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Also Known As: Died: October 25, 1975
Born: March 9, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Mr. Ricco (1975) as Uncle Enzo
A defense lawyer faces down racist killers to prove his black client innocent.
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) as Mr Alessandro
A pretty research doctor, suddenly widowed, is inveigled by a gruff street doctor to put away the mourning band and join him in his clinic in a Chicago slum area. The title role marked the end of Susan Hayward's long film career.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966)
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
The Sword of Ali Baba (1965) as Prince Cassim
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) as Alexander Stavros
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Henry Gallo
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
Cry Tough (1959) as Lavandero
After getting out of prison, a Latino criminal tries to go straight.
Duel at Apache Wells (1957) as Señor Valdez
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) as Dr. Leonardo
A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus.
Serenade (1956) as Manuel
A rising opera star is torn between his wealthy benefactor and a poor innocent.
Accused of Murder (1956) as Caesar Cipriano
Nightclub singer Ilona Vance is accused of the murder of a crooked lawyer. But Lt. Roy Hargis is convinced that Ilona is caught up in a web of deceit and intends to prove her innocence.
The First Texan (1956) as Pepe
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, a lawyer becomes involved in the independence of Texas.
The Burning Hills (1956) as Tio Perico
A young cowboy and a Mexican girl run from a ruthless criminal.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Mr. Chen
Casanova's Big Night (1954) as Carabaccio
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Headwaiter
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Orosco
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
The Caddy (1953) as Mr. Spezzato
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''s taught everything.
Son of Belle Starr (1953) as Manuel
(Wes ''53). Keith Larsen, Dona Drake, Peggie Castle, Regis Toomey, James Seay, Frank Puglia. Forced into a life of crime by his mother''s notorious reputation, The Kid (Keith Larsen) decides to go straight and put a corrupt sheriff behind bars. The real-life Belle Starr actually did have a son, Ed Reed, who was suspected of shooting his mother in the back.
The Steel Lady (1953) as Sheik Taras
Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
Bandits of Corsica (1953) as Riggio
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
The Desert Hawk (1950) as Ahmed Bey
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950) as A. J. Corelli
A small-time crook on the run is reformed by the love of a crippled woman.
Black Hand (1950) as Carlo Sabballera
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as Angelo "Angel" Badillo
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) as Luigi
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to the Barone.
Colorado Territory (1949) as Brother Tomas
An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Bolfi
Bagdad (1949) as Saleel
An Arabian princess tries to bring her father''''s killers to justice.
Special Agent (1949) as Grandfather Devereaux
Dream Girl (1948) as Antonio
Joan of Arc (1948) as Nicolas de Houppeville, judge
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Brute Force (1947) as Ferrara
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
Escape Me Never (1947) as The guide
A composer forsakes his innocent bride to romance his brother's fiancee.
Fiesta (1947) as Doctor
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Italian grocer
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Stallion Road (1947) as Pelon
A veterinarian and a novelist compete for the heart of a lady rancher.
Road to Rio (1947) as Rodrigues
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
The Lost Moment (1947) as Pietro
In a long flashback, a New York publisher is in Venice pursuing the lost love letters of an early-19th-century poet, Jeffrey Ashton, who disappeared mysteriously. Using a false name, Lewis Venable rents a room from Juliana Bordereau, once Jeffrey Ashton's lover, now an aged recluse. Running the household is Juliana's severe niece, Tina, who mistrusts Venable from the first moment. He realizes all is not right when late one night he finds Tina, her hair unpinned and wild, at the piano. She calls him Jeffrey and throws herself at him. The family priest warns Venable to tread carefully around her fantasies, but he wants the letters at any cost, even Tina's sanity.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Baron Montay
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Without Reservations (1946) as Ortega
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Prince Tatsugi
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan''''s growing militarism before World War II.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Tony
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Emile
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
A Song to Remember (1945) as Monsieur Jollet
The famed composer Chopin sacrifices everything, even love, for his native Poland.
Passage to Marseille (1944) as Older guard
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
Dragon Seed (1944) as Old clerk
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Javanese temple guide
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Around the World (1944) as Native dealer
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
Tall in the Saddle (1944) as Tala
A woman-hating cowboy signs on with a lady rancher.
Together Again (1944) as Leonardo
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Brazil (1944) as Señor Machada
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as [Prince] Cassim
Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancée of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.
This Is the Life (1944) as Music teacher
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Captain Carpolis
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Background to Danger (1943) as Syrian vendor
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
Pilot #5 (1943) as Nikola [Alessandro]
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Villeneuve
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Judge Ulrich
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Princess O'Rourke (1943) as Greek
A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Captain Gomez
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
The Iron Major (1943) as French major
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) as
The jungle king braves a lost prehistoric world to obtain malaria serum for the Allies.
Casablanca (1942) as Arab vendor
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Who Is Hope Schuyler? (1942) as Baggott
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as [Victor] Eminescu
Always in My Heart (1942) as Joe Borelli
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1942) as The pundit
A boy raised by wolves adjusts to life among humans.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Kosura [also known as Yang T'Sueh-Lin]
Flight Lieutenant (1942) as Father Carlos
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son''''s respect.
Now, Voyager (1942) as Giovanni
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) as Silvio Bacigalupi
A young divorcee tries to convert a house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants.
World Premiere (1941) as Dapper officer
Billy the Kid (1941) as Pedro Gonzales
A misunderstood youngster turns into one of the West''''s most notorious outlaws.
Law of the Tropics (1941) as Tito
