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Fred Malatesta (1889–1952)

Fred Malatesta was born on April 18, 1889 in Naples, Italy as Frederic M. Malatesta. He was an actor and art director, known for Modern Times (1936), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) and Get That Girl (1932). He was married to Maria Alice Gilmore. He died on April 8, 1952 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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Modern Times
Modern Times Cafe Head Waiter
Get That Girl
Get That Girl Dr. Sandro Tito
Wings of Adventure
Wings of Adventure Don Ricardo Diaz San Pablo La Pandella - 'La Panthera'


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 1941 Week-End in Havana
Flores - Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
 1941 Blood and Sand
Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio
Butler (scenes deleted)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro
Sentry (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Half-breed Archer (uncredited)
 1940 Arise, My Love
Spanish Mechanic (uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Horserace Loser at Fiesta (uncredited)
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Genoa (uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1940 Road to Singapore
Native Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite
Cassini - in Shipboard Brawl (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez
Señor Salas (uncredited)
 1939 Love Affair
Shipboard Photographer (uncredited)
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Third Dockworker (uncredited)
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
Treasury Official (uncredited)
 1938 Sharpshooters
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Italian Gendarme at the 'Maria Ann' (uncredited)
 1938 Suez
Jewel Merchant (uncredited)
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Gendarme (uncredited)
 1938 Port of Seven Seas
Bird Seller (uncredited)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Officer Under Gen. Sebastian (uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement
Italian Officer (uncredited)
 1938 The Black Doll
Esteban, the butler
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Majordomo (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Rudi's Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 The Gold Racket
Ricardo (uncredited)
 1937 Espionage
French Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1937 Mama Steps Out
French Guard (scenes deleted)
 1936 Love on the Run
French Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth
Waiter on Last Ship (uncredited)
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Stranger (uncredited)
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags
Chasseur Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1936 Lady of Secrets
French Official (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times
Cafe Head Waiter
 1936 Senor Jim
Nick Zellini
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
French Official (uncredited)
 1935 Okay, José (Short)
Officer (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
La Valle (uncredited)
 1935 Dressed to Thrill
Italian Captain (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
William - King of Sicily
 1935 Love Me Forever
Italian Man (uncredited)
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon
Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Shadows
Duquesne (uncredited)
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1935 Enter Madame!
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Bride
French Officer (uncredited)
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short)
 1934 The Merry Widow
Ambassador (uncredited)
 1934 Student Tour
French Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Call It Luck
Judge Venturini (uncredited)
 1934 The Thin Man
Joe - Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1934 Granaderos del amor
 1934 Picture Brides
 1934 Riptide
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1934 What's Your Racket?
 1933 Beer and Pretzels (Short)
Restaurant manager (uncredited)
 1933 Laughing at Life
Capt. Garcia (uncredited)
 1933 The Girl in 419
Hotel Arcady Manager (uncredited)
 1933 L'amour guide
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
Manera (uncredited)
 1932 Trouble in Paradise
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1932 Get That Girl
Dr. Sandro Tito
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Gendarme (uncredited)
 1932 Whistlin' Dan
Pedro - Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Tony's Second (uncredited)
 1931 Possessed
Party Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 La mujer X
 1931 Il Grande Sentiero
 1931 Caught Cheating
Tobey Moran
 1930 Wings of Adventure
Don Ricardo Diaz San Pablo La Pandella - 'La Panthera'
 1929 The Black Book
 1929 The Peacock Fan
Thomas Elton
 1928 The Gate Crasher
 1928 Galloping Ghosts (Short)
The crook
 1928 The Wagon Show
 1927 Eve's Love Letters (Short)
Mr. X's Accomplice (uncredited)
 1926 Get 'Em Young (Short)
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
 1926 Long Fliv the King (Short)
Hamir of Uvocado - the Prime Minister
 1926 Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short)
 1926 Kiki
Cheron, the Tenor (uncredited)
 1926 Madame Mystery (Short)
Man of a Thousand Eyes
 1925 Without Mercy
 1924 Forbidden Paradise
French ambassador
 1924 Honor Among Men
Count De Winter
 1924 Broadway or Bust
Count Dardnelle
 1924 The Reckless Age
Manuel Gonzáles
 1924 The Night Hawk
José Valdez
 1924 The Lullaby
 1923 The Man Between
Joe Cateau
 1923 The Girl Who Came Back
Ramon Valhays
 1923 Refuge
Gustav Kenski
 1922 The Woman He Loved
Max Levy
 1922 White Shoulders
Maurice, a Modiste
 1921 The Mask
Señor Enrico Keralio
 1921 All Dolled Up
Amilo Rodolpho
 1920 Risky Business
 1920 The Sins of Rosanne
Syke Ravenal
 1920 The Challenge of the Law
Jules Lafitte
 1920 Big Happiness
Raoul de Bergerac
 1920 The Best of Luck
 1920 The Valley of Tomorrow
Enrico Colonna (as Fred M. Malatesta)
 1919 The Four-Flusher
Señor Emanuelo Romez (as Frederic Malatesta)
 1919 The Devil's Trail
Dubec (as Fred M. Malatesta)
 1919 Full of Pep
General Lopanzo
 1919 Terror of the Range
Black John (as Fred M. Malatesta)
 1918 The Greatest Thing in Life (uncredited)
 1918 Border Raiders
'Square Deal' Dixon
 1918 The Demon
Count Theodore de Seramo
 1918 The Claim
Ted 'Blackie' Jerome
 1918 The Legion of Death
Grand Duke Paul
 1916 What I Said Goes (Short)
Frank Esmond
 1916 Marooned (Short)
Rupert Elliott
 1916 The Chimney Sweep (Short)
 1916 Sherlock Holmes
'Lightfoot' McTague
 1916 The Little Samaritan (Short)
Joyce's Father
 1916 Joyce's Strategy (Short)
 1915 The Woman with a Rose (Short)
Joseph Lechison - a Dilettante
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Fred M. Malatesta | Frederic Malatesta


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Neapolitan supporting actor. Alternated dramatic roles with comedy (for Hal Roach). During the sound era, mainly confined to bit parts.

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