Antonio Moreno

Antonio Moreno

Highest Rated: 98% The Searchers (1956)

Lowest Rated: 71% Crisis (1950)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1887

Birthplace: Not Available

Spanish actor Antonio Moreno was in films from 1912, and in the pre-1920 years had built himself up into one of the bigger stars of Vitagraph Studios. A beefy, handsome man who could spring into rugged action at the turn of a camera crank, Moreno also appeared in several silents serials, with titles like The House of Hate and Invisible Hands. Like many pioneer movie players, Moreno found his star waning in the early '20s, until the arrival of Rudolph Valentino created a demand in Hollywood for Latin Lover types. Moreno's career was revitalized, and by 1926 he was pitching woo to Greta Garbo and engaging in a bloody bullwhip duel (not with Garbo) in The Temptress. When talkies came in, Moreno was kept busy starring in Spanish-language versions of Hollywood film hits, and continued making films in his native tongue both in the USA and below the border. As an actor, Moreno was rather locked in the declamatory style of his Vitagraph days, as witness his florid performance as an amorous gypsy in Laurel and Hardy's The Bohemian Girl (1936). But he worked often, if not for the high salaries of his silent days, in character roles in such Hollywood costume epics as The Spanish Main (1945) and Captain from Castile (1948). John Ford devotees will be familiar with Moreno for his role as Emilio Figueroa in Ford's influential western epic The Searchers (1955). Antonio Moreno's final film was still another Spanish-language production, El Senora Faron y la Cleopatra (1958).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Synthetic Sin Actor 2014
No Score Yet La voluntad del muerto (The Cat and the Canary) Actor 2014
No Score Yet In Vanda's Room Actor 2001
98% The Searchers Emilio Figueroa 1956
No Score Yet Saskatchewan Chief Dark Cloud 1954
85% Creature from the Black Lagoon Carl Maia 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Bay Dominique Rigaud 1953
No Score Yet Dallas Felipe 1950
71% Crisis Dr. Emilio Nierra 1950
No Score Yet Lust for Gold Ramon Peralta 1949
No Score Yet Fiesta Don Hernandez 1947
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Don Francisco 1947
98% Notorious Senor Ortiza 1946
No Score Yet The Spanish Main Commandante 1945
No Score Yet Tampico Justice of the Peace 1944
No Score Yet Undercover Man Actor 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Chief Cochise 1942
No Score Yet Fiesta Don Hernandez, Cholita's Uncle 1941
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Rubio 1940
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Devilshoof 1936
No Score Yet Rough Romance Loup LaTour 1930
92% It Cyrus Waltham Jr. 1927
No Score Yet The Temptress Manuel Robledo 1926
No Score Yet Mare Nostrum Ulysses Ferragut 1926
No Score Yet Spanish Dancer Don Cesar de Bazan, a nobleman 1923
No Score Yet Judith of Bethulia Extra 1914


No quotes approved yet.