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Erich von Stroheim

  • Sep 22, 1885 - May 12, 1957 (age 71)
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2011
These Amazing Shadows
MovieJan 22, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

Tells the history and …
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
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1957
Erich von Stroheim
PersonalMay 1957

Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim passed away.
1955
La madone des sleepings
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MovieMay 20, 1955

La madone des sleepings

Madonna of the Sleeping …
Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (French: La madone des sleepings) is a 1955 French drama film directed by Henri Diamant-Berger and starring Giselle Pascal, Jean Gaven and Erich von Stroheim. The film is an adaptation of the 1925 novel of the same title by Maurice Dekobra.
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Napoléon
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MovieMar 25, 1955

Napoléon

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and …
From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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1954
Award1954

BAFTA Certificate of Merit

Won BAFTA Certificate of Merit.
1952
Alraune
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MovieOct 23, 1952

Alraune

A scientist creates a beautiful "perfect woman", but since …
A scientist creates a beautiful "perfect woman", but since she is artificial, she seems soul-less and with no sense of morality, she brings ruin to all around her.
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1950
Sunset Boulevard
MovieAug 10, 1950

Sunset Boulevard

An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom …
An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1950

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Sunset Boulevard".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1950

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Sunset Boulevard".
Golden Globe Award
1949
Portrait of an Assassin
MovieNov 25, 1949

Portrait of an Assassin

Portrait of an Assassin released.
1948
La danse de mort
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MovieDec 8, 1948

La danse de mort

A sinister fortress on an island where the sun never seems …
A sinister fortress on an island where the sun never seems to shine . An officer whose values have long gone a thing of the past .He commands that prison ,but he is more captive than any of his prisoners ,as free as a padlocked prison door.His love for his wife has turned slowly but inexorably into hatred.He makes desperate vain attempts to win her back ,but he is no longer the dashing officer with good prospects ,but an aging pitiful coward ;every time he tries to show his authority , when he speaks to his subalterns ,he actually wants to convince himself he is still a man of honor.
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1945
Scotland Yard Investigator
MovieSep 20, 1945

Scotland Yard Investigator

At the outbreak of World War …
At the outbreak of World War II, the famous 'Mona Lisa' is removed from the Lourve Museum in Paris, and stored for safekeeping in London. Sir James Collison, director of National Art Museum in London, is determined to safeguard the priceless painting. But Carl Hoffmeyer, a German fanatic art collector, is equally determined to steal the painting even it takes murder to do so.
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The Great Flamarion
MovieJan 13, 1945

The Great Flamarion

Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show …
Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the ...
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1944
Storm Over Lisbon
MovieOct 16, 1944

Storm Over Lisbon

Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a …
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from ...
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The Lady and the Monster
MovieApr 17, 1944

The Lady and the Monster

The Lady and the Monster is …
The Lady and the Monster is a 1944 American science fiction horror film from Republic Pictures, directed by George Sherman, and starring Vera Ralston, Richard Arlen and Erich von Stroheim.
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1943
The North Star
MovieNov 4, 1943

The North Star

In a peaceful Ukrainian village, the school year is just ending in …
In a peaceful Ukrainian village, the school year is just ending in June 1941. Five young friends set out for a walking trip to Kiev, but their travels are brutally interrupted when they are suddenly attacked by German planes, in the first wave of the Nazi assault on the Soviet Union. When the village itself is attacked and occupied, most of the men flee to the hills to form a guerrilla unit. The others resist the Nazis as well as possible, but soon the village is placed under the command of a Nazi doctor who begins using the town's children as a source of constant blood transfusions for wounded German soldiers. Meanwhile, the small group of young persons tries desperately to take a supply of firearms to the guerrillas.
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Five Graves to Cairo
MovieMay 26, 1943

Five Graves to Cairo

In June 1942, the 8th British Army Corporal John J. Bramble is …
In June 1942, the 8th British Army Corporal John J. Bramble is retreating from Rommel's Afrika Korps and has sunstroke, reaching a remote hotel in Sidi Halfaya. He is helped by the Egyptian owner, Farid, under the protest of the French chambermaid, Mouche, afraid with the imminent arrival of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the Germans that are heading to Alexandria and Cairo. John assumes the identity of the deceased Alsatian lame waiter Paul Davos to survive, but he discovers other secrets.
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1941
So Ends Our Night
MovieJan 21, 1941

So Ends Our Night

So Ends Our Night is a 1941 drama starring Fredric March, …
So Ends Our Night is a 1941 drama starring Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan and Glenn Ford, and directed by John Cromwell. The screenplay was adapted by Talbot Jennings from the fourth novel Flotsam by the famous German exile, Erich Maria Remarque, who rose to international fame for his first novel, All Quiet On The Western Front.
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1940
Thunder Over Paris
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MovieMar 30, 1940

