Theodore von Eltz

Foto: Jack Freulich (1878-1936)

1893 - 1964

The actor Theodore von Eltz began his acting career at the theater in New York, later followed appearances on Broadway, among others in the plays "Children of Earth" (15) and "The Old Lady Shows Her Medls" (17).

His feature predestined him for romantic heros in numerous silent movies. He made his screen debut in 1915 with "His Wife" (15).

In the 20s he soon became an established movie actor and he took part in productions like "Extravagance" (21), "The Speed Girl" (21), "Sherlock Brown" (22), "Manslaughter" (22), "The Woman with Four Faces" (23), "That French Lady" (24), "Locked Doors" (25), "White Fang"(25), "A Desperate Moment" (26), "The Sea Wolf" (26), "Perch of the Devil" (27), "Great Mail Robbery" (27), "Nothing to Wear" (29) and "The Four Feathers" (29).

In the sound film era of the 30s he often impersonated character figures in support roles and he played very different parts.

To his well-known movies of those years belong "The Arizona Kid" (30), "Kismet" (30), "Once a Lady" (31), "The Midnight Lady" (32), "The Eleventh Commandment" (33), "Bondage" (33), "Bright Eyes" (34), "Smart Girl" (35), "The Road to Glory" (36), "A Man Betrayed" (36), "Sea Devils" (37), "Topper" (37), "The Adventures of Marco Polo" (38), "Marie Antoinette" (38), "Pardon Our Nerve" (39) and "They Made Her a Spy" (39).

His roles became smaller from the 40s with few exceptions and his name was not mentioned in the credits partially.

Still he remained active as a movie and later TV actor till to the 50s. To his last movies belong "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (40), "A Dispatch from Reuter's" (40), "The Son of Monte Cristo" (40), "A Shot in the Dark" (41), "Sergeant York" (41), "Quiet Please: Murder" (42), "Rhapsody in Blue" (45), "The Big Sleep" (46), "Raiders of the Seven Seas" (53) and "The Unholy Wife" (57).

Besides his appearances in front of the camera he was also active for the radio. Among others he spoke the role of "Papa Barbour" in the radio broadcasts "One Man's Family".

Theodore von Eltz was among others married with the screen writer Peggy Prior .

Other movies with Theodore von Eltz:
The Traffic Cop (16) The Man Who Had Everythng (20) The Old Nest (21) Fourteenth Lover (22) The Girl from Rodky Point (22) Extra! Extra! (22) The Glorious Fool (22) Can a Woman Love Twice? (23) Lights Out (23) Tiger Rose (23) The Breaking Point (24) Being Respectable (24) The Turmoil (24) Hearts of Oak (24) On Thin Ice (25) The Sporting Chance (25) The Thoroughbred (25) Paint and Powder (25) Broadway Lady (25) The Red Kimona (25) Queen o'Diamonds (26) The Last Alarm (26) Laddie (26) Bardelys the Magnificent (26) Folls of Fashion (26) His New York Wife (26) Raggedy Rose (26) Redheads Preferred (26) The Nickel-Hopper (26) Anything Once! (27) No Man's Law (27) One Woman to Another (27) Should Tall Men Marry? (28) The Way of the Strong (28) Life's Mockery (28) The Rescue (29) The Voice of the Storm (29) The Awful Truth (29) The Very Idea (29) The Furies (30) The Divorcee (30) Sweeping Against the Winds (30) Love Among the Millionaires (30) The Cat Creeps (30) Inspiratoin (31) The Prodigal (31) Beyond Victory (31) The Secret Six (31) Up Pops the Devil (31) Five and Ten (31) Wicked (31) Heartbreak (31) West of Broadway (31) Ladie of the Big House (31) A Private Scandal (31) Hotel Continental (32) The Wet Parade (32) Huddle (32) Strangers of the Evening (32) Drifting (32) A Scarlet Week-End (32) Red-Haired Alibi (32) Breach of Promise (32) The Unwritten Law (32) Self Defense (32) No Other Woman (33) Her Spelndid Folly (33) Luxury Liner (33) Secrets (33) High Gear (33) Pleasure Cruise (33) Kiss of Araby (33) Jennie Gerhardt (33) Arizona to Broadway (33) Dance, Girl, Dance (33) Gigolettes of Paris (33) Master of Men (33) This Side of Heaven (34) Love Past Thirty (34) Change of Heart (34) Call It Luck (34) Elinor Norton (34) The Silver Streak (34) Grand Old Girl (35) Private Worlds (35) Behind the Green Lights (35) The Headline Woman (35) The Murder Man (35) Trails of the Wild (35) Streamline Express (35) His Night Out (35) Confidential (35) Three Kids and a Queen (35) Rendezvous (35) Magnificent Obsession (35) Love Before Breakfast (36) Below the Deadline (36) Ticket to Paradise (36) Suzy (36) High Tension (36) I Cover Chinatown (36) Adventure in Manhattan (36) Under Your Spell (36) Sinner Take All (36) Mind Your Own Business (36) Beloved Enemy (36) Uncer Cover of Night (37) Crimial Lawyer (37) Clarence (37) Jim Hanvey, Detective (37) California Straight Ahead! (37) The Emperor's Candlesticks (37) The Firefly (37) Youth on Parole (37) Stage Door (37) The Westland Case (37) Stand-In (37) Fight for Your Lady (37) Blondes at Work (38) Delinquent Parents (38) Letter of Introduction (38) Smashing the Rackets (38) I Am the Law (38) Persons in Hiding (39) Inside Story (39) The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (39) The Sun Never Sets (39) 5th Ave Girl (39) Full Confession (39) Legion of Lost Flyers (39) The Night of Nights (39) Little Old New York (40) Teddy the Rough Rider (40) Teddy the Rough Rider (40) The Saint Takes Over (40) The Old Swimmin' Hole (40) The Great Plane Robbery (40) Kitty Foyle (40) Life with Henry (41) Play Girl (41) Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (41) I'll Wait for You (41) A Tragedy at Midnight (42) The Great Man's Lady (42) Lady in a Jam (42) The Man in the Trunk (42) Stand by for Action (42) Air Force (43) Flight for Freedom (43) The Bridge of San Luis Rey (44) Follow the Boys (44) Bermuda Mystery (44) Since You Went Away (44) The Unwritten Code (44) Hollywood Canteen (44) Saratoga Trunk (45) The Hucksters (47) Devil's Cargo (48) The Reformer and the Redhead (50) Trial Without Jury (50) Serie "Stars Over Hollywood: The Second Mrs. Sands" (51) Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (51) Serie "Racket Squad: Big Trap" (52) Serie "The Cases of Eddie Drake: Shoot the Works" (52) Serie "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Jack Benny Steals George's Joke" (52) Serie "Mark Saber: The Case of the Midnight Murder" (52) Serie "The Abbott and Costello Show: Efficiency  Experts" (53) Serie "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok: The Right of Way" (53) Sere "Letter to Loretta: Hotel Irritant" (53) Serie "The Ford Television Theatre: The Happiest Day" (54) Serie "The Ford Television Theatre: Twelve to Eternity" (55) Serie "The Ford Television Theatre: Behind the Mask" (56) Serie "Telephone Time: She Also Ran" (56) Serie "Telephone Time: The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (57)