Knowledge Identifier: +Paul_Lukas
Lukas made his stage debut in Budapest in 1916 and his film debut in 1917
He was busy in the 1930s, appearing in such films as the melodrama "Rockabye", the crime caper "Grumpy", Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes", the comedy "Ladies in Love", and the drama "Dodsworth"
Torben Meyer - Meyer had small parts as waiters in five different movies during 1932; in German émigré director Ernst Lubitsch's film "Broken Lullaby" starring Lionel Barrymore, in George Cukor's "What Price Hollywood-", where he plays a waiter in the famous Hollywood restaurant 'The Brown Derby', in "Downstairs" starring Paul Lukas, in Mervyn LeRoy's "Big City Blues" starring Joan Blondell and in "The Match King"
He followed William Powell and Basil Rathbone portraying the series detective Philo Vance, a cosmopolitan New Yorker, once in 1935 in "The Casino Murder Case", but his major role came in 1943's "Watch on the Rhine", when he played a man working against the Nazis, a role he originated in the Broadway premiere of the play of the same name in 1941
In the 1940s, Lukas was a charter member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a conservative lobbying group opposed to possible Communist influence in Hollywood
Lucile Watson - Watson reached the height of her adult acting career in playwright Lillian Hellman's anti-fascist dramatic stage play "Watch on the Rhine" on Broadway in 1941, starring Paul Lukas
Lukas' film career picked up momentum in the 1960s with six films, including Fun in Acapulco with Elvis Presley in 1963 and Lord Jim with Peter O'Toole in 1965