Konstantin Shayne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Konstantin Shayne (November 29, 1888 – November 15, 1974) was an actor from the Russian Empire who emigrated to the United States. Born in Kharkov, Russian Empire, to the family of a Jewish actor Veniamin Olkenitsky-Nikulin, he was the brother of actress Tamara Shayne and Russian writers Lev Nikulin and Yuriy Nikulin.[1] The First World War intervened before he could join the Moscow Arts Theatre, and during the conflict he fought with General Wrangel and the White Armies. Shayne was married two times and he also had children. As an actor, Konstantin Shayne performed in movies such as None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Stranger (1946), starring (and directed by) Orson Welles. He performed in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) which featured Danny Kaye in the lead role. His performance in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) was cut from the final release. In his last film appearance Shayne dominates two minutes of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo, playing the old bookseller Pop Leibel.

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Cry of the City (1948)

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Richard Conte  •  Fred Clark  •  Shelley Winters

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Richard Conte  •  Fred Clark  •  Shelley Winters

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Katina Paxinou

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Katina Paxinou

The Unknown Man (1951)

A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he"s gotten off was really guilty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Ann Harding  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Keefe Brasselle

A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he"s gotten off was really guilty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Ann Harding  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Keefe Brasselle

Vertigo (1958)

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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Kim Novak  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Tom Helmore

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Kim Novak  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Tom Helmore

None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clifford Odets
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  June Duprez

When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clifford Odets
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  June Duprez

Mission to Moscow (1943)

Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Ann Harding  •  Oskar Homolka  •  George Tobias

Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Ann Harding  •  Oskar Homolka  •  George Tobias

Escape in the Fog (1945)

A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover that he is the man in her dream who is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Budd Boetticher
CAST:  Otto Kruger  •  Nina Foch  •  William Wright  •  Konstantin Shayne

A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover that he is the man in her dream who is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Budd Boetticher
CAST:  Otto Kruger  •  Nina Foch  •  William Wright  •  Konstantin Shayne

Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)

A nobleman searches for a hidden treasure in Guatemala.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Constance Smith  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Fay Wray

A nobleman searches for a hidden treasure in Guatemala.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Constance Smith  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Fay Wray

Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)

Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Edgar Bergen  •  Robert Cummings  •  Constance Moore  •  John Sutton

Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Edgar Bergen  •  Robert Cummings  •  Constance Moore  •  John Sutton

The Price of Fear (1956)

A co-owner of a race track goes on the run after witnessing something he shouldn't have at the track.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abner Biberman
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Lex Barker  •  Charles Drake  •  Gia Scala

A co-owner of a race track goes on the run after witnessing something he shouldn't have at the track.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abner Biberman
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Lex Barker  •  Charles Drake  •  Gia Scala

On Your Toes (1939)

A Russian dance company agrees to stage the new ballet written by a vaudeville hoofer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Vera Zorina  •  Eddie Albert  •  Alan Hale  •  Frank McHugh

A Russian dance company agrees to stage the new ballet written by a vaudeville hoofer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Vera Zorina  •  Eddie Albert  •  Alan Hale  •  Frank McHugh

Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)

Drummond has to leave for Morocco on his wedding day with his fiancee and trusted friends to rescue his friend Nielsen who is kidnapped by an international criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis King
CAST:  John Howard  •  Heather Angel  •  H.B. Warner  •  J. Carrol Naish

Drummond has to leave for Morocco on his wedding day with his fiancee and trusted friends to rescue his friend Nielsen who is kidnapped by an international criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis King
CAST:  John Howard  •  Heather Angel  •  H.B. Warner  •  J. Carrol Naish

Angel on the Amazon (1948)

An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John H. Auer
CAST:  George Brent  •  Vera Ralston  •  Constance Bennett  •  Brian Aherne

An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John H. Auer
CAST:  George Brent  •  Vera Ralston  •  Constance Bennett  •  Brian Aherne

Dangerous Millions (1946)

Eight strangers meet in Shanghai to stake claims to the fortune of a late shipping magnate, then must evade a murderer in their midst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Tinling
CAST:  Kent Taylor  •  Dona Drake  •  Tala Birell  •  Leonard Strong

Eight strangers meet in Shanghai to stake claims to the fortune of a late shipping magnate, then must evade a murderer in their midst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Tinling
CAST:  Kent Taylor  •  Dona Drake  •  Tala Birell  •  Leonard Strong

The Stranger (1946)

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)

A British doctor and painter must kill for the glands he needs to stop the aging process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Murphy
CAST:  Nils Asther  •  Helen Walker  •  Reinhold Schünzel  •  Paul Cavanagh

A British doctor and painter must kill for the glands he needs to stop the aging process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Murphy
CAST:  Nils Asther  •  Helen Walker  •  Reinhold Schünzel  •  Paul Cavanagh

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

A fact-based story about a man who posed as an American Communist for years as part of a secret plan to infiltrate their organization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Lovejoy  •  Dorothy Hart  •  Philip Carey  •  James Millican

A fact-based story about a man who posed as an American Communist for years as part of a secret plan to infiltrate their organization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Lovejoy  •  Dorothy Hart  •  Philip Carey  •  James Millican

To the Victor (1948)

An American serviceman remains in France after WWII and becomes a black marketeer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Anthony Caruso  •  William Conrad

An American serviceman remains in France after WWII and becomes a black marketeer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Anthony Caruso  •  William Conrad

Till We Meet Again (1944)

Occupied France, World War II. The American pilot John is shot down and taken to a convent by the Resistance. The young novice Clothilde is interested in him and is willing to help him escape to England. John passes as being the husband of Madame Bouchard, a woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Barbara Britton  •  Walter Slezak  •  Lucile Watson

Occupied France, World War II. The American pilot John is shot down and taken to a convent by the Resistance. The young novice Clothilde is interested in him and is willing to help him escape to England. John passes as being the husband of Madame Bouchard, a woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Barbara Britton  •  Walter Slezak  •  Lucile Watson

The Red Danube (1949)

A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Peter Lawford  •  Angela Lansbury

A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Peter Lawford  •  Angela Lansbury
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