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Erik Rhodes



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
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

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