Latino Hollywood Screenplays Collection
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This collection of scripts, script drafts and script continuities contains 370 individual scripts from 268 film/television productions that contain Latino characters, and/or characters played by Latino actors, and/or are written or directed by Latino artists.
Dating from 1929 to 2000, the collection explores the history of Latinos in American film. This includes Latino characters played by a variety of ethnicities. The practice of Anglo stars and actors of various ethnic backgrounds portraying Latino characters was common in early film and was still in vogue throughout the 1960s. It is possible, using this archive, to study the changing image and perception of the Latino culture throughout much of the 20th century.
What is evident in early talking films and films made well into World War II is that Hollywood cultivated its audiences in South American countries. Before dubbing of films into foreign languages became state-of-the-art, movie studios often made separate Spanish-speaking versions their films, thus making careers for several Latino artists. During this period many Latino performers also became popular stars in English-speaking Hollywood films. Some established long-running careers. These included Leo Carrillo, Lupe Velez, Gilbert Roland (who had started in silent film), Cesar Romero and Anthony Quinn. Romero and Quinn would remain prominent stars of American film for some 50 years.
This period also reflected stereotypical views of Latinos, casting character actors in the roles of sidekicks and villains, characters offering comic relief, domestics and musicians. Roland would be cast in romantic roles as the fantasy of the swarthy lover, and Dolores Del Rio would become a decorative star. But even star Lupe Velez would be relegated to comedies in which her fiery temper was the focal point. Carrillo would be seen as a man with a heart, but a buffoon for the most part. Romero and Quinn would play secondary roles, often portraying various ethnicities. Any major film with a Latino character would employ a major Anglo studio star to portray the role. Seldom would there be Latino writers or directors, but many Latinos would work behind the scenes in the costume and set departments. All this would be the norm well into the 1960s.
The 1940s saw the start of a change when Latino actors were occasionally presented as dramatic characters. Rita Hayworth became one of Hollywood's immortal stars, though she was actually "anglicized" as much as possible. During the war years, films reflected a great respect for Latino culture and music (though still presented often as comic relief). Carmen Miranda became a great musical star.
Post-war films saw the Hollywood traveling to some South American countries to film, but the stories often exposed the seamy sides of the places depicted. Amidst the fantasies and westerns of this time, the real side of Latino culture, which had become integrated into everyday America, started to emerge, particularly with stories of Latinos participating in World War II. Anthony Quinn had become a romantic lead and a respected dramatic actor by this time. Ricardo Montalban, Jose Ferrer and Fernando Lamas were leading men.
The 1960s began a slow integration of the Latino writer and director into Hollywood films, and the westerns of the time portrayed a more realistic view of the Latino character. Latino actors were now actually employed often to play Latino characters, particularly in films shot on location. One actress of Latino heritage, Raquel Welch, became a sex symbol.
Though the 1970s and 80s did not bring us major Hollywood stars of Latino backgrounds (with the exception of Cheech and Chong, perhaps), movies incorporated many Latino characters, themes, situations and artists. So much so that Latino culture (though quite often the crime related part of it) became a mainstay in movies and even television shows. This lead to the integration of Latino characters, performers and writers into our modern films. Artists prominent to this day are featured in this collection, including Sonia Braga, Jimmy Smits, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Benicio Del Toro, Rose Perez, Andy Garcia, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez.
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List of titles of the screenplays in alphabetic order.
List of the screenplays with individual summaries and names of actors and actresses in chronological order.
Latino Hollywood Screenplays Collection
Latino Actors/Charactors in Hollywood Screenplays – Chronological Order
ONLY THE BRAVEby Keene Thompson. Adaptation by Agnes B. Leahy Dialogue by Edward A. Paramore [Shooting Script] November 7, 1929, About 90 pp. Features actor Lalo Encinas as General Grant's Secretary. The story was set during the American Civil War.
Lalo Encinas-Character actor born in Arizona in 1886 (died in Los Angeles in 1959) who played supporting roles in films between 1917 and 1948. His most prominent film role was as Kali in the 1935 version of the Jack London story THE CALL OF THE WILD.
SANTA FE TRAIL, THE[Orig. WEST OF THE LAW] Screenplay by Sam Mintz [Second White Script] June 20, 1930, 130 pp. Featuring Rosita Moreno as Maria Castinado and Luis Alberni as Juan Castinado.
SANTA FE TRAIL, THE[Orig. WEST OF THE LAW] Screenplay by Sam Mintz [Dialogue and Continuity] 1930 130, pp. Featuring Rosita Moreno as Maria Castinado and Luis Alberni as Juan Castinado. Both actors were prominently featured in the early talking Western film starring Richard Arlen.
LATINO ACTORS PLAY IN SPANISH SPEAKING VERSIONS OF AMERICAN FILMS
Rosita Moreno-Was born in Madrid, Spain in 1907 and was one of the few Latino leading ladies of both English films made in Hollywood (mostly for Paramount studios) and the alternate Spanish speaking versions of the American films. During the first few years of talking films, entirely different versions of each American film were produced (before films were dubbed). Rosita was the lead female star of many of these between 1930 and 1935. When not working in the Latino speaking versions or American films, she play lead and supporting Latino characters in a variety for films into the 1940s. Her father Francisco Moreno was also a well known actor.
Luis Alberni-Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1886, Alberni was one of the most recognized characters actors in film. His career spanned between 1915 and 1956 with some 174 credits in his filmography. A great comedian, he had studied drama at the University of Madrid, acted on stage in Europe and moved to Los Angeles in 1914. Constantly at work in Hollywood films, he reached his zenith in bit and character roles in the 1930's and was a fixture of musicals and comedies, including the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers films at RKO. He also worked in major films at MGM and Paramount, spoke many languages, was an artist, chef, pianist and star of stage.
LEO CARRILLO BEGINS LONG CAREER PLAYING LATINO CHARACTERS
HOMICIDE SQUAD, THEScreenplay and Dialogue by John Thomas Neville and Tom Reed CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE, 1931, About 100 pp. This crime drama features actor Leo Carrillo in the role of Big Louie Grenado. Carrillo was the lead star of this Universal crime drama.
Leo Carrillo-Born in Los Angeles in 1881, Carrillo was a descendant of an old and much respected Los Angeles family whose heritage went back to the conquistadores. Though he often was subjected to playing somewhat stereotypical Latino roles in the films of the time his career flourished, he was highly educated and literate. Being an original Californian he inherited a vast amount of land and had a state park named after him. Carrillo had established himself as a lead Broadway actor before returning the Los Angeles to make talking films. Though he did play a variety of Mexican/Latino style roles popular in westerns, adventures and musicals of the 1930s and 1940s, he was one of the very few Latino lead actors in films and occasionally cast in better dramatic and historic roles. He became legendary playing Pancho in the 1950's television series THE CISCO KID.
MEXICAN-BORN LUPE VELEZ BECOMES TOP 1930s FILM STAR
BROKEN WING, THEScreenplay by Grover Jones and William Slavens McNutt [Censorship Dialogue Script] March 3, 1932 Featuring Lupe Velez as Lolita, Leo Carrillo as Captain Innocencio Dos S, Julian Rivero as Bassilio, Soledad Jiménez as Maria, Chris-Pin Martin as Mexican Husband and Joe Dominguez as Captain. Filmed in a small town on the Mexican border in 1932, the location gives a very historic view of what towns of the old west, still extant at this time, were truly like. Adding authenticity (somewhat rare at the time) was the largely Latino cast. This had been a Broadway play in 1920. Velez did a radio play version in 1935 and the film is a fine example of her dramatic work.
Lupe Velez– was born near Mexico City in 1908. As a young film actress, she played roles of various ethnicities, but always maintained a very thick Mexican accent. She was born in poverty, her mother a prostitute. Lupe was sent to a convent school in Texas until age 13, then went home to work and assist her family. She saved money for dancing lessons and with her huge personality worked on the Mexican stage and then moved to Hollywood. She was seen by Mack Sennett, placed in a Laurel and Hardy short and then cast by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in THE GAUCHO. She played dramatic roles in late silent and early talkies, then moved on to comedy in 1933 with HOT PEPPER. From that time on she was a top Hollywood film comedian, utilizing her Latino personae. This resulted in her own series of films at RKO, the Mexican Spitfire. The series ran between 1939 and 1943. Her career was somewhat overshadowed by personal stormy relationships and she committed suicide at age 36. She was one of 4 actors born in Mexico who made a huge impression in early Hollywood, the others being Dolores Del Rio, Ramon Navarro and Gilbert Roland. Lupe was nicknamed Mexican Spitfire.
Julian Rivero- Played Latino character roles, supports and bit parts in more than 200 films and television shows between 1923 and 1973.
