Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as "De", was an American actor, screenwriter and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek. Kelley was named after the pioneering electronics engineer Lee de Forest, he named his Star Trek character's father "David" after his own father. Kelley had Ernest Casey Kelley. Kelley was immersed in his father's mission in Conyers and told his father that failure would mean "wreck and ruin". Before the end of his first year at Conyers, Kelley was putting to use his musical talents and sang solo in morning church services; this led to an appearance on the radio station WSB AM in Atlanta. As a result of Kelley's radio work, he won an engagement with Lew Forbes and his orchestra at the Paramount Theater. In 1934, the family left Conyers for Georgia, he attended the Decatur Boys High School. Kelley played football and other sports. Before his graduation in 1938, Kelley got a job as a drugstore car hop.
He spent his weekends working in the local theaters. During World War II, Kelley served as an enlisted man in the United States Army Air Forces from March 10, 1943 to January 28, 1946, assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit. After an extended stay in Long Beach, Kelley decided to pursue an acting career and relocate to southern California permanently, living for a time with his uncle Casey, he worked as an usher in a local theater. Kelley's mother encouraged her son in his new career goal. While in California, Kelley was spotted by a Paramount Pictures scout while doing a United States Navy training film. Kelley's acting career began with the feature film Fear in the Night in 1947; the low-budget movie was a hit, bringing him to the attention of a national audience and giving Kelley reason to believe he would soon become a star. His next role, in Variety Girl, established him as a leading actor and resulted in the founding of his first fan club. Kelley did not become a leading man, he and his wife, decided to move to New York City.
He found work on stage and on live television, but after three years in New York, the Kelleys returned to Hollywood. In California, he received, he played ranch owner Bob Kitteridge in the 1949 episode "Legion of Old Timers" of the television series The Lone Ranger. This led to an appearance in Gunfight at the O. K. Corral as Morgan Earp; this role led including Warlock with Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn. In 1957, he had a small role as a Southern officer in Raintree County, a Civil War film directed by Edward Dmytryk, alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Lee Marvin, he appeared in leading roles as a U. S. Navy submarine captain in The Silent Service, he appeared in season 1, episode 5, "The Spearfish Delivers", as Commander Dempsey and in the first episode of season 2, "The Archerfish Spits Straight", as Lieutenant Commander Enright. His future Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy appeared in two different episodes of the series at around the same time. Kelley appeared three times in various portrayals of the Gunfight at the O.
K. Corral. First was as Ike Clanton in the television series You Are There. Two years in the 1957 film of that name, he played Morgan Earp, his third appearance was in a third-season Star Trek episode, titled "Spectre of the Gun", this time portraying Tom McLaury. Kelley appeared in episodes of The Donna Reed Show, Perry Mason, Wanted: Dead or Alive and Saddles, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, Death Valley Days, The Fugitive, Bat Masterson, Have Gun - Will Travel and Laredo, he appeared in the 1962 episode of Route 66, "1800 Days to Justice" and "The Clover Throne" as Willis. He had a small role in the movie The View from Pompey's Head. For nine years, Kelley played villains, he built up an extensive list of credits, alternating between motion pictures. However, he was afraid of typecasting, so he broke away from villains by starring in Where Love Has Gone and a television pilot called 333 Montgomery; the pilot was written by an ex-policeman named Gene Roddenberry, a few years Kelley would appear in another Roddenberry pilot, Police Story, again not developed into a series.
Kelley appeared in at least one radio drama, where series producer William M. Robson introduced him as "a bright new luminary in the Hollywood firmament". In 1956, nine years before being cast as Dr. McCoy, Kelley played a small supporting role as a medic in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in which he utters the diagnosis "This man's dead, Captain" and "That man is dead" to Gregory Peck. Kelley appeared as Lieutenant Commander James Dempsey in two episodes of the syndicated military drama The Silent Service, based on actual stories of the submarine service of the United States Navy. In 1962, he appeared in the Bonanza episode titled "The Decision", as a doctor sentenced to hang for the murder of a journalist; the judge in this episode was portrayed by John Hoyt, who portrayed Dr. Phillip John Boyce, one of Leonard McCoy's predecessors, on the Star Trek pilot "The Cage". In 1963, he appeared in The Virginian episode "Man of Violence" as a "drinking" cavalry doctor with Leonard Nimoy as his patient.
