O. E. Hasse

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Otto Eduard Hasse
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O. E. Hasse as Mephistopheles
Born (1903-07-11)11 July 1903
Obersitzko, Province of Posen Imperial Germany
Died 12 September 1978(1978-09-12) (aged 75)
Berlin, Germany
Other names O. E. Hasse
Occupation Actor
Years active 1931–1977

Otto Eduard Hasse (11 July 1903 – 12 September 1978) was a German film actor and director.


Hasse was born to Wilhelm Gustav Eduard Hasse, a blacksmith, and Valeria Hasse in the village of Obersitzko, Province of Posen, Imperial Germany and gained his first stage experiences at highschool at Kolmar together with his classmate Berta Drews. Hasse began to study law at the University of Berlin but abandoned this study after three semesters and changed over to the Max Reinhardt's actor school at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin to receive an actor's education.

He first appeared at theatres in Thale, Breslau and from 1930 till 1939 at the Kammerspiele in Munich, where he also worked as a stage director for the first time. In 1939 he moved to the German Theatre in Prague and shortened his name to O.E. instead of Otto Eduard.

In 1944 he was conscripted to the Luftwaffe and slightly wounded. After World War II Hasse became a famous German film actor, also internationally appearing in the Alfred Hitchcock film I Confess (1953) with Montgomery Clift and starring with Clark Gable and Lana Turner in Betrayed (1954).

In 1959 he was a member of the jury at the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Hasse was the German dubbing voice of Charles Laughton, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. Hasse died in Berlin and is buried at the Waldfriedhof Dahlem.

Since 1981, the German Academy of Arts donates an O.E. Hasse Prize to benefit young actors.


  • Peter Voss, Thief of Millions (1932)
  • Cruiser Emden (1932)
  • 1932: Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen?
  • 1933: Fräulein Hoffmans Erzählungen
  • 1934: Die vertauschte Braut
  • Peer Gynt (1934)
  • 1935: Knock-out
  • 1935: Der ahnungslose Engel
  • 1936: Der schüchterne Casanova
  • 1936: Die große und die kleine Welt
  • 1936: Diener lassen bitten
  • 1937: So weit geht die Liebe nicht
  • 1938: Drei wunderschöne Tage
  • Stukas (1941)
  • Everything for Gloria (1941)
  • 1941: Illusionen
  • 1942: Rembrandt
  • 1942: Die Entlassung
  • Doctor Crippen (1942)
  • 1943: Gefährtin meines Sommers
  • 1943: Der ewige Klang
  • 1943: Geliebter Schatz
  • 1944: Der große Preis
  • 1944: Der Täter ist unter uns
  • 1944: Komm zu mir zurück
  • 1944: Aufruhr der Herzen
  • 1944: Philharmoniker
  • 1948: Berliner Ballade
  • 1949: Anonyme Briefe
  • 1950: The Big Lift
  • 1950: Epilog
  • 1951: Decision Before Dawn



  1. ^ "9th Berlin International Film Festival: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

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