Frank Reicher (1875–1965)

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Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong (1933)--and its sequel, Son of Kong (1933)--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, and in fact has more than 200 film roles to his credit. ... See full bio »

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Known For

King Kong Capt. Englehorn
Son of Kong Capt. Englehorn
Dr. Cyclops Professor Kendall
Captain America Lyman [Ch. 1]


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 1951 Superman and the Mole-Men
Hospital Superintendent
 1951 The Lady and the Bandit
Count Eckhardt (uncredited)
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
'Doc' Darius Green
 1950 The Arizona Cowboy
Major Sheridan
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Judge Van Meeger (uncredited)
 1949 Life of St. Paul Series
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Village Barber
 1949 Barbary Pirate
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1948 The Gallant Blade
Major (uncredited)
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Doctor (uncredited)
 1948 Carson City Raiders
Razor Pool
 1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad
Dr. MacKenzie
 1947 Escape Me Never
The Minister
 1947 Song of Love
Mr. Fuerbach (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Karl Maasdam
 1947 Violence
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 Yankee Fakir
Banker H.W. Randall
 1947 Mr. District Attorney
Peter Lantz (uncredited)
 1946 Home in Oklahoma
Jason Cragmyle
 1946 Sister Kenny
Dr. Chuter (uncredited)
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Judge J.E. Ellis (uncredited)
 1946 Song of Arizona
Doctor (uncredited)
 1946 The Shadow Returns
Michael Hasdon
 1946 A Guy Could Change
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory
Riker - the Butler
 1945 The Tiger Woman
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
Dr. Rose (uncredited)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Guest (uncredited)
 1945 Phantoms, Inc. (Short)
Philip Kenneson Sr. (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde Ransom
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Father Bly (uncredited)
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Fritz (uncredited)
 1945 The Jade Mask
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Dr. Ballou
 1944 House of Frankenstein
 1944 The Conspirators
Casino Attendant (uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Ghost
Professor Norman
 1944 Gildersleeve's Ghost
Dr. John Wells
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Doctor in Elmira (uncredited)
 1944 The Hitler Gang
The Justizminister (uncredited)
 1944 Address Unknown
Professor Schmidt
 1944 In Our Time
Baron Jarski (uncredited)
 1944 Captain America
Lyman [Ch. 1]
 1943 Sucker Bait (Documentary short)
Nazi Spy School Student
 1943 Tornado
Old Man Linden (uncredited)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Dr. St. Cyr (uncredited)
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
Admiral (uncredited)
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Dr. Hartman
 1943 Background to Danger
Rudick - the Assasin (uncredited)
 1943 Yanks Ahoy
German (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Colonel Gerold (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
General von Koestrich - German ambassador (uncredited)
 1943 Plan for Destruction (Short)
Karl Ernst Haushofer
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Interpreter (uncredited)
 1943 The Purple V
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1942 Scattergood Survives a Murder
Thaddeus Quentin
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Professor Norman
 1942 Night Monster
Dr. Timmons
 1942 Divide and Conquer (Short)
French Propagandist (uncredited)
 1942 Secret Enemies
Henry Bremmer
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Dr. Thomas Bigelow
 1942 I Married an Angel
Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
Polish Official (uncredited)
 1942 Nazi Agent
 1941 Dangerously They Live
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Board Member (uncredited)
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Captain of the 'SS Leslie C.' (uncredited)
 1941 Underground
Professor Baumer
 1941 Shining Victory
Dr. Esterhazy
 1941 The Nurse's Secret
Mr. Henderson
 1941 They Dare Not Love
German Captain (uncredited)
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Edvaard Kreindling
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Dr. Ronald Cheever (uncredited)
 1941 Four Mothers
Festival Committee Member (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Murder
Dr. Crattan
 1940 South to Karanga
Dr. Greenleaf
 1940 The Man I Married
 1940 The Lady in Question
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Police Official (uncredited)
 1940 Typhoon
 1940 Dr. Cyclops
Professor Kendall
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Old Man (uncredited)
 1939 Everything Happens at Night
 1939 South of the Border
Don Diego Mendoza
 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters
Dr. Proser
 1939 Ninotchka
Soviet Lawyer (uncredited)
 1939 Sabotage
George Wallner -- Head of Saboteurs (uncredited)
 1939 The Escape
Dr. Shumaker
 1939 Rio
Paris Banker (uncredited)
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
Baron Von Bissing
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Mendietta Garcia
 1939 Unexpected Father
Adoption Hearing Referee (uncredited)
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
Lyons the Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez
Duc de Morny (uncredited)
 1939 Mystery of the White Room
Dr. Amos Thornton
 1939 Never Say Die
Man in Charge of Duel (uncredited)
 1939 Society Smugglers
 1939 Woman Doctor
Dr. Mathews
 1939 Devil's Island
President of Assize Court
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Torchy Gets Her Man
The Professor
 1938 The Storm
Dr. Striker (uncredited)
 1938 Suez
General Changarnier
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Second Doctor - Midtown Hospital (uncredited)
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Prefect of Police
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Professor O.J. Ludwig (uncredited)
