Anton Walbrook (1896–1967)


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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

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
(1943)
The Red Shoes Boris Lermontov
(1948)
Gaslight Paul Mallen
(1940)
Saint Joan Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais
(1957)

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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)
 1958 I Accuse!
Major Ferdinand Esterhazy
 1957 Saint Joan
Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais
 1956 Der Schwierige (TV Movie)
 1955 Lola Montès
Ludwig I, King of Bavaria
 1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!
Dr. Falke
 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
 1949 The Queen of Spades
Capt. Herman Suvorin
 1948 The Red Shoes
Boris Lermontov
 1945 The Man from Morocco
Karel Langer
 1944 Information Please (Short)
German Major (uncredited)
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff
 1941 49th Parallel
Peter
 1941 Suicide Squadron
Stefan 'Steve' Radetzky
 1940 Gaslight
Paul Mallen
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Prince Albert
 1937 The Rat
Jean Boucheron, the 'Rat'
 1937 Victoria the Great
Prince Albert
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
Michael Strogoff
 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 Victor and Victoria
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 Irving Berlin's musical, "Call Me Madam," at the Coliseum in London, England, with Billie Worth, Shani Wallis, Jeff Warren, Frank Wilson and Arthur Lowe in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 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:

His career was abruptly interrupted because of the political situation in Germany. Being gay and half-Jewish, he knew things would get worse for him under the Adolf Hitler regime and he left Germany in 1936--during the Olympic Games--for France, then to the US, where it was easier to make films. He later took up residence in England. There he found work in the film business using the name Anton ... See more »

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Scorpio

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