Fritz Rasp (1891 - 1976)
Fritz Rasp Collection: Fritz Rasp Films I Own
  • Der Kommissar: Teil 3.8: Tod eines Ladenbesitzers (1971)
  • Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931)
  • Magic Fire (1955)
  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Frau im Mond (1929)
  • Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (1929)
  • Spione (1928)
  • Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)
  • Hokuspokus (1953)
  • Das Schwarze Schaf (1960)
  • Die 3 Groschen-oper (1931)
  • Irgendwo in Berlin (1946)
  • Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney (1927)
  • Emil und die Detektive (1931)
  • Der Rote Kreis (1960)
  • Der Frosch mit der Maske (1959)
  • Die Seltsame Gräfin (1961)
  • Die Bande des Schreckens (1960)
  • Nanu, Sie kennen Korff noch nicht? (1938)
  • Dr. med. Hiob Prätorius (1965)
  • Der Hund von Baskerville (1937)
  • Der Zinker (1931)
  • Der Hexer (1932)
  • Lina Braake (1975)
  • Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht (1939)
  • Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee (1962)
  • Dreyfus (1930)
  • Haus des Lebens (1952)
  • Am Grünen Strand der Spree: Bastien und Bastienne 1953 (1960)
  • Tatort: Frankfurter Gold (1971)
  • Kasimir und Karoline (1959)
  • Hokuspokus oder: Wie lasse ich meinen Mann verschwinden? (1966)
  • Die große Sehnsucht (1930)

Here is the site of Fritz Rasp today where he is buried.

3) The unlikely star of this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival may well be Fritz Rasp. “Who” you may ask? Fritz Rasp (1891 – 1976) was a German film actor who appeared in more than 100 films between 1916 and 1976. His notable films include roles in Warning Shadows (1923), The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Spies (1928), Woman in the Moon (1929),and Threepenny Opera (1931). Most of those just mentioned films were directed by either Fritz Lang or G.W. Pabst.

Rasp also appears in TWO films being shown at this summer’s Festival. Rasp plays Meinart, the creepy pharmacist who seduces Thymian (played by Louise Brooks), in the Pabst directed Diary of a Lost Girl (1929). Rasp also has a role as the “Thin Man” in the Lang directed Metropolis (1927). Many of the scenes in Metropolis in which Rasp appears are part of the footage long thought lost until their recovery in 2008.