Not coincidentally, the episode was written by John D. F. Black
The term child actor or child actress is applied to a child acting on stage or in motion pictures or television, but to an adult who began their acting career as a child. To avoid confusion, the latter is called a former child actor. Associated is teenage actor or teen actor, an actor who reached popularity as a teenager. Many child actors find themselves struggling to adapt. Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin are two particular famous child actors who experienced much difficulty with the fame they acquired at a young age. Many child actors become successful adult actors as well, a prime example of this being Jodie Foster, whose career includes such films like the 1976 film Taxi Driver, the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs and the 2007 film The Brave One. In the United States, the activities of child actors are regulated by the governing labor union, if any, state laws; some projects film in remote locations to evade regulations intended to protect the child. Longer work hours or risky stunts prohibited in California, for example, might be permitted to a project filming in British Columbia.
US federal law "specifically exempted minors working the Entertainment Business from all provisions of the Child Labor Laws." Any regulation of child actors is governed by disparate state law. Due to the large presence of the entertainment industry in California, it has some of the most explicit laws protecting child actors. Being a minor, a child actor must secure an entertainment work permit before accepting any paid performing work. Compulsory education laws mandate that the education of the child actor not be disrupted while the child is working, whether the child actor is enrolled in public school, private school or home school; the child does his/her schoolwork under the supervision of a studio teacher while on the set. Before the 1930s, many child actors never got to see the money they earned because they were not in charge of this money. Jackie Coogan earned millions of dollars from working as a child actor only to see most of it squandered by his parents. In 1939, California weighed in on this controversy and enacted the Coogan Bill which requires a portion of the earnings of a child to be preserved in a special savings account called a blocked trust.
A trust, not monitored can be problematic however as in the case of Gary Coleman who after working from 1974 sued his adoptive parents and former business advisor for $3.8 million over misappropriation of his trust fund. Some people criticize the parents of child actors for allowing their children to work, believing that more "normal" activities should be the staple during the childhood years. Others observe that competition is present in all areas of a child's life—from sports to student newspaper to orchestra and band—and believe that the work ethic instilled or the talent developed accrues to the child's benefit; the child actor may experience unique and negative pressures when working under tight production schedules. Large projects which depend for their success on the ability of the child to deliver an effective performance add to the pressure. Ethel Merman, who several times worked in long-running stage productions with child actors, disliked what she saw as their overprofessionalization - "acting more like midgets than children" - and disapproved of parents pushing adulthood on them.
The failure to retain stardom and success and the exposure at a young age to fame has caused many child actors to lead adult lives plagued by legal troubles and drug abuse. Examples include child cast members of the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman, Dana Plato. Plato was featured in several softcore pornography films, she was arrested twice for armed robbery and forging prescriptions, died in May 1999 from an overdose of prescription medication, deemed suicide. Coleman famously sued his parents for misuse of his trust fund and, although awarded over $1,000,000, filed for bankruptcy in 1999. After many charges of assault throughout the next years, Coleman died in May 2010. Bridges was plagued with many legal troubles as well as an addiction to cocaine. After breaking this habit, he traveled across the U. S. touring schools and warning about the dangers of drug abuse. He has since made several cameo appearances on multiple television programs; the popular television sitcom Full House made child stars out of the Olsen twins.
After the show, Sweetin went on to develop an addiction to methamphetamine, as well as alcoholism. She overcame this and wrote a memoir describing her experiences. Mary-Kate Olsen and Tracey Gold developed eating disorders, for which they were treated with intensive rehab. Anissa Jones, of Family Affair fame, overdosed on August 28, 1976 at age 18. Jonathan Brandis, who appeared in a number of films as a child and teenager, committed suicide in 2003 at the age of 27 due to reasons related to his lack of continued success into adulthood. Sawyer Sweeten, a child actor who portrayed Geoffrey Barone on the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, took his life in 2015 at the age of 19 after a period of depression. Drew Barrymore was notorious for her illegal and public antics beginning shortly after her first role in E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Barrymore admits to smoking cigarettes at age nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was eleven, smoking marijuana at the age of twelve, snorting cocaine at the age of thirteen.
