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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Antonio Moreno

ANTONIO MORENO (1887-1967), born Antonio Garride Monteagudo, had a career that spanned the silent and sound eras, from being an extra in D. W. Griffith's films to starring roles. He was established as a "Latin Lover" in the 1920s, later moving into character roles.

The Bohemian Girl (1936)Haven't you seen The Bohemian Girl (1936)? Antonio portrays the dashing Gypsy "Devilshoof" in this Laurel & Hardy classic. Rarely seen, unfortunately.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Searchers (1956) Moreno has a small but important role in this John Ford classic.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) Moreno is one of the scientists who discover (or are discovered by) the Gill-Man in this very enjoyable monster flick.
It! (1927) Here he costars with the original "It Girl", Clara Bow.
Mare Nostrum (1926) This spy story was based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibanez, author of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. Too rarely seen today.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Thurs, Jun 29 2006 / 18:24:12 PST

Portrait photo supplied by Eric Jamborsky: 1920s "Obsequito Cerveza Polar" Premium Card, Havana, Cuba.