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Also Known As: Died: September 3, 1980
Born: April 23, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Romania Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Capture (1950) as Carlos
2.
The Girl from San Lorenzo (1950) as [The] Cisco [Kid]
3.
Satan's Cradle (1949) as [The] Cisco [Kid]
Crooked lawyer Steve Gentry (Douglas Fowley) has plans to take over the town and mines of Silver City from Jim Mason. He kills Mason in what looks like a mine accident, and then brings in Lil (Ann Savage), who produces a fake marriage certificate and takes over Mason's property as his widow. Preacher Lane (Byron Foulger) attempts to arouse the townspeople to drive out Gentry, Lil and their cohorts and is beaten up by a couple of the Gentry henchmen. The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) encounter the preacher, and head for Silver City. They subsequently reveal Gentry's machinations, and restore Silver City to the decent town it previously was.
4.
The Valiant Hombre (1949) as [The] Cisco [Kid]
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) find a dog, Daisy (played by Daisy), grieving for its lost master. Cisco senses a plot when he later learns that the missing man, Paul Mason (John James), recently discovered a gold lode in the nearby hills. The trail leads to the owner of a gambling hall, Lon Lansdell (John Litel). Linda Mason (Barbara Billingsley), searching for her lost brother, is met when she arrives by Cisco, who tries to hell her the true story as he sees it, but she prefers to believe Landell's version of her brother's disappearance. Lansdell leads Linda to her brother, and she is used in an attempt to make Mason disclose the location of his gold strike. But Cisco and Pancho are close by.
5.
The Daring Caballero (1949) as The Cisco Kid
6.
The Gay Amigo (1949) as [The] Cisco [Kid]
Chasing Mexican bandits, the Captain sees Cisco and Pancho ride away. Assuming they are the bandits he captures them and then lets them go. He has them followed figuring they will lead him to the entire gang. Cisco learns the editor and the blacksmith are the leaders. He makes the blacksmith think his partner double-crossed him and then joins up with him as his new partner planning to lead the entire gang into a trap.
7.
Sword of the Avenger (1948) as Fernando
8.
Jungle Flight (1947) as Police Captain Costa
Kelly Jordan (Robert Lowery) and Andy Melton (Robert Kent) are former AAF fliers operating a cargo service over the South American mountain ranges in order to get enough money to return to Texas and buy a commercial line. Andy is killed when his overloaded plane crashes and explodes. Kelly meets Laurey Roberts (Ann Savage), who gets him to take her to the mining-camp operation as a cook, as she is running away from her ex-husband, Tom Hammond (Douglas Fowley), who has just been released from prison. Hammond catches up with Laurey, but he is killed in a gun fight, and Kelly and Laurie leave looking for a peaceful life in Texas.
9.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Mexican captain
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
10.
The Cisco Kid Returns (1945) as The Cisco Kid, also known as Juan Francisco Hernandez
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Martin Garralaga) stop the marriage of Rosita (Cecelia Callejo) to Harris (Roger Pryor) by claiming that Cisco is already married to her, and exhibit a borrowed child, Nancy (Sharon Smith) as proof. Cisco carries off the furious Rosita, but finds, when returning Nancy, that her real father (Walter Clinton) has been shot to death. Assuming responsibility for Nancy, Cisco sends her and Rosita to stay with Tia (Eva Puig), and he visits the local padre (Fritz Leiber). Harris and Conway (Anthony Warde) scheme to get custody of the child, so they can obtain the money left to her by her father. As part of the plot, an actress (Vicky Lane), comes to town posing as the girl's mother, accompanied by her maid Jeanette (Jan Wiley). Rosita, jealous of the attention Cisco is paying to Jeanette, tells Harris where the child is being kept in hiding. Cisco sends Pancho to the sheriff (Bud Osborne) with a message promising to give himself up for "kidnapping" Nancy if the sheriff will bring along "Mrs. Page" and Conway.
11.
South of the Rio Grande (1945) as The Cisco Kid, also known as Juan Francisco Hernandez
Miguel Sanches, the operator of a large rancho, has stolen cattle and then had innocent suspects shot. Cisco has been called on for help and arriving finds a wagon under attack. His men drive off the attackers and he finds the victim was to be Sanches' replacement. After changing clothes with the man, Cisco arrives posing as him in a attempt to get evidience against Sanchez.
12.
In Old New Mexico (1945) as The Cisco Kid, also known as Juan Carlos Francisco Antonio
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Martin Garralaga) hold up a stagecoach and kidnap Ellen Roth (Gwen Kenyon). They take the girl, who is wanted on a murder charge, to the mission where Padre Angelo (Pedro de Cordoba) will look after her. She tells Cisco of a mysterious Doctor Willis(Richard Gordon) who called on an aged woman she had been nursing and gave her an overdose of sleeping pills. Convinced that Ellen is innocent, Cisco sets out to prove it. He goes to Bill Hastings (Norman Wills) where he makes a deal to turn Ellen in if Cisco gets part of the money Hastings will inherit when she is convicted. With Ellen safely in jail, Cisco and Pancho force the local newspaper to run a story saying that Doc Willis has been apprehended. Hastings makes another deal with Cisco to kill Ellen before she testifies against Doc.
