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Paul Ellis

Highest Rated:   100% Blood and Sand (1941)
Lowest Rated:   60% One Night of Love (1934)
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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
88% The Merry Widow
  • Dancer
1934
60% 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
No Score Yet Legend of the Seeker
2008-2010
  • Brother Bertrand
  • 2009

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