John Wengraf Movies List

John Wengraf
John Wengraf
Vienna, Austria-Hungary, now Austria
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Actor John Wengraf Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies
The Prize
The Prize ( English )
Director: Mark Robson
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 25-12-1963
Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg ( English )
Director: Stanley Kramer , Marshall Schlom , Ivan Volkman
Music Director: Ernest Gold , Jean L. Speak , Walter Elliott , Robert Tracy
Release date: 19-12-1961
Portrait in Black
Portrait in Black ( English )
Director: Michael Gordon
Music Director: Frank Skinner
Release date: 27-07-1960
12 to the Moon
12 to the Moon ( English )
Artist: Ken Clark , Michi Kobi , Tom Conway , Anthony Dexter , John Wengraf
Director: David Bradley
Release date: 10-06-1960
The Return of Dracula
The Return of Dracula ( English )
Artist: Francis Lederer , Norma Eberhardt , Ray Stricklyn , Virginia Vincent , John Wengraf
Director: Paul Landres
Music Director: Gerald Fried
Release date: 01-04-1958
The Disembodied
The Disembodied ( English )
Artist: Paul Burke , Allison Hayes , John Wengraf , Eugenia Paul , Joel Marston
Director: Walter Grauman
Music Director: Marlin Skiles
Release date: 25-08-1957
Valerie ( English )
Artist: Sterling Hayden , Anita Ekberg , Anthony Steel , Peter Walker , Jerry Barclay
Director: Gerd Oswald
Music Director: Albert Glasser
Release date: 01-08-1957
The Pride and the Passion
Artist: Frank Sinatra , Sophia Loren , Theodore Bikel , John Wengraf , Jay Novello
Director: Stanley Kramer
Music Director: George Antheil
Release date: 10-07-1957
The Gambler from Natchez
Artist: Dale Robertson , Debra Paget , Thomas Gomez , Lisa Daniels , Kevin McCarthy
Director: Henry Levin
Release date: 04-08-1954
Gog ( English )
Director: Herbert L. Strock
Music Director: Harry Sukman
Release date: 04-06-1954
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John Wengraf Biography

Emigrating to England in 1933 as the Nazis began their rise to power, Wengraf appeared unbilled in a couple of films there, as well as in some of the first BBC live-television shows ever presented but his career began to languish. In late 1941, however, he had the good fortune of appearing on Broadway with Helen Hayes in "Candle in the Wind" and decided to stay. The following year he headed west and settled permanently in the Los Angeles area. A dark, cold-eyed, thin-lipped player with a precise, meticulous air about him, he found himself invariably playing the very characters he detested. Some of his more nefarious nasties surfaced in such films as the Humphrey Bogart classic Sahara (1943/I), as well as The Boy from Stalingrad (1943), U-Boat Prisoner (1944) and Till We Meet Again (1944). In postwar years, he was often spotted portraying ethnic professionals (scientists, doctors, professors, foreign royalty). Some of the more quality pictures he enhanced were Tomorrow Is Forever (1946); Count Von Papen in 5 Fingers (1952); and Ronchin in the Ethel Merman musical Call Me Madam (1953). Although Wengraf never made it to the very top of the Hollywood character ranks, he remained a throughly strong and reliable player. In the 1950s and 1960s he transferred his talents to TV, appearing on a number of dramatic showcases and on such popular programs as "The Untouchables" (1959), "Hawaiian Eye" (1959), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964) and "The Time Tunnel" (1966). His last few films included minor roles in the war-themed Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Hitler (1962) and Ship of Fools (1965). He retired in 1966, and died in Santa Barbara, California, at age 77, on May 4, 1974.

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