Alfred Hitchcock with his wife Alma Reville and his daughter Patricia
Alfred Hitchcock at the Munich central station (1966)
Alfred Hitchcock’s definition of happiness
My East German teenage crushes:
Gerd Biewer ( 09.02.1926 - 29.03.1981)
A homme fatale par excellence
Due to its Mediterranean appearance Gerd Biewer was often cast as a Italian, a Frenchman or a South American.
In his career he mostly played dodgy roles (schemers, criminals, wicked seducers and womanizers, depraved actors and officers) and exuded an enormous seductive charme in these roles.
With his distinctive, sonorous voice he not only made numerous radio plays but he also dubbed many foreign fellow actors most famous Vittorio de Sica.
Tragically he committed suicide. I couldn’t find out the reason why.
Hercule Poirot and Inspector Japp in the final scene of THE ABC MURDERS.
One of my favorite episodes .
Alan Badel as the French Minister of Interior in “The Day of the Jackal” (1973)
Trivia: Alan Badel’s father was French. The actor himself fought inter alia with the French Resistance during the Second World War.
The character played by him in this film is never given a name although in Frederick Forsyth’s novel it is made clear that Roger Frey was meant. Perhaps of the large physical dissimilarity between the two men the name was not mentioned in the movie.