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Alex D'Arcy

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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
100% 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
91% The Awful Truth
  • Armand Duvalle
1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • De Gauiet
1937
No Score Yet Carnival in Flanders
  • Captain
1935
100% A Nous la Liberté (Liberty for Us)
  • Gigolo
1931

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