Search a film or person :
Steve Clemente is a Actor Mexicain born on 22 november 1885 at Mexico City (Mexique)

Steve Clemente

Steve Clemente
  • Infos
  • Photos
  • Best films
  • Family
  • Characters
  • Awards
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Esteban Clemento Morro
Nationality Mexique
Birth 22 november 1885 at Mexico City (Mexique)
Death 7 may 1950 (at 64 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Steve Clemente (born Esteban Clemento Morro November 22, 1885 – May 7, 1950) was a Mexican actor known for his many villainous roles. He began acting in his teens, signing up for his first movie, The Secret Man, in 1917. His later roles were usually bit parts.

In 1922, he came to Hollywood to put on a knife demonstration for a disbelieving director. He was trusted to throw knives in movies that had to land an inch or two away from a celebrity. He always got right on target, and developed a good reputation for stunts. He was a known scene stealer and was famous for his villainous snarl. He later starred in such movies as The Most Dangerous Game (1932), playing Tartar, the second henchman of Count Zarrof and played the Witch King in King Kong (1933) and its sequel Son of Kong (1933).

After his last movie, Perils of Nyoka, he retired from the acting scene. On May 7, 1950, he died from a cerebral hemorrhage.


Installé aux États-Unis, il y débute au cinéma dans le western L'Inconnu de John Ford (avec Harry Carey), sorti en 1917. Il participe à trois autres westerns muets du même réalisateur, La Tache de sang (1918, avec Harry Carey et Molly Malone), Du sang dans la prairie (1918, avec Harry Carey et Duke R. Lee), et Sure Fire (1921, avec Hoot Gibson et Molly Malone).

Parmi ses autres films muets, citons le western-serial Thunderbolt Jack de Francis Ford et Murdock MacQuarrie (1920, avec Jack Hoxie et Marin Sais), Fast and Fearless de Richard Thorpe (1924, avec Jay Wilsey et Jean Arthur) et La Tentatrice de Fred Niblo (1926, avec Greta Garbo et Antonio Moreno).

Après le passage au parlant, Steve Clemente personnifie le Tartare dans Les Chasses du comte Zaroff d'Ernest B. Schoedsack et Irving Pichel (1932, avec Joel McCrea, Fay Wray et Leslie Banks). Puis il tient un de ses rôles les mieux connus, celui du sorcier guérisseur de Skull Island, dans King Kong de Merian C. Cooper et Ernest B. Schoedsack (avec Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong et Bruce Cabot), et dans la suite Le Fils de Kong d'Ernest B. Schoedsack (avec Robert Armstrong et Helen Mack), tous deux sortis en 1933.

Au nombre de ses autres films parlants — souvent dans des petits rôles non crédités —, mentionnons Viva Villa ! de Jack Conway (1934, avec Wallace Beery dans le rôle-titre) et Les Marx au grand magasin de Charles Reisner (1941, avec les Marx Brothers). Le dernier de sa soixantaine de films américains, dans un rôle mineur qu'il tient souvent de lanceur de couteaux, est Les bourreaux meurent aussi de Fritz Lang (1943, avec Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan et Anna Lee).

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Steve Clemente (28 films)

