Frank Puglia

Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Black Orchid (1958)
Birthday: Mar 9, 1892
Birthplace: Not Available
Sicilian actor Frank Puglia started his career with a travelling operetta company at age 13. He and his family moved to the US in 1907, where he worked in a laundry until he hooked up with an Italian-language theatrical troupe based in New York. In 1921, Puglia was appearing as Pierre Frochard in a revival of the old theatrical warhorse The Two Orphans when he was spotted by film director D.W. Griffith. Puglia was hired to repeat his role for Griffith's film version of the play, retitled Orphans of the Storm; while Pierre Frochard was slated to die at the end of the film, preview-audience reaction to the death was so negative that Griffith called Puglia back to reshoot his final scenes, allowing him to survive for the fade-out. For the rest of his long film career, Puglia essayed a wide variety of ethnic supporting parts, portraying priests, musicians, diplomats and street peddlers. In 1942's Casablanca, Puglia has a memorable bit as a Morroccan rug merchant who automatically marks down his prices to any friends of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart). Frank Puglia played a larger and less likable role as a treacherous minion to sultan Kurt Katch in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944); when the film was remade as Sword of Ali Baba in 1965, so much stock footage from the 1944 film was utilized that Puglia was hired to replay his original part.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Serenade Manuel 2000
No Score Yet Mr. Ricco Uncle Enzo 1975
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Mr. Alessandro 1972
40% Girls! Girls! Girls! Alexander Stavros 1962
20% The Black Orchid Henry Gallo 1958
80% 20 Million Miles to Earth Dr. Leonardo 1957
No Score Yet The First Texan Pepe 1956
No Score Yet Accused of Murder Caesar Cipriano 1956
No Score Yet The Burning Hills Tio Perico 1956
97% A Star Is Born Bruno 1954
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night Carabaccio 1954
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail Don Orosco 1954
80% The Caddy Mr. Spezzato 1953
No Score Yet Walk Softly, Stranger A.J. Corelli 1950
No Score Yet Black Hand Carlo Sabballera 1950
No Score Yet Captain Carey, U.S.A. Luigi 1950
No Score Yet Special Agent Grandfather Devereaux 1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory Brother Thomas 1949
No Score Yet Bagdad Saleel 1949
100% Joan of Arc Nicholas de Houppeville 1948
No Score Yet Dream Girl Antonio 1948
No Score Yet Fiesta Doctor 1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road Pelon 1947
71% My Favorite Brunette Baron Montay 1947
91% Brute Force Ferrara 1947
100% Road to Rio Rodrigues 1947
No Score Yet Lost Moment Pietro 1947
No Score Yet Escape Me Never Guide 1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations Ortega 1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Emile 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Tony 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember M. Jollet 1945
No Score Yet Blood on the Sun Prince Tatsugi 1945
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle Juan Tala 1944
No Score Yet Tarzan's Desert Mystery Magistrate 1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Older Guard 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Old Clerk 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Prince Cassim 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Javanese Temple Guide 1944
No Score Yet Around the World Native Dealer 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Nurse 1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Greek 1943
No Score Yet Background to Danger Syrian Vendor 1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Nikola 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Capt. Carpolis 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Judge Ulrich 1943
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls Capt. Gamez 1943
97% Casablanca Arab Vendor 1942
No Score Yet The Boogie Man Will Get You Silvio Baciagalupi 1942
91% Now, Voyager Manoel 1942
No Score Yet Always in My Heart Joe Borrelli 1942
50% Jungle Book The pundit 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Pedro Gonzales 1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio Pedro 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Art Critic 1940
100% The Mark of Zorro Cafe Proprietor 1940
No Score Yet Arise, My Love Father Jacinto 1940
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way Montero 1940
No Score Yet Love, Honor & Oh-Baby! Headwaiter 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Rodriguez 1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again Mexican bartender 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Panama Achmed Halide 1940
No Score Yet The Fatal Hour Harway 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Handwriting expert 1939
No Score Yet In Name Only Tony, Restaurant Manager 1939
No Score Yet In Old Caliente Don Miguel 1939
No Score Yet The Shining Hour Headwaiter 1938
No Score Yet Spawn of the North Red's Gang 1938
No Score Yet Barefoot Boy Hank 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Draven Nogals 1937
No Score Yet Mannequin Hennessey Worker 1937
No Score Yet Thin Ice Porter 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Actor 1937
No Score Yet Exclusive Johnny 1937
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven Postman 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Carlos 1937
No Score Yet The Firefly Pablo 1937
No Score Yet Maytime Orchestra Conductor 1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy Monk 1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red Alberto 1937
No Score Yet Love on the Run Waiter 1936
No Score Yet The Gay Desperado Lopez 1936
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy Grandma 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition Tony 1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife Hotel Clerk 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Hotel Clerk 1936
100% Captain Blood French Officer 1935
No Score Yet Bordertown Commissioner 1935
No Score Yet The Melody Lingers On Giuseppe 1935
No Score Yet Stamboul Quest German Aide 1934
57% Viva Villa! Villa's Father 1934
No Score Yet Men in White Dr. Vitale 1934
100% The Man Who Laughs Clown 1928
No Score Yet Romola Adolpo Spini 1925
No Score Yet Isn't Life Wonderful Theodor 1924
92% Orphans of the Storm Pierre Frochard 1921

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Jose Fuente
  • 1970
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1970
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Compadre
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Padre
  • 1966

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