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Paul Ellis

  • Highest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% One Night of Love (1934)
  • Birthday: Nov 6, 1896
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Handsome, swarthy Paul Ellis played an unscrupulous party-giver luring young girls in general and innocent Harley Wood in particular into a life of drug dependency in the 1936 exploitation thriller Marihuana. This "sensational" melodrama -- road-shown for years and making its creator, entrepreneur Dwain Esper, a wealthy man -- was actually the nadir in the long screen career of this dancer/writer/actor from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Hollywood from the mid-'20s, Ellis (born Benjamin Ingenito) also appeared under another nom de cinema, Manuel Granados. Often cast as cads, Ellis caused Corinne Griffith's downfall in Three Hours (1927), attempted to corrupt Constance Bennett in The Common Law (1931), and portrayed General Castrillion in the low-budget Heroes of the Alamo (1937). In between his work in English-language films, Ellis appeared in Spanish versions of The Good Bad Girl (1931), Men in Her Life (1931), Revenge at Monte Carlo (1933), and danced in both the English and French versions of The Merry Widow (1934). Rarely seen in America after 1941, Ellis' final credited performance came in the Argentinean La Tiera del Fuego se Apaga (1955).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Kiss Me Deadly Agent Henry 2008
No Score Yet In the Name of Justice Actor 1998
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark Captain 1941
100% Blood and Sand Ortega 1941
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way Racetrack Official (uncredited) 1940
No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective Faber 1939
No Score Yet Heroes of the Alamo General Castillion 1937
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol Cosmano 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Raoul 1936
No Score Yet 'Marijuana'---The Devil's Weed Actor 1936
No Score Yet Captured in Chinatown Zamboni 1935
80% The Merry Widow Dancer 1934
71% One Night of Love Pinkerton 1934
No Score Yet Woman Condemned Dapper Dan 1933
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own Vargas 1932
No Score Yet Common Clay Querido 1930
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey Don Vicente 1929

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

42% Legend of the Seeker
2008-2010
Brother Bertrand
  • 2009
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
Director
  • 1993

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