Joseph Calleia

Joseph Calleia

Highest Rated: 100% Lured (1947)

Lowest Rated: 52% The Alamo (1960)

Birthday: Aug 4, 1897

Birthplace: Not Available

Maltese-born character actor Joseph Calleila first came to prominence as a concert singer in England and Europe. He made his screen bow in 1935's Public Hero Number 1, playing the first of many gangsters. Usually a villain, Calleila often leavened his screen perfidy with a subtle sense of humor, notably as the masked bandit who motivates the plot of the Mae West/W.C. Fields comedy My Little Chickadee (1940). In 1936, Calleila tried his hand at screenwriting with Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936), a fanciful western based on the criminal career of Joaquin Murietta. Joseph Calleila delivered some of his best and most varied screen performances in the last years of his film career, especially as the kindly Mexican priest in Disney's The Littlest Outlaw (1955) and the weary border-town detective in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cry Tough Actor 2011
No Score Yet Serenade Maestro Marcatello 2000
No Score Yet Hostile Guns Actor 1967
No Score Yet Johnny Cool Tourist 1963
52% The Alamo Juan Sequin 1960
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest Chief Cuyloga 1958
96% Touch of Evil Pete Menzies 1958
No Score Yet Wild Is the Wind Alberto 1957
83% Hot Blood Papa Theodore 1956
No Score Yet The Littlest Outlaw Padre 1955
No Score Yet The Treasure of Pancho Villa Pablo Morales 1955
No Score Yet Underwater! Rico 1955
83% The Caddy Papa Anthony 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Juan Moreno 1952
No Score Yet Yankee Buccaneer Actor 1952
No Score Yet The Light Touch Lt. Massiro 1951
No Score Yet Valentino Luigi Verducci 1951
No Score Yet The Palomino (Hills of the Brave) Miguel Gonzales 1950
No Score Yet Captain Carey, U.S.A. Dr. Lunati 1950
No Score Yet Branded Rubriz 1950
No Score Yet Four Faces West Monte Marquez 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Mike Craig 1948
No Score Yet Noose Sugiani 1948
100% Lured Dr. Moryani 1947
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn Val Bartelli 1946
97% Gilda Det. Maurice Obregon 1946
No Score Yet The Conspirators Capt. Pereira 1944
No Score Yet The Cross of Lorraine Rodriguez 1943
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls El Sordo 1943
88% The Glass Key Nick Vama 1942
57% Jungle Book Buldeo 1942
No Score Yet Sundown Pallini 1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Deacon 1941
91% My Little Chickadee Jeff Badger 1940
No Score Yet Full Confession Father Loma 1939
No Score Yet Golden Boy Eddie Fuseli 1939
No Score Yet Five Came Back Vasquez 1939
No Score Yet Juarez Alejandro Uradi 1939
No Score Yet The Gorilla Stanger 1939
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Actor 1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Drouet 1938
No Score Yet Algiers Insp. Slimane 1938
No Score Yet Bad Man of Brimstone Ben 1938
100% After the Thin Man Dancer 1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife Fish Eye 1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story Ace Acello 1936
No Score Yet Riffraff Nick Appopolis 1936
No Score Yet Public Hero #1 Actor 1935


No Score Yet Zorro
Padre 1959


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