A report on Nils Asther

Asther in 1930s by George Hurrell
Asther by Alexander Binder in 1925

Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s, known as "the male Greta Garbo".

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Asther in 1930s by George Hurrell

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The Love Captive

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1934 American drama film directed by Max Marcin and written by Karen DeWolf, adapted from Marcin's play of the same name.

1934 American drama film directed by Max Marcin and written by Karen DeWolf, adapted from Marcin's play of the same name.

The film stars Gloria Stuart, Nils Asther, Paul Kelly, Alan Dinehart, Renee Gadd, and Russ Brown.

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The Prisoner of Corbal

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The Prisoner of Corbal is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Karl Grune and starring Nils Asther, Hugh Sinclair and Hazel Terry.

Tea Leaves in the Wind

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Tea Leaves in the Wind is a 1938 British drama film directed by Ward Wing and starring Nils Asther, Eve Shelley and Gibson Gowland.

The Washington Masquerade

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1932 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Charles Brabin and written by John Meehan and Samuel Blythe.

1932 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Charles Brabin and written by John Meehan and Samuel Blythe.

The film stars Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, Diane Sinclair, Nils Asther and Reginald Barlow.

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The Night of January 16th (film)

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1941 American film directed by William Clemens, based on a 1934 play of the same name by Ayn Rand.

1941 American film directed by William Clemens, based on a 1934 play of the same name by Ayn Rand.

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Robert Preston starred as Steve Van Ruyle.

Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston) is a sailor who inherits a position on the board of a company headed by Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther).

Lavender marriage

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Male–female mixed-orientation marriage, undertaken as a marriage of convenience to conceal the socially stigmatised sexual orientation of one or both partners.

Male–female mixed-orientation marriage, undertaken as a marriage of convenience to conceal the socially stigmatised sexual orientation of one or both partners.

Swedish Hollywood actor Nils Asther and vaudeville entertainer Vivian Duncan had a brief marriage of convenience that resulted in one child; Asther was a well known homosexual who had a relationship with actor/stuntman Kenneth DuMain.

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Submarine Alert

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1943 American film directed by Frank McDonald, produced by Pine-Thomas Productions and released by Paramount Pictures.

1943 American film directed by Frank McDonald, produced by Pine-Thomas Productions and released by Paramount Pictures.

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The use of stock footage resulted in the "3rd Bomber Squadron" being composed of Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighters.

The film stars Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie, Nils Asther, Roger Pryor, Marc Lawrence and Ralph Sanford.

L-R Rosetta and Vivian Duncan c. 1912

Duncan Sisters

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American vaudeville duo who became popular in the 1920s with their act Topsy and Eva.

American vaudeville duo who became popular in the 1920s with their act Topsy and Eva.

L-R Rosetta and Vivian Duncan c. 1912
L-R Vivian and Rosetta Duncan c. 1912
The Duncan Sisters as Topsy and Eva, circa 1945

In 1930 Vivian married actor Nils Asther, who had co-starred with her and Rosetta in the film version of Topsy and Eva. Rosetta (who was lesbian) attempted a solo career for a few years, but was rejoined with Vivian in 1932 after Vivian's divorce from Asther.

Robert Montgomery, Frederick Kerr and Heather Thatcher

But the Flesh Is Weak

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1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Jack Conway and written by Ivor Novello based on his 1928 play The Truth Game.

1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Jack Conway and written by Ivor Novello based on his 1928 play The Truth Game.

Robert Montgomery, Frederick Kerr and Heather Thatcher
Robert Montgomery, Frederick Kerr and Heather Thatcher

The film stars Robert Montgomery, Nora Gregor, Heather Thatcher, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith and Nils Asther.

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The Blue Danube (1928 film)

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1928 American silent romantic drama film starring Leatrice Joy.

1928 American silent romantic drama film starring Leatrice Joy.

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Nils Asther as Erich von Statzen