Richard CONTE | Nicholas Peter Conte

* 24.03.1910, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA † 15.04.1975, Los Angeles, USA

Schauspieler * verschiedene Jobs (u.a. LKW-Fahrer, singender Kellner) * absolviert Schauspielausbildung am Neighborhood Playhouse (School of the Theatre) in New York * 1939 erster Auftritt am Broadway (als Nicholas Conte) in My Heart's in the Highlands - bis 1943 spielt in fünf weiteren Bühnenstücken mit * Filmdebüt unter seinem richtigen Namen in Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939) * seit 1942 unter Vertrag bei 20th Century-Fox - dort steigt zu einem verläßlichen leading man (meistens als desillusionierter Held oder zynischer Gangster) * nach Ende seines Vertrages freelance actor - übernimmt Hauptrollen in mehreren B-Pictures * seit Mitte der 50er Jahre arbeitet auch fürs Fernsehen (Serie 77 Sunset Strip, 1963) * 1968/69 einzige Regiearbeit (Operation Cross Eagles) * seit 1972 wirkt ausnahmslos in einschlägigen italienischen Produktionen mit (Tony Arzenta, 1973) * 1975 stirbt mit 65 Jahren an einem Herzinfarkt | Bild: studio portrait (Universal International, ?)

FILMS

Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939-USA; d: Ricardo Cortez, B: Dalton Trumbo, Leonard Hoffman, Ben Grauman Kohn, K: Edward Cronjager, ML: Samuel Kaylin, D: Jean Rogers ° Raymond Walburn ° Marjorie Rambeau ° Glenn Ford ° Nicholas/Richard Conte-Tony) 62m-Drama (06/+07; 3911)

Guadalcanal Diary (Guadalkanal - die Hölle im Pazifik, 1943-USA; R: Lewis Seiler, B: Lamar Trotti; Jerry/Jerome Cady, K: Charles G. Clarke, M: David Buttolph, D: Preston Foster ° Lloyd Nolan ° William Bendix ° RC-Captain Davis ° Anthony Quinn) 90m-Kriegsfilm (Buch von Richard Tregaskis, 1943) (05-07; 4311)

The Purple Heart (1943/44-USA; d: Lewis Milestone, B: Jerome Cady, K: Arthur Miller, M: Alfred Newman, D: Dana Andrews * RC-Lt. Angelo Canelli * Farley Granger * Kevin O'Shea * Don Barry * Trudy Marshall * Sam Levene) 99m-Actiondrama (10-01; 4403)

A Walk in the Sun (Landung in Salerno, 1944/45-USA; R: Lewis Milestone, B: Robert Rossen, K: Russell Harlan, M: Freddie Rich, D: Dana Andrews * RC-Rivera) 117m-Kriegsfilm (Roman von Harry Brown, 1944) (10-01; 4601)

A Bell for Adano (1944/45-USA; d: Henry King, B: Lamar Trotti, Norman Reilly Raine, K: Joseph LaShelle, M: Alfred Newman, D: Gene Tierney ° John Hodiak ° William Bendix / RC-Nicolo) 104m-Drama (Roman von John Hersey, 1944) (11-01; 4507)

Captain Eddie (Die tollkühnen Abenteuer des Captain Eddie, 1944/45-USA; R: Lloyd Bacon, B: John Tucker Battle, K: Joe/Joseph MacDonald, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, D: Fred MacMurray / RC-Private Bartek) 107m-Biografie (11-02; 4508)

The Spider (1945-USA; d: Robert D. Webb, B: Jo Eisinger, Scott Darling, K: Glen MacWilliams, M: David Buttolph, D: RC-Chris Conlon, Faye Marlowe, Kurt Kreuger, John Harvey, Martin Kosleck, Mantan Moreland, Walter Sande, Cara Williams) 62m-Mysterykrimi (Bühnenstück von Charles Fulton Oursler & Lowell Brentano, 1927) (4512)

Somewhere in the Night (Irgendwo in der Nacht, 1945/46-USA; R: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, B: Howard Dimsdale, Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Lee Strasberg, K: Norbert Brodine, M: David Buttolph, D: John Hodiak * Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, RC-Mel Phillips) 110m-Drama (11-01; 4606)

13 rue Madeleine (1946-USA; d: Henry Hathaway, B: John Monks, Jr., Sy Bartlett, K: Norbert Brodine, M: David Buttolph, D: James Cagney, Annabella, RC-William "Bill" H. O'Connell) 95m-Kriegsthriller (05-08; 4701)

