Alex D'Arcy

Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Lowest Rated: 81% Another Thin Man (1939)
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Egyptian actor Alex D'Arcy made his first film in Europe in 1928, and shortly thereafter appeared in Hitchcock's Champagne (1928). Frequently cast as urbane gentleman or smooth rogues, D'Arcy appeared prominently in such French films as A Nous a Liberte (1931) and Carnival in Flanders (1937) before crossing the ocean to make movies in Hollywood. D'Arcy's best English-speaking screen role of the '30s was as Irene Dunne's amorous music teacher in The Awful Truth (1937), in which he was hilariously beaten to a pulp by jealous husband Cary Grant. After his turn as Marilyn Monroe's "dream husband" in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), D'Arcy's roles lessened in importance; perhaps his gigolo image was out of step with the more down-to-Earth '50s. By 1962, he was more often cast in tiny roles in Hollywood comedies like Jerry Lewis' Way...Way Out (1967) and character parts in such European sleaze as Fanny Hill (1964). He also showed up in horror films, notably It's Hot in Paradise (1962) and in the title role of Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969). Evidently a favorite of such cult directors as Roger Corman, Russ Meyer and Sam Fuller, D'Arcy was given a few shining moments in Corman's St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Meyer's The Seven Minutes (1971) and Fuller's Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1972). Alex D'Arcy was married several times during his long career; one of his wives was '30s leading lady Arleen Whelan.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street Novka 1973
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes Christian Leroux 1971
No Score Yet Blood of Dracula's Castle, (Castle of Dracula) Count Dracula/Count Charles Townsend 1969
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Joey Aiello 1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out Deuce 1966
No Score Yet Horrors of Spider Island Gary Webster 1960
No Score Yet Abdulla the Great Marco 1956
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune Rene 1955
No Score Yet Vicki Robin Ray 1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope Rudolph 1953
83% How to Marry a Millionaire J. Stewart Merrill 1953
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Mr. Garby 1944
No Score Yet Irene Dumont, the Couturier 1940
81% Another Thin Man Gigolo 1939
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl Maitre d'Hotel 1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip Baron de Rossi 1938
93% The Awful Truth Armand Duvalle 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda De Gauiet 1937
100% Carnival in Flanders Captain 1935
100% A Nous la Liberté (Liberty for Us) Gigolo 1931

TV

CREDIT
85% Mystery Science Theater 3000
1989-1999
  • 1999

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