At the age of fourteen, she attempted suicide. Another popular example today of child actors with post-success troubles would be Lindsay Lohan. Famous for her starring roles in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Dr
Gary Fred Merrill was an American film and television character actor whose credits included more than fifty feature films, a half-dozen short-lived TV series, dozens of television guest appearances. Merrill married his co-star Bette Davis. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he attended private Bowdoin College in Brunswick and Trinity College and began acting in 1944, while still in the United States Army Air Forces, in the play Winged Victory. Before entering films, Merrill's deep cultured voice won him a recurring role as Batman in the Superman radio series, his film career began promisingly, with roles in films like Twelve O'Clock High and All About Eve, but he moved beyond supporting roles in his many Westerns, war movies, medical dramas. His television career was extensive, he appeared from 1954-1956 as Jason Tyler on the NBC crime drama Justice, about lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York. In that series, he was cast opposite Dane Clark and William Prince in the role of Richard Adams.
In 1958, Merrill guest starred with June Lockhart in the roles of Joshua and Emily Newton in the episode "Medicine Man" of NBC's western series Cimarron City. Merrill had recurring roles in Then Came Bronson with Michael Parks and Young Doctor Kildare, both of which lasted less than a season. In addition to Merrill's starring roles in several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, in November 1963 he starred opposite longtime actress, Phyllis Thaxter, along with Fess Parker in a memorable episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. In 1964, he starred as city editor Lou Sheldon, in the short-lived CBS drama about the fictitious New York Globe, The Reporter, with Harry Guardino in the title role as journalist Danny Taylor. In 1967, he starred with co-star James Gregory. Merrill's first marriage, to Barbara Leeds in 1941, ended in divorce in Mexico on July 28, 1950; that same day, he married Bette Davis, his co-star from All About Eve, adopted her daughter Barbara from a previous marriage. He and Davis adopted two more children and Michael, but they had a bitter divorce in 1960.
Politically active, he campaigned in 1958 to elect the Democrat, Edmund Sixtus Muskie, as governor of Maine. Merrill took part in the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 to promote Black voter registration. In response to U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam War policy, he unsuccessfully sought nomination to the Maine legislature as an anti-war, pro-environmentalist primary candidate. Aside from an occasional role as narrator, Merrill retired from the entertainment business after 1980. Shortly before his death, he authored the autobiography Bette and the Rest of My Life. Merrill survived his second former wife, Bette Davis, by only five months, dying of lung cancer in Falmouth, Maine on March 5, 1990, he is buried there in the Pine Grove Cemetery. He was survived by Michael. Merrill's television work spanned from 1953-1980. Most of his appearances were in guest-star roles in anthology series. Among the programs in which Merrill appeared are: The 20th Century-Fox Hour, Wagon Train, Studio 57, Studio One, Playhouse 90, Alcoa Theatre, Laramie, Sam Benedict, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Zane Grey Theater, The Twilight Zone, General Electric Theater, Ben Casey, Combat!, The Outer Limits, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel, Marcus Welby, M.
D. Medical Center, Kung Fu, Cannon and Movin' On. Merrill served as narrator of the 1972–73 syndicated TV series The American Adventure. Gary Merrill on IMDb Gary Merrill at the Internet Broadway Database Gary Merrill at Find a Grave
Walter Slezak was an Austrian-born character actor and singer who appeared in German films before migrating to the US in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions. Slezak portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's film Lifeboat, but he got to play lighter roles, as in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and as a wandering gypsy in The Inspector General, he played a cheerfully corrupt and philosophical private detective in the film noir Born to Kill and appeared as Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island. Born in Vienna, the son of opera tenor Leo Slezak and Elsa Wertheim, he studied medicine for a time and worked as a bank teller, his older sister Margarete Slezak was an actress. He was talked into taking his first role, in the 1922 Austrian film Sodom und Gomorrah, by his friend and the film's director, Michael Curtiz. In his early movie career, before he gained a great deal of weight, Slezak was cast as a thin leading man in silent films.
He acted on the stage for many years, debuting on Broadway in 1931. In Vienna in the 1930s, Slezak was close friends with her family, his first American film was Once Upon a Honeymoon, with Cary Grant. He worked and appeared in over 100 films including The Princess and the Pirate, The Spanish Main, Sinbad the Sailor, Born to Kill and Costello in the Foreign Legion, People Will Talk, Call Me Madam. Slezak played the lead in Broadway musicals, including Fanny, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Slezak acted in radio in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Columbia Workshop, The Pepsodent Show, The Charlie McCarthy Show, he made numerous television appearances, including in the programs The Loretta Young Show, This Is Show Business, Playhouse 90, Studio One, appeared as The Clock King in episodes 45 and 46 of TV series Batman. In the 1970s, Slezak played the non-singing role of Frosch, the jailer, in the San Francisco Opera production of Johann Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus.
