Duncan Renaldo Actor

Duncan renaldo

Renault Renaldo Duncan (April 23, 1904 – September 3, 1980), better known as Duncan Renaldo, was a Romanian-born American actor best remembered for his portrayal of The Cisco Kid in films and on the 1950-1956 American TV series, The Cisco Kid. Renaldo told some interviewers that he actually did not know where he was born. Various sources claim that he was born in Oancea, Galaţi County, Romania as Vasile Dumitru V. Couyanos or Basil Couyanos. Renaldo apparently never knew his biological parents and was raised in several European countries. His birthplace has been generally stated as Romania and he said his first childhood memories were in Romania. He emigrated to America in the 1920s. Failing to support himself as a portrait painter, he tried producing short films. He eventually took up acting and signed with MGM in 1928 where he worked in at least two major films, The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Trader Horn. The latter film was shot on location in Africa and is notorious for adventures that rivaled the source book's and film's plot of a "great white hunter" and a white blonde jungle queen, the lost daughter of a missionary.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 23rd, 1904
Place of birth
Romania
Nationality
Romania,United States of America
Date of death
September 3rd, 1980 at age of 76
Place of death
Goleta
Cause of death
Lung cancer

Family

Spouses

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Adventure136.63
Drama66.17
Romance45.37
Comedy56.94
Western156.88
Action106.32
Crime46.1
Mystery36.03
War25.95
Thriller27.15

1. The Baron's African War (1966)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Satan's Cradle (1949)

Action, Adventure, Western
played The Cisco Kid
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60.0
Philip N. Krasne
J. Benton Cheney
4 Show list

Satan's Cradle is a 1949 film directed by Ford Beebe.

Awards

Top cast

Steve Gentry
Henry Lane
Pancho Gonzales
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack Greenhalgh
English
United States of America

3. The Gay Amigo (1949)

Action, Adventure, Mystery
played The Cisco Kid
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
Philip N. Krasne
6 Show list

The Gay Amigo is a 1949 American film starring Duncan Renaldo in the lead role of the Cisco Kid. This film was one entry in a series of Cisco Kid B Westerns.

Awards

Top cast

Henchman Duke
Editor Stoneham
Lieutenant
Sgt. McNulty
Pancho Gonzales
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

4. The Daring Caballero (1949)

played The Cisco Kid
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Philip N. Krasne
3 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Ed J. Hodges
Padre Leonardo
Pancho Gonzales
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lester H. White

5. Sword of the Avenger (1948)

Adventure, Romance
played Fernando
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
76.0
6 Show list

Sword of the Avenger is a 1948 romantic-adventure film directed by Sidney Salkow.

Awards

Top cast

Ming Tang
Don Adolfo Rivera
Count Velasquez
Maria Louisa
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Eddison von Ottenfeld
English
Philippines, United States of America

6. The Tiger Woman (1944)

Adventure, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
196.0
$182K

The Tiger Woman is a 12-chapter Republic film serial starring Allan Lane and Linda Stirling. The serial was re-released in 1951 under the title Perils of the Darkest Jungle and, in 1966, it was edited into the 100-minute Century-66 film Jungle Gold. Linda Stirling is a jungle girl lost in the South American rainforest and ruling a native tribe. The serial's plot is a variant on the common serial and B-Western "land grab" plot - in this case, the villains attempt to run the natives off the land so that they can claim its valuable oil reserves.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

7. Sheriff of Sundown (1944)

Action, Adventure, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
55.0

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Tiger Fangs (1943)

Action, Adventure, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
58.0

Tiger Fangs is an American adventure/thriller film starring Frank Buck and June Duprez, directed by Sam Newfield for Producers Releasing Corporation.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Adventure, Drama, History
played Lt. Berrendo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
170.0
26 Show list 3 Show list $3M

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1943 American film produced and directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, and Joseph Calleia. Written by Dudley Nichols and based on the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, the film is about an American fighting in the Spanish Civil War on the side of the Republicans who finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. For Whom the Bell Tolls was Ingrid Bergman's first Technicolor film. Hemingway handpicked Cooper and Bergman for their roles. The film became the top box-office hit of 1943, grossing $11 million. It was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning one. Victor Young's film soundtrack for the film was the first complete score from an American film to be issued on record.

Awards

1943 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1943 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1943 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Top cast

André Massart
Soldier #1
The Sniper
Captain Gomez
Captain Mora
Robert Jordan
Young Cavalryman
El Sordo
Girl in Cafe
Man Who Flails the Mayor
Colonel Miranda
Staff Officer
Soldier #3
Primitivo
Elias' Man
Cafe Girl
Guillermo
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Spanish Civil War
Trienio Liberal
English
United States of America

10. A Yank in Libya (1942)

Drama, Romance, War
played Sheik David
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
Albert Herman
,
Sherman L. Lowe
5 Show list

A Yank in Libya is a 1942 American film directed by Albert Herman.