 1938 City Streets
Dr. Ferenc Waller
 1938 Three Comrades
Major - Young Soldier's Father (uncredited)
 1938 Rascals
Dr. C.M. Garvey
 1938 Prison Nurse
Doctor Hartman
 1937 Prescription for Romance
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Monsieur Debillon (uncredited)
 1937 45 Fathers
Prentiss (uncredited)
 1937 Heidi
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1937 Lancer Spy
 1937 Stage Door
Stage Director
 1937 Fit for a King
 1937 On Such a Night
Horace Darwin
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola
M. Perrenx (uncredited)
 1937 West Bound Limited
Pop Martin
 1937 Midnight Madonna
Vincent Long II
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1937 The Road Back
Ernst's Father
 1937 King of Gamblers
Herman (uncredited)
 1937 Night Key
 1937 Espionage
Von Cram
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Dr. Larson
 1937 Stolen Holiday
 1937 Man of the People
Professor Robinson - Geologist (uncredited)
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Eben McClelland
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Rudolph Brehmer
 1936 Sinner Take All
Theo Drukker (uncredited)
 1936 Camille
Creditor Agent (uncredited)
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Dr. Larson
 1936 Along Came Love
Planetarium Lecturer
 1936 Old Hutch
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Star for a Night
Doctor Heimkin
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Commander of U.S.S. Constitution (uncredited)
 1936 Second Wife
 1936 Girls' Dormitory
Dr. Hoffenreich
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Coach Driver to Paris
 1936 The Devil-Doll
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Chairman (uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags
French General
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Henry Strand - Summers' Lawyer (uncredited)
 1936 Murder on a Bridle Path
Dr. Peters (Gregg's)
 1936 Till We Meet Again
Colonel Von Diegel
 1936 The Country Doctor
Dr. Paul Luke
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Governor Felipe Vega (uncredited)
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Dr. Pfeiffer
 1936 The Invisible Ray
Professor Meiklejohn (Mendelssohn in end credits)
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Dr. Coate
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
Coleman (scenes deleted)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Dr. Rochard (uncredited)
 1935 The Great Impersonation
Dr. Trenk
 1935 Kind Lady
Gustave Roubet
 1935 The Fighting Marines
Wheeler - M-70 (uncredited)
 1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Second Assistant Director
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Coroner (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
Dr. R.A. Jackson
 1935 Born to Gamble
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt
Dr. Jaipur
 1935 Star of Midnight
Abe Ohlman (uncredited)
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
Von Stein
 1935 A Dog of Flanders
Herr Vanderkloot
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Coroner (uncredited)
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
Assistant Coroner (uncredited)
 1935 Life Returns
Dr. James
 1934 Mills of the Gods
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
 1934 I Am a Thief
Max Bolen
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
Dr. Carl Cooper
 1934 British Agent
Mr. X
 1934 The Fountain
 1934 Return of the Terror
Franz Reinhardt
 1934 The World Moves On
Herr Robess (uncredited)
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
 1934 The Line-Up
Abraham Schultz (uncredited)
 1934 Men in White
Doctor (uncredited)
 1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo
Police Commissioner
 1934 No Greater Glory
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Herr Winterstein
 1934 Hi, Nellie
 1934 8 Girls in a Boat
The Examiner (uncredited)
 1933 Son of Kong
Capt. Englehorn
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Dr. Hoffman (uncredited)
 1933 After Tonight
Major--Medical Officer (uncredited)
 1933 Captured!
Herr Hauptman - the Adjutant
 1933 Before Dawn
Joe Valerie
 1933 Jennie Gerhardt
Old Weaver (uncredited)
 1933 A Bedtime Story
 1933 King Kong
Capt. Englehorn
 1933/I Topaze
Dr. Stegg
 1933 Employees' Entrance
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
German-Language Teacher (uncredited)
 1932 Flesh
Warden in Germany (uncredited)
 1932 Scarlet Dawn
Plotsky (uncredited)
 1932 The Crooked Circle
 1932 A Woman Commands
The General
 1931 Mata Hari
The Cook-Spy
 1931 Suicide Fleet
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Arresting Detective (uncredited)
 1931 Beyond Victory
German Military Hospital Chief
 1931 Gentleman's Fate
Papa Francesco Tomasulo
 1930 A Lady's Morals
Italian Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1930 Billy the Kid
General Lew Wallace (uncredited)
 1930 Die Sehnsucht jeder Frau
Der Doktor
 1930 Strictly Unconventional
Duke of Brocklehurst (uncredited)
 1929 Mister Antonio
Milton Jorny
 1929 Her Private Affair
State's Attorney
 1929 Paris Bound (uncredited)
 1929 Black Waters
 1929 Strange Cargo
Dr. Stecker
 1929 His Captive Woman
District Attorney
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
The Eye Specialist
 1928 Someone to Love
 1928 Napoleon's Barber (Short)
Napoleon's Barber
 1928 The Masks of the Devil
Count Zellner
 1928 The Blue Danube
Baron von Statzen
 1928 Four Sons
The Schoolmaster
 1928 Beau Sabreur
Gen. de Beaujolais
 1926 Her Man o' War
Prof. Krantz
 1921 Wise Husbands
 1915 The Case of Becky
One of Dr. Emerson's Patients (uncredited)
Show Show Director (43 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Stage: "Back to Methuselah" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by George Bernard Shaw. Part II ("The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas") directed by Alice Lewisohn and Agnes Morgan. Part IV ("The Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman") directed by Frank Reicher. Part V ("As Far as Thought Can Reach") directed by Philip Moeller. Garrick Theatre: 27 ... See more »

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George H. Lloyd | Frank Reichert


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