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Francis Lederer is a Actor American born on 6 november 1899 at Prague (Republique tcheque)

Francis Lederer

Francis Lederer
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Birth name František Lederer
Nationality USA
Birth 6 november 1899 at Prague (Republique tcheque)
Death 25 may 2000 (at 100 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Francis Lederer (November 6, 1899 – May 25, 2000) was a film and stage actor with a successful career, first in Europe, then in the United States.

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Filmography of Francis Lederer (30 films)

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Terror Is a Man, 1h29
Directed by Gerardo de León
Origin Philippines
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen, Richard Derr
Roles Dr. Charles Girard
Rating54% 2.7079052.7079052.7079052.7079052.707905
A lone survivor of a shipwreck washes up on Blood Island. William Fitzgerald (Richard Derr) is found by Dr. Charles Girard (Francis Lederer), a scientist who has set up a laboratory on the island with his wife, Frances Girard (Greta Thyssen), and assistant Walter Perrera (Oscar Keesee). The island's natives are scared of Dr. Girard, due to his strange ideas about the link between man and animals, and leave the island. The doctor has experimented on a panther, changing it into a half-man/half-panther beast which escapes and goes on a rampage. Fitzgerald and Frances fall in love and have to deal with the escaped creature, the mad Dr. Girard and the sadistic Walter. The creature is recaptured but escapes again, killing Walter and Dr. Girard before falling off a cliff.
The Return of Dracula, 1h17
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn, William Fawcett
Roles Count Dracula
Rating57% 2.852172.852172.852172.852172.85217
It is set in a small town in California in the 1950s, where Count Dracula arrives in the form of an artist named Belak Gordal (Lederer) who has traveled from Europe to visit his cousin, Cora Mayberry (played by Greta Granstedt). The story revolves around his interaction with Cora's daughter, Rachel (Eberhardt).
Maracaibo (1958)
, 1h28
Directed by Cornel Wilde
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane, Francis Lederer, Michael Landon, Joe E. Ross
Roles Miguel Orlando
Rating66% 3.3143.3143.3143.3143.314
Red Adair-type former Navy Frogman Vic Scott is on vacation in Venezuela when a huge oil fire at a well of his rich friend erupts. While romancing a newly-famous novelist from New York a colleague locates him and persuades him to help put out the blaze, just as theirs is starting.
Lisbon (1956)
, 1h30
Directed by Ray Milland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Maureen O'Hara, Ray Milland, Claude Rains, Yvonne Furneaux, Francis Lederer, Percy Marmont
Roles Seraphim
Rating59% 2.958442.958442.958442.958442.95844
The police inspector Fonseca is interested in two Lisbon men in particular, the wealthy and notorious criminal Mavros and an American suspected smuggler with a fast boat, Captain Evans.
The Ambassador's Daughter, 1h43
Directed by Norman Krasna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan, Francis Lederer
Roles Prince Nicholas Obelski
Rating59% 2.953252.953252.953252.953252.95325
When a visiting American senator decides to make Paris off-limits to enlisted military personnel, the daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to France decides to show him that American servicemen can be gentlemen by dating one of them without revealing her lofty social status. Sergeant Sullivan takes Joan to colorful nightclub cabarets, and on a comical trip up the Eiffel Tower, all the time believing her to be a Dior fashion model. Thinking she has an emergency back in America, Sullivan offers to buy her an airline ticket, for which she is grateful, until she hears that counterfeit plane tickets are a common scam used by American servicemen to impress girls. Sullivan's friend, the homespun Corporal O'Connor, all the while is a guest of the Ambassador's family and other top brass, and tries to alert Sullivan as to Joan's true identity, but is unable to contact Sulllivan (and is sworn to secrecy). When Sullivan drops into the Dior fashion show one day to look for Joan, the staff have never heard of her, however he sees her observing the show with her father's friend the Senator, whom he mistakenly assumes must be her sugar daddy. On their last dinner date, Joan walks out on Sullivan, when he accidentally spills wine on her and offers to take her to his hotel room, thinking he is dishonorable. Finally, one evening Sullivan and the Ambassador's family, by coincidence, separately attend the same ballet performance of Swan Lake, where during the intermission Sullivan learns her true identity and their misunderstanding is resolved.
Stolen Identity, 1h28
Directed by Gunther von Fritsch
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Actors Francis Lederer, Adrienne Gessner, Egon von Jordan
Roles Claude Manelli
Rating62% 3.1362453.1362453.1362453.1362453.136245
Vienna taxi driver Toni Sponer dreams of going to the US. One day, an American businessman is waiting for his cab, when jealous concert pianist Claude Manelli (Lederer) shoots him dead because he suspected him of having an affair with his American wife Karen (Camden). Toni grabs the dead man's papers and takes over his identity. Later he falls in love with Karen who initially thinks that Toni is the killer but he is able to convince her that he is innocent. Together they try to flee to America with Karen's husband in hot pursuit. Both men are finally captured by the police but Toni receives only a small sentence of a few months in prison. Karen decides to wait for him.
Captain Carey, U.S.A., 1h22
Directed by Mitchell Leisen, Gerd Oswald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Alan Ladd, Joseph Calleia, Wanda Hendrix, Francis Lederer, Celia Lovsky, Frank Puglia
Roles Baron Rocco de Greffi