The Other Love (Eine brennende Liebe, 1946/47-USA; R: André De Toth, B: Ladislas Fodor, Harry Brown, K: Victor Milner, M: Miklos Rozsa, D: Barbara Stanwyck * David Niven, RC-Paul Clermont) 96m-Drama (10-01; 4707)

Call Northside 777 (Kennwort 777, 1947-USA; R: Henry Hathaway, B: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler; Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, K: Joe/Joseph MacDonald, M: Alfred Newman, D: James Stewart, RC-Frank Wiecek, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker) 111m-Krimi (Artikel von James P. McGuire) (09-11; 4802)

Cry of the City (Schrei der Großstadt, 1947/48-USA; R: Robert Siodmak, B: Richard Murphy, K: Lloyd Ahern, M: Alfred Newman, D: Victor Mature ° RC-Martin Rome) 95m-Krimi (Roman The Chair for Martin Rome von Henry Edward Helseth, 1947) (12-02/+03; 4809, NY)

Big Jack (1948-USA; d: Richard Thorpe, B: Gene Fowler, Marvin Borowsky, Osso Van Eyss=Otto Eis, K: Robert Surtees, M: Herbert Stothart, D: Wallace Beery * RC-Dr. Alexander Meade * Marjorie Main) 86m-Western (09-10; 4904)

Thieves' Highway (Gefahr in Frisco, 1948-USA; R: Jules Dassin, B: A.I. Bezzerides, K: Norbert Brodine, M: Alfred Newman, D: RC-Nick Garcos * Valentina Cortese * Lee J. Cobb * Barbara Lawrence) 93m-Krimi (Roman von A.I. Bezzerides, 1949) (11-12?01; 4910)

House of Strangers (Blutsfeindschaft, 1948/49-USA; R: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, B: Philip Yordan, K: Milton Krasner, M: Daniele Amfitheatrof, D: Edward G. Robinson * Susan Hayward * RC-Max Monetti) 101m-Drama (Roman I'll Never Go There Any More von Jerome Weidman, 1941) (12-02/+03; 4907)

Whirlpool (1949-USA; d: Otto Preminger, B: Ben Hecht, Andrew Solt, K: Arthur Miller, M: David Raksin, D: Gene Tierney * RC-Dr. William "Bill" Sutton * Jose Ferrer * Charles Bickford) 97m-Melodram (Roman Methinks the Lady von Guy Endore, 1945) (06-07; 5001)

The Sleeping City (1949-USA; d: George Sherman, B: Jo Eisinger, K: William Miller, M: Frank Skinner, D: RC-Fred Rowan * Coleen Gray) 85m-Krimidrama (10-11; 5009)

Under the Gun (Die Mündung vor Augen, 1950-USA; R: Ted Tetzlaff, B: George Zuckerman, K: Henry Freulich, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: RC-Bert Galvin * Audrey Totter) 84m-Gangsterfilm (05-06; 5101)

Hollywood Story (Mord in Hollywood, 1950-USA; R: William Castle, B: Frederick Kohner, Fred Brady, K: Carl Guthrie, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: RC-Larry O'Brien ° Julia/Julie Adams) 77m-Krimi (11-12; 5106)

The Raging Tide (1951-USA; d: George Sherman, B: Ernest K. Gann, K: Russell Metty, M: Frank Skinner, D: Shelley Winters * RC-Bruno Felkin * Stephen McNally * Charles Bickford * Alex Nicol) 93m-Film-Noir (Roman Fiddler's Green von Ernest K. Gann, 1950) (02-04; 5111)

The Fighter (The Fighter, 1951/52-USA; R: Herbert Kline, B: Aben Kandel, Herbert Kline, K: James Wong Howe, M: Vicente Gomez, D: RC-Felipe Rivera, Vanessa Brown, Lee J. Cobb) 78m-Abenteuer (Kurzgeschichte von Jack London, 1911) (12-01; 5205)

The Raiders / Riders of Vengeance (Gier nach Gold, 1952-USA; R: Lesley Selander, B: Polly James, Lillie Hayward, K: Carl Guthrie, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: RC-Jan Morrell * Viveca Lindfors) 80m-Western (03-04; 5211)

Desert Legion (Der Legionär der Sahara, 1952-USA; R: Joseph Pevney, B: Irving Wallace, Lewis Meltzer, K: John F. Seitz, M: Frank Skinner, D: Alan Ladd, RC-Crito, Arlene Dahl) 86m-Abenteuer (Roman The Demon Caravan von Georges Arthur Surdez, 1927) (07-08; 5304)

Slaves of Babylon (1952-USA; d: William Castle, B: DeVallon Scott, K: Henry Freulich, ML: Mischa Bakaleinikoff, D: RC-Nahum * Linda Christian) 81m-Abenteuer (10; 5310)