Thunder Over Paris

Thunder Over Paris (French: Tempête) is a 1940 French …
Thunder Over Paris (French: Tempête) is a 1940 French film directed by Dominique Bernard-Deschamps and starring Arletty, Marcel Dalio and Annie Ducaux.
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1938
Gibraltar
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MovieNov 30, 1938

Gibraltar

Gibraltar released.
Ultimatum
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MovieOct 27, 1938

Ultimatum

About the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand …
About the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of the First World War. Focuses on the relationship between a Serbian officer and his Austrian-born wife and their involvement in espionage between the countries.
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Boys' School
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MovieApr 6, 1938

Boys' School

In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their …
In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ...
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The Lafarge Case
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MovieMar 8, 1938

The Lafarge Case

Based on true facts ,a news item which was widely talked …
Based on true facts ,a news item which was widely talked about in the nineteenth century ,this is the story of a wife who might have poisoned her husband .
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1937
Under Secret Orders
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MovieDec 6, 1937

Under Secret Orders

When a German spy realizes that he is being followed by …
When a German spy realizes that he is being followed by British agents, he gives the secret information he is carrying to his girlfriend. When he is killed, she gives the information to his...
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Between Two Women
MovieJul 9, 1937

Between Two Women

Allen Meighan, an intern, assures himself residency at 'General …
Allen Meighan, an intern, assures himself residency at 'General Hospital', when he saves the life of a man trapped in an explosion. Allen is in love with student nurse, Claire Donahue, and ...
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1935
The Crime of Dr. Crespi
MovieSep 24, 1935

The Crime of Dr. Crespi

A crazed scientist invents a …
A crazed scientist invents a serum that induces a catatonic state in whoever it is injected into. He uses the serum to paralyze his enemies, so that he can bury them alive.
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1934
Crimson Romance
MovieOct 12, 1934

Crimson Romance

After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is …
After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the ...
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Fugitive Road
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MovieJul 17, 1934

Fugitive Road

Fugitive Road is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed …
Fugitive Road is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by Frank R. Strayer and starring Erich von Stroheim, Wera Engels and Leslie Fenton. It is set a border post in Austria following World War I. A variety of different people trying to cross the border end up stranded there, including an American gangster and a naïve young Russian woman hoping to sail to New York to join her brother.
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1933
Hello, Sister!
MovieApr 14, 1933

Hello, Sister!

Peggy and her friend Millie are strolling down Broadway …
Peggy and her friend Millie are strolling down Broadway while Jimmy and Mac are trolling Broadway, and the four get together. Jimmy and Peggy get together in many romantic ways and Peggy ...
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1932
Queen Kelly
MovieOct 18, 1932

Queen Kelly

Queen Kelly is an American silent film produced in 1928-29 and …
Queen Kelly is an American silent film produced in 1928-29 and released by United Artists. The film was directed by Erich von Stroheim, starred Gloria Swanson, in the title role, Walter Byron as her lover, and Seena Owen. The film was produced by Joseph P. Kennedy, who was Swanson's lover at the time.
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As You Desire Me
MovieMay 28, 1932

As You Desire Me

Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is …
Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara...
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The Lost Squadron
MovieMar 10, 1932

The Lost Squadron

In hard times just after World War I, three ex-fighter pilots …
In hard times just after World War I, three ex-fighter pilots manage to land jobs as Hollywood stunt fliers working for dictatorial director Von Furst.
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1931
Friends and Lovers
MovieOct 3, 1931

Friends and Lovers

British Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, …
British Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to ...
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1930
The Honeymoon
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MovieNov 21, 1930

The Honeymoon

"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki …
"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki and the crippled Cecilia takes place. Eberle swears to kills the prince unless Mitzi will agree to marry him. She relents, but at ...
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Three Faces East
MovieJul 26, 1930

Three Faces East

Three Faces East is a 1930 American Pre-Code film …
Three Faces East is a 1930 American Pre-Code film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Constance Bennett and Erich von Stroheim. Produced by Daryl Zanuck and released by Warner Brothers it is based on a 1918 Broadway play about World War I spies, Three Faces East. It was filmed as a silent in 1926. A later remake starred Boris Karloff and Margaret Lindsay in British Intelligence.
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1929
The Great Gabbo
MovieSep 12, 1929