Film roles in Britain included the Cliff Richard vehicle Wonderful Life and Black Beauty. His autobiography, What Time's the Next Swan? was published in 1962. The book's title refers to an alleged incident in the career of heldentenor Leo Slezak. During a performance in the title role of Lohengrin, the elder Slezak was supposed to finish his aria by stepping into a swan boat and being pulled offstage; when a stagehand removed the boat prematurely, Slezak reacted to the error by asking the audience "What Time's the Next Swan?" Slezak married Johanna "Kaasi" Van Rijn on October 10, 1943. The couple had three children: Ingrid and Leo. Erika went on to become an Emmy-winning actress, starred as Victoria Lord on the long-running soap opera One Life to Live from 1971 to its cancellation in 2012. In 1974, Slezak appeared on the series as Lazlo Braedecker. On 21 April 1983, Slezak died from a self-inflicted gunshot, he was despondent over the state of his health, most notably heart trouble, a recent prostate operation, a shoulder injury requiring several treatments a week.
He was buried in the grave of his parents in the cemetery of Egern. In 1955, Slezak won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway production of Fanny. Slezak Walter Slezak at AllMovie Walter Slezak at Find a Grave Walter Slezak at the Internet Broadway Database Walter Slezak on IMDb Walter Slezak at the TCM Movie Database Walter Slezak papers, 1905-1983, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Photographs and literature
Don Taylor (American actor and director)
Donald Richie Taylor was an American actor and film director. He co-starred in 1940s and 1950s classics, including the 1948 film noir The Naked City, Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend and Stalag 17, he turned to directing films such as Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Tom Sawyer, Damien: Omen II. The son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Taylor, in Freeport, Pennsylvania, on December 13, 1920, he was born Donald Ritchie Taylor He studied speech and drama at Penn State University and hitchhiked to Hollywood in 1942. He was appeared in small roles. Drafted into the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, he appeared in the Air Forces's Winged Victory Broadway play and movie, credited as "Cpl. Don Taylor." After discharge from the AAF, Taylor was cast in a lead role as the young detective, Jimmy Halloran, working alongside veteran homicide detective Dan Muldoon in Universal's 1948 screen version of The Naked City, notable for being filmed on location in New York. Taylor was part of the ensemble cast in MGM's classic World War II drama Battleground.
He appeared as the husband of Elizabeth Taylor in the comedies Father of the Bride and its sequel Father's Little Dividend, starring Spencer Tracy. Another memorable role was Vern "Cowboy" Blithe in Flying Leathernecks. In 1952, Taylor played a soldier bringing his Japanese war-bride back to small-town America in Japanese War Bride. In 1953, Taylor had a key role as the escaping prisoner Lt. Dunbar in Billy Wilder's Stalag 17, his last major film role came. From the late 1950s through the 1980s, Taylor turned to directing movies and TV shows, such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the short-lived Steve Canyon, starring Dean Fredericks, Rod Serling's Night Gallery. One of his memorable efforts, in 1973, was the musical film Tom Sawyer, which boasted a Sherman Brothers song score. Other films that Taylor directed are Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Echoes of a Summer, The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday, The Island of Dr. Moreau starring Burt Lancaster, Damien: Omen II with William Holden, The Final Countdown with Kirk Douglas.
Taylor performed both acting and directing roles as he did for episodes of the TV detective series Burke's Law. Taylor "wrote one-act plays, radio dramas, short stories, the 1985 TV movie My Wicked, wicked Ways... The Legend of Errol Flynn." Taylor was married twice. His first wife was Phyllis Avery, whom he married in 1944, his second wife was Hazel Court, whom he stayed with until his death. Taylor died on December 29, 1998, at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, of heart failure. Nominee Best Director – Saturn Awards Nominee Best Director-Comedy – Emmy Awards In addition to his Hollywood credits, Taylor directed 27 television movies and episodes for 53 television series including Cannon, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, Mod Squad, It Takes a Thief, The Big Valley, The Flying Nun, Vacation Playhouse, The Tammy Grimes Show, The Wild Wild West, Burke's Law, The Rogues, The Farmer's Daughter, The Lloyd Bridges Show, The Dick Powell Theatre, Dr. Kildare, Checkmate, 87th Precinct, Zane Grey Theater, The Rifleman, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Honky Tonk, others.
