Hollywood: Henry Bookholt

A German-made film version of Thomas Mann's The Confessions of Felix Krull has been making the rounds of U.S. theaters for three years, and is still playing, with "Henry Bookholt" in the lead. Few American exhibitors are aware of the promotional chance they are missing: their star—whose name meant nothing outside Germany three years ago and was more or less Anglicized* in the English credits—is Horst Buchholz, one of the biggest box-office draws of 1961.

No German performer has ever approached the popularity in U.S. motion pictures of Berlin-born Marlene Dietrich, but Buchholz may. At 27, he has starred in...

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