Awards

Top cast

Herbert Forbes
Sheik Ibrahim
Mike Malone
Nancy Brooks-Graham
Parky Parkyarkarkus
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Gauchos of El Dorado (1941)

Western
played José Ojara, Gaucho
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0
Lester Orlebeck
Albert DeMond
4 Show list

Gauchos of El Dorado is a 1941 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by Lester Orlebeck.

Awards

Top cast

Stony Brooke
Henchman Snakes
Tucson Smith
Ellen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reggie Lanning
English
United States of America

12. Down Mexico Way (1941)

Comedy, Thriller, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0

Down Mexico Way is an 1941 American Western film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Fay McKenzie. Based on a story by Dorrell and Stuart E. McGowan, the film is about a singing cowboy who comes to the aid of the townspeople of Sage City who are victims of a nefarious scam.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. I'll Never Heil Again (1941)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
18.0
1 Show list

I'll Never Heil Again is the 56th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Hailstone
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Oklahoma Renegades (1940)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
57.0
Nate Watt

Oklahoma Renegades is a 1940 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by Nate Watt.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)

Western
played Rico
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
53.0
Earle Snell
,
Barry Shipman
7 Show list

Rocky Mountain Rangers is a 1940 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

Captain Taylor
Joseph Manners
Rusty Joslin
Jim Barton
Stony Brooke
King Barton
Danny Burke
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack A. Marta
English
United States of America

16. Gaucho Serenade (1940)

Action, Comedy, Drama
played Gaucho Don Jose
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0
Frank McDonald
Bradford Ropes
,
6 Show list

Gaucho Serenade is a 1940 Western film written by Betty Burbridge and Bradford Ropes and directed by Frank McDonald.

Awards

Top cast

Frederick Willoughby
Edward Martin
Frog Millhouse
Joyce Halloway
Patsy Halloway
Buck Benson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reggie Lanning
English, Spanish
United States of America

17. Covered Wagon Days (1940)

Western
played Rico Rinaldo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0
Harry Grey
Earle Snell
4 Show list

Covered Wagon Days is a 1940 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

Major J.A. Norton
Carlos Rinaldo
Rusty Joslin
Stony Brooke
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
William Nobles
English
United States of America

18. Pioneers of the West (1940)

Western
played Rico
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
53.0
Lester Orlebeck
Gerald Geraghty
,
Karen DeWolf
,
8 Show list

Pioneers of the West is a 1940 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by Lester Orlebeck.

Awards

Top cast

Steve Carson
Jed Clark
Rusty Joslin
Dr. Bailey
Stony Brooke
Judge Platt
Anna Bailey
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack A. Marta
English
United States of America

19. Heroes of the Saddle (1940)

Sport, Western
played Rico
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
53.0
William MacDonald
,
6 Show list

Heroes of the Saddle is a 1940 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by William Witney.

Awards

Top cast

Melloney
Rusty Joslin
Stony Brooke
Peggy Bell
Wilson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
William Nobles
English
United States of America

20. Cowboys From Texas (1939)

Western
played Renaldo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
55.0
8 Show list

Cowboys from Texas is a 1939 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

Kansas Jones
Tex Dawson
Duke Plummer
Settler
Rusty Joslin
Stony Brooke
Belle Starkey
Cattleman Beau
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Dave Torbett
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

21. The Kansas Terrors (1939)

Western
played Renaldo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
57.0
William MacDonald
, ,
6 Show list

The Kansas Terrors is a 1939 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

The Sergeant
Governor-General del Montez
Rusty Joslin
Maria del Montez
Captain Gonzales
Stony Brooke
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English, Spanish
United States of America

22. The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
263.0

The Lone Ranger Rides Again is a 1939 American Republic serial. It was a sequel to Republic's 1938 serial The Lone Ranger, which had been highly successful, and the thirteenth of the sixty-six serials produced by Republic. The serial was considered lost for a long time but copies, with Spanish subtitles, have since been found and re-issued.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
William Nobles
English
United States of America

23. South of the Border (1939)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0

South of the Border is a 1939 Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and June Storey. Written by Betty Burbridge and Gerald Geraghty, based on a story by Dorrell and Stuart E. McGowan, the film is about a federal agent who is sent to Mexico to prevent foreign powers from gaining control of Mexican oil refineries and fomenting revolution among the Mexican people.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. Jungle Menace (1937)

Action, Adventure, Crime
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Jungle Menace is the first serial released by Columbia Pictures. Based on the success of Republic Pictures's 1936 serial Darkest Africa, starring real-life animal trainer Clyde Beatty, Columbia made this exotic jungle serial starring real-life animal collector Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck. Set in the fictional land of Seemang in Asia, Buck plays the role of Frank Hardy, a soldier of fortune who intervenes in and investigates attempts to run a rubber plantation owner and his daughter off their land. In his autobiography, director Harry L. Fraser described filming the scene in Jungle Menace during which a boa constrictor attacks the heroine Dorothy. The villain has tied Dorothy hand and foot and she thrashes wildly, terrified when she suddenly sees the huge snake: "The snake was in no hurry. Slowly he slithered across the girl's body, while she screamed and struggled. He turned, looking for a spot to slip under her to make his first wrap. I motioned to the reptile crew to get ready, and a split-second later gave them the signal to move in. But now, the maddened snake fought them and did its best to coil around one of the men.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

25. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
210.0
$111K

Zorro Rides Again is a 12-chapter Republic Pictures film serial. It was the eighth of the sixty-six Republic serials, the third with a western theme and the last produced in 1937. The serial was directed by William Witney & John English and starred John Carroll as a modern descendant of the original Zorro. The plot is a fairly standard western storyline about a villain attempting to illicitly take valuable land. The setting is a hybrid of modern and western elements that was used occasionally in B-Westerns.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Alberto Colombo
William Nobles
English
United States of America

26. Sky Racket (1937)

Action, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. The Painted Stallion (1937)

Western
played Zamorro
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
213.0
Barry Shipman
,
8 Show list $109K

The Painted Stallion is a 1937 Republic Movie serial. It was the sixth Republic serial of the sixty-six made by that company. Western serials such as this made up a third of the serials from Republic, a studio that was also heavily involved in making B-Western feature films at the time. This serial saw the directorial debut of William Witney who would become one of the star directors at Republic. It was not until Zorro Rides Again, later in 1937, that he first worked with his famous directorial partner, John English. Witney had been working as an editor on earlier serials but made the switch when another director became unable to work due to heavy drinking.

Awards

Top cast

Davy Crockett
Clark Stuart
Walter Jamison
Lt. Gov. Alfredo Dupray
Christopher Kit Carson
The Rider
Macklin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edgar Lyons
,
William Nobles
English
United States of America

28. Lady Luck (1936)

Comedy, Crime, Drama
played Tony Morelli
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
62.0
George R. Batcheller
John W. Krafft
10 Show list

Lady Luck is a 1936 drama written by John W. Krafft and directed by Charles Lamont.

Awards

Top cast

Feinberg
Dave Haines
J. Baldwin Hemingway
Jack Connor
Head Barber
Detective James Riley
Mrs. Cora Hemingway
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
M.A. Anderson
English
United States of America

29. Go-Get-'Em, Haines (1936)

Action, Adventure, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
George A. Hirliman
George Wallace Sayre
10 Show list

Go-Get-'Em, Haines is a 1936 American mystery film directed by Sam Newfield. It was William Boyd's last non-Hopalong Cassidy role.

Awards

Top cast

John Graham
Steve Haines
Ship Captain Ward
Tony Marchetti
Gloria Palmer
Reggie Parks
Henry Kent
Jane Kent
Walter Bernard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edgar Lyons
English
United States of America

30. Moonlight Murder (1936)

Crime, Music, Mystery
played Pedro
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
13 Show list

Moonlight Murder is a 1936 mystery film directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Awards

Top cast

Godfrey Chiltern
Dr. Paul Adams
William
André Bejac
Police Chief Quinlan
Steve Farrell
Antonia 'Toni' Adams
Gino D'Acosta
Diana
Mrs. Hank
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dolly Tree
English
United States of America

31. Trader Horn (1931)

Adventure, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
122.0
,
John T. Neville
, ,
Dale Van Every
$1.31M

Trader Horn is a 1931 American adventure film starring Harry Carey and Edwina Booth, and directed by W.S. Van Dyke. It is the first non-documentary film shot on location in Africa. The film is based on the book of the same name by trader and adventurer Alfred Aloysius Horn and tells of the adventures on safari in Africa. The film's dialogue was written by Cyril Hume. John Thomas Neville and Dale Van Every wrote the adaption. Trader Horn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1931. Edwina Booth, the female lead, contracted a career-ending illness while shooting, for which she sued producers MGM.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

32. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Ruth Cummings
,
Alice D.G. Miller
,
Marian Ainslee
1 Show list

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in both silent and part-talkie versions. The film was directed by Charles Brabin and starred Lili Damita and Don Alvarado. Only the silent version exists at the George Eastman House film archive. The film closely follows the bestselling 1927 Thornton Wilder novel of the same name and won the second Academy Award for Best Art Direction.

Awards

1929 Academy Award for Best Production Design

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

33. Ten Laps to Go

played Eddie DeSylva
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
Fanchon Royer
Charles R. Condon
3 Show list

Ten Laps to Go is a 1936 American action/drama film directed by Elmer Clifton. The film stars Rex Lease as a champion race car driver, Duncan Renaldo as his rival, and Muriel Evans as the romantic interest. Former silent film star Marie Prevost has a small role in this film, which would prove to be her last; her death from self-inflicted malnutrition and alcoholism occurred less than six months later.

Awards

Top cast

Larry Evans
Elsie, Cafe Waitress
Norma Corbett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arthur Martinelli
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The Cisco Kid

Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 5th, 1950 March 22nd, 1956 7 English

Guest TV appearances

This Is Your Life

Program genre

Family
Documentary film
Talk show
Reality television
Biographical film

External resources

This Is Your Life was an American documentary series broadcast on NBC radio 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its producer Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience, including special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E03 April 15th, 1959

Wikipedia

Check Duncan Renaldo on wikipedia.

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