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His other roles include a romantic lead opposite Creator/MarleneDietrich in Creator/JosefVonSternberg's ''The Devil Is a Woman'' (1935), a crooked insurance investigator in ''The Wrong Road'' (1937) for RKO, Dr. James Mortimer in 20th Century Fox's film version of ''Film/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1939), and Professor Moriarty in the Universal Studios film ''Film/SherlockHolmesAndTheSecretWeapon'' (1943). He also had a rare comedy role in Creator/ErnstLubitsch's 1942 classic ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' and that same year menaced Creator/AbbottAndCostello in ''Pardon My Sarong''.

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His other roles include a romantic lead opposite Creator/MarleneDietrich in Creator/JosefVonSternberg's ''The Devil Is a Woman'' (1935), a crooked insurance investigator in ''The Wrong Road'' (1937) for RKO, Dr. James Mortimer in 20th Century Fox's film version of ''Film/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1939), and Professor Moriarty in the Universal Studios film ''Film/SherlockHolmesAndTheSecretWeapon'' (1943). He also had a rare comedy role in Creator/ErnstLubitsch's 1942 classic ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' and that same year menaced Creator/AbbottAndCostello in ''Pardon My Sarong''. He died during the filming of his last project, Universal serial ''Lost City of the Jungle'', causing the makers to use a FakeShemp.




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* ''Film/LostCityOfTheJungle'' (1946) as Sir Eric Hazarias

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* ''[[Film/DrKildare The Secret of Fr. Kildare]]'' (1939) as Paul Messenger

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* ''[[Film/DrKildare The Secret of Fr.Dr. Kildare]]'' (1939) as Paul Messenger


* ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe (1941) as Rawitch

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* ''Film/HouseOfDracula) (1945) as Police Inspector Holtz

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* ''[[Film/CharlieChan Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise]]'' (1940) as Dr. Suderman

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* ''[[Film/CharlieChan Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise]]'' (1940) as Dr. SudermanSuderman
* ''Film/BoomTown'' (1940) as Dr. Bruce
* ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe (1941) as Rawitch
* ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'' (1942) as Doctor Theodore Bohmer
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAndTheSecretWeapon'' (1943) as Moriarty
* ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'' (1943) as Mayor
* ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'' (1944) as Inspector Arnz
* ''Film/HouseOfDracula) (1945) as Police Inspector Holtz

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* ''Film/MystertOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933) as Ivan Igor

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* ''Film/MystertOfTheWaxMuseum'' ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933) as Ivan Igor



* ''Film/CaptainBlood'' (1935) as Colonel Bishop

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* ''Film/CaptainBlood'' (1935) as Colonel BishopBishop
* ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (1939) as Inspector Krogh
* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'' (1939) as De Rochefort
* ''Film/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1939) as James Mortimer M.D.
* ''[[Film/DrKildare The Secret of Fr. Kildare]]'' (1939) as Paul Messenger
* ''[[Film/CharlieChan Charlie Chan in Panama]]'' (1940) as Cliveden Compton
* ''[[Film/CharlieChan Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise]]'' (1940) as Dr. Suderman


He acted on the stage in Australia before becoming involved in U.S. horror film roles in the 1930s, including leading roles in ''Film/DoctorX'' (1932), ''Film/TheVampireBat'', ''Film/MurdersInTheZoo'' and ''Film/MysteryofTheWaxMuseum'' (all 1933), and perhaps most memorably as the one-armed Inspector Krogh in ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (1939), a role famously parodied by Kenneth Mars in Creator/MelBrooks' 1974 satire ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He appeared in four subsequent Universal Frankenstein films, as well as many other of the studio's beloved chillers.

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He acted on the stage in Australia before becoming involved in U.S. horror film roles in the 1930s, including leading roles in ''Film/DoctorX'' (1932), ''Film/TheVampireBat'', ''Film/MurdersInTheZoo'' and ''Film/MysteryofTheWaxMuseum'' ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (all 1933), and perhaps most memorably as the one-armed Inspector Krogh in ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (1939), a role famously parodied by Kenneth Mars in Creator/MelBrooks' 1974 satire ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He appeared in four subsequent Universal Frankenstein films, as well as many other of the studio's beloved chillers.



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* ''Film/DoctorX'' (1932) as Dr. Jerry Xavier
* ''Film/TheVampireBat'' (1933) as Dr. Otto von Niemann
* ''Film/MystertOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933) as Ivan Igor
* ''Film/MurdersInTheZoo'' (1933) as Eric Gorman
* ''Literature/TheAgeOfInnocence'' (1934) as Julius Beaufort
* ''Film/MarkOfTheVampire'' (11935) as Inspector Neumann
* ''Film/TheMurderMan'' (1935) as Captain Cole
* ''Film/CaptainBlood'' (1935) as Colonel Bishop

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Lionel Alfred William Atwill (1 March 1885 22 April 1946) was an English stage and film actor. He became a star in Broadway theatre by 1918 and made his screen debut in 1919.

He acted on the stage in Australia before becoming involved in U.S. horror film roles in the 1930s, including leading roles in ''Film/DoctorX'' (1932), ''Film/TheVampireBat'', ''Film/MurdersInTheZoo'' and ''Film/MysteryofTheWaxMuseum'' (all 1933), and perhaps most memorably as the one-armed Inspector Krogh in ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' (1939), a role famously parodied by Kenneth Mars in Creator/MelBrooks' 1974 satire ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He appeared in four subsequent Universal Frankenstein films, as well as many other of the studio's beloved chillers.

His other roles include a romantic lead opposite Creator/MarleneDietrich in Creator/JosefVonSternberg's ''The Devil Is a Woman'' (1935), a crooked insurance investigator in ''The Wrong Road'' (1937) for RKO, Dr. James Mortimer in 20th Century Fox's film version of ''Film/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' (1939), and Professor Moriarty in the Universal Studios film ''Film/SherlockHolmesAndTheSecretWeapon'' (1943). He also had a rare comedy role in Creator/ErnstLubitsch's 1942 classic ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' and that same year menaced Creator/AbbottAndCostello in ''Pardon My Sarong''.

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