Pedro de Cordoba

Pedro de Cordoba

Highest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)

Lowest Rated: 20% Devil Doll (1964)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Gaunt, deep-voiced American actor Pedro De Cordoba was often cast as a Spanish don or a kindly Mexican padre on the basis of his last name and aristocratic bearing. Actually he was born in New York City of French and Cuban parents. His priestlike manners came naturally; when not acting, he was a highly regarded Catholic layman, and at one point president of the Catholic Actors Guild of America. He made his film debut in a 1913 version of Carmen, but preferred the stage to silent films, co-starring with such Broadway legends as Jane Cowl and Katharine Cornell. De Cordoba's mellifluous stage-trained voice was perfect for talking pictures, and from 1930 through 1950 he was one of the busiest of character actors. On occasion he would be seen as a villain, but most of De Cordoba's roles were as gentle and courtly as the actor himself. Alfred Hitchcock cast De Cordoba in perhaps his most memorable part, as the fair-minded sideshow "living skeleton" who allows fugitive Robert Cummings to hide out in his carnival wagon in Saboteur (1942). The actor's last film was the posthumously released Crisis (1950), a political drama set in an unnamed South American dictatorship.

Highest Rated Movies



20% Devil Doll Charles Matin 1964
71% Crisis Father Del Puento 1950
No Score Yet The Lawless Mr. Garcia 1950
No Score Yet Comanche Territory Quisima 1950
63% Samson and Delilah Bar Simon 1949
No Score Yet The Daring Caballero (Guns of Fury) Padre Leonardo 1949
No Score Yet Shark God Tari 1949
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride Senor Martinez 1948
No Score Yet The Time of Your Life Arab 1948
No Score Yet Swamp Fire Tim Rousseau 1946
71% A Scandal in Paris Priest 1946
89% The Beast With Five Fingers Horatio 1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Don Sebastian 1946
No Score Yet Cuban Pete Perez 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Felipe 1945
No Score Yet Son of Lassie Village Priest 1945
No Score Yet In Old New Mexico Padre 1945
No Score Yet Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico Fr. Angelo 1945
No Score Yet Kismet Meuzin 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Scientist 1944
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory Executioner 1944
87% The Song of Bernadette Le Crampe 1943
No Score Yet Background to Danger Old Turk 1943
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive) Candlemaker 1943
No Score Yet Tarzan Triumphs Patriarch 1943
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls Col. Miranda/Don Frederico Gonzales 1943
81% Saboteur Bones the Human Skeleton 1942
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Fennou 1942
No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers Gravini 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Conductor 1941
100% Blood and Sand Don Jose Alvarez 1941
91% The Mark of Zorro Don Miguel 1940
No Score Yet Before I Hang Victor Sondini 1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago Chief 1940
93% The Sea Hawk Capt. Mendoza 1940
86% The Ghost Breakers Havez 1940
No Score Yet Earthbound Minister 1940
85% My Favorite Wife Dr. Kohlmar 1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed M. Binat 1939
No Score Yet Escape to Paradise Don Miguel 1939
No Score Yet Juarez Riva Palacio 1939
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Oolooteko 1939
No Score Yet Devil's Island Marcal 1939
No Score Yet Law of the Pampas Jose Valdez 1939
No Score Yet Range War Padre Jose 1939
No Score Yet International Settlement Maurice Zabello 1938
No Score Yet Keep Smiling J. Howard Travers 1938
No Score Yet Maid of Salem Mr. Morse 1937
No Score Yet The Firefly Spanish General 1937
36% The Garden of Allah Gardener 1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife Dr. Capolo 1936
20% Anthony Adverse Brother Francois 1936
78% The Devil-Doll Charles Matin 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Sergei 1936
No Score Yet Ramona Father Salvierderra 1936
No Score Yet Condemned to Live Dr. Anders Bizet 1935
100% Captain Blood Don Diego 1935
100% The Crusades Karakush 1935
No Score Yet Maria Rosa Actor 1916
80% Carmen Escamillo 1915


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