The Blue Gardenia (Gardenia - Eine Frau will vergessen, 1952-USA * Fritz Lang ... Casey Mayo) (11-12; 5303)

Highway Dragnet (Die Autofalle von Las Vegas, 1953-USA; R: Nathan Juran, B: Herb Meadow, Jerome Odlum; Tom Hubbard, Fred Eggers, K: John Martin, ML: Edward J. Kay, D: RC-Jim * Joan Bennett * Wanda Hendrix) 71m-Krimi (08; 5402)

Mask of Dust (1954-GB; d: Terence Fisher, B: Richard [H.] Landau, K: Walter J. Harvey, M: Leonard Salzedo, D: RC-Peter Wells * Mari Aldon) 79m-Drama (Roman Last Race von Jon Manchip White, 1953) (03-?; 5412)

Little Red Monkey (Das Geheimnis des roten Affen, 1954-GB; R: Ken Hughes, B: Ken Hughes, James Eastwood, K: Josef Ambor, M: Trevor Duncan, D: RC-Bill Locklin, Rona Anderson) 78m-Thriller (5506-D)

New York Confidential (Pantherkatze, 1954-USA; R: Russell Rouse, B: Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse, K: Edward Fitzgerald, M: Joseph Mullendore, D: Broderick Crawford * RC-Nick Magellan * Marilyn Maxwell * Anne Bancroft * J. Carrol Naish) 87/90m-Krimi (frei nach Buch von Jack Lait & Lee Mortimer, 1948) (07-08; 5503)

The Big Combo (Geheimring 99, 1954-USA * Joseph H. Lewis ... Mr. Brown) (08-09/+11; 5502)

Target Zero (Sperrfeuer auf Quadrat 7, 1954-USA; R: Harmon Jones, B: Sam Rolfe, K: Edwin DuPar, M: David Buttolph, D: RC-Lt. Tom Flagler * Peggie Castle) 92m-Kriegsfilm (09-10; 5511)

The Big Tip Off (Verbrecherzentrale Totenkopf, 1954-USA; R: Frank McDonald, B: Steve Fisher, K: John Martin, M: Edward J. Kay, D: RC-Johnny Denton, Constance Smith, Bruce Bennett, Cathy Downs) 79m-Drama (11-12; 5503)

Bengazi (1955-USA; d: John Brahm, B: Endre Bohem, Louis Vittes, K: Joseph Biroc, M: Roy Webb, D: RC-John/ny Gilmore ° Victor McLaglen ° Richard Carlson ° Mala Powers) 79m-Abenteuer (04-05; 5509)

I'll Cry Tomorrow (Und morgen werd' ich weinen, 1955-USA; R: Daniel Mann, B: Helen Deutsch, Jay Richard Kennedy, K: Arthur E. Arling, M: Alex North, D: Susan Hayward, RC-Tony Bardeman) 117m-Biopicdrama (Buch von Lillian Roth mit Mike Connolly & Gerold Frank, 1954) (06-08; 5512)

Full of Life (Alle Sehnsucht dieser Welt, 1956-USA; R: Richard Quine, B: John Fante, K: Charles Lawton, Jr., M: George Duning, D: Judy Holliday * RC-Nick Rocco) 91m-Tragikomödie (Roman von John Fante, 1952) (05-06; 5612)

The Brothers Rico (Hyänen der Straße, 1956-USA; R: Phil Karlson, B: Lewis Meltzer, Ben Perry, K: Burnett Guffey, M: George Duning, D: RC-Eddie Rico * Dianne Foster * Kathryn Grant) 92m-Gangsterfilm (Roman Les frères Rico von Georges Simenon, 1952) (11-12; 5709)

La diga sul Pacifico / This Angry Age (Heiße Küste, 1957-I; R: René Clément, B: René Clément, Diego Fabbri, Ivo Perilli; [en version] Irwin Shaw, René Clément, K: Otello Martelli, M: Nino Rota, D: Silvana Mangano ° Anthony Perkins ° Alida Valli ° Jo Van Fleet ° RC-Michel Forestier & Yvonne Sanson) 111m-Familientragödie (Roman Un barrage contre le Pacifique von Marguerite Duras, 1950) (01-04; 5807)

They Came to Cordura (Sie kamen nach Cordura, 1958-USA; R: Robert Rossen, B: Ivan Moffat, Robert Rossen, K: Burnett Guffey, M: Elie Siegmeister, D: Gary Cooper * Rita Hayworth * Van Heflin * Tab Hunter, RC-Corporal Milo Trubee) 123m-Western (Roman von Glendon Swarthout, 1958) (10-12; 5910)

