Erik Rhodes

Highest Rated: 100% Top Hat (1935)
Lowest Rated: 100% Top Hat (1935)
Birthday: Feb 10, 1906
Birthplace: Not Available
Tall, sharp-featured American comic actor Erik Rhodes made his film debut in the 1934 Astaire/Rogers musical Gay Divorcee, playing genial Italian "professional correspondent" Tonetti ("Your wife is safe with Tonetti: He prefers spaghetti."). Rhodes essayed virtually the same part in Astaire's and Rogers' 1935 vehicle Top Hat, then settled into a short but lively Hollywood career, playing mostly gigolos and sharpers. A master dialectician, Rhodes was at home with the "silly ass Englishman" cadence of his character in Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as he was with the Manhattanite intonations of his murder suspect character in The Nitwits (1935). He forsook Hollywood in favor of stage work in 1939, working without interruption (except for wartime service in the Army Air Force) until his retirement in the early '70s.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet On Your Toes Konstantin Morrisine 1939
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Moto David Scott-Frensham 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Lefevre 1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame Spaghetti Nacio 1937
No Score Yet Woman Chases Man Henri Saffran 1937
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile) Baron Enrico Torene 1936
No Score Yet Special Investigator Denny Gray 1936
No Score Yet One Rainy Afternoon Count Alfredo Donstelli 1936
No Score Yet Another Face Grimm 1935
100% Top Hat Alberto Beddini 1935
No Score Yet The Nitwits Clark 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Paris Max Corday 1935
100% The Gay Divorcee Rodolfo Tonetti 1934