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      Eduard Franz

      Eduard Franz

      Highest Rated: 86% Broken Lance (1954)

      Lowest Rated: 43% Sign of the Pagan (1954)

      Birthday: Oct 31, 1902

      Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

      For quite some time in the 1950s and the 1960s, if producers wanted a brainy character actor, the man they called was Eduard Franz. His intellectual mien helped him land such roles--and they're generally what he's remembered for. Nevertheless, Franz was a versatile performer and played a wide range of characters in his nearly 50-year-long career. Franz had highly visible roles in such big-budget film offerings as the 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments," directed by Cecil B. DeMille, in which he played Moses's father-in-law, Jethro. He put his musical abilities to work as a very different Jew: cantor David Golding, the disapproving father of the title character in the 1952 adaptation of "The Jazz Singer." Closer to the type of roles Franz usually played was the analytical Dr. Stern, one of the small crew of military men fighting an alien in "The Thing from Another World" (1951). Franz was a familiar presence on the TV screen as well as at the movies. He was one of the stars of the short-lived medical drama "Breaking Point" (1963), playing close to his usual type as the clinical director of the show's hospital.

      Highest rated movies

      86% Broken Lance
      84% The Ten Commandments
      83% The Magnificent Yankee
      77% The President's Analyst
      71% The Desert Fox
      64% Hatari!
      43% Sign of the Pagan

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      THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE, Louis Calhern, Edward Franz, 1950 SIGN OF THE PAGAN, Jack Palance, Rita Gam, Eduoard Franz, 1954 SIGN OF THE PAGAN, Eduard Franz, Jack Palance, 1955 WAKE OF THE RED WITCH, John Wayne, Eduard Franz, Luther Adler, 1948 THE GREAT CARUSO, Mario Lanza, Eduard Franz, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Carl Benton Reid, 1951 THE GREAT CARUSO, Eduard Franz, Mario Lanza, Dorothy Kirsten, 1951 BROKEN LANCE, Hugh O'Brian, Earl Holliman, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Spencer Tracy, Eduard Franz, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved OUTPOST IN MOROCCO, Eduard Franz, George Raft, 1949 FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Bradford Dillman (center), Finlay Currie (Pope), Eduard Franz, 1961, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE GREAT CARUSO, Mario Lanza, Eduard Franz, 1951 BROKEN LANCE, Richard Widmark, Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Earl Holliman, Eduard Franz, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reseved HOLLOW TRIUMPH, Paul Henreid, Eduard Franz, 1948 THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, Eduard Franz, Paul Frees, Robert Cornthwaite, Norbert Schiller, 1951 MADAME BOVARY, Van Heflin, Jennifer Jones, Eduard Franz, 1949 ONE MINUTE TO ZERO, Ann Blyth, Eduard Franz (second from right), 1952 ONE MINUTE TO ZERO, Ann Blyth (center), Eduard Franz, 1952 THE INDIAN FIGHTER, Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Eduard Franz, 1955

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Panic on the 5:22 Jerome Hartford (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 44% The Brotherhood of the Bell Dr. Konstantin Horvathy (Character) - 1970
      77% 78% The President's Analyst Ethan Allen Cocket (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 50% Cyborg 2087 Prof. Sigmund Marx (Character) - 1967
      64% 76% Hatari! Dr. Sanderson (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 38% Beauty and the Beast Orsini (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 57% Francis of Assisi Pietro Bernardone (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fiercest Heart Hugo Baumon (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 72% The Story of Ruth Jehoam (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 25% The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Jonathan Drake (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Bad Man Andrew Owens (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Certain Smile M. Vallon (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Fast Guns Padre Jose (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Afraid Carl Simmons (Character) - 1957
      84% 87% The Ten Commandments Jethro (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 47% The Burning Hills Jacob Lantz (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three for Jamie Dawn Anton Karek (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 41% The Last Command Lorenzo de Quesada (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 33% Lady Godiva King Edward (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 62% White Feather Chief Broken Hand (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 40% The Indian Fighter Red Cloud (Character) - 1955
      86% 62% Broken Lance Two Moons (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 40% Beachhead Bouchard (Character) - 1954
      43% 33% Sign of the Pagan Astrologer (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 33% Latin Lovers Dr. Lionel Y. Newman (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 0% The Jazz Singer Cantor David Golding (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 60% Dream Wife Khan (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything I Have Is Yours Phil Meisner (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 29% Because You're Mine Albert Parkson Foster (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 25% One Minute to Zero Dr. Gustav Engstrand (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% Shadow in the Sky The Doctor (Character) - 1952
      71% 61% The Desert Fox Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 61% The Great Caruso Giulio Gatti-Casazza (Character) - 1951
      83% 53% The Magnificent Yankee Judge Louis Brandeis (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Molly Alexander "Abie" Abel (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicious Years Emilio Rossi (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Roualt (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 67% Francis Col. Plepper (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 10% Outpost in Morocco Emir of Bel-Rashad (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 51% Wake of the Red Witch Harmenszoon Van Schreeven (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 54% Hollow Triumph Frederick Muller (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 50% The Iron Curtain Maj. Semyon Kulin (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Ky (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Leo Steiner (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Amos Cartwright (Guest Star) 1956 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way H.J. Swanson (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dr. Harris (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Edward Roland (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Two Hawks (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. William Raymer (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Unknown (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Hiram Winthrop (Guest Star) 1957 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun David Marcus (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1956