Rating62% 3.1010053.1010053.1010053.1010053.101005
A group of agents of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (a forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency) is sent to German-occupied Italy during World War II to knock out the German-held Italian railroad system. In accomplishing this mission, most of them are killed because of an inside betrayal.
A Woman of Distinction, 1h25
Directed by Edward Buzzell, Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter, Francis Lederer, Jerome Courtland
Roles Prof. Paul Simone
Rating66% 3.3414253.3414253.3414253.3414253.341425
Susan Manning Middlecott is dean of a New England school called Benton College and it is her whole life, apart from living with dad Mark and raising an adopted daughter, Louisa.
Surrender (1950)
, 1h30
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance, Western
Actors Vera Ralston, John Carroll, Walter Brennan, Francis Lederer, William Ching, Maria Palmer
Roles Henry Vaan
Rating62% 3.10423.10423.10423.10423.1042
Après avoir laissé son mari Henry Vaan emprisonné à Houston, la belle Violet Barton, elle-même recherchée par la police de San Antonio, s'installe dans la ville frontière de La Mirada avec sa sœur Janet. Alors que Janet ouvre une boutique, Violet fait du charme à un joueur de blackjack pour qu'il vole de l'argent à son patron, Greg De Laney, afin de pouvoir lui acheter un bracelet. Lorsque Greg arrive chez elle pour récupérer ce bracelet, Violet flirte avec lui.
Million Dollar Weekend, 1h12
Directed by Gene Raymond
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, Francis Lederer, Robert Warwick
Roles Alan Marker
Rating62% 3.1445753.1445753.1445753.1445753.144575
Stockbroker Nicholas Lawrence (Gene Raymond) has grown tired of his tedious life in Los Angeles and decides one day to escape, stealing cash and securities from his company worth about a million dollars. He buys a plane ticket to Shanghai via Honolulu.
The Diary of a Chambermaid, 1h31
Directed by Jean Renoir
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement, Films based on plays
Actors Hurd Hatfield, Paulette Goddard, Francis Lederer, Burgess Meredith, Judith Anderson, Florence Bates
Roles Joseph
Rating66% 3.345223.345223.345223.345223.34522
In 1885 France, chambermaid Celestine begins her new position at the Lanlaire family home, a rural mansion, with the intention of moving up the social ladder. She starts working on her new employer, Monsieur Lanlaire, and he soon takes a liking to her, preferring her company to that of his dominant wife. Soon the excentric neighbor, Captain Mauger becomes quite obsessed with having her working for him instead, and offers to marry her as reward for her coming to live with him, which would give her considerable wealth. Monsieur Lanlaire's sickly son Georges temporarily returns home to the estate, and in an attempt to make him stay longer, his mother does her best to make the attractive Celestine more beautiful by buying her fancy clothes, and orders her to take extra good care of her son.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1h47
Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lynn Bari, Francis Lederer, Akim Tamiroff, Alla Nazimova, Louis Calhern, Donald Woods
Roles Esteban / Manuel
Rating57% 2.868212.868212.868212.868212.86821
In the year of 1774, a hundred-year old bridge leading to the chapel of San Luis Rey in Peru, plunges into the deep chasm it spans, killing the five people who are crossing it. Brother Juniper (Donald Woods) is one of the chapel monks, whose faith is rocked by the unfortunate incident. He travels to Lima to seek answers to his questions why these five were chosen by God to die this violent death.
Voice in the Wind, 1h25
Directed by Arthur Ripley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Francis Lederer, Sigrid Gurie, J. Edward Bromberg, J. Carrol Naish, Alexander Granach, Luis Alberni
Roles Jan Volny / El Hombre
Rating53% 2.690532.690532.690532.690532.69053
Jan Foley (Francis Lederer), an amnesiac Czech pianist is a victim of Nazi torture for playing a banned song. Living under a new identity on the island of French-governed Guadalupe, Jan tries to recall his past life while working for crooked refugee-smuggler Angelo (Alexander Granach).
The Man I Married, 1h17
Directed by Irving Pichel
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, Lloyd Nolan, Anna Sten, Otto Kruger, Maria Ouspenskaïa
Roles Eric Hoffman
Rating70% 3.534473.534473.534473.534473.53447
A successful American woman, Editor at The Smart World - Editorial, General Offices, Carol Cabbott (Joan Bennett) has just married a German, Eric Hoffman (Charles Lederer), a streamline marriage. They have a seven year old son, Ricky (Johnny Russell). They are to have a vacation to Germany to visit Erics father he didn't see for ten years, although everybody tells them to go to Germany is foolish. A friend, Dr. Hugo Gerhardt (Ludwig Stössel), originally german, asks them a favor: his brother, the famous philosopher Gerhardt has been arrested and put in a concentration camp, if they can bring him money and somehow help him.
Midnight (1939)
, 1h34
Directed by Mitchell Leisen, Hal Walker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Francis Lederer, Hedda Hopper
Roles Jacques Picot
Rating78% 3.9458153.9458153.9458153.9458153.945815
American showgirl Eve Peabody (Claudette Colbert) arrives in Paris on a train from Monte Carlo during a rainstorm wearing an elegant evening dress. With no money and no place to stay, she arranges a deal with a soft-hearted Hungarian taxi driver named Tibor Czerny (Don Ameche), who agrees to drive her around to the city's nightclubs looking for a job in exchange for her doubling his fare. After an unsuccessful search, Tibor buys her dinner at a café and offers to let her stay overnight at his apartment while he finishes his night shift. While attracted to Tibor, she decides not to get involved with a poor taxi driver, and when he stops for gas, she slips away.