Everything's Ducky Ride the Wild Surf Jack of Diamonds The Five Man Army Escape from the Planet of the Apes Tom Sawyer Echoes of a Summer The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday The Island of Dr. Moreau Damien: Omen II The Final Countdown Don Taylor on IMDb Don Taylor at the TCM Movie Database Don Taylor at the Internet Broadway Database Don Taylor at Find a Grave
The single-camera setup, or single-camera mode of production known as Portable Single Camera, is a method of filmmaking and video production. The single-camera setup developed during the birth of the classical Hollywood cinema in the 1910s and has remained the standard mode of production for cinema. In this setup, each of the various shots and camera angles are taken using the same camera, or multiple cameras pointed in one direction, which are moved and reset to get each shot or new angle. If a scene cuts back and forth between actor A and actor B, the director will first point the camera towards A and run part or all of the scene from this angle move the camera to point at B, run the scene through from this angle. Choices can be made during the post-production editing process for when in the scene to use each shot, when to cut back and forth between the two angles; this then allows parts of the scene to be removed if it is felt that the scene is too long. In practice, sometimes two cameras shooting from the same angle are used: one to capture a medium shot, the other a close-up during the same take.
By contrast, a multiple-camera setup consists of multiple cameras arranged to capture all of the different camera angles of the scene and the set must be lit to accommodate all camera setups concurrently. Multi-camera production results in faster but less versatile videography, whereas the single-camera setup is more time-consuming but gives the director more control over each shot. Unlike film producers, who always opt for single-camera shooting, television producers need to make a distinct decision to shoot in either single-camera or multiple-camera mode. Single-camera is reserved for prime time dramas, made-for-TV movies, music videos and commercial advertisements. Soap operas, talk shows, game shows, most reality television series, sitcoms more use the multiple-camera setup. Multiple-camera shooting is the only way that an ensemble of actors presenting a single performance before a live audience can be recorded from multiple perspectives. For standard, dialogue-driven domestic situation comedies, the multi-camera technique, cheaper and takes less production time, is used.
Situation comedies may be shot in either multiple- or single-camera modes. It may be deemed preferable to use the single-camera technique if specific camera angles and camera movements for a feature film-like visual style are considered crucial to the success of the production, if visual effects are to be used. Though multi-camera was the norm for U. S. sitcoms during the 1950s, the 1960s saw increased technical standards in situation comedies, which came to have larger casts and used a greater number of different locations in episodes. Several comedy series of the era made use of feature film techniques. To this end, many comedies of this period, including Leave It to Beaver, Mister Ed, The Andy Griffith Show, My Three Sons, The Addams Family, The Munsters, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan's Island, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, Family Affair and The Brady Bunch, used the single-camera technique. Apart from giving the shows a feature film style, this technique was better suited to the visual effects used in these shows, such as magical appearances and disappearances and lookalike doubles in which the regular actors played a dual role.
These effects were created using editing and optical printing techniques, would have been difficult had the shows been shot using a multi-camera setup. In the case of Get Smart, the single-camera technique allowed the series to present fast-paced and tightly-edited fight and action sequences reminiscent of the spy dramas that it parodied. Single-camera comedies were prevalent into the early 1970s. With its large cast, varied locations, seriocomic tone, the TV series M*A*S*H was shot using single-camera style. Happy Days began in 1974 as a single-camera series, before switching to the multi-camera setup in its second season. However, the success of All in the Family and Norman Lear's subsequent sitcom productions led to a renewed interest by sitcom producers in the multi-camera technique. By the mid-1970s, with domestic situation comedies in vogue, the multi-camera shooting style for sitcoms came to dominate and would continue to do so through the 1980s and 1990s, although the single-camera format was still seen in television series classified as comedy-drama or "dramedy".
