Victor Varconi

Victor Varconi

Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Lowest Rated: 63% Samson and Delilah (1949)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1891

Birthplace: Not Available

Born on the Hungarian/Rumanian border, actor Victor Varconi began his career in Transylvania, then played leads with the Hungarian National Theatre in Budapest. He made his first film, the Hungarian Sarga Csiko, in 1913. The ever-shifting political climate of Europe convinced Varconi to try his luck in America. He was signed by Cecil B. DeMille's company on the strength of his performance in the German-made Sodom und Gomorra (1922). Under DeMille's direction, the smoothly handsome Varconi played a wealthy American tin factory manager om Triumph (1924); had a character role as a bookkeeper in the Afterworld in Feet of Clay (1924); was a Russian prince in The Volga Boatmen; and finally, a disgruntled Pontius Pilate in The King of Kings (1929). His last major silent role was as Lord Nelson in 1929's The Divine Lady. The microphone revealed that Varconi had a pleasant but pronounced Hungarian accent, which limited his range of portrayals in talkies. He played many a continental adventurer and rogueish gigolo during his sound career, and also starred in English-language versions of Anglo/German co-productions. World War II resulted in a boost for Varconi, permitting him to play a variety of Axis agents. Varconi scaled down his workload after 1949; one of his last roles was as Lord of Ashrod in Samson in Delilah (1949), directed by his old boss Cecil B. DeMille. Just before his death in 1976, Victor Varconi published his memoirs, It's Not Enough to Be Hungarian.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Atomic Submarine Kent 1959
63% Samson and Delilah Lord of Ashdod 1949
80% Unconquered Capt. Simson Ecuyer 1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life Finance Minister Zavich 1947
No Score Yet Dakota Frenchman 1945
No Score Yet The Hitler Gang Rudolph Hess 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Capt. Ryk 1944
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls Primitivo 1943
No Score Yet They Raid by Night Col. Otto von Ritter 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Miller 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Lubbock 1942
No Score Yet Federal Fugitives Dr. Kaskell 1941
100% The Sea Hawk Gen. Aguirre 1940
75% Strange Cargo Fisherman 1940
No Score Yet Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Paul Borodoff 1939
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Grand Duke 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Cavas 1939
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Wire Arno 1938
No Score Yet Suez Victor Hugo 1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Chaplain 1938
No Score Yet Big City Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Painted Horse 1936
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate Don Baltazar 1936
86% Roberta Ladislaw 1935
No Score Yet Mr. Dynamite Actor 1935
No Score Yet Der Rebell Capt. Leroy 1933
No Score Yet The Doomed Battalion Artur Franchini 1932
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in the Black Camel Robert Fyfe 1931
No Score Yet Men in Her Life Count Ivan 1931
100% Safe in Hell Gomez 1931
No Score Yet Doctors' Wives Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Divine Lady Capt. Horatio Nelson 1929
No Score Yet Eternal Love Lorenz Gruber 1929
No Score Yet Chicago Amos Hart 1927
69% The King of Kings Pilate 1927
No Score Yet The Volga Boatman Prince Dimitri Orlaff 1926


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Count d'Auberge 1958


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