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Frank Puglia

Highest Rated: 100% Bordertown (1935)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Black Orchid (1959)

Birthday: Mar 09, 1892

Birthplace: Sicily, Italy

When he was just 13 years old, Frank Puglia was appearing in Italian operas. When he was 15, in 1907, he left Italy and came to the United States and, soon after, joined an Italian opera company there. In 1921, while he was performing in a production of the stage drama "The Two Orphans," he was spotted by the legendary director D.W. Griffith, who hired him to reprise the role in the film version of the play, entitled "Orphans of the Storm." In the original play, Puglia's character dies in the end sequence, but in Griffith's movie, test audiences did not react well to the death, so the ending was reshot, with the character surviving. Puglia often capitalized on his Italian heritage by playing a variety of "ethnic" roles. He could be seen playing characters like waiters, soldiers, gangsters, musicians, and priests. He appeared in over 150 roles. One of his most memorable characters was a Moroccan rug vendor in Humphrey Bogart's most famous film, "Casablanca," in 1942. Some other films he appeared in include "Jungle Book" in 1942, "The Phantom of the Opera" in 1943, and "20 Million Miles to Earth" in 1957.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Mr. Alissandro (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somewhere in Italy -- Company B Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sword of Ali Baba Cassim (Character) - 1965
33% 50% Girls! Girls! Girls! Papa Stavros (Character) - 1962
20% 59% The Black Orchid Henry Gallo (Character) - 1959
73% 55% 20 Million Miles to Earth Dr. Leonardo (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% Serenade Manuel Montes (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel at Apache Wells Señor Valdez (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% The First Texan Pepe (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 47% The Burning Hills Tio Perico (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 81% Casanova's Big Night Carabaccio (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steel Lady Sheik Taras (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 14% Captain Carey, U.S.A. Luigi (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 32% The Black Hand Carlo Sabballera (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desert Hawk Ahmed Bey (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 45% Walk Softly, Stranger A.J. Corelli (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 64% Colorado Territory Brother Tomas (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bagdad Saleel (Character) - 1949
75% 70% My Favorite Brunette Baron Montay (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 37% Fiesta Doctor (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 50% Escape Me Never The Guide (Character) - 1947
94% 87% Brute Force Ferrara (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 53% Without Reservations Ortega (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 55% A Song to Remember Monsieur Jollet (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 71% Roughly Speaking Tony (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 35% Blood on the Sun Prince Tatsugi (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 53% Weekend at the Waldorf Emile (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 56% Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Prince Cassim (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 47% Princess O'Rourke Greek Cafe Proprietor (uncredited) (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Major Unknown (Character) - 1943
76% 77% The Phantom of the Opera Villeneuve (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 25% Tarzan's Desert Mystery Magistrate (Character) - 1943
57% 56% Jungle Book The Pundit (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 71% Always in My Heart Joe Borelli (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Lieutenant Father Carlos (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 33% Billy the Kid Pedro Gonzales (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Tropics Tito (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 53% That Night in Rio Pedro (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 64% Arise, My Love Father Jacinto (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 19% The Fatal Hour Harry 'Hardway' Lockett (Character) - 1940
91% 79% The Mark of Zorro Propietor (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan in Panama Achmed Halide (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code of the Secret Service Train Conductor (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery of White Room Puglia (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl and the Gambler Gomez (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maisie Mr. Ernie (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% In Old Caliente Don José Vargas (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 33% Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Draven Nogais (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpshooters Ivan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 44% The Shining Hour Maurice (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Steps Out Robert Dalderder (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 65% The Bride Wore Red Alberto (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doctor's Diary Louie (Character) - 1937
100% 88% Maytime Orchestra Conductor (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% The Devil Is a Sissy "Grandma" (Character) - 1936
100% 38% Bordertown Police Commissioner (Character) - 1935
67% 51% Viva Villa! Pancho Villa's father (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romola Adolfo Spini (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isn't Life Wonderful Theodor (Character) - 1924
92% 71% Orphans of the Storm Pierre Frochard (Character) - 1922

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Grandfather Bertelli (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Papa (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Salvatori (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Zi-Zi (Character) 1955

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