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Monty Banks



Comedian/dancer Monte Banks emigrated from his native Italy to America in 1914. He appeared in stage musicals, then embarked upon a film career, starring in several lively comedy shorts and features of the 1920s. The most famous of these was Play Safe (1926), which was capped by a breathtaking runaway-train sequence that has since been excerpted in several comedy-film compilations. He moved to England in 1928, where he married popular musical comedy star Gracie Fields, whom he directed in several films. As part of Ms. Fields' deal with Hollywood's 20th Century-Fox studios, Banks was handed a feature film to direct; the result was Great Guns (1941), one of Laurel and Hardy' weakest films. Before leaving Hollywood for good, Monte Banks played a supporting role in the Tyrone Power vehicle Blood and Sand (1940) (in which he was billed as William Montague) and the 1945 Fox feature A Bell for Adano.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano
  • Guiseppe
1945
No Score Yet Great Guns
  • Director
1941
100% Blood and Sand
  • Antonio Lopez
1941
No Score Yet Keep Your Seats, Please
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet No Limit
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Man of the Moment
  • Doctor
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet The Church Mouse
  • Harry Blump
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail
  • Timekeeper
1932
No Score Yet The Tenderfoot
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Atlantic
  • Dandy
1929
No Score Yet Chasing Choo Choos
  • Actor
1927

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