Display filmography as list


Hangmen Also Die!, 2h14
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Arno Frey, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart
Roles le chirurgien lanceur de couteaux
Rating73% 3.6942453.6942453.6942453.6942453.694245
During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda (Brian Donlevy), a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski), but his getaway car is discovered and therefore his planned safe house must reject him. When a woman he doesn't know, named Mascha (Anna Lee), deliberately misdirects German soldiers close to finding him, he seeks her home as an alternative safe house. This turns out to be the home of her father, history professor Stephen Novotny (Walter Brennan), whom the Nazis have banned from teaching. This plan works. But because the assassin now can't be found, the Nazi leaders in Prague decide to create an incentive for him to turn himself in or for others to do so. They arrange–with the help of fifth-columnist Emil Czaka (Gene Lockhart), a wealthy brewer–for 400 citizens, including Professor Novotny, to be executed, forty at a time, until the assassin is named. Through a complex series of events, however, the resistance manages to frame Czaka himself for the murder, but not before the Nazis have executed many of the hostages.
Adventures of Captain Marvel
Directed by William Witney, John English
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan, Jr., William Benedict, Louise Currie, Bryant Washburn, John Davidson
Roles Le cinquième indigène
Rating71% 3.587733.587733.587733.587733.58773
During an archaeological expedition to Siam's volcanic Valley of the Tombs to find the lost secret of the Scorpion Kingdom, a device of great power, the Golden Scorpion, is discovered hidden inside a sealed crypt. While examining it, the device's quartz lenses are aligned and powerful energy beam erupts, causing an explosion, resealing the crypt. This allows young radio broadcaster and expedition member Billy Batson, who obeyed the warning on the crypt's seal not to enter, to be chosen by the ancient wizard Shazam. The wizard grants Billy the powers of Captain Marvel whenever he repeats the wizard's name. Captain Marvel's powers can only be used to protect those in danger from the curse of the Golden Scorpion. The crypt's entrance is quickly cleared, then Captain Marvel utters "Shazam"! and quickly resumes his Billy Batson alter ego.
The Big Store, 1h23
Directed by Charles Reisner, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Actors Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Tony Martin, Virginia Grey, Margaret Dumont
Roles Le lanceur de couteaux
Rating64% 3.2481753.2481753.2481753.2481753.248175
The Phelps Department Store owner Hiram Phelps has died, leaving half-ownership in the business to his nephew, singer Tommy Rogers. The other half is owned by Hiram's sister, Martha Phelps (Margaret Dumont), Tommy's aunt. Rogers has no interest in running a department store, so he plans to sell his interest and use the money to build a music conservatory. Store manager Grover (Douglas Dumbrille) wants to kill Rogers before he can sell his share, marry the wealthy Martha, then kill her to become sole owner of the Phelps Department Store. Martha is highly suspicious, worried about Tommy's safety lest anyone suspect her of foul play to take over the store. Against Grover's wishes she hires Wolf J. Flywheel (Groucho) as a floorwalker and bodyguard. Between Tommy wooing his sweetheart Joan (Virginia Grey) and Flywheel romancing Miss Phelps, the brothers eventually expose and thwart the plot to kill Tommy.
Mad Youth
Mad Youth (1940)
, 1h16
Directed by Melville Shyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mary Ainslee, Betty Compson, Hal Price, Steve Clemente, Ethelreda Leopold, Fay McKenzie
Roles Knife-Thrower in Club Act
Rating50% 2.526152.526152.526152.526152.52615
Divorceé Marian Morgan (Compson) hires a male escort Count DeHoven (Willy Castello), who has an affair with her teenage daughter, Mary (Ainslee).
Stagecoach (1939)
, 1h37
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Actors John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Andy Devine, Donald Meek
Roles Bit (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.898763.898763.898763.898763.89876
In 1880, a motley group of strangers boards the east-bound stagecoach from Tonto, Arizona Territory to Lordsburg, New Mexico Territory. These travelers are unremarkable and ordinary at first glance. Among them are Dallas (Claire Trevor), a prostitute who is being driven out of town by the members of the "Law and Order League"; an alcoholic doctor, Doc Boone (Thomas Mitchell); pregnant Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt), who is traveling to see her cavalry officer husband; and whiskey salesman Samuel Peacock (Donald Meek).
The Cowboy and the Lady, 1h31
Directed by William Wyler, H. C. Potter, Stuart Heisler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance, Western
Actors Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Walter Brennan, Harry Davenport, Fuzzy Knight, Patsy Kelly
Roles Knife Thrower (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.296643.296643.296643.296643.29664
