Paul Georg Julius Hernried Freiherr von Wassel-Waldingau, (January 10, 1908 - March 29, 1992), known professionally as Paul Henreid, was an Austrian actor and film director.
Born in Trieste, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Henreid was the son of an aristocratic Viennese banker. He studied theatre in Vienna and debuted on the stage under the direction of Max Reinhardt. He began his film career acting in German films in the 1930s, but left Austria in 1935 for Britain. With the start of World War II, Henreid risked deportation or internment as an enemy alien, but Conrad Veidt spoke for him and he was allowed to remain free in England. A small role in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) then led him to Hollywood.
In 1942, Henreid appeared in his two most important films. In Now, Voyager, Bette Davis and he created one of the screen's most imitated scenes, in which he lights two cigarettes and hands one to her. Henreid's next role was as Victor Laszlo, heroic anti-Nazi leader,...
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Paul Henreid died in Santa Monica, California, Los Angeles County
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 American horror film and the sequel to the 1973 film The Exorcist. It was directed by John Boorman who also co-wrote the screenplay with William Goodhart from an original story by Rospo Pallenberg. The author of the original, William Peter Blatty, was not involved in the production, and received credit only for creation of the characters.
Father Philip Lamont (Richard Burton), who is struggling with his faith, is assigned by the Cardinal (Paul Henreid) to investigate the death of Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow), who had been killed in the course of exorcising the Assyrian demon Pazuzu from Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). While Lamont, who's had some experience at exorcism, thinks of Merrin as a saint, he is actually up on posthumous heresy charges. Some Church authorities are not sure the exorcism should have been performed (even though it was officially approved by the local Bishop). Merrin’s writings are considered very controversial. Apparently, Church...,
Hollow Triumph, also known as The Scar, is a black-and-white film released in 1948. The film, considered film noir, was directed by Steve Sekely and stars Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett.John Muller (Henreid), medical school dropout and brilliant crook, plans a holdup at a night spot. The robbery goes bad and the mobsters running the place know exactly who tried to rob them. Muller decides to leave town and lie low. While hiding out from the mob, he takes an office job recommended by his straight-as-an-arrow brother but he quickly decides that working for a living is nor for him. An opportunity for a big score comes to mind when he finds out that he's the exact look-a-like of a local psychiatrist - the only difference is the doctor has a large scar on the side of his face. He plans to kill the man and take over his life.He takes a photo of the doctor and uses it as a guide when he cuts a large scar onto the side of his face. Unfortunately, the developers of the photo reversed the...,
The Spanish Main is a 1945 adventure film starring Maureen O'Hara and directed by Frank Borzage. It was RKO's first all-Technicolor film since Becky Sharp ten years before. Cinematographer George Barnes received an Academy Award nomination for Best Color Cinematography. Paul Henreid and Walter Slezak also star. Though a box office hit upon its first release, the film is largely forgotten today, despite occasional airings on cable stations such as Turner Classic Movies.Dutch sea captain Laurent van Horn (Paul Henreid) is shipwrecked off the coast of the Spanish island of Cartegena. After being held and sentenced to death, Van Horn and his crew manage to escape, capturing Francisca Alvarado (Maureen O'Hara), the daughter of the corrupt governor (Walter Slezak). Over time Francisca and Van Horn become attracted to each other and must set out to defeat the "bad guys" (both the local politicians and mutinous pirates). The film also includes the character Anne Bonny, in a fictionalized...,
Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. It focuses on Rick's conflict between, in the words of one character, love and virtue: he must choose between his love for Ilsa and doing the right thing, helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Although it was an A-list movie, with established stars and first-rate writers, nobody expected Casablanca to be anything out of the ordinary; it was just one of dozens of pictures being churned out by Hollywood every year. The film was a solid, if unspectacular success in its initial release, but has grown in popularity as time has gone by, consistently ranking near the top of lists of great films. Critics have praised the charismatic performances of Bogart and Bergman, the chemistry between them, the depth...,
Now, Voyager is a 1942 film which tells the story of a middle-aged spinster who, repressed by the domination of her mother, winds up in a sanatorium, where her self-confidence is boosted by an understanding psychiatrist. After a brief love affair during a cruise, she determines to help her lover's equally depressed daughter (Janis Wilson). It stars Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, John Loder, Ilka Chase, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn and Mary Wickes.
The movie was adapted by Casey Robinson from the 1941 novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. It was directed by Irving Rapper. The screenplay follows the novel very closely, except that in the book the cruise Charlotte takes is a Mediterranean, not a South American one.
It won the Academy Award for Original Music Score, and was nominated for Best Actress (Bette Davis) and Best Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper).
The title comes from the Walt Whitman poem "The Untold Want", which reads in its entirety: ...
Night Train to Munich is a 1940 thriller film. It was directed by Carol Reed, with writing credits by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder. It is liberally adapted from the Gordon Wellesley novel Report on a Fugitive.
When the Germans march into Prague, scientist Dr Bomasch, who is working on a new process for armour-plating, escapes to England. His daughter Anna, also about to flee, is arrested and sent to a concentration camp, where she is befriended by a Czech named Karl Marsen, who is really an undercover German agent. Together they escape to England, where Anna finds her father, now working for the Royal Navy at the Dartford naval base, and being guarded by Dickie Randall, a naval officer working undercover with the cover name of Gus Bennet. Marsen and his agents have been watching and they recapture Bomarsch and his daughter, who are returned to Germany on a U-boat.
Randall volunteers to go to Berlin in the guise of an engineer in the German army and gains access to Anna, pretending...,
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) is an Oscar-nominated British film based on the novel of the same name by James Hilton. It was directed by Sam Wood, and starred Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills and Paul Henreid. The screenplay was adapted from the novel by R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West and Eric Maschwitz.The film was voted the 72nd greatest British film ever in the BFI Top 100 British films poll.The film begins in 1933. Mr. Chipping (Robert Donat), a retired schoolteacher well into his eighties, is kept home by a cold. He falls asleep and dreams of his 48-year career (relayed in flashback).When 22-year-old Charles Edward Chipping first arrives as a Latin teacher to Brookfield Public School in 1870, he becomes a target of many rambunctious practical jokes. He reacts by imposing strict discipline in his classroom, making him respected, but disliked. His unpopularity and stiffness cost him a promotion in 1888.Realizing he is not good at his profession, he glumly ponders...
Paul Henreid was born in Trieste, Italy