Claude RAINS | William Claude Rains

* 10.11.1889, London, England, GB † 30.05.1967, Laconia, New Hampshire, USA

Schauspieler * steht mit 11 Jahren erstmals auf der Bühne - anschließend tritt als Kinderdarsteller am His Majesty's Theatre in London auf * 1911 Bühnendebüt in Erwachsenenrollen * 1915-19 (Kriegs)dienst beim London Scottish Regiment * (nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg) lehrt an der Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London ("It was during my time at RADA, there was a man who inspired us all. Claude Rains. I don't know what happened to him, I think he failed and went to America."., John Gielgud) * 1920 einmaliger Filmauftritt in Build Thy House * Mitte der 20er Jahre gehört zu den führenden Mitgliedern der Theatre Guild in New York - tritt erstmals am Broadway in The Constant Nymph (1926/27) auf * ab 1926 lebt in den USA (seit 1939 amerikanischer Staatsbürger > naturalized citizen of the United States) * 1933 eigentliches Filmdebüt in dem Titelpart von The Invisible Man (prägt den Film mit seiner modulationsfähigen Stimme) * in den nächsten drei Jahrzehnten zählt zu Hollywoods populärsten und anerkanntesten Charakter-, Neben- (second lead / supporting player) und - seltener - Hauptdarstellern (Julius Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra, 1944/45) und läßt sich nicht auf einen bestimmten Rollentypus festlegen ("I can play the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker." | "Rains went on to play a variety of leading and supporting roles, including criminals, aristocrats, politicians, spies, learned professionals, and family men, all with equal charm and finesse." britannica.com) * ab 1936 bei Warner Brothers unter Vertrag * 1940-47 wird viermal als bester Nebendarsteller für den Oscar nominiert * ab 1953 übernimmt häufig Gastrollen in verschiedenen Fernsehserien, -sendungen * spielt nicht selten Filmschurken (machtgieriger Prinz John in The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1937/38; korrupter Senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939; Nazisympathisant in Notorious, 1945/46) * verheiratet mit Isabel Jeans (1. Ehefrau, 1913-15) | Bild[quelle]: publicity shot [kinopoisk.ru]

FILMS

The Invisible Man (Der Unsichtbare, 1933-USA; R: James Whale, B: R.C. Sheriff, K: Arthur Edeson, D: Claude Rains: Jack Griffin ° Gloria Stuart: Flora Cranley) 71m-Horror (Roman von H.G. Wells, 1897) (06-08; 3311)

Crime without Passion (Verbrechen ohne Leidenschaft, 1934-USA; R+B: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, K: Lee Garmes, D: Claude Rains: Lee Gentry ° Whitney Bourne: Katy Costello ° Margo: Carmen Brown) 70m-Krimidrama (05-06; 3408)

The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934-USA; R: Edward Ludwig, B: Jean Bart, Samuel Ornitz, K: Merrit B. Gerstad, ML: Heinz Roemheld, D: Claude Rains: Paul Verin * Joan Bennett: Adele Verin, Lionel Atwill: Henri Dumont) 80m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Jean Bart, 1932) (09-10; 3412)

Mystery of Edwin Drood (1934-USA; R: Stuart Walker, B: John L. Balderston, Gladys Unger; Bradley King, Leopold Atlas, K: George Robinson, M: Edward Ward, D: Claude Rains: John Jasper * Douglass Montgomery: Neville Landless) 86m-Mystery (Roman von Charles Dickens, 1870 > unvollendet) (11-12; 3502)

The Clairvoyant (1935-GB; R: Maurice Elvey, B: Charles Bennett, Bryan Edgar Wallace, Robert Edmunds, K: Glen MacWilliams, M: Arthur Benjamin, D: Claude Rains: Maximus * Fay Wray: Rene) 80m-Thrillerdrama (Roman Der Hellseher von Ernst Lothar, 1928 | 1929) (3506-USA)