13.
Sheriff of Sundown (1944) as Chihuahua Ramirez
Bringing his large cattle herd to Sundown, Tex Jordan sells to Hatfield. He does OK but learns Hatfield is cheating the small outfits. When one refuses to sell he is murdered and Tex then decides to stay and take up the fight. He is appointed a special Agent by the Governor but unknonw to him the Governor's Secretary is a spy for Hatfield and reveals his plans.
14.
Call of the South Seas (1944) as Charcot
15.
Hands Across the Border (1944) as Juan Morales
Horse breeders Adams and Brock are vying for the Army contract. When Adams is killed trying to ride his horse Trigger, Roy saves the horse from being shot. He trains him and then plans to ride him in the race to win the contract.
16.
The San Antonio Kid (1944) as Johnny Bennett, also known as The San Antonio Kid
A geologist has found oil on the neighboring ranches and teams up with Ace who has his gang create a reign of terror to get the ranchers to sell out. But to get rid of Red Ryder, Ace sends for the San Antonio Kid. Arriving, the Kid has a freak accident and Red comes along to save his life. When the Kid later meets with Ace he learns that Red is the man he has been paid to kill.
17.
Around the World (1944) as Dragoman
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
18.
Tiger Woman, The (1944)
Greedy oil speculators, led by Morgan, are trying to force Tiger Woman and her band of warriors from their jungle home. Allen Saunders of Inter-Ocean Oil wants to develop the oil, too, but fights with Tiger Woman to stop the bad guys.
19.
The Fighting Seabees (1944) as Juan
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
20.
Border Patrol (1943) as Commandant [La Barca]
Hoppy, California and Johnny are Texas Rangers trying to end a scheme which smuggles Mexicans into the United States to become essentially slaves in a silver mine owned by Orestes Krebs. The three are captured, sentenced to hang, and then escape. They free the slaves and capture the bad guys.
21.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Lt. Berrendo
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
22.
The Desert Song (1943) as Captain of guard
23.
Tiger Fangs (1943) as Peter Jeremy
24.
Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943)
American secret service agent Rex Bennett (Rod Cameron) is assigned to defeat the plans of the Nazis to form an alliance in Africa with the Arabs. His aides are Janet Blake (Joan Marsh), a United Nations agent posing as a reporter, and Pierre LaSalle (Duncan Renaldo), a Free-French officer. Complications arise when a trusted Arab chieftain (Lionel Royce) turns out to be Baron vom Rommier, a German officer.
25.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Italian reporter
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
26.
King of the Mounties (1942)
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata (Abner Biberman), Count Baroni (Nestor Pavia) and Marshal von Horst (Wilheim/William von Brincken using his WW II alias of William Vaughn), chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent (George Irving), and his daughter Carol (Peggy Drake) arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper (Douglass Dumbrille.) RCMP Sergeant Tom King (Allan Lane) attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is hidden. She is captured and taken to the crater of a volcano, where the ring makes its headquarters.
27.
We Were Dancing (1942) as Sam Estrella
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
28.
A Yank in Libya (1942) as Shiek [sic] David
29.
Down Mexico Way (1941) as Juan
After the badguys swindle the good folk of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase them to Mexico where they are now trying to rob a rich Mexican ranchero.
30.
Gauchos of Eldorado (1941) as José Ojara, also known as The Gaucho
Gaucho escapes from Braden's gang only to be shot by them. The Mesquiteers drive away the outlaws and take his money on to his mother. But Isabella thinks Tucson is her long lost son and they don't have the heart to tell her he is dead.
31.
Outlaws of the Desert (1941) as Sheik Suleiman
Hoppy and his pals accompany the Grants to Saudi Arabia to buy horses. When the Karitga's have El Kader kidnap Charles Grant for ransom, Hoppy engineers his rescue. When they return to the Sheik's camp, El Kader and his men attack.
32.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Henchman
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
34.
South of Panama (1941) as Captain of police
Jan Martin, sister of government chemist Paul Martin, realizes she is being followed by enemy agents after her brother. She ignores him at the Panama airport and embraces a stranger, Mile Lawrence, instead. Enemy agents Lake and Wilton are convinced that Mike is her brother and attempt to trap the pair. They get away but Jan disappears. Disguised with a black wig and new makeup, Jan becomes Dolores and gets a job singing at a cafe. Spotting Jan without her disguise, Mike follows her down an alley where they are trapped by Raynor, another espionage agent. They get away and Jan also gets away from Mike. Later, both Mike and Jan are captured and the agents realize that Mike is not the brother they are after. Paul is also brought to the hideout, but Mike gets the drop on them.
