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Marcel Merminod

1893 - 1973

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, "L'homme qui assassina" (31), G.W. Pabst's "Die 3 Groschen-Oper" (31) - both the German and French version, G.W. Pabst's "Kameradschaft" (31), "Princesse, à vos ordres!" (31), "L'inconstante. Je sors et tu restes là" (31) with Danièle Parola (the French version of "Ich geh' aus und Du bleibst da"), "Die Koffer des Herrn O.F." (31) with Peter Lorre, Alfred Abel and Hedy Lamarr, "Tumultes" (32) with Charles Boyer (the French version of "Stürme der Leidenschaft"), "Die Vier vom Bob 13" (32), "L'amour en vitesse" (32), "Le triangle de feu" (32), "I.F.1 ne répond plus" (33) with Charles Boyer (the French version of "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"), "Caprice de Princesse" (33) with Marie Bell (the French version of "Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin") 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).