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Curt Bois

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1901 - 1991

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The actor Curt Bois was one of the first child stars at all. He played in the operetta "Der fidele Bauer" (08) the part of Heinerle. The operetta was recorded on a disc at the same and also as a sound picture, the predecessor of the "running pictures". After that followed numerous child parts on the stage in which Curt Bois shined. 

As a child and youth he appeared in the movies "Mutterliebe" (09), "Der kleine Detektiv" (09), "Des Pfarrers Töchterlein" (12), "Streichhölzer, kauft Streichhölze" (16), "Die Spinne" (16), "Das unruhige Hotel" (17) and "Das grosse Los" (17).

In the following years he worked for the theater as well as the film. When he grew up he played in the silent movies "Die Austernprinzessin" (19), "Sie und die Drei" (22), "Wehe, wenn sie losgelassen" (26), "Der Jüngling aus der Konfektion" (26), "Dr. Bessels Verwandlung" (27) and "Anschluss um Mitternacht" (29).

In the German talkies you could see Curt Bois only seldom. His first sound film "Der Schlemihl" (31) was a great success, after that he only appeared in the movies "Ein steinreicher Mann" (32) and "Scherben bringen Glück" (32), when he had to flee to abroad. Over several stages he finally reached New York in 1934 where he found occupation on Broadway for the present. Later he went to Hollywood where he was able to build up an impressive career with minor parts.

In the 30's and 40's he played with the greatest stars of the American film. To the lustrous society belong Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, Dick Powell, John Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Loretta Young, Melville Douglas, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Don Ameche, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Coburn, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, James Mason, David Niven, Jane Wyman, Buster Keaton, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner.

To his most popular movies of this time belong "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse - Das Doppelleben des Dr. Clitterhouse" (38), "The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Der Glöckner von Notre Dame" (39), "Casablanca" (42), "Cover Girl - Es tanzt die Göttin" (44), "Vendetta" (46), "Caught - Gefangen" (48) and "The Great Sinner - Der Spieler" (49).

In 1950 Curt Bois returned to Germany and went to the East part of Berlin. There he played again for the theater and appeared in his only movie "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti" (55). Because interesting roles failed to come, Curt Bois went to West Berlin where he was boycotted for the present. Only from 1957 he could take on bigger parts at the theater, the film became again a employer from 1958. 
The movies "Das Spukschloss im Spessart" (60), "Ganovenehre" (66) and "Der Zauberberg" (67) belong to his most popular productions of the 60's in which Curt Bois appeared on the screen and on television. 
After that Curt Bois concentrated on TV films where he impersonated among others the leading roles in "Der Pott" (70) and in the serial "Die feine englische Art" (82), but he also was able to convince with smaller scenes such as "Strychnin und saure Drops" (74), "Das Rentenspiel" (77), "Die Alten kommen" (79), "Das Boot ist voll" (80) and finally "Der Himmel über Berlin" (87), where he achieved the European film award for the best support actor in 1988.
 

Other movies with Curt Bois:
Klebolin klebt alles (09) Das Geschenk des Inders (13) Tante Röschen will heiraten (16) BZ-Maxe & Co. / Zeitungsmaxe & Co. (16) Bobby als Amor (17) Abenteuer im Warenhaus (17) Ehestiftung mit Hindernissen (17) Der Dieb (18) Der goldene Pol (18) Der Gast aus der vierten Dimension (18) So'n kleiner Schwerenöter (18) Gräfin Plättmamsell (26) Der Fürst von Pappenheim (27) Majestät schneidet Bubiköpfe (28) Tovarich (37) Hollywood Hotel (37) Romance in the Dark (38) Gold Diggers in Paris (38) Garden of the Moon (38) The Great Waltz - Der grosse Walzer (38) Hotel Imperial (39) The Lady in Question (40) He Stayed for Breakfast (40) Boom Town -Der Draufgänger (40) Hullabaloo (40) Bitter Sweet (40) That Night in Rio - Carioca (41) Hold Back the Dawn - Das goldene Tor (41) Blue, White and Perfect (41) The Tuttles of Tahiti (42) Pacific Rendezvous (42) My Gal Sal - Die Königin vom Broadway (42) Destroyer (43) Paris After Dark (43) Princess O'Rourke (43) Swing Fever (43) The Desert Song - Liebeslied der Wüste (43) Saratoga Trunk - Spiel mit dem Schicksal/Abrechnung in Saratoga (43) Gypsy Wildcat (44) Blonde Fever (44) The Spanish Main - Der Seeteufel von Cartagena (45) Jungle Flight (47) Arch of Triumph - Triumphbogen (47) The Woman from Tangier (48) French Leave (48) Let's Live a Little (48) The Lovable Cheat (49) A Kiss in the Dark (49) The Woman in White (49) Oh, You Beautiful Doll! (49) Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (50) Operation Mona Lisa (50) Furtunes of Captain Blood - Liebe unter schwarzen Segeln (50) Ein Polterabend (55) Androklus und der Löwe (58) Flüchtlingsgespräche (64) Der eingebildete Kranke oder Von Menschen und Figuren (64) Die hundertste Nacht (66) Bert Brecht vor dem McCarthy-Ausschuss (66) Amerika oder Der Verschollene (69) Serie "Der Kommissar: Tod eines Ladenbesitzers" (71) Der trojanische Sessel (71) Serie "Der Kommissar: Schwierigkeiten eines Aussenseiters" (74) Serie "Der Alte: Toccata und Fuge" (77) Liebe, Tod und Heringshäppchen (79) Serie "Wochenendgeschichten: Ausflug in den Wald" (80) Der Mond scheint auf Kylenamoe (80) Flächenbrand (81) Der Schützling (81) Serie "Gesucht wird...: Alles Sprüche" (81) Serie "Uta: Der Zocker" (83) Serie "Der Alte: Auf Leben und Tod" (83) Haus Vaterland (83) Kleine Stadt, ich liebe Dich (84) Serie "Mensch Bachmann: Häschen mit Brille (84) Serie "Detektivbüro Roth" Miss Porsche" (84) Serie "War was, Ricky?" (85) Serie "Kir Royal: Adieu, Claire" (86)


 
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