35.
Pioneers of the West (1940) as Rico
36.
Heroes of the Saddle (1940) as Rico
Montana Bill Bell (Kermit Maynard), a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston), Rusty Joslin (Raymond Hatton) and Rico Renaldo (Duncan Renaldo), is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy (Patsy Lee Parsons) in an orphanage while they earn enough money to qualify for her adoptation. Visiting the orphanage, they discover that Peggy's foot has been injured in an accident. The superintendent, Melloney (Byron Foulger), silences Peggy when she attempts to tell them about it. Despite their suspicions they agree to raise the $400 needed for special treatment required for Peggy's injury. To raise the money, Stony boxes four rounds in an exhibition with "Killer" McCully (Jack Roper) and succeeds in knocking him out. Taking the money to the orphanage, the Mesquiteers are impressed when they find that Melloney has stretched his budget and purchased the equipment already. They are unaware that Melloney and associate J. D. Crone (William Ruhl) did so to keep attention from being focused on the home, as they are exploiting the kids and taking funds alloted to running the orphanage. When Stony sees a small boy being bullied by an attendant, he hears enough to convince him that a child-labor sweatshop is being run in the basement. In the garb of a "Masked Rider", and with the aid of Rusty, Rico and nurse Ruth Miller (Loretta Weaver), the job of rescuing the children and convicting the crooks begins.
37.
Covered Wagon Days (1940) as Rico
38.
Oklahoma Renegades (1940) as Rico
39.
Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940) as Rico
This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state, but Republic, which easily produced the best of the B-westerns, quite often used a title that had nothing to do with the locale of the film. Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston), Rusty Joslin (Raymond Hatton) and Rico (Duncan Renaldo) are Texas Rangers unable to enter the territory known as the Panhandle as it is not part of the state, and lawlessness runs rampant there, under the guerilla leader, King Barton (LeRoy Mason.) They discover a young boy, Danny Burke (Sammy McKim), wounded and left to die by the Barton gang. They nurse him back to health, but he is killed in another raid by the Barton outfit. Stony takes possession of the boy's gun and vows vengeance. Since the strip of land hiding the outlaws is under Federal authority, the Mesquiteers enter the territory with a plan to lure the outlaws across the Texas border. Stony, posing as his look-alike outlaw double known as The Laredo Kid, stages a jail break to free King Barton's younger brother Jim (Dennis Moore) from a Texas jail and insinuates himself into the gang. Barton has been forcing a Panhandle gunsmith named Manners (John St. Polis) to provide weapons for him, and Manners' daughter, Doris (Rosella Towne), is antagonistic toward Stony, whom she believes to be The Laredo Kid. Stony soon convinces her of his true identity. The plot to lure the Barton gang into Texas is progressing nicely until the real Laredo Kid shows up and exposes Stony.
40.
Gaucho Serenade (1940) as Gaucho
Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion. They discover that Ronnie Willoughby, a young boy just off the boat from school in England, has hitched a ride, thinking that Gene and Frog were sent by his father to meet him. Ronnie thinks his father is a big rancher in the west and doesn't know that his father, Alfred Willoughby, is serving time in San Quentin prison because of a frame-up by the officials of a packing company. To keep the father from testifying against them, the packing company officials, Carter, Jenkins and Martin, have arranged for the boy to be kidnapped. Along the way a runaway bride, Joyce Halloway, and her young sister Patsy join the troupe. Various members of the cast sing and dance their way through The Singing Hills, Gaucho Serenade, Give Out With a Song, Heading For the Wide Open Spaces, 'Tis Be, Keep Rollin' and A Song of Sunset before every situation is solved, and Gene gets Joyce, Frog gets Ringeye, the father is cleared and reunited with his UK-accented son and the villains are sent to the Republic Big House.
41.
Zaza (1939) as Animal trainer
Zaza is a spicy Parisian cabaret performer who falls in love with wealthy rogue Dufresne. Quitting show biz to be with Dufresne for all time, Zaza is taken aback to discover that he's already married...
42.
Cowboys from Texas (1939) as Renaldo
Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the other of their problems, the Mesquiteers realize someone else is responsible. Stony suspects Plummer and fakes leaving the Mesquiteers to join Plummer's gang hoping to find out who it is.
43.
The Kansas Terrors (1939) as Renaldo
44.
South of the Border (1939) as Andreo [Mendoza]
Federal Agent Gene Autry and his sidekick Frog are sent to Mexico to prevent foreign powers from gaining control of Mexican oil refineries and fomenting revolution among the Mexican people. Gene falls in love with Senorita Dolores but finds he must leave for the island of Palermo, where her uncle, Don Diego, is being prevented from transporting his cattle to market by the foreign agents, who have co-opted Dolores' brother Andreo into joining them. While trying to load cattle by sea into a waiting cargo ship Gene and his men are attacked by Andreo and his revolutionaries, with fatal results.
