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Cortez, Ricardo 1899-1977

Overview
Works: 185 works in 322 publications in 2 languages and 3,953 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Romance films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Author, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ricardo Cortez
The Maltese Falcon by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Other men's women: Bill and Jack are railroad men. When Bill comes to stay with Jack and his wife, Bill and Lily fall in love. Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions and the two fight, leaving Jack seriously injured. The purchase price: Joan Gordon is a singer tiring of her relationship with Eddie. She flees to North Dakota to become a mail-order bride. Happiness is threatened by her stubborn husband, a lecherous neighbor and the appearance of Eddie
Pre-code Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot Saturday: A small-town girl spends the night with a family friend in defiance of her mother, who has accused her of sleeping with the town playboy. The Code forbade seduction scenes and disapproved of the scenes in which a group of young people drive to the playboy's lakeside lodge for a drinking party that leads to worse
Charlie Chan in Reno by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After young Mary Whitman shows up in Reno for a divorce from her husband Curtis, another young woman, Jeanne Bently, is found slain. Bently had also been seeking a divorce and the local sherriff, Fletcher, thinks that Mary or her husband may be responsible for the murder. Charlie Chan, master detective, thinks otherwise
Mr. Moto's last warning( Visual )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Lorre returns as the clever and cunning international police detective Mr. Moto in this sixth installment of the popular series. Mr. Moto is on assignment in Egypt's Port Said, determined to thwart a diabolical conspiracy that would destroy diplomatic relations between England and France and jump start World War II. Mercenary saboteurs, led by the paranoid ventriloquist Fabian the Great (Ricardo Cortez) and the duplicitous Eric Norvel (George Sanders), plot to blow up an arriving fleet of French ships. Early on, the evil renegades are convinced they've stopped Mr. Moto for good, but they've actually murdered an imposter! Demonstrating his mastery of disguise, Mr. Moto assumes the identity of a mild-mannered antiques dealer, cannily strategizing against the scoundrels' every move. With the assistance of secret agent Richard Burke (John Carradine), Mr. Moto employs his singular ingenuity to foil the deadly scheme
Murder over New York( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum: When a convicted murderer, who was brought to justice by Charlie Chan himself, breaks free of his shackles and escapes into the night, the resourceful Chan knows it's only a matter of time before he will strike again
Mr. Moto's last warning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world teeters on the brink of war when a nefarious band of foreign saboteurs hatches a devastating plot to blow up the French fleet and blame it on the British. Mr. Moto sets out to trap the conspirators, only to find himself captured instead
Wonder bar( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proprietor Al Wonder, a master showman who keeps the champagne flowing, the patrons glowing and the bills paid. In just one night at this merrily sophisticated watering hole, anything can happen ... and almost everything does
The locket by John Brahm( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the mental disintegration of bride-to-be Laraine Day. As a child, Day was accused of stealing a locket at a fancy party. She has spent her life getting even for this false accusation by becoming a kleptomaniac and ruining the lives of those around her. She drives one man to suicide, and stands by as another man is executed for a murder which she has committed. Assuming her revenge on the world is complete when she becomes engaged to the son of the woman who'd accused her of thievery, Day is overtaken by the demons within her and collapses on the altar
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume Six turns the spotlight on adultery, alcoholism, prostitution, and racism, issues that the Production Code would soon ban from the screen. The Wet Parade: ... Demon whiskey brings ruin to two families in this all-star adaptation of Upton Sinclair's impassioned novel. Downstairs: ... A philandering chauffer creates havoc in an upper-class household. Mandalay: ... A Russian refugee seeks revenge upon the ex-lover who sold her into slavery. Massacre: ... A college-educated Sioux wreaks vengeance upon the white officials who abused his family and cheated his people."--Container
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind
Mystery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triumph of Sherlock Holmes: An adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The valley of fear, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are investigating a murder that occurred at Birlstone Castle, and that seems to be related to an underground society of Amerian coal-miners who've dubbed themselves, "The Scowlers." They discover that the head of the secret society, Professor Moriarty, has more than enough motive to be found guilty of the crime
Thirteen women( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following a racist sorority's cruel rebuff, half-caste Ursula embarks on a blood-thirsty trail of deceit and murder until only one woman ... is left to face her"--Container
The Maltese falcon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maltese falcon: The first adaptation of The Maltese falcon, in which detective Sam Spade searches for a rare statuette while trying to solve the murder of his partner
Perry Mason : the original Warner Bros. movies collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generation before he would become a TV titan, the solicitor sleuth solved mysteries across the silver screen. And this is a Perry with a difference - dashing, debonair and full of savoir-faire! Pre-Code King Warren William originally personified Perry for four films, with Ricardo Cortez and Donald Woods rounding out the series. Notable guests include Mary Astor, Errol Flynn (in his U.S. screen debut), Allen Jenkins, Ann Dvorak and Michael Curtiz has a stint in the director's chair!
Behind office doors( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Linden, the able secretary of a paper company executive, silently and secretly guides his career out of devotion to him, but when another executive makes advances she tires of being taken for granted
Mystery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight detective or mystery films
The Maltese falcon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earlier screen version of Dashiell Hammett's "Maltese Falcon". The mystery this time surrounds the whereabouts of a gem-filled ram's horn sought by a mysterious woman. Bette Davis shines as the title's Lady, a blonde schemer who insists a gentleman remove his hat when in the presence of a lady holding a gun
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight Mary: A mistaken arrest, a prison term, and lack of employment leads to a young woman's involvement with gangsters. In a brothel she meets a wealthy lawyer who falls in love with her. He helps her turn her life around, but her past catches up with her. Now she is on trial for murder
Pre-Code Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torch singer: Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her. She gives the baby up for adoption. Michael Gardner is the father who leaves for China not knowing about the baby. Sally assumes he has abandoned her for life. She gets a job as a torch singer and changes her name to Mimi Benton. She becomes notorious for her drinking and philadering. Then, Mimi fills in on a children's radio program singing and telling bedtime stories. She uses the airtime to find her daughter. She leaves her partying days behind and reunites with Michael
 
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Alternative Names
Krantz, Jacob

Krantz, Jacob, 1899-1977

Krantz, Jacob 1900-1977

Kranz, Jake

Kranz, Jake 1899-1977

Kranze, Jacob, 1899-1977

Ricardo Cortez acteur américain

Ricardo Cortez Amerikaans acteur (1900-1977)

Ricardo Cortez amerykański aktor

Ricardo Cortez attore e regista austriaco

Ricardo Cortez US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Рикардо Кортес

Рікардо Кортес

ریکاردو کورتز

リカルド・コルテス

里卡多·科爾特斯

Languages
English (88)

German (1)