Marcel Dalio

Marcel Dalio

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Risk (1960)

Lowest Rated: 29% Lady L (1965)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1900

Birthplace: Paris, France

French character actor Marcel Dalio first gained international renown with major roles in Jean Renoir's masterworks "Grand Illusion" (1937) and "The Rules of the Game" (1939). While those two films would establish Dalio as a major star in his native France, the Romanian-Jewish actor had a far more difficult time after the Nazis took control of Paris in World War II. When a publicity shot of the film star was distributed by the Third Reich's propaganda machine as an example of "The Typical Jew," Dalio fled Europe for the United States, taking stereotypical roles as a Frenchman in American-made films. While Dalio's brief stint in Hollywood was better remembered for the high caliber of stars he appeared with -- Edward G. Robinson in "Unholy Partners" (1941), Glenn Ford in "Flight Lieutenant" (1942), and, perhaps most memorably, Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca" (1942) -- the actor persevered in the immediate postwar years, earning more substantial parts in comedic romps such as "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) and the Audrey Hepburn-starred "Sabrina" (1954). Dalio returned to French film for his final movie roles but remained a frequenter of American television, portraying Captain Renault on the short-lived 1955 series TV adaptation of "Casablanca."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Witch of Love Island Mazoyer (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solemn Communion Old Charles Gravet (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Punishment Le Libanais (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 91% The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Rabbi Jacob (Character) - 1973
43% 67% The Great White Hope French promoter (Character) - 1970
79% 76% Catch-22 Old man in whorehouse (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% Justine French Consul General (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 64% How Sweet It Is! Louis (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 94% The 25th Hour Strul (Character) - 1967
100% 88% How to Steal a Million Senor Paravideo (Character) - 1966
29% 31% Lady L Sapper (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 60% The Monocle Elie Mayerfitsky (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild and Wonderful Dr. Reynard (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 55% Swords of Blood Malichot (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Male Companion Krieg von Spiel (Character) - 1964
67% 69% The List of Adrian Messenger Max (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessica Luigi Tuffi (Character) - 1962
80% 57% The Devil at 4 O'Clock Gaston (Character) - 1961
100% 83% The Big Risk Arthur Gibelin (Character) $94.6K 1960
No Score Yet 47% Can-Can Andre (Character) - 1960
83% 38% Song Without End Chelard (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 36% The Perfect Furlough Henri Valentin (Character) - 1959
93% 87% Pillow Talk Pierot (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 25% Lafayette Escadrille Drill Sergeant (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 38% The Sun Also Rises Zizi (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tip on a Dead Jockey Toto del Aro (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 14% Ten Thousand Bedrooms Vittorio Cisini (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 70% Miracle in the Rain Marcel (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Desire Porfirio (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump Into Hell Sgt. Taite (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 12% Lucky Me Anton (Character) - 1954
92% 89% Sabrina Baron St. Fontanel (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 59% Razzia in Paris Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 38% Monte Carlo Baby Unknown (Character) - 1954
98% 83% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Magistrate (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 72% The Happy Time Grandpere Bonnard (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Lovely to Look At Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 53% The Merry Widow Police Sergeant (Character) - 1952
100% 52% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Emile (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Rich, Young and Pretty Claude Duval (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 56% On the Riviera Philippe Lebrix (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Blackjack Captain Nikarescu (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wicked City Aimé (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lovers of Verona Amédéo (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptation Harbor Insp. Dupré (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dedee Unknown (Character) - 1947
100% 89% The Damned Larga (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action in Arabia Chakka (Character) - 1944
97% 90% To Have and Have Not Gerard (Frenchy) (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 72% The Constant Nymph Georges (Character) - 1943
99% 95% Casablanca Emil (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Concierge (Character) - 1941
96% 90% The Rules of the Game Robert de la Cheyniest (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curtain Rises Le jude d'instruction (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hatred Happy Jones (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sirocco Matteo (Character) - 1938
97% 92% Grand Illusion Lt. Rosenthal (Character) $516.5K 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Ernest Joffre (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Dr. Pierre Carnet (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Victor Rosseau (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958

QUOTES FROM Marcel Dalio CHARACTERS

Nately says: You talk like a madman.

Old Man says: But I live like a sane one. I was a Fascist when Mussolini was on top. Now that he has been deposed, I am anti-Fascist. When the Germans were here, I was fanatically pro-German. Now I'm fanatically pro-America! You'll find no more loyal partisan in all of Italy than myself.

Nately's Girl says: When we go to America, Nately?

Old Man says: You will take her to America? Away from a healthy, active life? Away from good business opportunities? Away from her friends?

Nately says: Don't you have any principles?

Old Man says: Of course not.

Nately says: No morality?

Old Man says: I'm a very moral man. And Italy is a very moral country. That's why we will certainly come out on top again if we succeed in being defeated.

Nately says: What are you talking about? America's not going to be destroyed.

Old Man says: Never?

Nately says: Well...

Old Man says: Rome was destroyed. Greece was destroyed. Persia was destroyed. Spain was destroyed. All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours?How much longer do you think your country will last? Forever?

Nately says: Forever is a long time, I guess.

Old Man says: Very long.

Old Man says: You all crazy!

Nately says: Why are we crazy?

Old Man says: Because you don't know how to stay alive, and that's the secret of life.

Rosenthal says: Not looking back?

Lieutenant Maréchal says: If I do, I'll never leave

Rosenthal says: Lieutenant Rosenthal: Frontiers are an invention of men. Nature doesn't give a hoot.

Rosenthal says: Frontiers are an invention of men. Nature doesn't give a hoot.

Nately says: "You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

Nately says: You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

Maj. Major says: You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

Old Man says: "You have it backwards! It is better to live on your feet than to die on your knees. I know."

Old Man says: You have it backwards! It is better to live on your feet than to die on your knees. I know.

Nately says: How do you know?

Maj. Major says: How do you know?

Old Man says: Because I am 107 years old. How old are you?

Nately says: I'll be 23 in January.

Maj. Major says: I'll be 20 in January.

Old Man says: If you live.

Capt. Louis Renault says: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

Emil the Croupier says: Your winnings, sir.

Capt. Louis Renault says: Oh, thank you very much.

Susan Bonnard says: Bibi, what have you got on your sleeves?

Bibi says: They're too long. Before he left town, Uncle Desmond gave me some garters to hold them up.

Susan Bonnard says: Women's garters! Take them off! Look at them! Off some... stranger's legs!

Grandpere Bonnard says: To Desmond she was not a stranger.

Susan Bonnard says: Jacques!

Jacques Bonnard says: Calm yourself, my love. My brother is young.

Susan Bonnard says: Your son is younger.

Jacques Bonnard says: And after all, there is no great harm in catching garters that are thrown from the stage of the Casino Burlesque. It's done by some of our most distinguished citizens. It's a form of sport.

Susan Bonnard says: I don't want garters from the burlesque on my son's arms.

Bibi says: Only one is from the burlesque! The other was obtained privately!