Chris-Pin Martin- Was a mainstay in films playing character roles between 1925 and 1953. He made his debut in Chaplin's 1926 GOLD RUSH and played in a variety of westerns, adventures and musicals. He is memorable as Poncho in THE OX-BOW INCICDENT (1943) and for his fractured Mexican accent.
Soledad Jimenez- was born in Satander, Spain in 1874 and became a familiar character actress in Latino roles (wives, grandmothers, maids, cooks, older native women, etc) in films between 1928 and 1953.
HOT PEPPERStory by Dudley Nichols. Additional Dialogue by Barry Conners and Philip Klein November 23, 1932, 78 pp. This comedy features actress Lupe Velez in the title role of Pepper. This is the film which made Velez a comedy star and she would reign as one at the top of that form for the next 10 years.
MOONLIGHT AND PRETZELSScreenplay – Sig Herzig 1933, About 40 pp. This musical comedy features Leo Carrillo in the leading role of Nick Pappacroplis.
WAY TO LOVE, THEScreenplay by Gene Fowler and Benjamin Glazer [Draft Script] June 10, 1933, 130 pp. Featuring George Rigas as Pedro. A Norman Taurog directed Paramount musical with Maurice Chevalier which featured Regas in a Latino character role.
George Regas- was Greek born and because of his dark looks was cast in a variety of Latino, Native American and Italian parts during his 19 years in Hollywood films. He became a member of Hollywood royalty when he married the sister of Marion Davies, Reine Davies.
WAY TO LOVE, THEScreenplay by Gene Fowler and Benjamin Glazer [Censorship Dialogue Script] September 20, 1933, 120 pp. Featuring George Rigas as Pedro.
DESTINATION UNKOWNScreenplay by Tom Buckingham [Continuity and Dialogue] 1933, 95pp. Featuring George Regas as Tauru.
DUEL AT SILVER CREEK, THEScreenplay by Gerald Drayson Adams and Joseph Hoffman [Continuity and Dialogue] 1933, 95pp. Featuring Eugene Iglesias as Johnny Sombrero.
I LOVED YOU WEDNESDAYScreenplay by Horace Jackson and Philip Klein From the Play by Mollie Ricardel and William Du Bois REVISED FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT April 26, 1933, 104 pp. This drama features actor Chris-Pin Maring as Chris, Waiter.
GOOD DAMEScreenplay by William R. Lipman, Vincent Lawrence, Frank Partos and Sam Hellman From a Story by William R. Lipman RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT February 3, 1934, About 100 pp. Features Miami Alvarez as Cora in story of a chorus girl stranded in a small town.
KISS AND MAKE UP[Screenplay: Harlan Thompson and George Marion Jr. Story: Istvan Bekeffy (Stephen Bekeffi) Adaptation: Jane Hinton [Draft Script] March 30, 1934. About 110 pp.
NOTORIOUS SOPHIE LANG, THE[Writer: Anthony Veiler Story: Frederick Irving Anderson SHOOTING SCRIPT] April 16, 1934, About 120 pp. Features actor Lucio Villegas as The Marshall.
Lucio Villegas- Born in Lota, Chile, in 1883, Lucio was a character actor in films between 1930 and 1952, often in uncredited roles such as officers, priests, judges, doctors and nightclub patrons.
ANGLO ACTORS IN LATINO ROLES
TRUMPET BLOWS, THEScreenplay by Bartlett Cormack From a Story by Porter Emerson Browne FINAL SCRIPT January 15, 1934, About 110 pp. This drama features actor George Raft in the lead role of Manuel Montes, Adolphe Menjou as Pancho Montes/Pancho Gomez, Frances Drake as Chulita, Sidney Toler as Pepi Sancho, Edward Ellis as Chato, Nydia Westman as Carmela, Douglas Wood as Sr. Ramirez, Lillian Elliott as Sra. Ramirez, Katherine DeMille as Lupe the Maid, Francis McDonald as Vega, Morgan Wallace as the Police Inspector, Gertrude Norman as Grandma Albrentez.
A prime example of a film from this period, set in Mexico, in which actors of various ethnicities play Latino characters. This includes German/Italian George Raft, Scottish descendant Sidney Toler, British/American Frances Drake, Canadian born Katherine DeMille and a host of American actors. Because of this the film, today seems implausible, but of great interest in the presentation of Latino's in American film.
LADIES SHOULD LISTENScreenplay by Claude Binyon and Frank Butler From the Play by Alfred Savoir and Guy Bolton RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT, July 14, 1934 About 50 pp. This comedy features Rosita Moreno as Margerite Cintos and Rafael Storm as Ramon Cintos.
GRAND CANARYScreenplay by Ernest Pascal Based on the Novel by A. J. Cronin REVISED FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT April 3, 1934, 102 pp. This film features actors, Chito Alonso, Joe Dominguez, Rodolfo Hoyos, Chris-Pin Martin, George Regas, Pedro Regas, and Rosa Rey in uncredited Latino roles.
LATINO AMERICAN CESAR ROMERO BECOMES TOP FILM STAR
HOLD ‘EM YALEScreenplay by Paul Gerard Smith and Eddie Welch Based upon a story by Damon Runyon RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT March 21, 1935, About 90 pp. This comedy features Cesar Romero in the role Gigolo Georgie.
Cesar Romero- Was born in New York City in 1907 of Cuban parents and often called "The Latin from Manhattan." Romero played a large variety of European and Latin characters as well as heavies in crime dramas and romantic lothario's in his early movie years. He famously appeared as the Cisco Kid in a series of late 1930's films and was instrumental in presenting Latin music and dance in musical films of the World War II era which played a large part in the good neighbor policy between the United States and Latin America. Tall and talented he rose quickly to leading man status in A productions just a few years into his career and was one of the very few Latin descendant actors to achieve this distinction in American films. He remained a popular TV (Batman) actor and Hollywood personality into the 1990s.
HOLD ‘EM YALEScreenplay by Paul Girard Smith and Eddie Welch [Draft Script] January 8, 1935, 100 pp. Featuring actor Cesar Romero as Gigolo Georgie. Romero played the romantic lead and an eccentric character based on a Damon Runyon story.
GILBERT ROLAND'S LONG TIME CAREER FROM 1920s SILENTS TO 1970s TELEVISION
LADIES LOVE DANGERScreenplay by Samson Raphaelson Adaptation by Robert Ellis & Helen Logan from the story by Ilya Zorn CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE TAKEN FROM THE SCREEN April 23, 1935, 113 pp. This romantic mystery features actor Gilbert Roland as Ricardo/Alonzo, Canadian born character actress Marion Clayton Anderson as Helen Lopez, American Illinois born character actor Henry Kolker as Jose Lopez and Rita Rozelle as Conchita. A fine example of the practice of the period of character actors playing Latino roles. Gilbert Roland was one of the very few true Latino actors to play romantic leads.
Gilbert Roland- Was born in Juarez, Mexico in 1905. Roland started as an extra in films in 1923 and because of his handsome looks rose quickly in the industry and became one of the most popular romantic Latin lovers of silent film. Italian born Rudolph Valentino made this "type" popular at the time and studios scrambled to make stars of other dark and swarthy types. Roland was so popular that he made the transition to talking films playing the leading man of great starts Mae West, Clara Bow, Claire Trevor and Constance Bennett (who he married). He was also one of the few male stars of the classic Hollywood era to continue his career throughout his middle age during the 1950's playing major supporting roles and characters parts. In his older age he continued his career in guest roles on many popular television shows. His acting career spanned 60 years and he was one of the few long lived Latino actors of American cinema.
SHOW THEM NO MERCY(Orig. SNATCHED) [Screenplay and Story by Kubec Glasmon Adaptation by Henry Lehrman Revised Final (Draft) August 26, 1935 [with revisions on blue paper dated to August 31, 1935], 138 pp. This crime drama features actor Cesar Romero in the role of Tobey.
CARDINAL RICHELIEUScreenplay by Cameron Rogers, Maude T. Howell and Nunnally Johnson [Draft Script] January 16, 1935, 109 pp. Featuring Cesar Romero playing the French Andre de Pons.
CARDINAL RICHELIEUScreenplay by Cameron Rogers, Maude T. Howell and Nunnally Johnson [Draft Script] January 26, 1935, 114 pp. Featuring Cesar Romero as Andre de Pons.
LEGENDARY STAR RITA HAYWORTH BEGINS CAREER
DANTE'S INFERNOScreenplay by Philip Klein and Robert Yost [Continuity and Dialogue] 1935, 120 pp. Featuring Rita Hayworth as a dancer.
