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Earl Douglas (I) (1903–1964)

Luigi "Lou" Yaconelli was born April 16, 1903 in Boston, Massachusetts to Carlo and Anna Yaconelli. He was a younger brother of B western sidekick Frank Yaconelli. Starting In the 1920s, Lou starred as "Earle Douglas" in some silents directed by Frank and released by Sierra. In sound films, he did a mix of credited and uncredited roles, mostly ... See full bio »

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 1941 Fiesta
Musician with Pedro and Pablo (uncredited)
 1941 Riding the Sunset Trail
Henchman Drifter Smith (as Earle Douglas)
 1941 The Driftin' Kid
Henchman Ace (as Lou Yaconelli)
 1941 The Gunman from Bodie
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Mexican Trio, Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Bandits
Butch - Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Ed Craig [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1940 Rhythm of the Rio Grande
Blackie - Henchman
 1940 Murder on the Yukon
Steve - Henchman
 1940 The Cheyenne Kid
Saloon Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Danger Ahead
Henchman Eggface
 1940 Yukon Flight
Smokie Joe - Henchman
 1939 Crashing Thru
Slant Eye
 1939 Riders of the Sage
Hank Halsey
 1939 The Girl and the Gambler
Waiter Felipe (uncredited)
 1939 Down the Wyoming Trail
Henchman Silent Smith
 1939 Trigger Smith
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Trigger Pals
Henchman Jake
 1938 Wild Horse Canyon
Governor Valdesto
 1938 Red Barry
Igor (as Earle Douglas)
 1938 Paroled from the Big House
Huke 'The Dude' Curtis
 1938 Held for Ransom
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 The Marines Are Here
Marine (uncredited)
 1938 Swiss Miss
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Martian Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 Tim Tyler's Luck
Jules Lazarre
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
RCMP Constable (uncredited)
 1937 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted
RCMP Constable (uncredited)
 1937 Border Cafe
Mexican Patrolman (uncredited)
 1937 Mile a Minute Love
 1936 The Black Coin
Henchman (uncredited)
 1936 Wildcat Trooper
Saloon Henchman (uncredited)
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
Wilson - Henchman Number Four / Carlos Gaston [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Julio Anton (as Lou Yaconelli)
 1936 The Broken Coin
Bob Tinley (as Earle Douglas)
 1935 Lawless Riders
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Caballero
 1935 The Tia Juana Kid
 1931 King of the Wild
Rajah's Brother
 1929 The Voice of Vaudeville (Short) (as Lou Yaconelli)
 1928 There He Goes
 1928 See You Later
 1927 I'll Be There
Todd Wilkins
 1926 Keep Going
 1925 Here He Comes (as Earle Douglas)
 1923 The Yankee Spirit (Short) (as Lou Yaconelli)
 1920 The Whirlwind
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Earle Douglas | Lou Yaconelli


Ruth Findlay  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »


Luana Yaconelli


Steve Yaconelli (niece or nephew) | See more »

Did You Know?


He changed his name from Luigi Yaconelli to Earl Douglas, for billing purposes, back in the 1920s for some films that were directed by his brother, Frank Yaconelli (at Tech-Art in NYC) in which he played the lead. Two reasons for doing so: this was the mid-1920s and Lou Yaconelli was too "ethnic" for a lead player. Also, two people named Yaconelli was one too many in the same film. See more »

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