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Marcel Merminod


1893 - 1973

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The actor Marcel Merminod began his film career in 1930 in Germany.
To his first movies belong "Der Sohn der weissen Berge" (30) with Luis Trenker, Carl Froelich's "Brand in der Oper" (30) with Gustav Fröhlich and Gustaf Gründgens, "Grock" (31) directed by Carl Boese, "Die Koffer des Herrn O.F." (31) with Peter Lorre, Alfred Abel and Hedy Lamarr, "I.F.1 ne répond plus" (33) with Charles Boyer (this is the French version of the German box office hit "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" with Hans Albers), "Le testament du Dr. Mabuse" (33) with Rudolf Klein-Rogge (the French version of "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse") and Gerhard Lamprecht's "Ein gewisser Herr Gran" (33) with Hans Albers and Albert Bassermann.

When the National Socialist came into power in Germany Marcel Merminod went to Switzerland where he also took part in few movies.
To these productions belong "Jä-soo!" (35) directed by Leopold Lindtberg - here he played the role of Mr. Ziegler at the side of Heinrich Gretler, Emil Hegetschweiler and Elsie Attenhofer and as Mr. Bertheau in "Marie-Louise" (44) with Heinrich Gretler und Anne-Marie Blanc.

It followed a long interruption before he continued his cinematical career. In 1970 he impersonated his last movie role as Emile Blummer in "Black Out" (70).

 
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