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Herman Bing is a Actor, Director, Writer and Assistant Director Allemand born on 30 march 1889 at Frankfurt (German)

Herman Bing

Herman Bing
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Nationality German
Birth 30 march 1889 at Frankfurt (German)
Death 9 january 1947 (at 57 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Herman Bing (March 30, 1889 – January 9, 1947) was a German-American character actor and voice actor.


Herman Bing was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany and died in Los Angeles, California. He was production chief of films in Germany before he went to America with director F. W. Murnau as Murnau's assistant director. He acted in more than 120 films. He provided the voice for the Ringmaster in Walt Disney's Dumbo (1941), and Von Hamburger in Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938). Many of Bing's parts were uncredited. The type of comedy he was known for became outdated in the years following World War II. He became increasingly depressed in the mid-1940s, as he was unable to secure work in Hollywood, and committed suicide in 1947 by shooting himself.

Best films

Dumbo (1941)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
The Guardsman (1931)

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Filmography of Herman Bing (82 films)

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Rendezvous 24, 1h10
Directed by James Tinling
Origin USA
Actors William Gargan, Herman Bing, Kurt Katch
Roles Herr Schmidt
Rating65% 3.2694553.2694553.2694553.2694553.269455
Where Do We Go from Here?, 1h18
Directed by George Seaton, Gregory Ratoff
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical
Themes Time travel films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Joan Leslie, June Haver, Gene Sheldon, Anthony Quinn, Fortunio Bonanova
Roles Hessian Col. / Von Heisel
Rating59% 2.958432.958432.958432.958432.95843
Fred MacMurray stars as Bill Morgan, a young American who is eager to join the military and fight for his country during World War II, but his 4F status prevents him from enlisting. Bill does his bit for the war effort by collecting scrap metal. Among the discarded junk he discovers a mysterious brass bottle which he rubs to clean off the grime.
The Captain from Köpenick, 1h11
Directed by Richard Oswald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Albert Bassermann, Mary Brian, Eric Blore, Herman Bing, George Chandler, Luis Alberni
Roles Kilian, City Hall Guard
Rating73% 3.672313.672313.672313.672313.67231
Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt is released from prison after many years of hard labor. His freedom is new to him and, as he tries to navigate this strange new world, he promptly finds himself in the midst of a Prussian catch-22: To get a residence permit (passport), he must have a job, but he can only get a job if he has a residence permit. No one in the Prussian-German bureaucracy feels compelled to help him, everything must go by the book. To escape this vicious circle, out of desperation Voigt breaks into a police station to forge the much needed permit.
The Devil with Hitler, 44minutes
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Alan Mowbray, Bobby Watson, George E. Stone, Douglas Fowley, Herman Bing, Sig Arno
Roles Louis
Rating51% 2.5838252.5838252.5838252.5838252.583825
In the pits of Hell, the board of directors decides to replace Satan (Alan Mowbray) with Adolf Hitler (Bobby Watson). Satan persuades them to give him 48 hours to save his job by getting Hitler to perform a single good deed.
Dumbo (1941)
, 1h4
Directed by Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen, Samuel Armstrong, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Margaret Wright, Sterling Holloway, John McLeish, Cliff Edwards
Roles The Ringmaster (voice)
Rating71% 3.596173.596173.596173.596173.59617
A flock of storks deliver babies while circus animals are being transported by train from their winter quarters. Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, receives her baby who is soon taunted by the other (female) elephants because of his large ears, and they nickname him "Dumbo".
Broadway Melody of 1940, 1h41
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice
Roles Silhouettist
Rating73% 3.693723.693723.693723.693723.69372