Rita Hayworth- Born in New York of Latino ancestry in 1918, Margarita Carmen Cansino was raised as a dancer in her father's dance troupe. She first appeared on stage and in films as a member of the troupe. While performing in Los Angeles, she was noticed by Fox studios at 16 and cast in supporting roles, usually as a dancer until her first marriage. Her first husband exploited her and she won a contract at Columbia Pictures where she became a favorite of studio head Harry Cohn and slowly rose to star status. This process included the coloring of her hair to red and some major cosmetic work, much of which took away her ethnicity. She became one of the most glamorous stars of Hollywood history. Her superb dancing made her a star of some of the most lavish 1940's musicals including COVER GIRL(1944). She achieved legendary status with her performance in GILDA (1946). Though she maintained an often highly successful film career between 1935 and 1972, she possessed a shy personality and desire to have a stable family life, which unfortunately she was not able to maintain. Throughout her film career, she did play several characters of Latino ancestry, including the temptress in BLOOD AND SAND (1941) and the role in her last film THE WRATH OF GOD (1972).
HERE COMES COOKIEScreenplay by Don Hartman Censorship Dialogue Script August 8, 1935, 90pp. Featuring actor Rafael Storm as Ramon Del Ramos.
HUMAN CARGOScreenplay by Jefferson Parker & Doris Mally Based on the Novel "I Will Be Faithful" by Kathleen Shepard Revised Final Shooting Script February 7, 1936, 100 pp. Featuring actress Rita Cansino [Rita Hayworth] as Carmen Zorro.
PARIS HONEYMOONScreenplay by Frank Butler and Don Hartman Release Dialogue Script November 2, 1936, 100 pp. Featuring Carlos Villarias as the Partisan.
Carlos Villarias- Born in Spain, Carlos had a career making the Spanish versions of American films during the early 1930's when talking films were still in their infancy and foreign dubbing had not been perfected. After that he remained in films until 1953 but often in character roles which often were not credited in American films. He fared better making films in Mexico during the 1940s. He did however play a legendary role. For the 1931 Latin speaking version of the now classic Universal horror film, DRACULA, Carlos played the great lead role.
ANTHONY QUINN BEGINS HIS ACADEMY AWARD WINNING CAREER
PAROLEScreenplay by Horace McCoy and Kubec Glasmon Continuity & Dialogue 1936, 100 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn in his first credited screen role as Zingo Browning.
Anthony Quinn- Born in Mexico in 1915, then brought up in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. As a young actor in Hollywood he met and married Cecil B. DeMille's daughter Katharine and became part of a royal Hollywood family. During his early years in film, he played supporting characters of vastly different ethnicities from American Indian to Italian, Spainard and even Asian. His true ancestory was Irish and Mexican. His Mexican heritage was acknowledged in OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943) and many characterizations from that time on, though his most famous role would be that of Alexis Zorba, in ZORBA THE GREEK (1964). He was one of the few actors of Latino descent to win an Academy Award--- two times. His role as the French artist Paul Gauguin for LUST FOR LIFE (1956) and his role as Eufemio Zapata in the story of the Mexican revolution VIVA ZAPATA both won him the Oscar for best supporting actor.
SUTTER'S GOLDScreenplay: Jack Kirkland, Walter Woods, George O'Neill Based on the story by Blaise Cendras CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE About 1936 About 120 pp. Includes about 10 pp. ADDED SCENES. This western features actor John Miljan in the role of Gen. Alvarado and Allen Vincent as Juan Alvardo, Jr. with John Piccori, José Rubio, Frank Reicher, Aura de Silva and Lucio Villegas as Mexican characters.
A big budget film for Universal, and important in the studio's history as it was a financial failure and one of the reasons Universal was bought out in 1936. This was the historic story of the gold strike on an immigrant's property which started the 1849 California Gold Rush. This is one of the few examples from this period of movie making where Latino actors were employed to play historic American Latino roles.
BARRIER, THEScreenplay by Bernard Schubert [Release Dialogue Script] November 3, 1937, 90pp. Featuring Leo Carillio as Poleon Doret and Fernando Alvaro as Johnny Gale.
DANGEROUSLY YOURS[Orig. THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY] Screenplay by Lou Breslow and John Patrick Final Draft with blue revisions July 26, 1937, 123 pp. Featuring Cesar Romero as Victor Morell (a detective traveling from Europe to American and after jewel thieves) and Carlos De Valdez.
HOLLYWOOD SCREEN TESTScreenplay: Lyonel Margolies CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE 1937, About 30 pp. This short features actor Cesar Romero and was proof that Universal was promoting Romero to star status.
HOLLYWOOD SCREEN TESTRevised Version Screenplay: Lyonel Margolies CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE 1937, About 30 pp. This short features actor Cesar Romero.
PARTNERS IN CRIMEScreenplay by Gladys Unger and Garnet Weston based on the novel "Murder Goes to College" by Kurt Steel [Draft Script] June 30, 1937, 99 pp. Crime film featuring Anthony Quinn as Nicholas Mazaney.
PARTNERS IN CRIMEScreenplay by Gladys Unger and Garnet Weston based on the novel "Murder Goes to College" by Kurt Steel Censorship Dialogue Script September 1, 1937, 95 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn as Nicholas Mazaney.
TIP-OFF GIRLS(Orig. HIGHWAY RACKETEERS) [Original screenplay: Maxwell Shane and Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony] FINAL December 23, 1937, 110 pp. This crime/adventure film features actor Anthony Quinn in the role of Marty.
ALWAYS GOODBYEScreenplay by Kathryn Scola and Edith Skouras Final Script with blue revisions April 16, 1938, 145 pp. Featuring Cesar Romero as Count Giovanni 'Gino' Corini (a very Italian character) and Alberto Morin as Normandie Steward.
KING OF ALCATRAZOriginal Story and Screenplay by Irving Reis RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT September 24, 1938, About 70 pp. This drama features Anthony Quinn as Lou Gedney.
SING YOU SINNERSScreenplay by Claude Binyon [Release Dialogue Script] July 2, 1938, 110 pp. Featuring Paula DeCardo and Joe Hernandez.
ST. LOUIS BLUES[Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Jack Mofitt, Virginia Van Upp Story: Eleanore Griffin, William Rankin] [SHOOTING SCRIPT] July 11, 1938, About 100 pp. This musical comedy features Actor Tito Guizár in the role of Rafael San Ramos.
Tito Guizar-Mexian born Tito was a popular singer of stage, radio and Mexican film. He came into Hollywood movies just as the craze for Latin music began in American.
ST. LOUIS BLUES[Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Jack Mofitt, Virginia Van Upp Story: Eleanore Griffin, William Rankin FINAL WHITE SCRIPT August 8, 1938, About 100 pp. This musical comedy features Actor Tito Guizár in the role of Rafael San Ramos.
TROPIC HOLIDAYScreenplay by Don Hartman and Frank Butler, John C. Moffitt and Duke Atteberry Based on a Story by Don Hartman and Frank Butler CENSORSHIP DIALOGUE SCRIPT 1938, About 100 pp. This musical features Tito Guizar as Ramon, Elvira Rios as Rosa, Roberto Soto as Roberto, Michael Visaroff as Felipe, Bobbie Moya as Pepito, Fortunio Bonanova as Barrera, Pepito as Chico, Chris-pin Martin as Pancho, Maria Olguim and Teresa Olguim as the Bullfighters, Mario Sanchez as the Comic. A Dorothy Lamour Paramount musical which was set in Mexico (Dorothy plays Mexican character Manuela), but with Latino actors in the character roles.
DESPERATE TRAILSScreenplay by Andrew Bennison [Continuity and Dialogue] 1939, 90pp. Featuring Charles Stevens as Henchmen Ortega and Anita Camargo as Rosita.
Charles Stevens was half Mexican and half Apache Indian and the grandson of famed Apache warrior Geronimo. He played a variety of Mexican and American Indian roles throughout his career, such as in this Western entry.
I'M FROM MISSOURIScreenplay by Duke Atteberry and Jack Moffitt Release Dialogue Script March 10, 1939, 120 pp. Featuring Manuel Valencia as Argentine Mule Owner.
MAGNIFICENT FRAUD, THE[Writer: Walter Ferris, Gilbert Gabriel Story: Charles G. Booth] Shooting Script February 6, 1939, About 110 pp. This drama set in a fictional South American country features Akim Tamiroff (of Russian descent) as Jules LaCroix/President Alvarado, Steffi Duna (of Hungarian birth) as Carmelita, George Zucco (of Greek/English descent) as Dr. Virgo, Robert Warwick as Gen. Hernandez, Frank Reicher as Mendietta Garci, Robert Middlemass as Morales, Abner Biberman as Ruiz, Donald Gallaher as Dr. Diaz, with Paula DeCardo, Maude Eburne, Joseph Marievsky, Andre Marsaudon, Edward McWade, Francisco Moreno, George Nardelli, Ralph Norwood, Nestor Paiva, Count Stefenelli, Harry Vejar, Erno Verebes, Luana Walters and Alex Woloshin as various uncredited Latino characters. Again, most of the major roles were performed by non Latino actors.