The Last Outpost (1935-USA; R: Louis J. Gasnier, Charles T. Barton, B: Philip MacDonald; Frank Partos, Charles Brackett, K: Theodor Sparkuhl, D: Cary Grant: Michael Andrews * Claude Rains: John Stevenson * Gertrude Michael: Rosemary Haydon) 70/5m-Drama (Kurzgeschichte The Drum von F. Britten Austin, 1923) (05-06-08; 3510)

Anthony Adverse (Ein rastloses Leben, 1935/36-USA * Mervyn LeRoy ... Don Luis) (Roman von Hervey Allen) (11-01; 3607)

Hearts Divided (1936-USA; R: Frank Borzage, B: Laird Doyle, Casey Robinson, K: George J. Folsey, D: Marion Davies: Betsy Patterson, Dick Powell: Jerome Bonaparte, Charles Ruggles: Henry, Claude Rains: Napoléon Bonaparte, Edward Everett Horton: John) 70/6m-Drama (Bühnenstück Glorious Betsy von Rida Johnson Young, 1908) (3606)

Stolen Holiday (1936-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Casey Robinson, K: Sidney Hickox, ML: Leo F. Forbstein, D: Kay Francis: Nicole Picot, Claude Rains: Stefan Orloff, Ian Hunter: Anthony Wayne) 76m-Drama (07-?; 3702)

The Prince and the Pauper (Mit eiserner Faust, 1936/37-USA * William Keighley ... Earl von Hertford) (Roman von Mark Twain) (3705)

They Won't Forget (1937-USA; R: [Mervyn LeRoy], B: Robert Rossen, Aben Kandel, K: Arthur Edeson, M: Adolph Deutsch, D: Claude Rains: Andy Griffin * Gloria Dickson: Sybil Hale * Edward Norris: Robert Hale * Otto Kruger: Michael Gleason) 95m-Sozialdrama (Roman Death in the Deep South von Ward Greene, 1936) (03-?; 3710)

Gold Is Where You Find It (Goldene Erde Kalifornien, 1937-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Warren Duff, Robert Buckner, K: Sol Polito, M: Max Steiner, D: George Brent: Jared Whitney * Olivia de Havilland: Serena Ferris * Claude Rains: Colonel Ferris * Margaret Lindsay: Rosanne Ferris) 91m-Western (Fortsetzungsroman von Clements Ripley, 1936) (08-10; 3802)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Robin Hood, König der Vagabunden, 1937/38-USA * Michael Curtiz, William Keighley ... Prinz John) (09-01; 3805)

White Banners (1938-USA; R: Edmund Goulding, B: Lenore [J.] Coffee, Cameron Rogers, Abem Finkel, K: Charles Rosher, M: Max Steiner, D: Claude Rains: Paul Ward ° Fay Bainter: Hannah Parmalee ° Jackie Cooper: Peter Trimble ° Bonita Granville: Sally Ward) 89m-Drama (Roman von Lloyd C. Douglas, 1936) (01-03; 3806)

Four Daughters (Vater dirigiert, 1938-USA * Michael Curtiz ... Adam Lemp) (Kurzgeschichte von Fannie Hurst) (04-06; 3809)

They Made Me a Criminal (Zum Verbrecher verurteilt, 1938-USA * Busby Berkeley ... Detective Phelan) (Roman von Bertram Millhauser & Beulah Marie Dix) (08-10; 3901)

Juarez (1938/39-USA; R: William Dieterle, B: John Huston, Aeneas MacKenzie, Wolfgang Reinhardt, K: Tony Gaudio, M: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, D: Paul Muni: Benito Juárez * Bette Davis: Carlota, Brian Aherne: Maximilian I., Claude Rains: Napoleon III., John Garfield: Porfirio Diaz) 125m-Biografie (Bühnenstück Juarez und Maximilian von Franz Werfel, 1925 + Roman The Phantom Crown von Bertita Harding, 1934) (11-02; 3906)