A night-club singer on the lam marries a South American rubber planter to escape the law.
That Night in Rio (1941) as Pedro
A nightclub entertainer pretends to be a noted financier, only to fall for the man¿s wife.
The Parson of Panamint (1941) as Joaquin
Tengo fe en ti (1940) as Enrico Buriani
Torrid Zone (1940) as [Juan] Rodriguez
A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as Headwaiter
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
Meet the Wildcat (1940) as Chief of police
Arise, My Love (1940) as Father Jacinto
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter find adventure in Europe on the eve of World War II.
The Fatal Hour (1940) as Hardway Harry Lockett
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman''''s death.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Proprietor
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
Behind the News (1940) as Tomas Olmedo
It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) as Achmed Halide
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
Rangers of Fortune (1940) as Stefan
Argentine Nights (1940) as Police chief
Down Argentine Way (1940) as Montero
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as Tony
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Code of the Secret Service (1939) as Conductor
Secret Service agents try to solve the theft of treasury banknote plates.
In Old Caliente (1939) as Don Jose
Americans come west to California in the hope of peaceful settlement. Roy and Gabby sing a duet: "We're Not Coming Out Tonight." Other songs include "Sundown on the Rangeland" and "Ride on Vaquero."
In Name Only (1939) as Manager
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
The Girl and the Gambler (1939) as Gomez
An outlaw kidnaps a dancer and her lover in order to win a bet.
Forged Passport (1939) as Chief Miguel
Lady of the Tropics (1939) as Telegraph office clerk
An American playboy in Saigon has to fight to get his Eurasian wife out of the country.
Pirates of the Skies (1939) as Jerry [Petri]
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Handwriting expert
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Society Lawyer (1939) as Headwaiter
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
Maisie (1939) as Ernie
A Brooklyn showgirl tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.
Dramatic School (1938) as Alphonse
A young actress struggles to make a hit on stage and in married life.
Rascals (1938) as Florist
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
The Sisters (1938) as Wireless operator
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Second Red's gang
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Change of Heart (1938) as Lucio
Yellow Jack (1938) as
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
Barefoot Boy (1938) as Hank
A wrongly imprisoned man sends his snobbish son to the country to grow up.
Tropic Holiday (1938) as Co-pilot
I'll Give a Million (1938) as Citizen
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
A Trip to Paris (1938) as Waiter
Sharpshooters (1938) as Ivan
Invisible Enemy (1938) as Signor Bramucci
The Shining Hour (1938) as Headwaiter
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1938) as Draven Nogais
Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.
A Doctor's Diary (1937) as Louie
Mannequin (1937) as Seaman
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Mama Steps Out (1937) as Priest
A dizzy society matron runs wild on the Riviera.
When You're in Love (1937) as Carlos
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
She's No Lady (1937) as Bartender
Song of the City (1937) as Tony
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he's pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.
The Bride Wore Red (1937) as Alberto
A chorus girl crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to snare a rich husband.
King of Gamblers (1937) as Barber
Thin Ice (1937) as First porter
Lancer Spy (1937) as Monk
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
Maytime (1937) as Orchestra conductor
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Exclusive (1937) as Johnny
The Firefly (1937) as Pablo
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
We Have Our Moments (1937) as Customs inspector
Seventh Heaven (1937) as Postman
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Waiter
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
Beg Borrow or Steal (1937) as Summitt's Detective
Con men on the Riviera live by their wits.
Fatal Lady (1936) as Felipe
The Garden of Allah (1936) as
A monk deserts his calling to marry a beautiful woman he meets in the Sahara.
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as "Grandma"
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
Bulldog Edition (1936) as Tony
Love on the Run (1936) as Waiter
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Hotel clerk
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
The Gay Desperado (1936) as Lopez
A Mexican bandit kidnaps a singing cowboy star to learn American ways.
The Melody Lingers On (1935) as Guiseppe
One More River (1934) as Waiter
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.
Stamboul Quest (1934) as German aide
A notorious enemy spy falls for an American medical student during World War I.
Men in White (1934) as Dr. Vitale
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
Viva Villa (1934) as Villa's father
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
The Man Who Laughs (1928) as
Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. Unlike in the original story by Victor Hugo, the lovers escape to France.
Romola (1925) as Adolpo Spini
In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a beautiful daughter named Romola. Tito flirts with a peasant girl in the streets, and for fun goes through a mock marriage with her -- but she takes it seriously. Romola doesn't really love him, but marries him because her father wishes it. When the Medici are forced out, Tito joins the new government and rises to be chief magistrate. His evil actions earn him the hatred of Romola and of the people, and he is killed by a mob. Romola ends up with sculptor Carol, who has always loved her.
The Beautiful City (1925) as Carlo Gillardi
Isn't Life Wonderful (1924) as Theodor
The story follows a Polish professor and his family who have become refugees in the aftermath of World War I. They try to survive in Germany during the period of the Great Inflation. Carol Dempster is Inga, a Polish war orphan who struggles to provide for the family that has taken her in, while accumulating a meager dowry from the rubble of depression-stricken Berlin so that she can marry Paul. Returning to his family, weakened by the battlefront's poisonous gases, Paul invests in his and Inga's future by tending a secret garden which he hopes will provide the resources for them to live, and which serves as a symbol of optimism for the two young lovers.
Fascination (1922) as Nema
Orphans of the Storm (1921) as Pierre Frochard
In this silent film, two sisters, one of them blind, fight to find each other during the French Revolution.

Cast (short)

The Flag of Humanity (1940)
This short film focuses on how Clara Barton helped found the American Red Cross. Vitaphone Release 9889-9890.
The Monroe Doctrine (1939)
This short historical film focuses on the creation of the Monroe Doctrine. Vitaphone Release 9436-9437.
Joaquin Murrieta (1938)
This historical short film follows the life and exploits of killer outlaw Jaoquin Murrieta, in California in the 1850s.
The Public Pays (1936)
In this short film, a protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken up.
Okay, José (1935)
A salesman must find and capture a notorious Mexican bandit in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 7071-7072.

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