Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe




Cast (Feature Film)

On the Line (1985)
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971)
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Old Whateley
The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
Brother Lilac
Guns for San Sebastian (1968)
Father Joseph
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
"Technical advisers"
Ben-Hur (1959)
The Spies (1957)
Main Street to Broadway (1953)
First nighter
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Dr. Jacob Barnhardt
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)
Sam Cooper
Under the Gun (1951)
[Sam] Gower
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
Rope of Sand (1949)
Dr. Francis Hunter
The Accused (1949)
Dr. Romley
Gentleman's Agreement (1948)
Professor Lieberman
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Mayor Galimard
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Gunga Din (1939)
Gunga Din
Lost Horizon (1937)
High Lama
We Live Again (1934)
Grigory Simonson
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Grand Duke Peter

Producer (Feature Film)

Born Free (1966)
Damon and Pythias (1962)
U.S. prod
The Sullivans (1944)
Ace of Aces (1933)
Associate Producer
Diplomaniacs (1933)
Associate Producer
Emergency Call (1933)
Associate Producer
Flaming Gold (1933)
Associate Producer

Cast (Special)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
The American Film Institute Salute to John Huston (1983)
The Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays (1976)

Misc. Crew (Special)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

QB VII (1974)

Life Events


Joined the Washington Square Players


Feature debut, "The Scarlet Empress"


Played title character, "Gunga Din"


TV series debut, in the role of Dr. David Zorba, "Ben Casey"


Appeared in the Barry Shear directed segment of the pilot series, "Night Gallery"


TV-movie debut, "The Old Man Who Cried Wolf"


Cast in first TV miniseries, "QB VII"


Final TV movie, "Gideon's Trumpet"


Last feature in a dramatic role, "Rio Abajo"


Appeared as himself in the George Stevens, Jr. Documentary, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey"

Photo Collections

The Scarlett Empress - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from Paramount's The Scarlett Empress (1934), starring Marlene Dietrich. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.


Movie Clip

Gunga Din (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Children Are Looking Bonnie! Cutter (Cary Grant) and MacChesney (Victor McLaglen) enter a seemingly abandoned Indian village, where comrade Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks) discovers mysterious Chota (Abner Biberman), early in George Stevens' Gunga Din, 1939.
Gunga Din (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Very Regimental! Famous scene in which Cutter (Cary Grant) supports Sam Jaffe (title character), the humble native water carrier, in his regular-army fantasy, in George Stevens' Gunga Din, based on the Rudyard Kipling poem.
Lost Horizon (1937) -- (Movie Clip) When He Glimpses The Eternal Conway (Ronald Colman) is introduced to the presence of the High Lama (Sam Jaffe) whose true identity he quickly deduces in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, 1937, from the James Hilton novel.
Scarlet Empress, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) About Your Beauty Director Josef von Sternberg consumes expensive sets and costumes as Marlene Dietrich (as Princess Sophia, who will become Catherine The Great) joins her Prussian father (C. Aubrey Smith) and his court meeting John Lodge as the commanding Count Alexei, emissary of her Russian fiancè, The Scarlet Empress, 1934.
Scarlet Empress, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) What Do You Think Of Catherine? Following another grandiose montage depicting director Josef von Sternberg’s imperial Russia, Marlene Dietrich as German Princess Sophia who will become Catherine the Great, arrives Moscow, met by current Empress Elizabeth (Louise Dresser) escorted by Alexei (John Lodge) and her mother (Olive Tell), and finally meeting her betrothed, the daffy Grand Duke Peter, Sam Jaffe, in Paramount’s The Scarlet Empress, 1934.
Scarlet Empress, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Open, A Little Princess Credits and opening from Josef von Sternberg's 1934 Marlene Dietrich vehicle The Scarlet Empress, with Dietrich's daughter, Maria Sieber (billed as Maria Riva) as the young Catherine the Great, C. Aubrey Smith and Olive Tell her Prussian parents, Jane Darwell and Clyde David as servants.
Born Free (1966) -- (Movie Clip) Formula Seventeen Much maternal bonding as Joy Adamson (Virginia McKenna) and game-warden husband George (Bill Travers) struggle to feed their three orphaned lion cubs, in an early scene from Born Free, 1966.
Born Free (1966) -- (Movie Clip) Perfect Little Angels Narration by Joy Adamson (Virginia McKenna) continues as the time to ship the lion cubs approaches and head warden Kendall (Geoffrey Keen) visits the compound, in Born Free, 1966.
Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Call Me Uncle Lon Louis Calhern, as rich lawyer Alonzo Emmerich, is being asked by bookie Cobby (Marc Lawrence) and brainy ex-con Doc (Sam Jaffe) to bankroll a heist, showing interest then ushering them out, then visiting Angela (Marilyn Monroe), whose position we infer, in The Asphalt Jungle, 1950.
Fighting Sullivans, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) One At a Time! Waterloo, Iowa, December 8, 1941, and all five brothers (James Cardwell, John Campbell, George Offerman Jr., John Alvin, Edward Ryan) sign up with Commander Robinson (Ward Bond) in The Fighting Sullivans, 1944.
Gunga Din (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Rise And Kill! Din (Sam Jaffe) and Cutter (Cary Grant) in the temple of the Indian "Thugges" murder cult, hiding in the shadows as the guru (Eduardo Ciannelli) exhorts his assassins, in Gunga Din, 1939, directed by George Stevens.
Fighting Sullivans, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Where's George? This battle sequence from Guadalcanal turns out to be critical as the brothers (James Cardwell, John Campbell, John Alvin, George Offerman Jr., Edward Ryan) stick together aboard the U.S.S. Juneau in The Fighting Sullivans, 1944.