Daughters Courageous (Vier Töchter räumen auf, 1939-USA * Michael Curtiz ... Jim Masters) (Bühnenstück von Dorothy Bennett & Irving White) (02-03; 3907)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Mr. Smith geht nach Washington, 1939-USA; R: Frank Capra, B: Sidney Buchman, K: Joseph Walker, M: Dimitri Tiomkin, D: James Stewart: Jefferson Smith * Jean Arthur: Clarissa Saunders, Claude Rains: Senator Joseph Paine) 129m-Komödie (04-07; 3910)

Four Wives (1939-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Maurice Hanline, K: Sol Polito, M: Max Steiner, D: Priscilla Lane: Ann Lemp * Rosemary Lane: Kay Lemp * Lola Lane: Thea Lemp * Gale Page: Emma Lemp, Claude Rains: Adam Lemp) 110m-Liebesdrama (Kurzgeschichte Sister Act von Fannie Hurst, 1937) (08-?; 3912)

Saturday's Children (Der Traum vom schöneren Leben, 1939/40-USA; R: Vincent Sherman, B: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, K: James Wong Howe, M: Adolph Deutsch, D: John Garfield: Rims Rosson * Anne Shirley: Bobby Halevy, Claude Rains: Mr. Halevy) 101m-Melodram (Bühnenstück von Maxwell Anderson, 1927) (12-?; 4005)

The Sea Hawk (Der Herr der sieben Meere, 1940-USA * Michael Curtiz ... José Alvarez de Cordoba) (01-?; 4008)

Four Mothers (1940-USA; R: William Keighley, B: Stephen Morehouse Avery, K: Charles Rosher, M: Heinz Roemheld, D: Priscilla Lane: Ann Lemp Dietz ° Rosemary Lane: Kay Lemp Forrest ° Lola Lane: Thea Lemp Crowley ° Gale Page: Emma Lemp Talbot, Claude Rains: Adam Lemp) 85m-Drama (Kurzgeschichte Sister Act von Fannie Hurst, 1937) (07-08; 4101)

Lady with Red Hair (1940-USA; R: Kurt/Curtis Bernhardt, B: Charles Kenyon, Milton Krims, K: Arthur Edeson, M: H[einz] Roemheld, D: Miriam Hopkins: Mrs. Carter ° Claude Rains: David Belasco) 78m-Biografie/Drama (Memoiren von Mrs. Leslie Carter) (08-10; 4011)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Urlaub vom Himmel, 1941-USA; R: Alexander Hall, B: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, K: Joseph Walker, M: Frederick Hollander, D: Robert Montgomery: Joe Pendleton * Evelyn Keyes: Bette Logan * Claude Rains: Mr. Jordan) 93m (Bühnenstück It Was Like That / Halfway to Heaven von Harry Segall, 1938 > unproduced) (04-06; 4108)

Kings Row (1941-USA; R: Sam Wood, B: Casey Robinson, K: James Wong Howe, M: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, D: Ann Sheridan: Randy Monaghan * Robert Cummings: Parris Mitchell * Ronald Reagan: Drake McHugh * Betty Field: Cassandra Tower, Charles Coburn: Dr. Henry Gordon, Claude Rains: Dr. Alexander Tower) 127m-Drama (Roman von Henry Bellamann, 1940) (07-10; 4204)

The Wolf Man (Der Wolfsmensch, 1941-USA; R: George Waggner, B: Curt Siodmak, K: Joseph Valentine, ML: Charles Previn, D: Claude Rains: Sir John Talbot ° Warren William: Dr. Lloyd ° Ralph Bellamy: Colonel Montford ° Patric Knowles: Frank Andrews ° Bela Lugosi: Bela & Lon Chaney, Jr.: Wolfsmensch) 70m-Horrordrama (09-11; 4112)

