Richard Conte


Actor
Richard Conte

About

Also Known As
Nicholas Peter Conte, Nicholas Conte
Birth Place
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Born
March 24, 1910
Died
April 15, 1975
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Likeable, reliable leading man who from the mid-1940s to the mid-50s starred in numerous quality films before his career went into decline. Later memorable as the scheming Don Barzini in "The Godfather" (1972)....

Photos & Videos

Thieves' Highway - Movie Posters
Hollywood Story - Movie Posters
Hollywood Story - Lobby Card Set

Family & Companions

Ruth Storey
Wife
Actor, psychotherapist. Died at age 84 in August 1994.

Biography

Likeable, reliable leading man who from the mid-1940s to the mid-50s starred in numerous quality films before his career went into decline. Later memorable as the scheming Don Barzini in "The Godfather" (1972).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Operation Cross Eagles (1969)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Shoot First, Die Later (1974)
Big Guns (1973)
Nick
Anastasia mio fratello ovvero il presunto capo dell'aninima assassini (1973)
Alberto Anastasia
The Boss (1973)
Piazza Pulita (1973)
Milano trema: La Polizia vuole giustizia (1973)
Anna quel particolare piacere (1973)
The Godfather (1972)
[Don Emilio] Barzini
Explosion (1970)
Dr. Philip Neal
Operation Cross Eagles (1969)
Lieutenant Bradford
Lady in Cement (1968)
Lieutenant Santini
Tony Rome (1967)
Lieutenant Santini
Hotel (1967)
Dupere
Assault on a Queen (1966)
Tony Moreno
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Barabbas
Synanon (1965)
Reid
Circus World (1964)
Aldo Alfredo
The Eyes of Annie Jones (1964)
David Wheeler
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
Leonard Ashley
Pepe (1961)
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Anthony Bergdorf
They Came to Cordura (1959)
Cpl. Milo Trubee
This Angry Age (1958)
Michael Forestier
The Brothers Rico (1957)
Eddie Rico
Full of Life (1957)
Nick Rocco
Bengazi (1955)
Johnny Gilmore
New York Confidential (1955)
Nick Magellan
The Big Tip Off (1955)
Johnny Denton
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Tony Bardeman
Target Zero (1955)
Lt. Tom Flagler
The Big Combo (1955)
Mr. Brown
Little Red Monkey (1955)
Race for Life (1954)
Peter Wells
Highway Dragnet (1954)
Jim Henry
The Blue Gardenia (1953)
Casey Mayo
Slaves of Babylon (1953)
Nahum
Desert Legion (1953)
Crito [also known as Omar Ben Khalif]
The Raiders (1952)
Jan Morrell
The Raging Tide (1951)
Bruno Felkin
Hollywood Story (1951)
Larry O'Brien
Under the Gun (1951)
Bert Galvin
The Sleeping City (1950)
Fred Rowan [also known as Fred Gilbert]
Big Jack (1949)
Dr. Alexander Meade
Whirlpool (1949)
Dr. Bill Sutton
Thieves' Highway (1949)
Nick Garcos
House of Strangers (1949)
Max Monetti
Cry of the City (1948)
Martin Rome
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Frank Wiecek
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Bill O'Connell, also known as Wilhelm Kuncel
The Other Love (1947)
Paul Clermont
A Walk in the Sun (1946)
Rivera
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
Mel Phillips
Captain Eddie (1945)
Pvt. John Bartek
The Spider (1945)
Chris Conlon
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Nicolo
The Purple Heart (1944)
Lt. Angelo Canelli
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Capt. Davis
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
Tony [Casselli]

Life Events

1943

Screen acting debut in "Guadalcanal Diary"

1968

Sole film as director (also actor), "Operation Cross Eagles"

Photo Collections

Thieves' Highway - Movie Posters
Thieves' Highway - Movie Posters
Hollywood Story - Movie Posters
Hollywood Story - Movie Posters
Hollywood Story - Lobby Card Set
Hollywood Story - Lobby Card Set
Hollywood Story - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Hollywood Story - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Big Combo - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release American movie posters for The Big Combo (1955), starring Cornel Wilde.

