Alexander Granach (1893–1945)


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Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and cities. He began working early mornings as a baker in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Nosferatu Knock - ein Häusermakler
(1922)
Ninotchka Comrade Kopalski
(1939)
Hangmen Also Die! Gestapo Insp. Alois Gruber
(1943)
Warning Shadows Shadowplayer
(1923)

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 1944 My Buddy
Tim Oberta
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Zillich
 1944 The Hitler Gang
Julius Streicher
 1944 Voice in the Wind
Angelo
 1943 Three Russian Girls
Major Braginski
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Russian Air Force Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Gestapo Insp. Alois Gruber
 1942 Wrecking Crew
Joe Poska
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Pierre - Man in Casino (uncredited)
 1942 Halfway to Shanghai
Mr. Nikolas
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Guido
 1942 Joan of Paris
Gestapo Agent
 1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter
Nick (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Popalard - Apartment Tenant (uncredited)
 1941 A Man Betrayed
T. Amato
 1941 So Ends Our Night
The Pole
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Hotel Valet (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 Ninotchka
Comrade Kopalski
 1936 Der Kampf
Rovelli
 1936 Gypsies
Danilo - Camp Driver (as Aleksandr Granakh)
 1931 Comradeship
Kasper
 1931 Danton
Marat
 1931 1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand
Friend of Jaurès
 1930 The Last Company
Haberling
 1929 The Legionaire
Beppo, Legionär
 1929 Pavement Butterfly
Coco
 1929 The Last Fort
Gestino
 1929 The Adjutant of the Czar
Stranger
 1928 Überfall (Short) (uncredited)
 1928 Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland
Pollaczek, sein Bursche
 1927 Die berühmte Frau
Diener bei Alfredo
 1927 Svengali
Geiger Gecko
 1927 Gewitter über Gottland (Short)
 1926 Torments of the Night
Murphy
 1925 Wood Love
Waldschrat - a sprite
 1923 Crown of Thorns
Judas Ischariot
 1923 Ein Weib, ein Tier, ein Diamant
Archivar Lindhorst
 1923 Warning Shadows
Shadowplayer
 1923 Man by the Roadside
Shoemaker
 1923 Paganini
Ferucchio
 1923 Fridericus Rex - 3. Teil: Sanssouci
Hans Joachim von Ziethen
 1923 Fridericus Rex - 4. Teil: Schicksalswende
General von Zieten
 1923 Earth Spirit
Schigolch
 1922 Mignon
Il Gobbo
 1922 Die Tänzerin Navarro
Clegg
 1922 Lucrezia Borgia
ein Gefangener
 1922 Nosferatu
Knock - ein Häusermakler
 1921 Der große Chef
Der große Chef
 1921 Camera obscura
Der große Chef
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Aleksandr Granakh
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The critics of in this time blamed him for his overdoing gestures in his performances. Very nice is the description of a critic for the Film-Kurier in 1923 on the occasion of the movie "Qualen der Nacht" (1925): "Fantastic in the conception, unfortunately too strong orchestrated in the carrying out. Each gesture a Meyerbeer orchestra.". See more »

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