45.
The Mad Empress (1939) as Colonel Miguel Lopez
46.
Rough Riders Round-Up (1939) as Alcalde
A suspended Texas ranger sets out to catch the outlaws who killed his partner.
48.
Ten Laps to Go (1938) as [Eddie] De Sylva
49.
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) as Sebastian
50.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Ivan
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.
51.
Tropic Holiday (1938) as Young Blood
53.
Special Agent K-7 (1937) as Tony Black
54.
Sky Racket (1937) as
55.
Zorro Rides Again (1937)
The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden. Manuel Vega, aged co-owner, calls in the aid of his nephew James, great-grandson of the original Zorro. Alas, James seems more adept at golf than derring-do; but after he arrives, Zorro rides again! Can one black-clad man on horseback defeat a gang supplied with airplanes and machine guns?
56.
Painted Stallion, The (1937)
The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive and he sends out his men to stop them. The wagon train then has to endure repeated attacks but is aided by a mysterious rider that shoots singing arrows and rides a painted stallion.
57.
58.
Mile-a-Minute-Love (1937) as Count Ribalto
59.
Moonlight Murder (1936) as Pedro
A murderer strikes an opera company.
60.
Lady Luck (1936) as Tony Morelli
61.
Two Minutes to Play (1936) as Lew Ashley
62.
Rebellion (1936) as Ricardo Castillo
63.
The Moth (1934) as Don Pedro
64.
Public Stenographer (1933) as Jerome Eagan
65.
Trapped in Tia Juana (1932) as Kenneth/El Zorro
66.
Trader Horn (1931) as Peru
An African trader and a white jungle goddess join forces against a hostile tribe.
67.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) as Esteban
68.
Pals of the Prairie (1929) as Francisco
69.
The Naughty Duchess (1928) as Armand

Writer (feature film)

71.
The Lady and the Bandit (1951) as Story
A dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
72.
The Highwayman (1951) as Based on a Story by
73.
Bells of San Fernando (1947) as Orig story and scr
Mendoza ruthlessly controls the valley of San Fernando and his men guard the only entrance. When Mendoza announces he will marry Michael's girl friend Maria, Michael plans an escape. He hopes to reach the Governor and bring back the troops.
74.
Don Ricardo Returns (1946) as Screenwriter
75.
Mile a Minute Love (1937) as From Story
76.
Mile-a-Minute-Love (1937) as Orig scr

Producer (feature film)

77.
The Gay Amigo (1949) as Associate Producer
Chasing Mexican bandits, the Captain sees Cisco and Pancho ride away. Assuming they are the bandits he captures them and then lets them go. He has them followed figuring they will lead him to the entire gang. Cisco learns the editor and the blacksmith are the leaders. He makes the blacksmith think his partner double-crossed him and then joins up with him as his new partner planning to lead the entire gang into a trap.
78.
Satan's Cradle (1949) as Associate Producer
Crooked lawyer Steve Gentry (Douglas Fowley) has plans to take over the town and mines of Silver City from Jim Mason. He kills Mason in what looks like a mine accident, and then brings in Lil (Ann Savage), who produces a fake marriage certificate and takes over Mason's property as his widow. Preacher Lane (Byron Foulger) attempts to arouse the townspeople to drive out Gentry, Lil and their cohorts and is beaten up by a couple of the Gentry henchmen. The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) encounter the preacher, and head for Silver City. They subsequently reveal Gentry's machinations, and restore Silver City to the decent town it previously was.
79.
The Valiant Hombre (1949) as Associate Producer
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) find a dog, Daisy (played by Daisy), grieving for its lost master. Cisco senses a plot when he later learns that the missing man, Paul Mason (John James), recently discovered a gold lode in the nearby hills. The trail leads to the owner of a gambling hall, Lon Lansdell (John Litel). Linda Mason (Barbara Billingsley), searching for her lost brother, is met when she arrives by Cisco, who tries to hell her the true story as he sees it, but she prefers to believe Landell's version of her brother's disappearance. Lansdell leads Linda to her brother, and she is used in an attempt to make Mason disclose the location of his gold strike. But Cisco and Pancho are close by.
80.
The Daring Caballero (1949) as Producer
81.
Bells of San Fernando (1947) as Associate Producer
Mendoza ruthlessly controls the valley of San Fernando and his men guard the only entrance. When Mendoza announces he will marry Michael's girl friend Maria, Michael plans an escape. He hopes to reach the Governor and bring back the troops.
82.
Don Ricardo Returns (1946) as Associate Producer

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