Charles Goldner

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Charles Goldner , until 1938 Carl Goldner or Karl Goldner (born December 7, 1900 in Vienna , Austria-Hungary ; † April 15, 1955 in London , United Kingdom ) was an Austrian actor and theater director on German-speaking stages (Austria, Germany, Switzerland ) as well as a film actor in the UK.

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Goldner received his artistic training immediately after the First World War in his hometown of Vienna and from the beginning of the 1920s worked initially as a singer on Austrian theaters such as Salzburg , and towards the end of the decade as a singer, actor and director on German theaters such as Pforzheim . Since the beginning of the 1930s he was continuously engaged at Swiss theaters and appeared there at the city theater as well as at the theater both as a director (at revues and operettas such as Ball im Savoy, Grüezi, Hopsa, Grete im Glück and 3 times Georges ) and as Actor in appearance. After the last proven season of 1937/38 Carl Goldner left Switzerland and moved to Great Britain on the eve of the Second World War .

There he continued his stage work and from the beginning of the 1940s also appeared regularly in small roles in front of the camera. Anglicised to Charles Goldner, the Austrian artist with the distinctive, wavy hair was a continuous canvas-present batch in the British entertainment film. Goldner played mainly foreigners of all kinds (Russians, Germans, Poles, Italians, Spaniards, etc.), after the war he also played generals and other officers several times. In 1954, a stage ( The Girl in Pink Tights ) and a film engagement ( The Favorite with Kirk Douglas ) led him to the United States. A little later Carl / Charles Goldner died in his adopted British home.

The actor was married to British colleague Maureen Leslie.


  • 1940: Room for Two
  • 1942: The Seventh Survivor
  • 1944: Mr. Emmanuel
  • 1945: Flight from Folly
  • 1946: The Laughing Lady
  • 1947: Brighton Rock
  • 1948: Bond Street
  • 1948: Count Cagliostro ( Black Magic )
  • 1948: Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • 1949: Der Spielteufel ( Third Time Lucky )
  • 1949: Dear Mr. Prohack
  • 1949: House of Sehnsucht ( Give Us This Day )
  • 1950: Count Orloff's dangerous love ( Shadow of the Eagle )
  • 1950: Secret Service Strikes ( I'll Get You for This )
  • 1951: Dakapo ( Encore )
  • 1951: La rivale dell'imperatrice
  • 1951: The Blinded ( Secret People )
  • 1952: Meeting point Moscow ( Top Secret )
  • 1953: The Key to Paradise (The Captain's Paradise)
  • 1953: The Master of Ballantrae ( The Master of Ballantrae )
  • 1953: Adventure in Algiers ( South of Algiers )
  • 1953: Blazing sense ( Flame and the Flesh )
  • 1954: Duel in the Jungle ( Duel in the Jungle )
  • 1954: The End of the Affair ( The End of the Affair )
  • 1954: The Favorite ( The Racers )


  • Christian Cargnelli, Michael Omasta (ed.): Departure into the unknown. Lexicon, tributes, testimonials. ISBN 3854585039 . Wespennest, p. 48. Vienna 1993.

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