Mikhail Rasumny

Highest Rated: 100% The Shanghai Gesture (1942)
Lowest Rated: 33% A Royal Scandal (1945)
Birthday: May 13, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of a celebrated Jewish cantor, Russia-born Mikhail Rasumny was a working actor from age 14 on. After several years of touring the provinces, Rasumny joined the Moscow Art Theater, accompanying the troupe to the U.S. in 1935. Deciding to settle in the States, he took such odd jobs as dishwasher, bill collector, and hearse driver between theatrical engagements. He made his film debut in Comrade X (1940) then spent the next 15 years specializing in ethnic character roles, ranging from Slavic to Spanish (he was Rafael in 1943's For Whom the Bell Tolls). Nearly always listed among the supporting players, Mikhail Rasmumny was afforded top billing ("for perhaps the only time in his career," speculated film historian Leonard Maltin) in the Technicolor two-reel musical Gypsy Holiday (1945).

Highest Rated Movies



83% Hot Blood Old Johnny 1956
No Score Yet Tonight We Sing Nicolai 1953
No Score Yet Anything Can Happen Tariel Godiedze 1952
No Score Yet The Pirates of Capri Pepino 1949
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Don Jose 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Prof. Glinka 1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl Himself 1947
No Score Yet Song of My Heart Sergei/Stephan 1947
80% Blue Skies Francois 1946
88% Anna and the King of Siam Alak 1946
No Score Yet Heartbeat Yves Cadubert 1946
No Score Yet Holiday in Mexico Baranga 1946
No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Bubchanko 1946
No Score Yet Stork Club Coretti 1945
No Score Yet The Unseen Chester 1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Raphael Catalina 1945
33% A Royal Scandal Drunken General 1945
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls Rafael 1943
83% Wake Island Probenzky 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Slukey 1942
100% The Shanghai Gesture Cashier 1942
92% Road to Morocco Ahmed Fey 1942
100% Hold Back the Dawn Mechania 1941
No Score Yet Comrade X Russian Officer 1940
No Score Yet Rasputins Liebesabenteuer Actor 1928


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