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Victor Rietti (1888–1963)

Born in Ferrara, Italy in 1888 to a wealthy family Vittiorio was the 11th of 12 children born to Samuele and Lucia Rietti. At the age of 8 his family moved to Bologna. At the age of 13 he was discovered by the great Italian tragedian actor Tommaso Salvini while partaking in a charity performance. Salvini encouraged the boy to make the stage his ... See full bio »


(age 75) in London, England, UK

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To Live in Peace
To Live in Peace Don Geronimo Buonaparte
Your Past Is Showing
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 1963 Harry's Girls (TV Series)
- The Director (1963) ... Salvatore
 1963 Come Fly with Me
Old Passenger (uncredited)
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Count Alzerno
- The Charitable Countess (1962) ... Count Alzerno
 1962 Village of Daughters
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
- The Trap (1961) ... Papa
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
The Manager
- A Man Alone (1960) ... The Manager
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Arturo Benevida
- Act of Terror (1960) ... Arturo Benevida
 1952-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Toti / Martino
- The Wanderer (1952) ... Martino
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Tribunal president
- A Gust of Wind (1958) ... Tribunal president
 1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- The Italian Maid (1958) ... Poppa
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello
Signor Gatti
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Tour Guide
- Jack Falls Into Canal in Venice (1957) ... Tour Guide
 1955 As I Was Saying (TV Series)
- An Eye for Detail (1955) ... Fingel
 1953 The Prodigal Son (TV Movie)
 1952 The Plate on the Wall (TV Movie)
The dealer
 1951 To Live in Peace (TV Movie)
Don Geronimo Buonaparte
 1950 Mr. H.C. Andersen
King Frederick
 1949 The Glass Mountain (uncredited)
 1947 A Man About the House
Porter at train station (uncredited)
 1947 Sinfonia fatale
 1944 Give Us the Moon
Unidentified (uncredited)
 1944 Hotel Reserve
Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1943 Yellow Canary
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 The Peterville Diamond
Board Member (uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Rock
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Room for Two
 1940 21 Days Together
Antonio (uncredited)
 1938 The Viper
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Take It from Me
Sailor (uncredited)
 1937 Girl in the Street
Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Shipmates o' Mine
Photographer (uncredited)
 1936 Jack of All Trades
Head Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Show Flat
 1936 Hideout in the Alps
Man On Train (uncredited)
 1936 Juggernaut
Doctor Bousquet (as V. Rietti)
 1936 Where There's a Will
Maitre D (uncredited)
 1935 Two Hearts in Harmony
 1935 The Ghost Goes West
Scientist (uncredited)
 1935 Man of the Moment
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Jimmy Boy
 1935 Escape Me Never
Italian Grocer (uncredited)
 1935 Oh, Daddy!
Hotel Manager
 1934 Power
Rabbi (uncredited)
 1933 The Song You Gave Me
Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
 1933 The Charming Deceiver
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1933 Bitter Sweet
Show Show Writer (4 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Anthony Ireland's play, "Hell-For-Leather," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Anthony Ireland, Alec Clunes, Kathleen Kelly, Sam Wilkinson, and Ronald Shiner in the cast.

Alternate Names:

V. Rietti

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Personal Quote:

[about transition from Theater to TV acting] You can't fool the camera


At one point changed his name to Victor Rieth to make it sound less Italian to avoid typecasting but soon afterward changed it back. See more »


Often wrote, produced, directed, cast, and starred in his own plays

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