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Paul Porcasi

Highest Rated:   100% Imitation of Life (1934)
Lowest Rated:   83% Svengali (1931)
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A former opera singer in his native Sicily, bull-necked, waxed-moustached character actor Paul Porcasi made his screen bow in 1917's Fall of the Romanoffs. Porcasi flourished in the talkie era, playing innumerable speakeasy owners, impresarios, chefs, and restaurateurs. The nationalities of his screen characters ranged from Italian to French to Greek to Spanish; most often, however, he played Greeks with such onomatopoeic monikers as Papapopolous. Porcasi's best-remembered film roles include Nick the Greek in Broadway (1929), the obsequious garment merchant in Devil in the Deep (1932), dour border guard Gonzalez in Eddie Cantor's The Kid From Spain (1932), and the apoplectic apple vendor ("Hey! You steal-a!") in King Kong (1933). Paul Porcasi was also starred in the first three-strip Technicolor short subject, La Cucaracha (1934), wherein his face turned a deep crimson after he ingested one too many hot chili peppers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% Road to Zanzibar
  • Turk at Slave Mart
2001
95% Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Manager of Cafe
1944
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm
  • Cafe Owner
1944
No Score Yet Nothing but Trouble
  • Italian Restaurateur
1944
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle
  • Impresario
1943
No Score Yet Background to Danger
  • Customs Official with Joe
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Mussolini
1942
97% Casablanca
  • Native
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Manager of Duquesne
1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder
  • Rebescu
1942
No Score Yet Argentine Nights
  • Papa Viejos
1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone
  • Garcia the Hotel Bar Proprietor
1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
  • Antonio
1940
No Score Yet West of the Badlands
  • Tony
1940
No Score Yet Lady of the Tropics
  • Lamartine
1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night
  • Bartender
1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa
  • Hotel Manager
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Nick Papadopolo
1938
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks
  • Santuzzi
1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole
  • Police Official
1937
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven
  • Gendarme
1937
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Composer Trentini
1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red
  • Nobili
1937
No Score Yet Crash Donovan
  • Cafe owner
1936
No Score Yet Down to the Sea
  • Vasilios
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Italian
1936
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Emil the Chef
1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two
  • Cafe Proprietor
1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much
  • Tito
1935
No Score Yet Rumba
  • Carlos
1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt
  • Soueida
1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady
  • Tony Spadaloni
1935
100% Imitation of Life
  • Restaurant Manager
1934
100% The Gay Divorcee
  • Nightclub Proprietor
1934
No Score Yet Wake Up and Dream
  • Polopolis
1934
No Score Yet British Agent
  • Romano
1934
No Score Yet Chained
  • Hotel Manager
1934
100% Tarzan and His Mate
  • Mons. Gironde
1934
No Score Yet Riptide
  • House Detective
1934
No Score Yet La Cucaracha
  • Actor
1934
100% Flying Down to Rio
  • Mayor of Rio
1933
100% Footlight Parade
  • George Appolinaris
1933
No Score Yet I Loved a Woman
  • Hotel Proprietor
1933
No Score Yet No Marriage Ties
  • Bar Manager
1933
No Score Yet Hell Below
  • Italian
1933
No Score Yet Grand Slam
  • Nick
1933
98% King Kong
  • Socrates
1933
No Score Yet Gigolettes of Paris
  • thief
1933
No Score Yet Roman Scandals
  • Chef
1933
No Score Yet Cynara
  • Joseph, Maitre D'
1932
92% A Farewell to Arms
  • Inn Keeper
1932
No Score Yet The Death Kiss
  • Ellsmith the Florist
1932
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain
  • Gonzales, Border Guard
1932
No Score Yet Red-Haired Alibi
  • Margoli
1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God
  • French Concert Manager
1932
No Score Yet The Passionate Plumber
  • Paul Le Maire
1932
No Score Yet Under Eighteen
  • Francois
1932
No Score Yet A Parisian Romance
  • Deville
1932
83% Svengali
  • Manager
1931
No Score Yet I Like Your Nerve
  • Patron
1931
No Score Yet Smart Money
  • Alexander Amenoppopolus
1931
No Score Yet The Good Bad Girl
  • Pagano
1931
No Score Yet Gentleman's Fate
  • Mario
1931
No Score Yet The Criminal Code
  • Tony Spelvin
1931
100% Morocco
  • Lo Tinto
1930
No Score Yet Born Reckless
  • Pa Beretti
1930
No Score Yet Broadway
  • Nick Verdis
1929

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