Sunday, October 02, 2016

His part for the war effort

Conrad Veidt's was a familiar face in World War II era movies, usually playing a Nazi. Actually, Veidt had left Germany in 1933 because his wife was a Jew. He was very good at making his characters have a very arrogant, despicable demeanor, and in portraying them that way, he struck his blow on the home front for the war effort.

1 comment:

Mike Hobart said...

I agree with the critic who said Veidt made his impact by sitting quietly and speaking calmly, unlike most villains who shouted and blustered. I loved him as the cult leader in the Red Skelton movie WHISTLING IN THE DARK.