Pedro de Cordoba - Rotten Tomatoes

Pedro de Cordoba

Highest Rated:   100% Blood and Sand (1941)
Lowest Rated:   13% Anthony Adverse (1936)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Devil Doll
  • Charles Matin
1964
67% Crisis
  • Father Del Puento
1950
No Score Yet The Lawless
  • Mr. Garcia
1950
No Score Yet Comanche Territory
  • Quisima
1950
57% 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 San Antonio
  • Ricardo Torreon
1945
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
80% 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
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Col. Miranda/Don Frederico Gonzales
1943
83% 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
100% 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
100% The Sea Hawk
  • Capt. Mendoza
1940
83% 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 Range War
  • Padre Jose
1939
No Score Yet Law of the Pampas
  • Jose Valdez
1939
No Score Yet Maid of Salem
  • Mr. Morse
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • Spanish General
1937
33% The Garden of Allah
  • Gardener
1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife
  • Dr. Capolo
1936
13% Anthony Adverse
  • Brother Francois
1936
87% The Devil-Doll
  • Charles Matin
1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two
  • Sergei
1936
No Score Yet Condemned to Live
  • Dr. Anders Bizet
1935
100% Captain Blood
  • Don Diego
1935
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Karakush
1935
No Score Yet Maria Rosa
  • Actor
1916
No Score Yet Carmen
  • Escamillo
1915

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