The Great Gabbo

The Great Gabbo (1929) is an American Pre-Code early …
The Great Gabbo (1929) is an American Pre-Code early sound musical drama film directed by James Cruze, based on a story ("The Rival Dummy") by Ben Hecht and starring Erich von Stroheim and Betty Compson.
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1928
The Wedding March
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MovieOct 6, 1928

The Wedding March

Prince Nikki, Lieutenant of the Guard in pre WWI Vienna, is …
Prince Nikki, Lieutenant of the Guard in pre WWI Vienna, is flat broke, but the only advice he gets from his parents is either to shoot himself or to marry money. During the Chorpus Christi parade his horse accidentaly hurts poor Mitzi, the daughter of inn-keepers in a Viennese suburb, who is, according to the wishes of her parents, going to marry the butcher Schani. When Nikki visits her at the hospital, they fall in love, much to the dislike of her parents and Schani. Nikki's parents, meanwhile have arranged a prospective marriage with Cecilia, the limping daughter of a very rich non-aristocratic industrial. Due to the fact, that Nikki's father is a general in the Austrian-Hungarian Army, resitance is useless. When Mitzi, after hearing of it, is still refusing Schani's proposal, he vowes to shoot Nikki when he leaves the church.
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1925
The Merry Widow
MovieAug 26, 1925

The Merry Widow

Prince Danilo falls in love with dancer Sally O'Hara. His …
Prince Danilo falls in love with dancer Sally O'Hara. His uncle, King Nikita I of Monteblanco forbids the marriage because she is a commoner. Thinking she has been jilted by her prince, Sally marries old, lecherous Baron Sadoja, whose wealth has kept the kingdom afloat. When he dies suddenly, Sally must be wooed all over again by Danilo.
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1924
Greed
MovieDec 4, 1924

Greed

John McTeague was a simple slow man who became a dentist …
John McTeague was a simple slow man who became a dentist after working at the Big Dipper Gold Mine. He is now being hunted in Death Valley by his ex-best friend Marcus and the law. His lot was cast the day that he meet his future wife Trina in his office. She was with Marcus and she bought a lottery ticket. Well Mac fell for her and Marcus stepped aside. When Mac and Trina married, she won the Lottery for $5000 and became obsessive about the money in gold. Marcus is steamed as he stepped aside and now she is rich so he has the law shut down Mac as he has no official schooling for his dentistry. Trina fearful that they will take her gold away sells everything and takes all Mac earns when he is working. She adds to her stash of gold as they both live as paupers. When Mac has no job and no money, he leaves and Trina moves. Driven to desperation at being poor and hungry he finds Trina and demands the gold.
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1923
Merry-Go-Round
MovieJul 1, 1923

Merry-Go-Round

A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with …
A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with the daughter of a circus puppeteer, even though he is already married to the daughter of his country's war minister.
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Souls for Sale
MovieMar 27, 1923

Souls for Sale

On board a train en route to Los Angeles, runaway bride …
On board a train en route to Los Angeles, runaway bride Remember Steddon, believing now that she married in haste, abandons her husband, Owen Scudder, not knowing at the time that Scudder had previously married and murdered solely for money. Unprepared to be on her own, Mem, as she is known to her friends, accidentally stumbles across the outdoor set of a Hollywood movie directed by Frank Claymore. Mem is welcomed onto the set by the cast and crew. But as the shooting moves on, Mem decides to pursue other avenues, as she had been taught by her conservative parents that movie acting was a disreputable occupation. But needing work, Mem decides to try her hand at being an actress. This task is easier said than done, until she runs across Claymore again, he who is determined to make her a star. As her movie stardom does indeed rise, so does the admiration of adoration of legions, including her director Claymore, and her leading man Tom Holby. A further consequence of her stardom is that her parents and Scudder find out where she is. The scandal of being married to a known murderer may jeopardize Mem's budding career.
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1922
Josef von Stroheim
ChildSeptember 1922

Josef von Stroheim

Josef Erich von Stroheim (1922–2002) was an …
Josef Erich von Stroheim (1922–2002) was an American sound editor. His father was director Erich von Stroheim.
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Foolish Wives
MovieJan 11, 1922

Foolish Wives

A Russian emigre leases a villa near Monte Carlo after WWI, …
A Russian emigre leases a villa near Monte Carlo after WWI, and poses as a count in order to take advantage of women, with the aid of two of his mistresses pretending to be his cousins, attempts to swindle unsuspecting women and citizens in Monte Carlo. They hatch a scheme to ingratiate themselves with the American ambassador and his gullible wife. Mrs. Hughes wants some excitement, and he seduces her. While the Count relates his sob story about needing 90,000 francs to Mrs. Hughes, the maid in jealousy sets the house on fire. Both escape the flames, but the Count does not escape his just desserts.
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1920
Valerie Germonprez
MarriageOctober 1920

