Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #005452: HENRY VICTOR

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Highly scarce vintage 3 x 5.25-inch black and white postcard portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen during the silent era. In good condition for its age. Hulking English-born German actor Henry Victor was a leading man in British silents, but, with the advent of sound, his dense Germanic accent forced him to switch to character roles, often as Nazis or other villains.  Beyond films like Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939), The Mortal Storm (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942), and They Got Me Covered (1943), he had memorable roles in a number of horror, sci-fi and fantasy classics.  He starred as Hercules, the hulking strongman who secretly courts the scheming Cleopatra in Tod Browning's Freaks (1932); the Saxon Warrior in James Whales' The Mummy (1932); Furber in The Mad Doctor (1941); and Dr. Miklos Sangre in King of the Zombies (1943).  This is just the fifth example of his autograph we have ever encountered.