OPENED BY MISTAKEScreenplay by Louis S. Kaye, Stuart Palmer and Garnett Weston [Release Dialogue Script] December 29, 1939, 112 pp. Featuring Rafael Storm as Mr. DeBorest.
RIOScreenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer and Aben Kandel [Revised] July 19, 1939 [with revisions dated through to July 24, 1939], 122 pp. This drama features actor Leo Carrillo as Roberto, Billy Gilbert as Manuelo, Ferike Boros as Maria, with Gino Corrado and Delmar Costello in uncredited roles. Early film noir style drama which starred Basil Rathbone who is imprisoned in South America, with some of the story taking place in Brazil.
RIOScreenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer and Aben Kandel CONTINUITY 7 DIALOGUE September 19, 1939, About 100 pp. This drama features actor Leo Carrillo as Roberto, Billy Gilbert as Manuelo, Ferike Boros as Maria, with Gino Corrado and Delmar Costello in uncredited roles. Back to Top
LEGENDARY STAR MARIA MONTEZ FILM DEBUT
BOSS OF BULLION CITYScreenplay by Victor McLeod [Draft Script] October 14, 1940, 120 pp. Featuring Maria Montez as Linda Calhoun and The Guadalajara Trio.
Maria Montez- Born of a Spanish diplomat in 1912 and educated in the Canary Islands, Montez attempted to establish herself as an actress in Europe and became a model in New York before being discovered by Hollywood. It was her stunning, exotic look and accent which prompted Universal to turn her into the star of epic, "exotic" tales filmed in stunning three-strip Technicolor. Her films were adventure fantasies and became the finest of escapist fare during World War II. Though many of her films were set in ancient fairy tale Arabia and the South Seas, several had Latin American settings. She was one of the most glamorous stars of the 1940s.
The Guadalajara Trio- Guitarist-singers who appeared in several films performing Latino rhythm songs during the 1940s when this style music became very popular in the United States as it was found necessary to ally with the South American countries as the world was about to go to war. Two of the members Jesus Castilllon and Mario Santos became members of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. The third member was Lamberto Leyva.
KNOCKOUTScreenplay by M. Coates Webster Based on "The Patent Leather Kid" by Michael Fessier, John Wexley and Warren Duff Rev. Temp. November 7, 1940, 117 pp. Featuring actor Anthony Quinn as Mr. Harry Trego, boxer's manager.
MEET THE WILDCATOriginal Screenplay – Alex Gottlieb CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE Sept. 23, 1940, About 110 pp. This film set in Mexico City features actor Hans Herbert (born in Poland) in the role of Marco, Juan de la Cruz (born in Denmark) as the Nacional Museum Curator, Reed Hadley as Barto (Petrolia, Texas), Fred Cordova and Joe Dominguez as the Policemen, with Paul Lopez, Paul Marion, Neyle Morrow, Julian Rivero, Rafael Storm, and Carlos Villarias in various uncredited roles.
BOMBAY CLIPPER, THEScreenplay by Roy Chanslor and Stanley Rubin [Draft Script] April 2, 1941, 100 pp. Featuring Maria Montez as Sonya Dietrich Landers.
BOMBAY CLIPPER, THEScreenplay by Roy Chanslor and Stanley Rubin CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE 1941, 105 pp. Featuring Maria Montez as Sonya Dietrich Landers.
DANGER IN THE PACIFICScreenplay by Walter Doniger and Maurice Tombragel [Draft Script] December 5, 1941, 103 pp. Featuring Leo Carrillo as Leo Marzell, Angelo Cruz and Rico De Montez.
MOONLIGHT IN HAWAIIScreenplay – Morton Grant, James Gow, Erna Lazarus Original Story – Eve Greene CONTINUITY AND DIALOGUE July 9, 1941, About 100 pp. This musical comedy features Maria Montez in the role of Ilani.
SWING IT SOLDIEROriginal Screenplay by Dorcas Cochran, Arthur V. Jones CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE July 10, 1941, About 100 pp. Features actor Gino Corrado as the Headwaiter.
Gino Carrado- Italian born, made a living of playing Latino head waiters, maitre d's, bartenders and chefs, including in two historic classics---CITIZEN KANE and CASABLANCA.
TIGHT SHOESScreenplay by Leonard Spiegelgass and Art Arthur Story: Damon Runyon [Draft Script] March 13, 1941 [with revisions on blue paper dated through to March 19, 1941], 110 pp. This comedy features actor Leo Carrillo as Amalfi.
TIMBER!Screenplay by Griffin Jay Original Story by Larry Rhine & Ben Chapman [Draft Script] July 31, 1941, 96 pp. Leo Carrillo is lead star in role of Quebec.
ARABIAN NIGHTSScreenplay by Michael Hogan CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE October 16, 1942, 120 pp. Featuring Maria Montez as Scheherazade, Thomas Gomez as Hakim, Carmen D'Antonio as Harem Girl, Carlos Alvarado as Officer and Amador Gutierrrez as Tumbler. Historic classic Technicolor extravaganza nominated for four Academy Awards.
SIN TOWNby Scott Darling and Gerald Geraghty [Draft Script] August 7, 1942, 135 pp. In this western actor Leo Carrillo plays the role of Angelo Collina.
SIN TOWNby Scott Darling and Gerald Geraghty CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE August 7, 1942, About 100 pp. In this western actor Leo Carrillo plays the role of Angelo Collina.
WHAT'S COOKIN'[Screenplay by Jerome (Jerry) Cady and Stanley Roberts Story by Edgar Allan Woolf Additional Dialogue by Haworth Bromley] Includes TRAILER CONTINUITY March 4, 1942, About 10 pp. This musical stars actor Leo Carrillo as Marvo.
YOUNG IDEAS[Orig. FACTORY ROW] Screenplay by Ian McLellan Hunter and Bill Noble [Draft Script with pink and yellow revisions ] Nov. 5, 1942, 106 pp. Featuring George Dolenz as Pepe and Carlos Barbe (born in Uruguay) as the French Lieutenant.
George Dolenz- Born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (which is now part of Italy) in 1908--- Dolenz was a master of dialects and thus played many Latin American roles. His son Micky was in the group The Monkees.
CORVETTE K-225Screenplay by John Rhodes Sturdy CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE October 15, 1943, 150 pp. Featuring Thomas Gomez as Smithy.
Thomas Gomez- American born Gomez was a lead actor on Broadway who played many supporting roles of Latino descent in films. He was very active in the Screen Actors Guild.
FOLLOW THE BANDScreenplay: Warren Wilson, Dorothy Bennett From a Collier's Magazine Story by Richard English CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE April 1, 1943, About 110 pp. Features actor Leo Carrillo as Himself. So popular a star was Carrillo by the time of World War II, he played himself in this morale booster.
LADY IN THE DARKScreenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT November 10, 1943, About 70 pp. This romantic comedy features an uncredited Pepito Perez as a Clown.
MOONLIGHT AND CACTUS[Screenplay: Eugene Conrad, Paul Girard Smith] FINAL SCREENPLAY August 12, 1943, 74 pp. This musical comedy features actor Leo Carrillo in the role of Pasqualito Luigi, with Chatita Toval and Lollita Tovar as the Child Dancers.
RHYTHM OF THE ISLANDSScreenplay by Oscar Brodney and M. M. Musselman Original Story by Oscar Brodney CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE ca. 1943, About 100 pp. This musical comedy set in the South Seas features actor Nestor Paiva as Chief Nataro and Rico de Montez as the Hotel Clerk.
Nestor Paiva- of Portuguese ancestry Paiva had a talent for a variety of dialects and in nearly 300 film and television roles played a variety of Spaniards, Greeks, Russians, Portuguese, Italians, Arabs, American Indians, Latinos and even, on radio--- African Americans.
FRENCHMAN'S CREEKScreenplay by Talbot Jennings From the Novel by Daphne DuMaurier RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT July 26, 1944, About 110 pp. This adventure drama features actor Henry A. Escalante and Albert Ruiz in uncredited roles.
NIGHT IN PARADISE[Writer] Ernest Pascal November 20, 1944 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to March 19, 1945], 138 pp. This comedy features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of King Croesus, Pedro de Cordoba as the Magus, with Robert Espinoza, Luis Montoya and Juan Estrada as the Boys.
NIGHT IN PARADISEScreenplay by Ernest Pascal Oct. 3, 1944, 142 pp. This comedy features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of King Croesus, Pedro de Cordoba as the Magus, with Robert Espinoza, Luis Montoya and Juan Estrada as the Boys.
