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Frankie Darro

Highest Rated:   100% Pinocchio (1940)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)
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The son of circus performers, the diminutive Frankie Darro began appearing in films as a juvenile player in 1924; he co-starred with western star Tom Tyler in several silent oaters at FBO in the mid-1920s, and was cast in leading roles in Little Mickey Grogan (1927) and The Circus Kid (1928). During the 1930s, Darro showed up in innumerable bit and supporting roles, often playing juvenile delinquents; he carried over this particular characterization into his voiceover stint as Lampwick in the 1940 animated Disney feature Pinocchio. He was given star billing at such minor-league studios as Ambassador and Monogram, co-starring with black comedian Mantan Moreland at the latter studio in an enjoyable series of action programmers, often cast as a jockey because of his stature. In the late 1940s, Darro was a frequent stunt double for such pint-sized actors as Leo Gorcey. Frankie Darro was compelled to accept bit roles into the 1960s; he was also featured in several Red Skelton Shows of the period, often dressed as an old woman for a peculiar comic effect.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Signal Tower
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Men with Steel Faces
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Treasures of Black Cinema
  • Actor
2005
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Bellboy
1964
84% Operation Petticoat
  • Dooley
1959
No Score Yet The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure)
  • Man in cast
1958
94% The Ten Commandments
  • Slave
1956
98% Forbidden Planet
  • Robby the Robot
1956
No Score Yet Living It Up
  • Bellboy Captain
1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody)
  • Actor
1953
90% Pat and Mike
  • Caddy
1952
No Score Yet The Sellout
  • Little Jake
1952
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri
  • Cadet
1951
No Score Yet Westward the Women
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Wyoming Mail
  • Rufe
1950
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Jockey Williams
1950
No Score Yet A Life of Her Own
  • Bellboy
1950
No Score Yet Junior G-Men of the Air
  • Jack
1942
No Score Yet Dead End Kids
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Let's Go Collegiate
  • Frankie Monahan
1941
No Score Yet The Gang's All Here
  • Frankie O'Malley
1941
No Score Yet You're Out of Luck
  • Frankie
1941
100% Pinocchio
  • Lampwick
1940
No Score Yet Chasing Trouble
  • Frankie 'Cupid' O'Brien
1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air
  • Frankie Ryan
1940
No Score Yet Boys' Reformatory
  • Tommy Ryan
1939
No Score Yet Tough Kid
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Irish Luck
  • Buzzy O'Brien
1939
No Score Yet Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
  • Dink Reid
1937
No Score Yet Saratoga
  • Dixie Gordon
1937
No Score Yet Anything for a Thrill
  • Dan Mallory
1937
100% A Day at the Races
  • Morgan's Jockey
1937
No Score Yet Headline Crasher
  • Jimmy Tallant
1937
No Score Yet The Devil Diamond
  • Lee aka Kid Harris
1937
No Score Yet Tough to Handle
  • Mike Sanford
1937
No Score Yet Racing Blood
  • Frankie Reynolds
1936
No Score Yet Born to Fight
  • 'Babyface' Madison
1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
  • Spike Salsbury
1936
No Score Yet Black Gold
  • Clifford "Fishtail" O'Riley
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • `Tip' Collins
1936
No Score Yet Valley of Wanted Men
  • Slivers Sanderson
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Jimmy Rivers
1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire
  • Frankie Baxter
1935
No Score Yet Radio Ranch
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Little Men
  • Dan
1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill
  • Ted Williams
1934
No Score Yet Burn 'Em Up Barnes
  • Bobbie
1934
No Score Yet No Greater Glory
  • Feri Ats
1934
88% Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days)
  • Eddie Smith
1933
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie
  • Alec as a Boy
1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life
  • Chango
1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell
  • Jimmy Smith
1933
No Score Yet Wolf Dog
  • Frank Courtney
1933
No Score Yet The Devil Horse
  • The Wild Boy
1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match
  • Bobby
1932
No Score Yet The Devil Horse
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home
  • Robbie Turner
1931
No Score Yet The Mad Genius
  • Fedor as a Boy
1931
No Score Yet The Lightning Warrior
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Larry at Age 12
1931
No Score Yet Vanishing Legion
  • Billy Williams
1931
100% The Public Enemy
  • Matt as a Boy
1931
No Score Yet Lightning Warrior
  • Jimmy Carter
1931
No Score Yet Long Pants
  • Harry. as a Small Boy
1927
No Score Yet Kiki
  • Pierre
1926
No Score Yet Roaring Rails
  • Actor

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