Star Spotlight: Paul Henreid

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Born Paul Georg Julius Freiherr von Hernried Ritter von Wassel-Waldingau (Paul von Hernreid for short)

Date of birth: January 10, 1908
Date of death: March 29, 1992

Roles

First role: Dawn (1933)
First English-language role: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Final film role: Exorcist II (1977)

First film directed: For Men Only (1952)
Final film directed: Ballad in Blue (1964)

Henreid’s directorial career also continued in television until 1971.

Best known for…

…fighting the Nazis and lovin’ Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

…starring alongside Bette Davis in Now, Voyager and lighting two cigarettes at once in the film.

…re-teaming with Bette Davis to direct her dual performance in Dead Ringer.

…being blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

…directing nearly 30 episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents after being hired on by Hitchcock in defiance of the blacklist.

Notable awards:

  • Awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, one for his work in film and one for his work in television

More Paul Henreid on TMP:
Night Train to Munich (1940) review: 5/5!
Between Two Worlds (1944) review: 4/5
Hollow Triumph (1948) review: 2.5/5
So Young, So Bad (1950) review: 4/5
Casablanca: one of 15 “endlessly re-watchable classics”
TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

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