NIGHT IN PARADISEScreenplay by Ernest Pascal Adaptation by Emmet Lavery Based on the Novel "Peacock's Feathers" by George S. Hellman CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE December 11, 1945, About 110 pp. This comedy features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of King Croesus, Pedro de Cordoba as the Magus, with Robert Espinoza, Luis Montoya and Juan Estrada as the Boys.
PATRICK THE GREATScreenplay by Dorothy Bennett and Bertram Millhauser Continuity & Dialogue Script January 12, 1944, 120 pp. Featuring Thomas Gomez as Max Wilson.
DALTONS RIDE AGAIN, THEScreenplay by Paul Gangelin and Roy Chanslor [Revised Draft Script] 6/25/45 120 pp. Featuring Thomas Gomez as J.K. McKenna.
IMPERFECT LADY, THEScreenplay by Karl Tunberg Release dialogue script March 4, 1946, 80 pp. Featuring actor Anthony Quinn as Jose Martinez. Quinn plays a Spanish concert pianist in this historic (set in 1892 London) drama, and important role as he gained stature as an actor.
SWELL GUYScreenplay by Richard Brooks Based on a Play by Gilbert Emery CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE November 12, 1946, About 120 pp. This drama features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of Dave Vinson.
TANGIERScreenplay by MM Musselman, Monty F. Collins Original Story by Alice D. G. Miller CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE January 28, 1946, About 110 pp. This adventure drama features Maria Montez in the role of Rita, with Abel, Antonio, Henry & Jerry Pina as the Tumblers.
CASBAHScreenplay by Leslie Bush-Fekete and Arnold Manoff [Final Shooting Script with multicolor revisions] October 7, 1947, 111 pp. Featuring Yvonne De Carlo as Inez and with Carmelita Gonzalez, Rosita Marstini, Maurice Navarro, Abel Pina, Antonio Pina, Henry Pina, Jerry Pina, Tom Tamarez and Maria J. Tavares. Of Sicilian descent, Yvonne De Carlo often played Latino based characters. Here she was surrounded by a supporting cast of those with Latin backgrounds.
DEEP WATERS[Orig. DEEP WATER] Screenplay by Richard Murphy [Final Draft with revisions in blue] September 27, 1947, 135 pp. Featuring Cesar Romero as Joe Sanger.
IMPERFECT LADY, THEScreenplay by Karl Tunberg [Draft Script] circa , 80 pp. Featuring actor Anthony Quinn as Jose Martinez.
SINGAPOREAn Original Screenplay by Seton I. Miller [Draft Script] [ca. 1947], 120 pp. This romantic wartime adventure features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of Mr. Mauribus.
SINGAPOREScreenplay by Seton I. Miller… Robert Thoeren Original Story by Seton I. Miller CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE July 22, 1947 About 80 pp. This romantic wartime adventure features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of Mr. Mauribus.
SINGAPOREAn Original Screenplay by Seton I. Miller [ca. 1947] COPIED September 21, 1955, 120 pp. This romantic wartime adventure features actor Thomas Gomez in the role of Mr. Mauribus.
COUNTESS OF MONTE CRISTO, THEScreenplay by William Bowers [Final Shooting Script with revisions in pink, blue and yellow] March 17, 1948, 101 pp. Featuring Olga San Juan as Jenny Johnson.
Olga San Juan- Though born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Olga was of Latin heritage and lived in Puerto Rico during her childhood. She was a musical comedy singer dancer who was compared to Carmen Miranda and she was dubbed "The Puerto Rican Pepper Pot." She gained claim on radio with her ensemble and was signed at Paramount and she became the first dyed-blonde Latino spitfire of the movies. She was very popular in the late World War II era musicals between 1943 and 1949. She was in the original Broadway cast of PAINT YOUR WAGON in 1951. She married actor Edmond O'Brien and pretty much retired from her career.
COUNTESS OF MONTE CRISTO, THEScreenplay by William Bowers [Final Shooting Script with revisions in pink, blue and yellow] May 29, 1948, 102 pp. Featuring Olga San Juan as Jenny Johnson.
COUNTESS OF MONTE CRISTO, THEScreenplay by William Bowers Dialogue and Continuity September 16, 1948, 100 pp. Featuring Olga San Juan as Jenny Johnson.
ILLEGAL ENTRYScreenplay by Art Cohn First Draft Continuity April 14, 1948, 58 pp. Featuring Pilar Del Rey as the Proprietress' Daughter and Alex Montoya as Waiter.
ILLEGAL ENTRYScreenplay by Art Cohn Story Treatment April 13, 1948, 36 pp. Featuring Pilar Del Rey as the Proprietress' Daughter and Alex Montoya as Waiter.
ONE TOUCH OF VENUSScreenplay by Harry Kurnitz and Frank Tashlin Continuity & Dialogue July 28, 1948, 100 pp. Featuring Olga San Juan as Gloria.
ILLEGAL ENTRYScreenplay: Joel Malone Adaptation: Art Cohn Based on a Story by Ben Bangal – Herbert Kline – Dan Moore CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE March 28, 1949, About 120 pp. Features actor Alex Montoya as the Waiter, Pilar Del Rey as the Daughter and Vito Scotti as the Mexican Youth.
Vito Scotti- who made his film debut as the Mexican Youth in ILLEGAL ENTRY was of Italian heritage and spent much of his childhood in Naples, but he proved to be so adept at pantomime and portraying different ethnicities that he was cast in roles from a Japanese sailor to a Russian doctor to a Mexican bandit. He was one of the versatile actors of this period who could always be called on whenever a Latino character was needed in a film or television show and he garnered more than 200 credits between 1949 and 1995.
UNDERCOVER GIRLby Francis Rosenwald Draft Script November 28, 1949 [with revisions on blue paper dated through to June 30, 1950], 120 pp. This crime drama features Maurice Jara as Carlos and Lucio Villegas as the Priest.
RIGHT CROSSFrom: Charles Schnee Composite Script October 14, 1949, 108 pp. This pugilistic drama features actor Ricardo Montalban in the role of Johnny Monterez and Teresa Celli as Marna Monterez.
Ricardo Montalban- Born in Mexico in 1920. He married Loretta Young's much Younger sister Georgina in 1944 and was welcomed into a Hollywood family. His older actor brother Carlos brought Ricardo to Los Angeles while still a teen, and he learned English and attended Fairfax High, where he was noticed by MGM talent scouts in a school play. He went to New York and enjoyed a career in the theatre for a bit, returned to Mexico where he learned his craft in a series of films and then returned to Hollywood. He slowly worked his way up through the training process of the old Hollywood contract system and by the late 1940's became a leading man. The epitome of continental elegance he could dance and sing and was entrusted with some of films most glamorous lead stars, including: Lana Turner, Esther Williams, Shelley Winters and Rhonda Fleming. He maintained that status through the 1950's and was one of the very few Latino leading men working in Hollywood films during these decades. He also had a prolific Broadway career during the 1950s, starring in such musicals as JAMAICA with Lena Horne. His career included television in the 1970s and 80s. He won an Emmy for his work in HOW THE WEST WAS WON in 1978. He achieved television immortality when he played Mr. Roarke on the series FANTASY ISLAND and he gained new fans for his work in the STAR TREK films and as the grandfather in the Spy Kid series in 2002. He worked until his death in 2009 having also become a highly respected member of the Los Angeles community. Though a permanent resident of the United States, he retained his Mexican citizenship.
ARGENTINE DIRECTOR HUGO FREGONESE
ONE WAY STREETScreenplay by Lawrence Kimble Continuity & Dialogue March 15, 1950 100 pp. Featuring Basil Ruysdael as Father Moreno, Rodolfo Acosto as Francisco Morales, Robert Espinoza as Santiago, Tito Renaldo as Hank Torres, Margarito Luna as Antonio Morales, Emma Roldan as Catalina and Joe Domingues as Bias. Directed by Argentina born director Hugo Fregonese.
Portions of the film are set in a primitive Mexican village and Mexico City as a group of thieves make their way with a big heist. The film is peppered with genuine Latino actors throughout for realistic atmosphere, the beginning of a practice much different from the decades before.
UNDERCOVER GIRLScreenplay by Harry Essex FINAL SHOOTING June 22, 1950, 117 pp. This crime drama features actor Maurice Jara as Carlos and Lucio Villegas as the Priest.
BRIGAND, THEScreenplay by Jesse Lasky Jr [Final Draft] July 18, 1951 133 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn as Prince Ramon. This film followed a trend of the time of screen stories focusing on fantasy adventures of romantic periods and places and Quinn was required to play the resident villain Prince.
STORY OF THREE LOVES(SECOND ACT) (Orig. MADEMOISELLE ) From Jan Lustig, George Froeschel COMPOSITE SCRIPT September 18 1951, 54 pp. The second vignette in this musical romance from Vincente Minnelli features actor Alberto Morin as Mr. Sandes.
