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Also Known As: Died: April 2, 1969
Born: January 13, 1893 Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage
Birth Place: Spain Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Don Juan (1924)
A woman faces problems after the death of her mother and young son.

Cast (feature film)

The Running Man (1963) as Bank manager
A man fakes his death to get back at the insurance company that denied an earlier claim.
Thunder in the Sun (1959) as Fernando Christophe
An Indian scout courts a beautiful woman on the road to California''''s wine country.
The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958) as Bolanos
Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed out of the army. Brown sets out to track down Givens in an effort to clear his name.
An Affair to Remember (1957) as Courbet
A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later.
Jaguar (1956) as Francisco Servente
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) as Carmen Trivaco
Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob.
New York Confidential (1955) as Senor
Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.
Second Chance (1953) as Manager La Posada
A crooked boxer falls for a gangster's moll on the run in Mexico.
The Moon Is Blue (1953) as Television singer
Two womanizers fall for a woman determined to keep her virginity.
So This Is Love (1953) as Dr. Marafioti
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Thunder Bay (1953) as Sheriff Antoine Chighizola
Oil men battle fishermen for the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Conquest of Cochise (1953) as Mexican minister
A cavalry major tries to prevent an Indian war.
September Affair (1951) as Grazzi
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path.
Havana Rose (1951) as Ambassador DeMarco
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) as Ricardo Domingos
Mother-and-daughter singers compete for the same role and the same man.
Whirlpool (1949) as Feruccio
The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) as John Mingo
Adventures of Don Juan (1949) as Don Serafino
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Plinio
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
Angel on the Amazon (1948) as Don Sebastian Ortega
The Fugitive (1947) as The governor's cousin
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
Fiesta (1947) as Antonio Morales
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
Rose of Santa Rosa (1947) as Don Manuel Ortega
Angry because his father, Don Manuel Ortega (Fortunio Bonanova), had arranged a marriage with a girl he has never met, Dolores de Garfias (Patricia Barry as Patricia White), Ramon Ortega (Eduardo Noreiga), despite the threat of being disinherited, becomes an entertainer at a local night club. His father uses his influence and has the club closed. Ramon goes to Santa Rosa and helps a beautiful senorita, Rose, open her new night club, and falls in love with her. When his father arrives, Ramon learns that "his" Rose is the Dolores his father wanted him to marry in the first place.
The Red Dragon (1946) as Luis Caverro
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Don Carlos
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946) as Telephone man
A sailor gets more than he bargained for from a quickie marriage.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Christopher Columbus
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
Man Alive (1945) as Professor Zorada
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife's suitors.
Hit the Hay (1945) as Mario Alvini
A Bell for Adano (1945) as Gargano
A major and his men attempt to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Signor Cellini
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as [Old] Baba
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.
Brazil (1944) as Señor Renato Da Silva
Double Indemnity (1944) as Sam Gorlopis
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
My Best Gal (1944) as Charlie
Going My Way (1944) as Tomaso Bozanni
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
The Sultan's Daughter (1944) as Grand Vizier Kuda
A sultan''''s lovely daughter finds herself courted by a handsome American.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Fernando
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as General Sebastiano
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.
Dixie (1943) as Waiter in restaurant
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Opera singer
Girl Trouble (1942) as Simon Cordoba
The Black Swan (1942) as Don Miguel
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
Sing Your Worries Away (1942) as Gaston
A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Chef
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Chef
A lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) as Mika
A nightclub band''''s new singer becomes the center of a romantic mix-up.
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942) as Buano
A sappily married couple discover a murder victim in their closet.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as Anton Copuolus
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
That Night in Rio (1941) as Pereira
A nightclub entertainer pretends to be a noted financier, only to fall for the man¿s wife.
Unfinished Business (1941) as Impressario
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Matiste
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Mr. Pretto
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Armando Rivero
They Met in Argentina (1941) as Pedro
An oil tycoon's representative finds love when he tries to buy a South American race horse.
Blood and Sand (1941) as Pedro Espinosa
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) as Headwaiter [Louis]
A hot shot flyer discovers the hero within when he joins the British Air Force during World War II.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Sentry
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Orchestra leader
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
Down Argentine Way (1940) as Hotel manager
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
La Inmaculada (1939) as René
Tropic Holiday (1938) as Barrera
Romance in the Dark (1938) as Tenor
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) as First officer
Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.
El capitán Tormenta (1937) as Capitán Bill
Careless Lady (1932) as Rodriguez
A Successful Calamity (1932) as Pietro Rafaelo
A family pulls together to help a member in financial trouble.

Producer (feature film)

La Inmaculada (1939) as Producer

Music (feature film)

Blood and Sand (1941) as Composer
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
La Inmaculada (1939) as Music

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Blood and Sand (1941) as Technical Advisor
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.

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