Torben Meyer

Torben Meyer

1884 - 1975

The actor Torben Meyer was a very busy support actor whose career comprises more than 50 years. 

He began his professional career as a stage actor in Denmark. 
There he also appeared in his first silent movies like "Et hjerte af guld" (12), "Atlantis" (13), "Privatdetektivens offer" (13), "Held I uheld" (15), "En nydelig onkel" (16) and "Bajadser" (19).

In the 20's he took part in the movies "Der var engang" (22), "Lille Dorrit" (24) and finally "Don Quixote" (26), which became an international success. 

He went to the USA one year later and he made his U.S. film debut with "The Man Who Laughs" (28) at Conrad Veidt's side.
Although the sound film was already coming up at this time and he had a heavy accent he was able to continue his career in the USA. He was often engaged for smaller roles and he normally impersonated German characters, waiters or butlers. 

The 30's were full of appearances in well-known movies and he acted together with many stars of those years. 
To his well-known movies of those years belong "Just a Gigolo" (31), "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (32), "Roberta" (35), "Bride of Frankenstein" (35), "Charlie Chan in Shanghai" (35), "Espionage" (37), "The Prisoner of Zenda" (37), "Madame X" (37), "Tovarich" (37), "The Great Waltz" (38) and "Island of Lost Men" (39).

He took part again in numerous popular movies in the 40's, among them "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (40), "The Great Dictator" (40) directed by Charles Chaplin, "Sullivan's Travels" (41), "Berlin Correspondent" (42),  the classic "Casablanca" (42), "The Palm Beach Story" (42), "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (44), "Hotel Berlin" (45), "The Kid from Brooklyn" (46), "Song of Love" (47), "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (48) and "And Baby Makes Three" (49). In those years he often appeared in movies directed by John Sturges who engaged him for nearly all of his movies. 

He appeared regularly in front of the camera in the next years but the number of movies diminished slowly. Torben Meyer impersonated roles in "The Great Rupert" (50), "My Favorite Spy" (51), "Call Me Madam" (53), "Houdini" (53), "We're No Angels" (55), "The Helen Morgan Story" (57) and "The Fly" (59).

His last cinematical works came in the 60's into being - besides few feature movies especially for television. To these movies belong "G.I. Blues" (60), "Judgment at Nuremberg" (61) - where he impersonated one of his most impressive roles as Werner Lampe, a former Nazi judge - and an episode of the serial "I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie Breaks the Bank" (66).

Other movies with Torben Meyer: 
Manegens stjerne (12) Badets dronning (12) Vor tids dame (12) Kaempedamens bortforelse (13) Under savklingens taender (13) Fra fyrste til knejpevaert (13) Et huskors (14) Af elskovs naade (14) Appetit og kaerlighed (15) Cowboymillionaeren (15) Truet lykke (16) En uheldig skygge (16) Provelsens dag (18) En ung mans väg (19) Hendes fortid (21) Film, flirt og forlovelse (21) Den sidste dans (23) Fra Piazza del Popolo (25) Maharadjahens yndlingshustru III (26) Klovnen (26) Noah's Ark (28) The Viking (28) Jazz Mad (28) The Last Warning (29) Behind Closed Doors (29) Behind the Make-Up (30) Lummox (30) The Bad One (30) Just Like Heaven (30) The Lottery Bride (30) A Soldier's Plaything (30) Mamba (30) Tradlöst och kärle ksfullt (31) Devotion (31) Halvvägs till himlen (32) Le bluffeur (32) Broken Lullaby (32) What Price Hollywood? (32) Downstairs (32) Big City Blues (32) Six Hours to Live (32) The Animal Kingdom (32) The Match King (32) The Crime of the Century (33) Reunion in Vienna (33) Mandalay (34) All Men Are Enemies (34) Little Man, What Now? (34) The World Moves On (34) Pursued (34) Music in the Air (34) Enter Madame (35) The Night Is Young (35) The Good Fairy (35) Break of Hearts (35) Front Page Woman (35) The Black Room (35) Two for Tonight (35) The Gay Deception (35) Splendor (35) Thunder in the Night (35) The Girl Who Came Back (35) To Beat the Band (35) The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (35) A Tale of Two Cities (35) If You Could Only Cook (35) East of Java (35) King of Burlesque (36) Anything Goes (36) It Had to Happen (36) Till We Meet Again (36) The Previes Murder Mystery (36) The Farmer in the Dell (36) Piccadilly Jim (36) Star for a Night (36) In His Steps (36) Wedding Present (36) The Accusing Finger (36) The Good Old Soak (37) The King and the Chorus Girl (37) Shall We Dance (37) The Emperor's Candlesticks (37) She's No Lady (37) Thin Ice (37) Wife, Doctor and Nurse (37) Fight for Your Lady (37) Prescription for Romance (37) The First Hundred Years (38) Romance in the Dark (38) Bulldog Drummond's Peril (38) Blind Alibi (38) The Saint in New York (38) I'll Give a Million (38) Topper Takes a Trip (38) Nurse Edith Cavell (39) Everything Happens at Night (39) The Way of All Flesh (40) Four Sons (40) Christmas in July (40) No, No, Nanette (40) The Lady Eve (41) Bedtime Story (41) Sunny (41) The Adventures of Martin Eden (42) Crossroads (42) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (43) Edge of Darkness (43) They Came to Blow Up America (43) Jack London (43) The Purple Heart (44) Once Upon a Time (44) Hail the Conquering Hero (44) The Great Moment (44) Greenwich Village (44) Yolanda and the Thief (45) A Royal Scandal (45) Monsieur Beaucaire (46) Alias Mr. Twilight (46) Heartbeat (46) The Mighty McGurk (47) The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (47) The Beginning or the End (47) Millie's Daughter (47) Variety Girl (47) The Exile (47) To the Victor (48) Sealed Verdict (48) Julia Misbehaves (48) Unfaithfully Yours (48) Hold That Baby! (49) The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (49) The Great Lover (49) Grounds for Marriage (51) The Company She Keeps (51) That's My Boy (51) Come Fill the Cup (51) The Blue Veil (51) The Merry Widow (52) The Story of Three Loves (53) Serie "Cavalcade of America: A Time to Grow" (53) The Caddy (53) Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (53) Casanova's Big Night (54) About Mrs. Leslie (54) Living It Up (54) Deep in My Heart (54) The Conqueror (56) Anything Goes (56) Serie "I Love Lucy: Lucy in the Swiss Alps" (56) Public Pigeon No. One (57) Serie "Telephone Time: The Unsinkalbe Molly Brown" (57) The Matchmaker (58) Serie "The Adventures of Jim Bowie: The Close Shave" (58) Serie "Playhouse 90: Judgment at Nuremberg" (59) This Earth Is Mine (59) A New Kind of Love (63) Serie "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Village of Guilt" (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Rosie Sunset?" (65)