Argentina Brunetti (born in Buenos Aires, Argentina) also played a scripted role in this sequence, but her footage was cut. Opera trained, she went under contract o MGM in 1937 where she was employed to speak and sing for stars Norma Shearer and Jeanette MacDonald when their films were dubbed in Italian. She made her on screen debut in the classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946). She played multi-ethnic roles for decades, including the Aunt in THE MONEY TRAP (1966).
Alberto Morin- born in Puerto Rico in 1902 saw the running of the gamut of the role of the Latino actor and character in films. He started in 1928 at the very end of the silent era and amassed nearly 200 credits for character and bit roles of all types and ethnicities during his 60 year career, which by 1988 allowed for a realistic depiction of Latno life with his role in THE MIGAGRO BEANFIELD WAR.
AGAINST ALL FLAGSScreenplay by Aeneas MacKenzie CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE July 15, 1952, 90 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn as Captain Roc Brasiliano. Here Quinn plays a villainously bad pirate.
BECAUSE OF YOUScreenplay by Ketti Frings CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE August 26, 1952, 100 pp. Featuring Harry B. Mendoza as Bumbo.
CITY BENEATH THE SEAScreenplay by Jack Harvey and Ramon Romero [Continuity & Dialogue] November 5, 1952 103 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn as Tony Bartlett, Lalo Rios (born in Mexico) as Calypso and Peter Mamakos (Greek American) as Captain Pedro Mendoza.
PLUNDER OF THE SUNScreenplay by Jonathan Latimer based on the novel by David Dodge [Draft Script] August 15, 1952, 151pp. Featuring Patricia Medina, Eduardo Noriega as Raul Cornejo, Julio Villarreal as Ulbado Navarro and Juan Garcia, Margarito Luna, Carlos Muzquiz and Manuel Vergara 'Manver'. The story is set in Havana with filming locations in Mexico City.
The film indicated the move to filming American films on locations in which the story was set. Latino actors were used in the supporting and bit parts. Leading lady Medina is of Spanish and English ancestry and was born in England.
Eduardo Noriega- was born in Mexico City in 1916 and was a leading man in Mexican films between 1941 and 1947. He made occasional appearances in American films starting in 1947, mostly in those which were being filmed on location in Mexico, a practice which became more prevalent from the 1950s on.
YANKEE BUCCANEERScreenplay by Charles K. Peck Jr. CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE June 11, 1952, 100 pp. Featuring Suzan Ball as Countess Margarita La Raguna, Joseph Calleia (born on the island of Malta) as Count Domingo Del Prado, Rodolfo Acosta (born in Mexico) as Poulini, Michael Ansara (born in Syria) as Lt. Romero and Carlos Albert (Argentine born) as Spanish Captain.
In the Arabian Knights Technicolor genre of the period, though this time set in 1840's North Africa continuing the tradition of casting persons of every ethnicity in both Latino and in this case, North African roles.
DIAMOND QUEEN, THEScreenplay by Otto Englander [Draft Script with blue revisions] February 3, 1953, 126 pp. Featuring Fernando Lamas as Jean Baptiste Tavernier and Gilbert Roland at Baron Paul de Cabannes. The story was set in France and India, circa 1659 with the Latino and Anglo actors attempting to pass as French.
Fernando Lamas- was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and first established himself as a movie star in his country. He started making films for MGM in 1951. He became the studio's resident Latin lover for several years and then he went on to writing and directing, including the directing of the film MAGIC FOUNTAIN in 1963 starring his wife Esther Williams. He then became a well respected director of episodic television.
MEXICAN LOCATIONS UTILIZED FOR HOLLYWOOD FILM
PLUNDER OF THE SUNScreenplay by Jonathan Latimer based on the novel by David Dodge [Draft Script] 1953, 162 pp. Featuring Patricia Medina, Eduardo Noriega as Raul Cornejo, Julio Villarreal as Ulbado Navarro and Juan Garcia, Margarito Luna, Carlos Muzquiz and Manuel Vergara 'Manver'.
This story took part largely in Mexico and was the story of archeology and the illegal looting of ancient human artifacts. Again, Patricia Medina was cast because of her exotic, partial Latin ancestry and as the film was actually shot on location, Latino actors were employed.
SARACEN BLADE, THEScreenplay by DeVallon Scott and George Worthing Yates Based on the novel by Frank Yerby REVISED FINAL DRAFT October 7, 1953 [with reivisions on yellow paper dated through to October 17, 1953], 126 pp. This romantic adventure stars actor Ricardo Montalban in the lead role of Pietro Donati. Low budget historical melodrama with Montalban cast as an Italian character.
SECRET OF THE INCAS(Orig. LEGEND OF THE INCA) Writer: Ranald MacDougall REVISED LIMITED DISTRIBUTION August 28, 1953, 97 pp. (Incomplete) This adventure film features actor Michael Pate in the role of Pachacutec, Edward Colmans as Col. Cardoza, Yma Sumac as Kori-Tica, Booth Colman as Juan Fernandez, with Miguel Contreras, Delmar Costello, Martin Garralaga, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr, Anthony Numakena, Rosa Rey, Carlos Rivero, Dimas Sotello, and Moises Vivanco in various uncredited roles.
Filmed on location in Peru, it was the story of an American expedition search for hidden treasure in the Peruvian jungles. Latino and Spanish actors played the supporting roles. This included the amazing, energetic entertainer Yma Sumac (born in Peru in 1922) who plays Kori-Tica.
SECRET OF THE INCAS(Orig. LEGEND OF THE INCA) Writer: Ranald MacDougall REVISED LIMITED DISTRIBUTION August 28, 1953, 128 pp. This adventure film features actor Michael Pate in the role of Pachacutec, Edward Colmans as Col. Cardoza, Yma Sumac as Kori-Tica, Booth Colman as Juan Fernandez, with Miguel Contreras, Delmar Costello, Martin Garralaga, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr, Anthony Numakena, Rosa Rey, Carlos Rivero, Dimas Sotello, and Moises Vivanco in various uncredited roles.
SECRET OF THE INCAS(Orig. LEGEND OF THE INCA) Writer: Ranald MacDougall [Shooting Script] with revisions dating through to October 30, 1953, 127 pp. This adventure film features actor Michael Pate in the role of Pachacutec, Edward Colmans as Col. Cardoza, Yma Sumac as Kori-Tica, Booth Colman as Juan Fernandez, with Miguel Contreras, Delmar Costello, Martin Garralaga, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr, Anthony Numakena, Rosa Rey, Carlos Rivero, Dimas Sotello, and Moises Vivanco in various uncredited roles.
ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA, THEScreenplay by Richard Collins Final Revised March 16, 1954, 112 pp. Featuring Thomas Gomez as Osman Aga.
RICOCHET ROMANCEStory and Screenplay by Kay Lenard CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE May 26, 1954, About 100 pp. This comedy western features Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez in the role of Manuel, Alfonso Bedoya as Alfredo, with The Guadalajara Trio as the Musical Combo. He was of American/Mexican ancestry.
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez- Provided comedy caricature in films between 1953 and 1998 and was first noticed as a contestant on Groucho Marx's TV quiz show YOU BET YOUR LIFE.
THREE HOURS TO KILLScreenplay by Roy Huggins FINAL DRAFT January 14, 1954 103 pp. Western story features Julian Rivero (Latino/American) in the role of Dominguez and Mexican born Felipe Turich in the role of Esteban.
CARMEN MIRANDA MAKES LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AND CULTURE POPULAR IN AMERICA
SCARED STIFFScreenplay by Herbert Baker and Walter De Leon Additional Dialogue by Ed Simmons and Norman Lear Based on a play by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT February 4, 1953, 70 pp. This musical horror farce stars Carmen Miranda in the role of Carmelita Castinha, with Paul Marion in the dual role of Ramon/Francisco Cariso, with Manuel Paris as the Cuban Headwaiter and Ric Roman as an uncredited Gangster.
Carmen Miranda- The great entertainer who has become a legendary American film icon was born in Portugal in 1909. She grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and immersed herself in the music, first performing as a radio singer. She also had studied hat making and devised the outlandish headdresses for which she became popular. These were based on the traditional headdresses that she observed on black women fruit sellers. She got a recording contract with RCA and became a star in Brazil. She was also featured in several films. So popular was she that in 1939 she went to New York City to star in a Broadway show. When the people at 20th Century Fox film studios saw her she was immediately given a movie contract and she was the highlight of the overly saturated Fox Technicolor films of the World War II years. Her personality, vocal abilities and hilarious caricature style acting made these films classics. She hit America at the most perfect time as the country wanted to form a strong alliance with the Latin American countries to join in the fight against foreign enemies. The entertainment industry immersed itself in Latin culture and music between 1940 and 1945, and Miranda was one of the brightest stars of the genre. SCARED STIFF was her last film, as she died right after at age 46.