Moontide (Nacht im Hafen, 1941/42-USA; R: Archie L. Mayo, B: John O'Hara, K: Charles G. Clarke, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, David Buttolph, D: Jean Gabin: Bobo * Ida Lupino: Anna, Thomas Mitchell: Tiny, Claude Rains: Nutsy) 94m-Melodram (Roman von Willard Robertson, 1940) (11-02; 4204, NY)

Now, Voyager (Reise aus der Vergangenheit, 1942-USA * Irving Rapper ... Dr. Jaquith) (Roman von Olive Higgins Prouty) (04-06/+07; 4210)

Casablanca (Casablanca, 1942-USA * Michael Curtiz ... Louis Renault) (05-08; 4211)

Forever and a Day (Auf ewig und drei Tage, 1941-43-USA; R: René Clair, Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, B: Charles Bennett, Alan Campbell, Norman Corwin, C.S. Forester, Peter Godfrey, Jack Hartfield, Lawrence Hazard, S.M. Herzig, James Hilton, Michael Hogan, Christopher Isherwood, Emmet Lavery, W.P. Lipscomb, Gene Lockhart, Frederick Lonsdale, Alice Duer Miller, R.C. Sheriff, Donald Ogden Stewart, John Van Druten, Claudine West, Keith Winter, K: [Robert de Grasse, Lee Garmes, Russell Metty, Nicholas Musuraca], ML: [Anthony Collins], D/iao/: Brian Aherne, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn: Stubbs, Charles Laughton: Bellamy, Ida Lupino: Jenny, Herbert Marshall: curate, Victor McLaglen, Ray Milland: Lt William Trimble, Anna Neagle: Susan Trenchard Trimble, Merle Oberon: Marjorie, Claude Rains: Ambrose Pomfret, Ruth Warrick: Lesley Trimble) 105m-Episodenfilm (05>01; 4303)

Phantom of the Opera (Phantom der Oper, 1943-USA; R: Arthur Lubin, B: Eric Taylor, Samuel Hoffenstein; John Jacoby, K: Hal Mohr, W. Howard Greene, M: Edward Ward, D: Nelson Eddy: Anatole Garron * Susanna Foster: Christine DuBois * Claude Rains: Erique Claudin) 92m-Horror/drama (Roman Le fantôme de l'opéra von Gaston Leroux, 1910) (01-04; 4308)

Passage to Marseille (Fahrkarte nach Marseille, 1943-USA * Michael Curtiz ... capitaine Freycinet) (Roman von Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall) (07-11; 4403)

Mr. Skeffington (Das Leben der Mrs. Skeffington, 1943/44-USA; R: Vincent Sherman, B: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, K: Ernest Haller, M: Franz Waxman, D: Bette Davis: Fanny Trellis Skeffington, Claude Rains: Job Skeffington) 127m-Melodram (Roman von Elizabeth von Arnim, 1940) (10-01; 4408)

Strange Holiday (1942-44-USA; R+B: Arch Oboler, [K: Robert Surtees], D: Claude Rains: John Stevenson, Martin Kosleck: Examiner, Milton Kibbee: Sam Morgan, Gloria Holden: Mrs. Stevenson, Barbara Bates: Peggy Lee Stevenson) 61m-Thrillerdrama (Hörspiel This Precious Freedom von Arch Oboler) (07.42+07.44; 4510, NY)

Caesar and Cleopatra (Caesar und Cleopatra, 1944/45-GB; R: Gabriel Pascal, B: George Bernard Shaw, K: Frederick A. Young, Robert Krasker, Jack Hildyard; [2nd unit & Außenaufnahmen Ägypten] Jack Cardiff, M: Georges Auric, D: Vivien Leigh: Cleopatra * Claude Rains: Julius Caesar, Stewart Granger: Apollodorus) 138m-Historienfilm (Bühnenstück von George Bernard Shaw, 1901) (06-01; 4512)