Valerie Germonprez

Valerie Germonprez was born on April 14, 1897 in Detroit, …
Valerie Germonprez was born on April 14, 1897 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Valerie Marguerite Germonprez. She was an actress, known for Blind Husbands (1919), The Heart of Humanity (1918) and The Man You Loved to Hate (1979). She was married to Erich von Stroheim. She died on October 22, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
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The Devil's Pass Key
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MovieAug 8, 1920

The Devil's Pass Key

The wife of an American playwright in Paris becomes ensnared …
The wife of an American playwright in Paris becomes ensnared in the seductive wiles of an American Army officer, but her devotion to her husband convinces the officer to try to extricate her from the gossip and scandal that have ensued.
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1919
Blind Husbands
MovieDec 7, 1919

Blind Husbands

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the …
An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.
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1918
The Heart of Humanity
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MovieDec 22, 1918

The Heart of Humanity

An American woman is …
An American woman is terrorized by the ravages of war and a lecherous Prussian lieutenant when she becomes a Red Cross nurse overseas during the Great War.
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The Hun Within
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MovieAug 25, 1918

The Hun Within

A German-American father, loyal to his new U.S. home, finds …
A German-American father, loyal to his new U.S. home, finds himself on opposite sides with his son in the wartime conflict between Germany and America. The son becomes involved with German agents plotting against U.S., and the father must decide between his son and his adopted homeland.
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The Unbeliever
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MovieFeb 11, 1918

The Unbeliever

A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial …
A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War. In the course of his training and his experiences in the trenches fighting, being wounded by, and being hospitalized with Germans, he comes to a recognition of the equality and brotherhood of men.
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Hearts of the World
MovieJan 1, 1918

Hearts of the World

Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the …
Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.
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1916
Less Than the Dust
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MovieNov 5, 1916

Less Than the Dust

Young Hindu woman Radha, becomes best friends with …
Young Hindu woman Radha, becomes best friends with Captain Raymond Townsend during his service in India, but he soon goes back to England to tend to the estate of an uncle who has just died...
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The Social Secretary
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MovieSep 17, 1916

The Social Secretary

The Social Secretary is a 1916 comedy film directed by John …
The Social Secretary is a 1916 comedy film directed by John Emerson.
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Erich von Stroheim Jr.
ChildAugust 1916

Erich von Stroheim Jr.

Erich von Stroheim Jr. was …
Erich von Stroheim Jr. was born on August 25, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Erich Oswald Stroheim. He was an assistant director and actor, known for One Step Beyond (1959), The Secret Ways (1961) and West Point (1956). He was married to Mary Alice Jones and Sheila Darcy. He died on October 26, 1968 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.
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The Flying Torpedo
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MovieMar 12, 1916

The Flying Torpedo

In the future (1921), an alliance of several foreign countries plot …
In the future (1921), an alliance of several foreign countries plot to attack the US. American officials, coming to the realization that the country is basically defenseless, offer $1,000,000 to anyone who can come up with a weapon to defeat the invaders. Winthrop Clavering, a writer and inventor, hears of the reward and tells his friend Bartholomew Thompson, a scientist and inventor who has been working on developing flying torpedo. However, enemy agents have also heard about Thompson's project, and set out to kill him and steal his plans.
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Mae Jones
Marriage1916

Mae Jones

Married Mae Jones.
1915
Old Heidelberg
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MovieNov 14, 1915

Old Heidelberg

Karl Heinrich is the heir to the throne of the small European …
Karl Heinrich is the heir to the throne of the small European principality of Rutania, but he's a lonely child, not allowed to play with other children and knowing little about life outside the castle. When he reaches college age he is sent to attend the University of Heidelberg, and really starts to enjoy himself for the first time, even falling in love with Kathie, his only friend during childhood and the niece of an innkeeper. However, political turmoil in Rutania forces him to return. He finds that the only way out of declaring war on a neighboring country would be to marry the daughter of its king--but that would require giving up Kathie, the only woman he's ever loved.
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Captain Macklin
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MovieApr 22, 1915

Captain Macklin

Royal Macklin, a cadet at WEst Point, is discharged for a …
Royal Macklin, a cadet at WEst Point, is discharged for a misdemeanor, and the father of Beatrice, Macklin's sweetheart, order her to break the engagement. Macklin goes to Honduras, in the ...
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1913
Margaret Knox
MarriageFebruary 1913

Margaret Knox

Married Margaret Knox.
1885
Erich von Stroheim
BirthSeptember 1885

Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim was born.
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