Curt Jurgens

Curt Jurgens


Also Known As
Curd Jurgens, Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jurgens, Curd Juergens
Birth Place
December 13, 1912
June 18, 1982


Stage and screen performer who first gained international attention starring in "The Devil's General" (1955), as a German WWII hero who comes to renounce the Nazi creed. Two of Jurgens' five wives--Louise Basler and Eva Bartok--were actresses....


Stage and screen performer who first gained international attention starring in "The Devil's General" (1955), as a German WWII hero who comes to renounce the Nazi creed. Two of Jurgens' five wives--Louise Basler and Eva Bartok--were actresses.



Director (Feature Film)

Ohne Dich Wird es Nacht (1958)

Cast (Feature Film)

Ondskans vardshus (1981)
Teheran '43 (1981)
Warum die UFOs Unseren Salat Klauen (1979)
La Gueule de l'autre (1979)
Goldengirl (1979)
Teil Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz 2 (1979)
Die Patriotin (1979)
Just a Gigolo (1978)
Zu boser Schlacht schleich' Ich heute nacht so bang (1977)
The Spy who Loved Me (1977)
Folies bourgeoises (1976)
Undercovers Hero (1975)
Cagliostro (1974)
Profession: Adventuriers (1973)
The Vault of Horror (1973)
A la guerre comme a la guerre (1972)
The Battle of Neretva (1971)
General Lohring
The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
Duncan Ely
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
The German consul [Sklarz]
The Invincible Six (1970)
The Baron
Hello--Goodbye (1970)
Baron de Choisis
Dirty Heroes (1969)
General von Keist
The Assassination Bureau (1969)
General von Pinck
Battle of Britain (1969)
Baron von Richter
Devil in Silk (1968)
Thomas Ritter
The Karate Killers (1967)
Lord Jim (1965)
Psyche 59 (1964)
Eric Crawford
Nutty, Naughty Chateau (1964)
Disorder (1964)
The Father
Hide and Seek (1964)
Hubert Marek
Three Penny Opera (1964)
Magnificent Sinner (1963)
Alexander II
Of Love and Desire (1963)
Paul Beckman
Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
General Tellheim
The Longest Day (1962)
General Blumentritt
Time Bomb (1961)
Eric Mullen
Ferry to Hong Kong (1961)
Mark Conrad
Brainwashed (1961)
Werner von Basil
I Aim at the Stars (1960)
Wernher von Braun
The Blue Angel (1959)
Prof. Immanuel Rath
The House of Intrigue (1959)
Tamango (1959)
John Reinker
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Capt. Lin Nan
Me and the Colonel (1958)
Colonel Prokoszny
This Happy Feeling (1958)
Preston Mitchell
Bitter Victory (1958)
Major [David] Brand
Circus of Love (1958)
Ohne Dich Wird es Nacht (1958)
The Enemy Below (1957)
Von Stolberg
The Spies (1957)
And God Created Woman (1956)
Eric Carradine
The Devil's General (1955)
Heroes and Sinners (1955)
The Rats (1955)
The Mozart Story (1948)
Joseph II
Der Engel mit der posaune (1948)
Zu Neuen Ufern (1937)
Die Unbekannte (1936)
Hans Wellenkamp
Konigswalzer (1935)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Smiley's People (1982)

Life Events


Feature acting debut, "The Royal Waltz/Konigswalzer"


Deported to a concentration camp in Hungary for the politically unreliable by order of Dr. Goebbels


Directorial debut and first screenplay credit, also appeared in, "Pramien auf den Tod"


Gained international recognition as General Harras in, "The Devil's General/Des Teufels General"


First US production, "The Enemy Below"


Directed final feature, "Bankraub in der Rue Latour"


Final feature, "The Sleep of Death/Ondskans vardshus"


Final TV credit for the syndicated miniseries, "Smiley's People"


