Old Wives for New
Melville Bladen
 1918 Mr. Fix-It
Doctor (uncredited)
 1918 His Majesty, Bunker Bean
Professor Balthasar
 1918 The Whispering Chorus
Mocking Face
 1918 Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1918 The Hidden Pearls
Senator Joseph Benton
 1918 The Widow's Might
Horace Hammer
 1918 Rimrock Jones
 1918 Stella Maris
The Surgeon (uncredited)
 1917 The Devil-Stone
Stephen Densmore
 1917 A Little Princess
Mr. Carrisford
 1917 The Countess Charming
Jacob Vandergraft
 1917 Down to Earth
Dr. Jollyem
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Argyle Case. Written by Harriet Ford, Harvey J. O'Higgins and William J. Burns. Directed by Gustav von Seyffertitz and Robert Hilliard. Criterion Theatre: 24 Dec 1912- Jun 1913 (closing date unknown/191 performances). Cast: Stella Archer (as "Mary"), Robert Hilliard (as "Asche Kayton"), John Beck, W.T. Clark, Alphonse Ethier... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

G. Butler Clonblough | G. Butler Clonbough | G. Butler Clonebaugh | G. Butler Clonebough | G. v. Seyffertitz | G.V. Seyffertitz | G.v. Seyffertitz | Gustave Von Seyffertitz | Gustav Von Seyffertitz | George von Seyffertitz | Gustave von Seyffertitz


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Already a veteran of the stage, he did not appear in films until well into middle age. Until the end of World War I, he appeared under the pseudonym G.Butler Clonblough, to disguise his German-speaking heritage. His aquiline features made him a perfect villain, particularly in the films of his Viennese compatriot Josef von Sternberg. See more »

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