Wilhelm von Brincken (1881–1946)

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Wilhelm von Brincken was born on May 27, 1881 in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany as Wilhelm Vaughn. He is known for his work on The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Miss V from Moscow (1942) and Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937). He was married to Milo Abercrombie (San Francisco socialite). He died on January 18, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Miss V from Moscow Capt. Richter
Navy Secrets Cronjer - Spy Ring Chief


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 1944 The Hitler Gang
Police Official (uncredited)
 1943 Around the World
German (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
German Officer in Car (uncredited)
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
Capt. Boschert [Ch. 7] (as William Vaughn)
 1943 Background to Danger
German Official (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
German Submarine Captain (uncredited)
 1943 The Boy from Stalingrad
German General (as William Vaughn)
 1943 Plan for Destruction (Short)
General von Kettelmanm (uncredited)
 1943 The Purple V
Col. von Ritter (as William Vaughn)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
German Major (uncredited)
 1943 Tarzan Triumphs
General Hoffman in Berlin (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
Major (uncredited)
 1942 Miss V from Moscow
Capt. Richter (as William Vaughn)
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
German Colonel with American Consul (uncredited)
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Captain of 'Odin' (uncredited)
 1942 King of the Mounties
Marshal Von Horst (as William Vaughn)
 1942 Desperate Journey
Gate Sentry (uncredited)
 1942 Counter-Espionage
Von Ruhoff (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank in Libya
Yussof Streyer (as William Vaughn)
 1942 Joan of Ozark
German Radio Operator (as William Vaughn)
 1942 Atlantic Convoy
U-Boat Officer (as William Vonn)
 1942 Where Trails End
Tip Wallace (as William Vaughn)
 1942 Joan of Paris
Schultz - Funk's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 The Deadly Game
Nazi Agent (as William Vaughn)
 1941 Underground
Capt. Bornsdorff (uncredited)
 1941 Man Hunt
Harbor Police Chief (uncredited)
 1941 So Ends Our Night
German Official (as William von Brincken)
 1940 Four Sons
Gortner (as William Von Brincken)
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Officer (uncredited)
 1940 Hidden Enemy
Professor Werner
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
Mueller (as William Von Brincken)
 1939 Espionage Agent
Foreign Official (uncredited)
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
German Firing Squad Officer (uncredited)
 1939 Conspiracy
Second-Mate Wilson (as William von Brincken)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Captain von Eichen (as William Vaughn)
 1939 Panama Patrol
Marlin (as William von Brincken)
 1939 Navy Secrets
Cronjer - Spy Ring Chief (as William von Brincken)
 1938 The Mexicali Kid
Frederick Gorson (as Wm. von Brinken)
 1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa
Dr. Stern (uncredited)
 1938 International Crime
Flotow (as Wm. von Brincken)
 1938 Invisible Enemy
Foreign Diplomat (uncredited)
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
Schneider (as William Von Brincken)
 1937 Wallaby Jim of the Islands
Adolph Richter, Pearl Hunter (as William Von Brincken)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola
Swartzoppen (uncredited)
 1937 Charlie Chan at the Olympics
Polizei Officer (uncredited)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
German Captain (uncredited)
 1937 Espionage
Legation Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Crack-Up
Spy (uncredited)
 1936 Dracula's Daughter
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 The Melody Lingers on
Austrian Officer (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Bride
German Official (uncredited)
 1934 The Silver Streak
Veschensko (uncredited)
 1934 Flirting with Danger
Von Kruger (as Wm. L. von Brincken)
 1934 Crimson Romance
Von Gering (as William von Brincken)
 1934 King Kelly of the U.S.A.
Stranger (as Wm. L. von Brincken)
 1934 Fugitive Road
Lt. Berne (as William von Brincken)
 1934 I'll Tell the World
 1934 Viva Villa!
German Reporter (scenes deleted)
 1933 After Tonight
Captain--Officer of the Day (uncredited)
 1933 Shanghai Madness
von Uhlenberg
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Hungarian Officer (uncredited)
 1933 Hell Below
German Commander (uncredited)
 1932 The Match King
Marta's Companion (uncredited)
 1932 Under-Cover Man
Maitre d' at Padlock Club (uncredited)
 1932 Queen Kelly
Prince Wolfram's Adjutant (uncredited)
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 The Night Club Lady
Dr. Emil Lengle (uncredited)
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Officer (as William Von Brincken)
 1931 Surrender
Konrad Reichendorf (uncredited)
 1931 Possessed
Baron von Bergen - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 The Unholy Garden
Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted, as William von Brincken)
 1931 East Lynne
Prussian Officer (uncredited)
 1931 Command Performance
Capt. Boyer
 1930 A Royal Flush (Short) (as William von Brinken)
 1930 Leathernecking
 1930 The Lonesome Trail
Man in White Sombrero (as William von Bricken)
 1930 Three Faces East
Capt. Kugler (uncredited)
 1930 Inside the Lines
Chief, Secret Service
 1930 Hell's Angels
Von Richter (uncredited)
 1930 This Mad World
Victoria's Husband - the German General (as William von Brincken)
 1930 Mamba
Major von Schultz (as William von Brincken)
 1929 General Crack
Capt. Schmidt (as William von Brincken)
 1929 Condemned!
Vidal's Orderly (uncredited)
 1929 Lady of the Pavements
Prussian Diplomat (uncredited)
 1928 The Wedding March
Imperial Guard (uncredited)
 1928 Tempest
Commission Board Member (uncredited)
 1926 The Prince of Pilsen
Captain of the Guard
 1925 Sally, Irene and Mary
Party Reveler (uncredited)
 1925 The Merry Widow
Danilo's Aide-de-camp (uncredited)
 1923 Black Oxen
Aide to Prince Rohenhauer (uncredited)
 1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

William Vaughn | William Von Brincken | William Vonn | William von Bricken | William von Brincken | Wm. L. von Brincken | Wm. von Brincken | William von Brinken | Wm. von Brinken


Milo Abercrombie (San Francisco socialite)

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Spent time in Alcatraz for "violating American neutrality" after his arrest in 1915. Was released in 1920. Subsequent deportation hearings were canceled because the Justice Dept. ruled that "moral turpitude" was not involved in his crime.

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