Movie Clip

Bitter Victory (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Open, Major Brand Opening credits featuring dummies waiting to be damaged by British commandos, then Major Brand (Curt Jurgens) awaiting an interview, in Nicholas Ray's Bitter Victory, 1958, starring Richard Burton.
Bitter Victory (1957) -- (Movie Clip) What Are You Waiting For? Nazis, Arabs and British commandos in local garb as Brand (Curt Jurgens) and Leith (Richard Burton) lead a raid on a German outpost in North Africa, in Nicholas Ray's Bitter Victory, 1958.
Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Assign Our Best Agent Before the credits and even before the action opening, after a British submarine seems to vanish, the Russians get similar news (via Walter Gotell as Gen. Gogol)and activate Agent XXX (with a twist, Barbara Bach) and the Brits (via M and Moneypenny, Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell) summon Bond (Roger Moore), in The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977.
Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977) -- (Movie Clip) Nobody Does It Better, Credits Only just beginning the true action-opening after six minutes, Roger Moore as 007, (maybe?) not knowing he’s been betrayed by his lover is pursued by unspecified assailants on skis from an Austrian Alpine hideaway, in a segment said to have caused Prince Charles to stand and applaud at a private screening, leading to the credits and hit semi-title song, by Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch, performed by Carly Simon, in The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977.
Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977) -- (Movie Clip) Handsome But Deadly Speedboating from Sardinia escorted by voluptuous aide Naomi (Caroline Munro), Bond (Roger Moore) and Soviet ally Major Asamova (Barbara Bach) are posing as a marine biology researcher and wife, as an alibi to visit the outrageous Atlantis facility and it’s evil creator Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), in The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977.
Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977) -- (Movie Clip) To Defend Himself Against Death At the narrated light show at the Pyramids at Giza, Bond arrives seeking Fekkish (Nadim Sawalha), who’s already been apprehended by Soviet Agent XXX (Barbara Bach, a.k.a. Major Amasova), but who now flees Jaws (Richard Kiel, who represents the true villain, Stromberg), to little result, in The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977.
Bitter Victory (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Besides, He's Welsh! Welshman Richard Burton (as "Leith") in his first appearance, following Brand (Curt Jurgens) to be interviewed by officers (Alfred Burke, Anthony Bushell) choosing a leader for a commando raid , at a British outpost in North Africa, ca. 1942, in Bitter Victory, 1958.
Tamango (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Coast Of Guinea, 1820 Unusually informative, perhaps provocative, opening credit sequence, from the French-Italian co-production, directed by Blacklisted American John Berry, from a story by Prosper Mérimée, introducing Curt Jurgens as Dutch slave ship captain Reiker, from Tamango, 1959, also starring Dorothy Dandridge.
Tamango (1959) -- (Movie Clip) The Blacks Like You Having been visible but obscured in earlier scenes, director John Berry offers the first full view of Dorothy Dandridge as mixed-race Aiche, mistress to Dutch slave ship captain Reiker (Curt Jurgens), and clearly favored by the doctor Corot (Jean Servais), in the French-Italian historical melodrama Tamango, 1959.
Tamango (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Two Men Commit The Same Offense Off West Africa, 1820, on board the illicit slave ship on which the entire picture takes place, Captain Reiker (Curt Jurgens) tries to break a nascent hunger strike, Alex Cressan as the title character not cooperating, and the conflicted doctor Corot (Jean Servais) commenting, early in Tamango, 1959.
Inn Of The Sixth Happiness, The -- (Movie Clip) The Equality Of Women Captain Lin (Curt Jurgens), representing the pre-revolutionary government in Beijing, negotiates with local potentate "The Mandarin" (Robert Donat, in his final film role) in The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness, 1958.
Enemy Below, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Let's Go Get Him! Intensely technical from producer-director Dick Powell, the U-Boat captain (Curt Jurgens), whom we know to be highly disaffected, takes the bait from U.S. destroyer captain Murrell (Robert Mitchum), who impresses his crew and orders the chase, in The Enemy Below, 1957.