Mary Smith (Merle Oberon), daughter of presidential hopeful Horace Smith (Henry Kolker), has lived a cloistered life free of any scandal. Although she is devoted to her father and supports his political aspirations, she longs for a life of her own. Believing she needs some excitement in her life, Mary's free-spirited Uncle Hannibal (Harry Davenport) takes her dancing at a nightclub, which the police raid for gambling. When Horace learns that press reporters have discovered Mary's name on the police report, he sends his daughter off to the family's Palm Beach, Florida mansion.
Arrest Bulldog Drummond, 57minutes
Directed by James Patrick Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors John Howard, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, Zeffie Tilbury
Roles Native Buying Rifle
Rating61% 3.0534853.0534853.0534853.0534853.053485
Bulldog & Algy, in the midst of preparations for the former's wedding in London, are summoned to more important matters at the house of an eccentric scientist who has invented a prototype electric "death-ray" device, which has the potential to revolutionize warfare. They find the scientist murdered in mysterious circumstances upon their arrival, and set out on an adventure to find out what's going on and the culprit, aka The Stinger - leading to a spot of bother with Scotland Yard, a dock-yard knife-fight which puts the Bulldog on the missing in action list temporarily, and a trip to the Tropics to foil a master-criminal's attempt to sell the British Empire threatening secret-weapon to a foreign power for the highest price.
Land Beyond the Law, 54minutes
Directed by B. Reeves Eason
Origin USA
Actors Dick Foran, Wayne Morris, Harry Woods, Frank Orth, Cy Kendall, Glenn Strange
Roles Indian (uncredited)
Rating54% 2.7219652.7219652.7219652.7219652.721965
Under Two Flags, 1h52
Directed by Otto Brower, Frank Lloyd
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Romance
Themes French war films, Children's films
Actors Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Rosalind Russell, Nigel Bruce, Gregory Ratoff
Roles Le lanceur de couteaux
Rating64% 3.2448853.2448853.2448853.2448853.244885
Victor (Ronald Colman) has taken the blame for his younger brother's crime and joins the French Foreign Legion to escape his past, taking with him his valet, Rake (Herbert Mundin). His commander is the ruthless Major Doyle (Victor McLaglen), who becomes jealous when Cigarette (Claudette Colbert), a cafe singer, sets her sights on Victor. He, however, is more interested in a refined Englishwoman, Lady Venetia (Rosalind Russell), and he eventually dumps Cigarette for her. Then, Doyle sends Victor off on a suicidal mission to get rid of his rival.
The Vigilantes Are Coming, 3h49
Directed by Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler, Robert Warwick
Roles Pedro, Burr's Spanish Henchman [Chs. 1-6]
Rating60% 3.003943.003943.003943.003943.00394
Following the discovery of gold in Mexican California in 1844, Russian Cossacks led by Count Ivan Raspinoff, in collusion with General Jason Burr, attempt to invade California and turn it into a Russian Colony with Burr as its dictator. In doing so they round up slaves to work the mines and General Burr has Don Loring's brother and father murdered to acquire their ore-rich land.
The Murder in the Museum, 1h5
Directed by Melville Shyer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Henry B. Walthall, John Harron, Tom O'Brien, Joseph W. Girard, Lynton Brent, Symona Boniface
Roles Pedro Darro
Rating51% 2.577242.577242.577242.577242.57724
A city councilman is murdered while investigating allegations of drug dealing going on at a disreputable sideshow. The daughter of the chief suspect then teams up with a newspaper reporter to find the real killer.
Viva Villa!, 1h55
Directed by Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, William A. Wellman, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo, Donald Cook, Stuart Erwin, Henry B. Walthall
Roles un subordonné du général Pascal
Rating63% 3.197693.197693.197693.197693.19769
Biographie du jeune Pancho Villa.
King Kong
King Kong (1933)
, 1h35
Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, King Kong films, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Robert Armstrong, Frank Reicher, Steve Clemente, James Flavin
Roles Skull Island Witch Doctor
Rating78% 3.94763.94763.94763.94763.9476
In New York Harbor, Carl Denham, famous for making wildlife films in remote and exotic locations, charters Captain Englehorn's ship Venture for his new project, but he is unable to secure an actress for a female role he reluctantly added. Denham searches the streets of New York for a suitable woman. He meets penniless Ann Darrow and convinces her to join him for the adventure of a lifetime. The Venture quickly gets underway. The surly first mate, Jack Driscoll, gradually falls in love with Ann. After weeks of secrecy, Denham finally tells Englehorn and Driscoll that their destination is Skull Island, an uncharted island shown on a map in Denham's possession. Denham speaks of something monstrous there, a legendary entity known only as "Kong".