This Love of Ours (Die Liebe unseres Lebens, 1945-USA; R: William Dieterle, B: Bruce Manning, John Klorer, Leonard Lee, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Hans J. Salter, D: Merle Oberon: Karin Touzac * Claude Rains: Dr. Joseph Targel * Charles Korvin: Michel Touzac) 90m-Drama (Bühnenstück Come prima, meglio di prima von Luigi Pirandello, 1920 | [published] 1921) (06-08; 4510)

Notorious (Berüchtigt, 1945/46-USA * Alfred Hitchcock ... Alexander Sebastian) (10-01; 4608)

Angel on My Shoulder (1946-USA; R: Archie L. Mayo, B: Harry Segall, Roland Kibbee, K: James Van Trees, M: Dimitri Tiomkin, D: Paul Muni: Eddie Kagle/Frederick Parker * Anne Baxter: Barbara Foster * Claude Rains: Nick) 95/101m-Fantasy (01-03; 4609)

Deception (Trügerische Leidenschaft, 1946-USA; R: Irving Rapper, B: John Collier, Joseph Than, K: Ernest Haller, M: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, D: Bette Davis: Christine Radcliffe * Paul Henreid: Karel Novak * Claude Rains: Alexander Hollenius) 111m-Melodram (Bühnenstück Monsieur Lamberthier von Louis Verneuil, 1927) (04-09; 4610)

The Unsuspected (Der Unverdächtige, 1947-USA; R: Michael Curtiz, B: Ranald MacDougall; Bess Meredyth, K: Woody/Elwood Bredell, M: Franz Waxman, D: Joan Caulfield: Matilda Frazier ° Claude Rains: Victor Grandison ° Audrey Totter: Althea Keane ° Constance Bennett: Jane Moynihan ° Hurd Hatfield: Oliver Keane) 103m-Krimi (Roman von Charlotte Armstrong, 1946) (01-03; 4710)

Song of Surrender (1948-USA; R: Mitchell Leisen, B: Richard Maibaum, K: Daniel L. Fapp, M: Victor Young, D: Wanda Hendrix: Abigail Hunt * Claude Rains: Elisha Hunt * Macdonald Carey: Bruce Eldridge) 93m-Liebesdrama (01-02; 4910)

The Passionate Friends (Die große Leidenschaft, 1948-GB; R: David Lean, B: Eric Ambler; David Lean, Stanley Haynes, K: Guy Green, M: Richard Addinsell, D: Ann Todd: Mary Justin * Claude Rains: Howard Justin * Trevor Howard: Steve/n Stratton) 91m-Drama (Roman von H.G. Wells, 1913) (4901)

Rope of Sand (Blutige Diamanten, 1949-USA; R: William Dieterle, B: Walter Doniger; John Paxton, K: Charles Lang, M: Franz Waxman, D: Burt Lancaster: Mike Davis * Paul Henreid: Paul Vogel * Claude Rains: Arthur Martingale * Peter Lorre: Toady) 105m-Abenteuer (01-03; 4908)

The White Tower (Hölle am weißen Turm, 1949-USA; R: Ted Tetzlaff, B: Paul Jarrico, K: Ray Rennahan, M: Roy Webb, D: Glenn Ford: Martin Ordway * Alida Valli: Carla Alton * Claude Rains: Paul Delambre * Oskar Homolka: Andreas) 98m-Abenteuer (Roman von James Ramsey Ullman, 1945) (08-10; 5006)

Where Danger Lives (1950-USA; R: John Farrow, B: Charles Bennett, K: Nicholas Musuraca, M: Roy Webb, D: Robert Mitchum: Jeff Cameron * Faith Domergue: Margo Lannington * Claude Rains: Frederick Lannington) 84m-Film-Noir (01-02; 5007)

Sealed Cargo (1950-USA; R: Alfred L. Werker, B: Dale Van Every, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Roy Huggins, K: George E. Diskant, M: Roy Webb, D: Dana Andrews: Pat Bannon * Carla Balenda: Margaret McLean * Claude Rains: Skalder) 90m-Kriegsdrama (Roman The Gaunt Woman von Edmund Gilligan, 1943) (08-10; 5105)