AMERICANO, THEScreenplay by Guy Trosper [Draft Script] 1955 104 pp. Featuring Cesar Romero as Manuel Silvera, Rodolfo Hoyos, hr. as Cristino, Salvador Baguez as Captain Gonazalez, George Navarro as Tuba Masero and Nira Monsour as Tuba's Sister. The production started location shooting in Brazil (with Spanish born Sara Montiel) but money ran out and the filming was brought back to Hollywood. The story concerned a range war when an American rancher takes a heard of bulls to Brazil. Mexican actors were used in character parts and the film represented the new and growing trend of filming Latin American based stories on actual locations.
HOUSE PARTYTreatment by Robert Hill Revised February 18, 1955, 47 pp. This treatment for a musical short features a Brazilian character named Nita.
LIEUTENANT WORE SKIRTS, THEScreenplay by Frank Tashlin Based on Original Story by Albert Beich Final August 12, 1955 [with revisions on blue paper dated through to August 17, 1955], 125 pp. Features actress Rita Moreno in the role of Sandra Roberts.
Rita Moreno- Was born Rosita Dolores Alverio in Puerto Rico in 1931 and moved to New York City when she was 6. She started her career as a child, dubbing American films into Spanish speaking versions and was an actress on Broadway at age 14. During the 1950s she was cast as a sex pot as the attitude towards and casting of young Latino women tended towards placing them in exotic characters with strong sex drives. She was able to break away from this typecasting when given the substantial supporting role in the film version of the musical WEST SIDE STORY in 1961. For this, she became the first Latino actress to win an Academy Award. Moreno was also a strong singer and dancer and was able to play in a variety of works and she was given the opportunities she deserved as the years past and the stereotypes in Latino roles lessened. For her stage, television and recording work she would win the top awards, the Tony, the Emmy and the Grammy. She became a popular TV face with "The Electric Company" in the 1970's. To this day she plays outstanding roles in film and on television series.
RED SUNDOWNScreenplay by Martin Berkeley Based on a story by Lewis B. Patten CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE November 21, 1955, About 100 pp. This western features Lita Baron in the role of Maria.
LATINO-AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II
TO HELL AND BACKWritten for the screen by Gil Doud Based on Audie Murphy's Autobiography "To Hell and Back" CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE June 8, 1955, About 140 pp. This autobiographical war drama features actor Art Aragon in the role of Sanchez and Felix Noriego as Swope. Aragon was a professional lightweight boxer from 1944 to 1960, after his time in the service and played boxers and was of Latino American descent. Noriego portrayed Native Americans and Latinos. Murphy played himself in the film and it included the fact that many Latino Americans fought in World War II right alongside their Anglo American brothers, something that films prior to this had not much explored.
PILLARS OF THE SKYScreenplay by Sam Rolfe Continuity & Dialogue January 27, 1956, 115 pp. Featuring Orlando Rodriguez as Malachi, Felix Noriego as Lucas and Alberto Morin as Sgt. Major Frenchy Desmond. Latino American actors play Latin roles in this western with Puerto Rican born Alberto Morin playing a French character. Set in 1868 and a story about the Cavalry and Native Americans.
THIS COULD BE THE NIGHTScreenplay by Isobel Lennart [Draft Script] April 20, 1956, 102 pp. Featuring Rafael Campos (born Santiago, Dominion Republic) as Hussein Mohammed.
LOVE SLAVES OF THE AMAZONSWritten by Curt Siodmak CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE October 22, 1957, About 90 pp. This film features Wilson Viana (born in Brazil) as Fernando, Eugenio Carlos as Carlos (born in Brazil), Tom Payne as Dr. Mario, Louis Serrano as the Rescue Pilot, with Ayres Campos, Sulamith Endsleigh, Nadir Fernandes, Yara Lex, Maria Lopes, and Carmen Morales in various uncredited South American roles. A cast of Latino, Latino American, and French actors camp it up in unintentionally funny jungle adventure.
MAN IN THE SHADOWWritten by Gene L. Coon CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE November 12, 1957, About 80 pp. (Includes Trailer – CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE) This western features actor Martin Garralaga as Jesus Cisneros, with Mario Siletti as Tony Santoro.
NIGHT PASSAGEScreenplay by Borden Chase Based on a Story by Norman A. Fox CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE May 28, 1957, About 100 pp. Features actor John Daheim as Latigo, Frank Chase as Trinidad, and Polly Burson as Rosa.
PERFECT FURLOGH, THEScreenplay by Stanley Shapiro Continuity & Dialogue September 24, 1958, 120 pp. Featuring Linda Cristal (Argentine born though of French and Italian descent) as Sandra Roca, the Argentine Bombshell and Jay Novello (born of Italian immigrants but often cast as Latinos and Greeks) as Rene Valentin.
RALLY ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS!Screenplay by George Axelrod First Draft Continuity January 22, 1958, 150 pp. This comedy features James Gonzalez as the Commuter and Leroy Prinz Jr as a Delinquent.
RALLY ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS!Screenplay by George Axelrod Revised Script by Claude Binyon Revised Final May 20, 1958, 138 pp. This comedy features James Gonzalez as the Commuter and Leroy Prinz Jr as a Delinquent.
WILD AND THE INNOCENT, THEScreenplay by Sy Gomberg and Jack Sher CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE February 20, 1959, 120 pp. Featuring Henry Amargo as Drunk Indian. Back to Top
PORTRAIT IN BLACKScreenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts Continuity & Dialogue June 7, 1960 100 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn as Dr. David Rivera. Though Academy Award winner Quinn was starred, even as late as 1960's, (though this was based on a 1947 play), a Latino man (though a doctor) could only be involved with an Anglo woman if the affair was illicit, as in this story.
RETURN TO PEYTON PLACEScreenplay by Harry Brown Revisions by Roald Alexander Based on the novel by Grace Metalious Revised Shooting Final December 6, 1960, 108 pp. This drama was directed by Puerto Rican/American actor/writer Jose Ferrer.
LAST SUNSET, THE[written by Dalton Trumbo] Based on the novel by Howard Rigsby CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE April 25, 1961, About 110 pp. This western features actor Jose Frowe, Margarito Luna, Jose Torvay, Jorge Treviño, and Manuel Vergara in uncredited roles as local Mexicans. The film, one of the better westerns of this period was shot on location in Mexico and made use of the Mexican actors of the area.
OPERATION EICHMANNOrig. SIX MILLION MURDERS (The Eichmann Story) Story and Screenplay by Lewis Coppley (Lester Cole) Final Draft with blue, pink and white revisions 1961, 116 pp. Featuring Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr. (born in Mexico) as Sanchez. Story of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann who was running from the law for 15 years and attempting to re-establish the Nazi party, including in South American for a time, which is one of the places he was hiding.
OPERATION EICHMANNOrig. SIX MILLION MURDERS (The Eichmann Story) Story and Screenplay by Lewis Coppley (Lester Cole) [Draft Script] 1961, 142 pp. Featuring Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr. as Sanchez.
IF A MAN ANSWERSScreenplay by Richard Morris From the Novel by Winifred Wolfe CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE July 26, 1962, About 140 pp. This comedy features actor Cesar Romero in the dual role of Robert Swan/Adam Wright and Gloria Camacho as the Model.
FOR LOVE OR MONEYWritten by Larry Marks and Michael Morris CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE February 13, 1963, About 160 pp. Features actor Jose Gonzalez Gonzalez (brother to Pedro) as Jose.
IF A MAN ANSWERSScreenplay by Richard Morris Final Screenplay January 17, 1962. Featuring actor Cesar Romero as Robert Swan.
LOST COMMAND[Orig. THE CENTURIONS] By Nelson Gidding COMPLETED FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY November 15, 1963 158 pp. This war drama features actor Anthony Quinn in the lead role of Lt. Col Pierre Raspeguy. Story took place in French Algeria.
HISTORIC CIVIL WAR STORY FILMED ON LOCATION IN MEXICO
UNDEFEATED, THEScreenplay by James Lee Barrett From a Story by Stanley Hough SECOND REVISED FINAL December 3, 1963 [with revisions on blue paper dated through to January 17, 1969, 165 pp. This western features Antonio Aguilar in the role Gen. Rojas, Carlos Rivas as Diaz, Victor Junco (in Mexican films between 1935 and 1989) as Maj. Tapia, Pedro Armendariz, Jr. as Escalante, Rudy Diaz as Sanchez, Juan Garcia as Col. Gomez.