Ocean's Eleven (Frankie und seine Spießgesellen, 1960-USA; R: Lewis Milestone, B: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, K: William H. Daniels, M: Nelson Riddle, D: Frank Sinatra * Dean Martin * Sammy Davis, Jr. * Peter Lawford * Angie Dickinson, RC-Anthony Bergdorf) 127m-Gangsterkomödie (01-03; 6008)

Pepe (Pepe - Was kann die Welt schon kosten, 1960-USA/MEX * George Sidney ... Gaststar) (02-06; 6012)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (Die größte Geschichte aller Zeiten, 1962/63-USA * George Stevens ... Barabbas) (10-08; 6502)

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (Wer hat in meinem Bett geschlafen?, 1963-USA; R: Daniel Mann, B: Jack Rose, K: Joseph Ruttenberg, M: George Duning, D: Dean Martin / RC-Leonard Ashley) 103m-Komödie (?-04; 6312)

The Eyes of Annie Jones (1963-GB/USA; d: Reginald LeBorg, B: Louis Vittes, K: Peter Hennessy, M: Buxton Orr, D: RC-David Wheeler * Francesca Annis) (6405)

Circus World (Circus-Welt, 1963/64-USA; R: Henry Hathaway, B: Ben Hecht, Julian Halevy=Julian Zimet, James Edward Grant, K: Jack Hildyard, M: Dimitri Tiomkin, D: John Wayne * Claudia Cardinale * Rita Hayworth / RC-Aldo Alfredo) 135/43m-Zirkusfilm (09-02; 6406)

Synanon (1964-USA; d: Richard Quine, B: Ian Bernard, S. Lee Pogostin, K: Harry Stradling, Jr., M: Neal Hefti, D: Edmond O'Brien ° Chuck Connors ° Stella Stevens, Alex Cord, RC-Reid) 104/7m-Drama (?-11; 6505)

Extraña invasión / Sintonice el terror (1965-RA; d: Emilio Vieyra, B: Les Rendelstein, Philip Kearney; Raul Zorrilla=Emilio Vieyra, K: Anibal Gonzalez Paz, M: Victor Buchino, D: RC-?) 85m (7410)

Assault on a Queen (Überfall auf die Queen Mary, 1965-USA; R: Jack Donohue, B: Rod Serling, K: William H. Daniels, M: Duke Ellington, D: Frank Sinatra * Virna Lisi * Anthony Franciosa, RC-Tony Moreno) 106m-Abenteuer (Roman von Jack Finney, 1959) (?-12; 6606)

Hotel (Das Hotel, 1966-USA; R: Richard Quine, B: Wendell Mayes, K: Charles Lang, M: Johnny Keating, D: Rod Taylor ° Catherine Spaak ° Karl Malden ° Melvyn Douglas ° RC-Dupere ° Michael Rennie ° Kevin McCarthy & Merle Oberon) 124m-Drama (Roman von Arthur Hailey, 1965) (?-08; 6701)

Tony Rome (Der Schnüffler, 1967-USA * Gordon Douglas ... Lt. Dave Santini) (Roman von Marvin H. Albert) (?-08; 6711)

Sentenza di morte (Django - unbarmherzig wie die Sonne, 1967-I; R+B: Mario Lanfranchi, K: Toni/Antonio Secchi, M: Gianni Ferrio, D: Robin Clarke * RC-Diaz * Enrico Maria Salerno * Adolfo Celi * Tomas Milian) 95m-Italowestern (6801)

The Challengers (Herausforderung zum Grand Prix, 1968-USA; R: Leslie H. Martinson, B: Dick Nelson, K: Jack Marta, M: Pete Rugolo, D: Darren McGavin * Sean Garrison * Nico Minardos / RC-Ritchie) 96m-Sportdrama (03-?; 7006-D) > TVM (7002)

Lady in Cement (Die Lady in Zement, 1968-USA * Gordon Douglas ... Lt. Dave Santini) (Roman von Marvin H. Albert) (?-06; 6811)

Operation Cross Eagles / Unakrsna vatra (1968-USA/YU; d: Richard Conte, B: Vincent Fotre, K: Nenad Jovicic, D: RC-Lieutenant Bradford ° Rory Calhoun ° Aili King) 90m-Kriegsfilm (09-?; 7104-E)

Explosion / The Blast (1969-CDN; d: Jules Bricken, B: Alene Bricken, Jules Bricken, K: Joseph Brun, M: Sol Kaplan, D: Don Stroud, RC-Dr. Philip Neal) 96m-Drama (6912)