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (Der Mann, der sich selbst nicht kannte, 1952-GB; R: Harold French, B: Harold French; Paul Jarrico [2000], K: Otto Heller, M: Benjamin Frankel, D: Claude Rains: Kees Popinga * Marta Toren: Michele Rozier * Marius Goring: Lucas * Anouk Aimee: Jeanne) 80m-Krimidrama (Roman L'homme qui regardait passer le trains von Georges Simenon, 1938) (03-?; 5212)

Lisbon (Geheimzentrale Lissabon, 1955/56-USA; R: Ray Milland, B: John Tucker Battle, K: Jack Marta, M: Nelson Riddle, D: Ray Milland: Captain Robert John Evans * Maureen O'Hara: Sylvia Merrill * Claude Rains: Aristides Mavros * Yvonne Furneaux: Maria Maddalena Masanet) 90m-Krimi (12-01; 5608)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957-USA; R: Bretaigne Windust, B: Irving Taylor, Hal Stanley, K: William Snyder, D: Van Johnson: Rattenfänger ° Claude Rains: Bürgermeister ° Lori Nelson: Mara) 89m (61??) > ursprünglich TVM (5711)

This Earth Is Mine (Diese Erde ist mein, 1958-USA; R: Henry King, B: Casey Robinson, K: Winton C. Hoch, Russell Metty, M: Hugo Friedhofer, D: Rock Hudson: John Rambeau * Jean Simmons: Elizabeth Rambeau * Dorothy McGuire: Martha Fairon * Claude Rains: Philippe Rambeau) 125m-Melodram (Roman The Cup and the Sword von Alice Tisdale Hobart, 1942) (09-11; 5906, NY)

The Lost World (Versunkene Welt, 1960-USA; R: Irwin Allen, B: Charles Bennett, Irwin Allen, K: Winton C. Hoch, M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter, D: Michael Rennie: Lord [John] Roxton * Jill St. John: Jennifer Holmes * David Hedison: Ed Malone * Claude Rains: Professor George Edward Challenger * Fernando Lamas: Manuel Gomez) 97m-Sci-Fi-Abenteuer (Roman von Arthur Conan Doyle, 1912) (02-03+04-05; 6007)

Il pianeta degli uomini spenti (1960/61-I; R: Anthony M. Dawson [=Antonio Margheriti], B: Vassilij Petrov [=Ennio De Concini], K: Marcello Masciocchi, M: Mario Migliardi, D: Claude Rains: Professor Benson, Bill Carter: Commander Bob Cole, Umberto Orsini: Dr. Fred Steele, Maya Brent: Eve Barnett, Jacqueline Derval: Mrs. Collins, Renzo Palmer: Barrington & Carlo D'Angelo: Gen. Varreck & Carol Danell: Cathy Cole) 102m-Science-Fiction (6110)

Lawrence of Arabia (Lawrence von Arabien, 1961/62-GB * David Lean ... Mr. Dryden) (05-08; 6212)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (Die größte Geschichte aller Zeiten, 1962/63-USA * George Stevens ... Herodes der Große) (10-08; 6502)

Twilight of Honor (Rufmord, 1963-USA; R: Boris Sagal, B: Henry Denker, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Johnny Green, D: Richard Chamberlain: David Mitchell, Nick Adams: Ben Brown, Claude Rains: Art Harper, Joan Blackman: Susan Harper, James Gregory: Norris Bixby, Joey Heatherton: Laura Mae Brown, Pat Buttram: Cole Clinton) 105m-Krimidrama (Roman von Al Dewlen, 1961) (?-06; 6310)

BOOKS

John T. Soister with JoAnna Wioskowski: Claude Rains: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference to His Work in Film, Stage and Radio. Jefferson: McFarland & Co., 1999

David J. Skal, Jessica Rains [Claude Rains' daughter]: Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice. [?]: University Press of Kentucky, 2008

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