Videos

Movie Clip

Pepe (1960) - How Humiliatin'! Cantinflas (title character), seeking his beloved horse, has reached Las Vegas, where director George Sidney lays down another barrage of cameos, this time including Frank Sinatra, Cesar Romero, Jimmy Durante and just the start of Dean Martin's bit (Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. done earlier), in Pepe, 1960.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) - Adorable Drunk Losing her grip again, now in the thrall of her money-grubbing third husband Tony (Richard Conte), singer Lillian Roth (Susan Hayward) has an incident in an LA bar, in I'll Cry Tomorrow, 1955.
House Of Strangers (1949) - Vengeance Is A Rare Wine Susan Hayward, not yet identified as Irene, enters the uptown apartment where we’ve just seen Richard Conte, as newly paroled Max Monetti, arrive, after facing off with his brothers at their family-owned Lower Manhattan bank, and their first encounter, in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s House Of Strangers, 1949.
House Of Strangers (1949) - The Bank Will Open When I Get There Artful introduction of top-billed Edward G. Robinson as Gino Monetti (we’ve seen his portrait earlier, at the family-owned Manhattan bank), with Richard Conte as just-paroled son Max, visiting the vacant family home, and playing some Verdi, Joseph L. Mankiewicz directing, Luther Adler the elder son, in House Of Strangers, 1949.
House Of Strangers (1949) - Money Is A Great Cleanser Having jumped back in time at least seven years, to when Manhattan Italian banker Gino Monetti (Edward G. Robinson) lived, we see the first meeting of Susan Hayward as Irene and Richard Conte as his son and in-house lawyer Max, Paul Valentine as the younger brother and security guard, in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s House Of Strangers, 1949.
House Of Strangers (1949) - This Bank Stinks With Tradition From producer Sol Siegel and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, opening with legit Little Italy location shots, Richard Conte on what looks like Mulberry St., entering the Monetti Loan & Trust, where we learn he’s Max, released from prison, visiting Joseph (Luther Adler) and brothers Pietro and Tony (Paul Valentine, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.), in House Of Strangers, 1949.
Thieves' Highway (1949) - I'm The Friendly Type Weary trucker Nick, at the San Francisco produce market (director Jules Dassin shooting on location), aiming not to get shafted on his first delivery, doesn’t know what to make of Rica (Valentina Cortese, her first scene), in Thieves’ Highway, 1949, from A.I. Bezzerides’ novel and screenplay.
Thieves' Highway (1949) - The Chinese Have Small Feet During his big fat Greek-American return to California, ship mechanic Nick (Richard Conte), with his mom, dad (Tamara Shayne, Morris Carnovsky) and probably-fianceè Polly (Barbara Lawrence), discovers bad news that had been kept from him, early in Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway, 1949.
Thieves' Highway (1949) - I Got Plenty Of Shirts Location shooting at the San Francisco produce market, for which the movie is famous, novice trucker Nick (Richard Conte) jousts with dealer Figlia (Lee J. Cobb), not revealing he’s seeking revenge for injuries to his father, Edwin Max and George Tyne the henchmen, in Thieves’ Highway, 1949.
Ocean's Eleven (1960) - Nobody Will Even See Us Jimmy (Peter Lawford) introduces Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) who introduces the plan for the Las Vegas multi-casino heist to the gang of ex-Army buddies (Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Richard Conte as "Tony," et al) in Ocean's Eleven, 1960.
Hotel (1967) - I Detest You! Quick look at many in the all-star cast, Richard Conte as house detective Dupere looking into a car accident, Rod Taylor as his manager McDermott, Merle Oberon and Michael Rennie as the duke and duchess hiding we're-not-sure-what, Karl Malden the thief, in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
Call Northside 777 (1948) - My Lawyer Was A Drunk First visit to the (real) Illinois prison in Statesville, reporter McNeal (James Stewart) takes the measure of the possibly innocent Wiecek (Richard Conte), who's already served eleven years, in Call Northside 777, 1948.

Trailer

Family

Mark Conte
Son
Editor.

Companions

Ruth Storey
Wife
Actor, psychotherapist. Died at age 84 in August 1994.

Bibliography