The Godfather (Der Pate, 1971-USA * Francis Ford Coppola ... Barzini) (Roman von Mario Puzo) (03-08; 7203)

Il boss (Der Teufel führt Regie, 1972-I; R+B: Fernando Di Leo, K: Franco Villa, M: Luis Enriquez Bacalov, D: Henry Silva * RC-Don Corrasco * Gianni Garko * Antonia Santilli) 97/111m-Gangsterthriller (Roman Mafioso von Peter McCurtin, 1970) (7302)

L'onorata famiglia - Uccidere è cosa nostra (Die ehrenwerte Familie, 1972-I; R: Tonino Ricci, B: Nino Scolaro, Arpad De Riso, Tonino Ricci, K: Giovanni Bergamini, M: Bruno Nicolai, D: Raymond Pellegrin * Simonetta Stefanelli * Giancarlo Prete & RC-Antonio Marchesi) 90m-Politthriller (7303)

Pete, Pearl & the Pole (1931 - Es geschah in Amerika, 1972-USA; R: Vance Lewis [=Luigi Vanzi], B: Norman Thaddeus Vane, K: Riccardo Pallottini, M: Louis Armstrong, D: Tony Anthony, Adolfo Celi, Lucretia Love, RC-Bruno, Lionel Stander, Irene Papas) 87m-Drama (7303-I > Piazza pulita)

Anastasia mio fratello [ovvero il presunto capo dell'Anonima Assassini] (1972/73-I; d: Steno [=Stefano Vanzina], B: Sergio Amidei, Alberto Sordi, Alberto Bevilacqua, K: Sergio D'Offizi, M: Piero Piccioni, D: Alberto Sordi, RC-Alberto Anastasia) 122m-Krimikomödie (Buch von Salvatore Anastasia, ?) (7308)

Tony Arzenta / Les grands fusils / Big Guns (Tödlicher Haß, 1973-I/F; R: Duccio Tessari, B: Ugo Liberatore, Franco Verucci, Roberto Gandus, K: Silvano Ippoliti, M: Gianni Ferrio, D: Alain Delon, RC-Nick Gusto, Carla Gravina) 95/100m-Action (01-03; 7308)

Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia (1973-I; d: Sergio Martino, B: Ernesto Gastaldi, K: Giancarlo Ferrando, M: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, D: Luc Merenda * RC-Padulo/Dr. Salussoglia) 104m-Krimidrama (7308)

Anna, quel particolare piacere (1973-I; d: Giuliano Carnimeo, B: Ernesto Gastaldi, Francesco Milizia, Sauro Scavolini, K: Marcello Masciocchi, M: Luciano Michelini, D: Edwige Fenech * Corrado Pani * RC-Riccardo Soriani) 100m-Drama (7311)

Il poliziotto è marcio (1973/74-I/F; d+B: Fernando Di Leo, K: Franco Villa, M: Luis Enriquez Bacalov, D: Luc Merenda, RC-Mazzanti, Delia Boccardo, Raymond Pellegrin, Gianni Santuccio & Vittorio Caprioli & Salvo Randone) 95m-Actionkrimi (7403)

La encadenada / Perversione (1974-E/I; d: Manuel Mur Oti, B: Lazarus Kaplan [=Emilio Martínez Lázaro], Manuel Mur Oti, Marlon Sirko [=Mario Siciliano], K: Jose Luis Alcaine, M: Carlo Savina, D: Marisa Mell * RC-Don Alessandro * Anthony Steffen) 95m-Krimidrama (03-?; 7505)

Malocchio / Eroticofollia / Más allá del exorcismo (1974-I/E/MEX; d: Mario Siciliano, B: Julio Buchs, Federico De Urrutia, Mario Siciliano, K: Vicente Minaya, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Anthony Steffen * RC-Dr. Stone * Pilar Velázquez * Jorge Rivero) 95m-Horror (7502)

Roma violenta (Verdammte, Heilige Stadt, 1975-I; R: Franco Martinelli [= Marino Girolami], B: Vincenzo Mannino, K: Fausto Zuccoli, M: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, D: Maurizio Merli * RC-Anwalt Sartori) 90m-Krimithriller (7508)

Un urlo dalle tenebre (1975-I; d: Elo Pannacciò, B: Aldo Crudo, Franco Brocani, Elo Pannacciò K: Franco Villa, Maurizio Centini, M: Giuliano Sorgini, D: RC-Exorzist * Françoise Prévost * Elena Svevo) 90m-Horrordrama (7508)

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