Johnny Brett (Fred Astaire) and King Shaw (George Murphy) are a dance team so down on their luck they're working in a dance hall for no money. Meanwhile, Clare Bennett (Eleanor Powell) is a big Broadway star. Owing to a case of mistaken identity, Shaw is offered the chance to be Clare's dancing partner in a new Broadway show, while it was really Johnny's dancing that producer Bob Casey (Frank Morgan) saw and wanted. The partnership breaks up, but Johnny sticks around to help out Shaw, who lets his newfound success go to his head. Clare eventually realizes that Johnny, and not Shaw, is the better dancer, and she falls in love after having lunch with him. When Shaw gets drunk on opening night, Johnny steps in and saves the show with a brilliant performance, though he lets King think he did it himself. Clare later tells Shaw the truth. Just before the next show, Clare discovers Shaw drunk and Johnny becomes the permanent replacement. After the show, they find out that King was pretending to be drunk so that Johnny would get the job.
Bitter Sweet, 1h34
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Operetta films
Actors Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders, Ian Hunter, Sig Ruman, Felix Bressart
Roles Market Keeper
Rating62% 3.100833.100833.100833.100833.10083
Set in late 19th century Vienna, the story focuses on the romance between music teacher Carl Linden (Nelson Eddy) and his prize pupil Sarah Milick (Jeanette MacDonald).
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, 1h25
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays, Escroquerie
Actors Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven, Elizabeth Patterson, Herman Bing
Roles Monsieur Pepinard
Rating72% 3.645753.645753.645753.645753.64575
Nicole de Loiselle, jeune aristocrate française, et Michael Brandon, millionaire sept fois divorcé, forment le duo infernal de cette comédie loufoque. Cédant à la pression familiale, elle accepte de l'épouser, avant de tout faire pour obtenir un divorce et, enfin, de se raviser à nouveau. Les deux personnages sont sans cesse placés dans des situations cocasses.
Four's a Crowd, 1h32
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell, Patric Knowles, Walter Connolly, Hugh Herbert
Roles Herman, a barber
Rating64% 3.2473753.2473753.2473753.2473753.247375
Reporter Jean Christy (Rosalind Russell) works for a newspaper in danger of being thrown away by its young owner, Pat Buckley (Patric Knowles), after Buckley has a falling-out with the editor-in-chief, Robert Lansford (Errol Flynn). Meanwhile, Lansford hopes to gain tycoon John Dillingwell's (Walter Connolly) business for his public relations firm, and uses his position at Buckley's paper to drum up good press for Dillingwell. In the process, he discovers that Dillingwell's granddaughter Lorri (Olivia de Havilland) is Buckley's fiancée. Lansford decides to try to charm Lorri while Christy makes a play for Buckley.
The Great Waltz, 1h44
Directed by Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg, Julien Duvivier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Luise Rainer, Miliza Korjus, Lionel Atwill, Henry Hull, Hugh Herbert, Curt Bois
Roles Dommayer
Rating65% 3.2971653.2971653.2971653.2971653.297165
The highly fictionalised story sees 'Schani' dismissed from his job in a bank. He puts together a group of unemployed musicians who wangle a performance at Dommayer's cafe. The audience is minimal, but when two opera singers, Carla Donner and Fritz Schiller, visit whilst their carriage is being repaired, the music attracts a wider audience.
Paradise for Three, 1h18
Directed by Edward Buzzell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Frank Morgan, Robert Young, Mary Astor, Florence Rice, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen
Roles Mr. Polter
Rating69% 3.483333.483333.483333.483333.48333
Un riche industriel gagne un séjour dans un grand hôtel à un concours que sa société organise et se fait passer pour un pauvre afin d'observer ses contemporains.
Sweethearts, 1h54
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Mischa Auer, Florence Rice
Roles Oscar Engel
Rating63% 3.197473.197473.197473.197473.19747
Broadway stars Gwen Marlow (Jeanette MacDonald) and Ernest Lane (Nelson Eddy) are appearing in a 6-year run of Victor Herbert's operetta Sweethearts (Ray Bolger dances the role of Hans). They are also very much in love after six years of marriage. Norman Trumpett (Reginald Gardiner) is a successful Hollywood talent scout under pressure to recruit Marlow and Lane for his studio, which their Broadway producer Felix Lehman (Frank Morgan) is equally determined to prevent.