Harry Baur (full name: Henri-Marie Baur ., N Paris , December to April of 1880 . – F Paris , 8 of April of 1943 ) was a film actor French .
His film career received a boost thanks to his participation in several films by Julien Duvivier . He was very popular in the 30’s , he collaborated with the most important directors of his country and he filmed more than thirty films until the end of his race.
In 1936 he played Beethoven in Beethoven ‘s A Great Love .
He was arrested in 1942 by the Gestapo as a Jew . He was released four months later, but he never recovered from the aftermath of his imprisonment (he was released from prison weighing forty kilos) and died shortly thereafter. He is buried in the Cemetery Saint-Vincent de Montmartre .
It is especially remembered his interpretation of the personage of Jean Valjean of the miserables of Victor Hugo .
Among his films include:
- 1930 : David Golder by Julien Duvivier .
- 1931 : Le Juif polonais by Jean Kemm .
- 1931 : The Tête d’un homme by Julien Duvivier .
- 1932 : Poil de carotte by Julien Duvivier .
- 1933 : Les Misérables by Raymond Bernard .
- 1933 : Les Trois Mousquetaires by Henri Diamant-Berger .
- 1935 : Cette vieille canaille by Anatole Litvak .
- 1936 : A great love of Beethoven by Abel Gance .
- 1936 : Samson by Henri Bernstein .
- 1936 : Tarass Boulba by Alexis Granovsky .
- 1937 : The Tragédie impériale de Marcel L’Herbier .
- 1937 : Mollenard of Robert Siodmak .
- 1938 : Nostalgie of Victor Tourjanski .
- 1940 : Volpone by Maurice Tourneur .
- 1940 : Péchés de jeunesse by Maurice Tourneur .
- 1941 : L’Assassinat du Père Noël by Christian-Jaque .