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Victor Varconi

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Lowest Rated:   50% Samson and Delilah (1949)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Atomic Submarine
  • Kent
1959
50% Samson and Delilah
  • Lord of Ashdod
1949
No Score Yet 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
77% 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
67% 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
67% 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
83% 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
No Score Yet 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

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