In the 2000s, television saw a resurgence in the use of single-camera in sitcoms, such as I'm Alan Partridge, Malcolm in the Middle Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Peep Show, Arrested Development, Corner Gas, Zoey 101, The Office, My Name is Earl, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Extras, 30 Rock, Samantha Who?, The Middle, Modern Family, Glee and Recreation, Cougar Town, Happy Endings, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs, About a Boy, Fresh Off the Boat and Santa Clarita Diet. Unlike single-camera sitcoms of the past, nearly all contemporary comedies shot in this manner are produced without
Paul Henreid was an Austrian-born American actor and film director. He is best remembered for two roles: Victor Laszlo in Casablanca and Jerry Durrance in Now, both released in 1942. Born Paul Georg Julius Hernried in the city of Trieste part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Henreid was the son of Maria-Luise and Karl Alphons Hernried, a Viennese banker, born as Carl Hirsch, who converted in 1904 from Judaism to Roman Catholicism. Henreid's father died in April 1916, the family fortune had dwindled by the time he graduated from the exclusive Maria Theresianische Academie, he trained for the theatre in Vienna, over his family's objections, debuted there on the stage under the direction of Max Reinhardt. He began his film career acting in German films in the 1930s, he was anti-Nazi, so much so that he was designated an "official enemy of the Third Reich". He played Prince Albert in the play Victoria Regina in 1937. With the outbreak of World War II, Henreid risked deportation or internment as an enemy alien, but Conrad Veidt spoke for him, he was allowed to remain and work in England's film industry.
Veidt himself was an avowed anti-Nazi, with a Jewish wife. Henreid had a good supporting role in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and third billing as a German espionage agent in the thriller Night Train to Munich, he had a minor role in Under Your Hat. After relocating to the United States, Henreid had a successful New York theater run in Flight to the West, He was put under contract by RKO in 1941; the studio changed his name from von Hernreid to the less overtly Germanic Henreid. That year, Henreid became a citizen of the United States, his first film for the studio was Joan of Paris, a big hit. At Warner Bros Henreid was cast in Now, playing the romantic lead opposite Bette Davis. Henreid's next role was as Victor Laszlo, a heroic anti-German resistance leader on the run, in Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Warners tried to consolidate Henreid's new status by co-starring him with Ida Lupino in a romantic drama, In Our Time putting him in Between Two Worlds, a remake of Outward Bound; the Conspirators was an attempt to repeat the success of Casablanca with Henreid fighting Nazis in an ostensible neutral city with a supporting cast that included Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.
Henreid played a pirate swashbuckler in RKO's The Spanish Main. Back at Warners Henreid was cast in Devotion a biopic of the Bronte sisters in which Henreid played Arthur Bell Nicholls, he was cast opposite Eleanor Parker in an adaptation of Of Human Bondage. MGM borrowed Henreid to play Robert Schumann in Song of Love opposite Katharine Hepburn. In his 1984 autobiography Ladies Man Henreid recounts that he was one of a group of Hollywood stars who went to Washington to protest the excesses of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, following which he was semi-blacklisted. After leaving Warner Bros. Henreid decided to turn producer, making the film noir Hollow Triumph in which he appeared, he was a villain in a Burt Lancaster adventure film Rope of Sand. He made a low budget film for The Danzigers, So Young, So Bad, he received an offer from Sam Katzman to play pirate Jean Lafitte in Last of the Buccaneers. He went to France for Pardon My French returned to Katzman for Thief of Damascus, he played the lead role in For Men Only.
In England he made film noirs Stolen Face and Mantrap went back to Katzman for Siren of Bagdad. Henreid had a minor role in Deep in My Heart at his first "A" film in a number of years. In 1955 he appeared in Pirates of Tripoli for Katzman, Meet Me in Las Vegas for MGM, he appeared on Broadway in the play Festival. In the early 1950s, Henreid began directing for both television, his television directorial credits include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Maverick and The Big Valley. He directed A Woman's Devotion in which he played a supporting role, Girls on the Loose and Live Fast, Die Young, he had small parts in Ten Thousand Bedrooms, Holiday for Lovers, Never So Few, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In 1964, Henreid directed Dead Ringer, which starred Bette Davis and featured, in a minor role, the director's daughter, Monika. Film appearances included Operation Crossbow, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Failing of Raymond, he was in Don Juan in Hell on Broadway in 1973, His last screen appearance was in Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Henreid married Elizabeth Camilla Julia "Lisl" Glück in 1936. Henreid died on 29 March 1992 at the age of 84 of pneumonia in Santa Monica after suffering a stroke, he was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard and the other at 1720 Vine Street. Hollywood Canteen - himself Peking Remembered - narrator Hollow Triumph For Men Only For Men Only A Woman's Devotion Live Fast, Die Young Girls on the Loose Dead Ringer Ballad in Blue The Californians, various episodes"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" TV series episode "Cell 227" Ballad in Blue Deception Stolen Face |} Paul Henreid on IMDb Paul Henreid at the Internet Broadway Database Paul Henreid at AllMovie Paul Henrei