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Joseph Calleia

Highest Rated:   100% Lured (1947)
Lowest Rated:   50% The Alamo (1960)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
50% 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
80% 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 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
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • El Sordo
1943
86% The Glass Key
  • Nick Vama
1942
55% 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
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 Riff-Raff
  • Nick Appopolis
1936
No Score Yet Public Hero #1
  • Actor
1935

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