A John Wayne and Rock Hudson starring epic which was in pre-production for years and not released until 1969. The story took place right after the American Civil War and was about a Colonel James Langdon, who leads a group of men and their families into Mexico where Emperor Maximillian has promised them land. While traveling, they find themselves in the middle of the Mexican revolution. One of the few American films to portray part of Mexico's history. It was mostly filmed in Durango, Mexico and made use of local talent.
Antonio Aguilar- Born in Mexico and a major actor, writer and producer of Mexican cinema, who work in American films when they were being made in the country. He also wrote music and was a mariachi musician. He was active in film between 1952 and 2005.
Carlos Rivas- Mexican/American actor born in Texas, he played virile lead roles, including that of Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Prominently he was a founding member of Norotros, a Los Angeles based organization which worked to improve the image and employment of Latinos in the entertainment industry.
Pedro Armendariz Jr.- Born in Mexico in 1940, he is still working in films in Mexico and occasionally in America. He is the son of the popular actor Pedro Armendariz (who had starred with John Wayne in THREE GODFATHERS in 1948). He is very active in the unions of the Mexican film industry and participated in American films shot in Mexico.
Juan Garcia- Was a well known actor and writer of Mexican cinema between 1934 and 1977.
UNDEFEATED, THEOriginal Screenplay by Casey Robinson and Stanley L. Hough FINAL July 15, 1963, 130 pp. This western features Antonio Aguilar in the role Gen. Rojas, Roman Gabriel as Blue Boy, Carlos Rivas as Diaz, Victor Junco Maj. Tapia, Pedro Armendariz, Jr. as Escalante, Rudy Diaz as Sanchez, Juan Garcia as Col. Gomez.
LOST COMMAND[Orig. THE CENTURIONS] By Nelson Gidding REVISED FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY January 3, 1964, 164 pp. This war drama features actor Anthony Quinn in the lead role of Lt. Col Pierre Raspeguy.
MONEY TRAP, THEWritten by Walter Bernstein Shooting Script October 27, 1964, 127 pp. This crime drama features actress Rita Hayworth as Rosalie Kelly, Ricardo Montalban in the role of Pete Delanos, Eugene Iglesias (born in Puerto Rico) as the Father, Argentina Burnetti as Aunt and Charlita as the Woman in Bar. Hayworth and Montalban were bonafide lead stars by the 1960's, Hayworth having already achieved some legendary status.
BLINDFOLDScreenplay by Philip Dunne and W.H. Menger [Second Revised Final Screenplay with multicolor revisions] September 15, 1965 160 pp. Featuring Alejandro Rey as Arthur Vincenti.
Alejandro Rey- Born in Argentina in 1930 he played supporting leads in a variety of films and television shows between the 1950's and 1980's, including his popular role on THE FLYING NUN and in high profile series such as DALLAS and THE A TEAM. He played famous costume designer Oleg Cassini in the TV film GRACE KELLY and played the father of Rita Hayworth, Eduardo Cansino in a TV film about her. He was one of the few Latino actors of this period to achieve top billing and leading man status in American films.
BLINDFOLDScreenplay by Philip Dunne and W.H. Menger [Second Revised Final Screenplay with multicolor revisions] February 4, 1965, 128 pp. Featuring Alejandro Rey as Arthur Vincenti.
AMERICAN STARS WORK WITH MEXICAN DIRECTORS
RAGEcinedrama [screenplay]: Gilberto Gazcon y Fernando Mendez argumento [story]: Jesus Velazquez, Guillermo Hernandez y Gilberto Gazcon 1965 135 pp. Directed and written by Mexican filmmaker Gilberto Gazcon, this dramatic thriller set in Mexico features actress Stella Stevens as Perla, David Reynoso as Pancho, Armando Silvestre as Antonio, Ariadna Welter as Blanca, Jose Elias Moreno as Fortunato, Dacia Gonzalez as Maria, Pancho Cordova as the Old Man, Susan Cabrera as the Old Man's Wife, David Silva as the Bus Driver, Quintin Bulnes as Pedro, Valentin Trujillo as Jose, with Aurora Clavel, Jose Angel Espinosa, Rosa Maria Gallardo, Alicia Gutierrez, Raul Martinez, Gilda Miros, Maura Monti, Anita Morgan, Jorge Russek and Isela Vega in un-credited roles. Made in Durango, Mexico, only the lead actors (Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens) were American star actors. The rest of the talent was Mexican.
Gilbert Gazon- Born in Mexico in 1929 is a writer/ director who occasionally works in American films.
RAGEScreenplay by Gilberto Gazcon Revised Draft Screenplay October 20, 1965, 119 pp. Featuring Stella Stevens as Perla, David Reynoso as Pancho, Armando Silvestre as Antonio, Ariadna Welter as Blanca, Jose Elias Moreno as Fortunato, Dacia Gonzalez as Maria, Pancho Cordova as Old Man and Susana Cabrera, David Silva, Quintin Bulnes, Valentina Trujilo, Aurora Clavel, Isela Vega, Jose Angel Espinosa, Rosa Maria Gallardo, Alicia Gutierrez, Raul Martinez, Gilda Miros, Maura Monti and Jorge Russek.
CULT STATUS AMERICAN/MEXICAN CO PRODUCTION
BIG CUBE, THEScreenplay by William Douglas Lansford Based on the Spanish Language Screenplay by Tito Davison and Edmundo Baez [First Draft] August 14, 1967 208 pp. Featuring George Chakiris as Johnny Allen, Carlos East as Lalo, Augusto Benedico as Dr. Lorenz, Victor Junco as Delacroix, Norma Herrera as Stella and with Pedro Galvan, Regina Torne, Javier Batiz, Carolina Cortazar, Rogelio Guerra, José Roberto Hill, Alma Muriel, Penelope, Carlos Riquelme and Sergio Virel. Lana Turner was the star actress of Hollywood's golden era who was cast in this psychedelic thriller directed by Chilean born director writer Tito Davison. Turner and company traveled to Acapulco and various parts of Mexico to make the film. A true mis-fire of a film, today it has a cult status.
Tito Davison- Born in Chile, Tito first worked in Hollywood for MGM as a comic in their Spanish language versions of their films in early talkies. After they suspended production, he went to Argentina and became a film director. One of Mexican cinemas best known writer/directors, he would occasionally make a film with American stars.
BIG CUBE, THEScreenplay by William Douglas Lansford Based on the Spanish Language Screenplay by Tito Davison and Edmundo Baez [First Revision draft with revisions in blue] March 18, 1968 172 pp. Featuring George Chakiris as Johnny Allen, Carlos East as Lalo, Augusto Benedico as Dr. Lorenz, Victor Junco as Delacroix, Norma Herrera as Stella and with Pedro Galvan, Regina Torne, Javier Batiz, Carolina Cortazar, Rogelio Guerra, José Roberto Hill, Alma Muriel, Penelope, Carlos Riquelme and Sergio Virel.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING JOSE FERRER
CERVANTESScreenplay by Enrico Bomba, David Karp and Enrique Llovet [Combined Continuity] July 25, 1968, 100 pp. Featuring José Ferrer as Hassian Bey and Fernando Rey as Philip II. This was the story of Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's great 16-th century novelist and author of "Don Quixote." The movie was filmed in Spain and Italy with a mixed ethnicity cast.
Jose Ferrer- Born in Puerto Rico and known for his stage and film performance of CYRANO DE BERGERAC, for which he won both the Tony and Academy Awards. He was nominated for awards for his portrayals in MOULIN ROUGE and JOAN OF ARC. He enjoyed a prolific star character acting career and was also one of the few Latin American directors of American films.
CHE!Screenplay by Michael Wilson and Sy Bartlett [Final Draft] September 20, 1968, 120 pp. Featuring Omar Sharif as Che Guevara, Jack Palance as Fidel Castro, Cesare Danova as Ramon Valdez, Robert Loggia as Faustino Morales, Woody Strode as Guillermo, Barbara Luna as Anita Marquez, Frank Silvera as Goatherd, Albert Paulsen as Capt. Vasquez and with Rudy Diaz, Perry Lopez, Abraham Sofaer, Richard Angarola, Sarita Vara, Paul Bertroya, Sid Haig, Adolph Caesar, Paul Picerni, Ray Martel, Gil Serna, Rodolfo Acosta, Jesus Franco and Valerian Zorin.
With a very ethnically diverse cast playing Latin American roles, this was the biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime which resulted in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. This was one of the rare times that an American film studio addressed a current issue relating to Latino culture, though the film was not successful.
DREAM OF KINGS, AScreenplay by Ian McLellan Hunter [Draft script with blue revisions] October 30, 1968, 131 pp. Featuring Anthony Quinn as Matsoukas. Quinn was not popular for playing Greek characters.
LADY IN CEMENT, THEScreenplay by Marvin Albert and Jack Guss FINAL February 21, 1968 [with revisions on blue paper dated through to April 2, 1968], 138 pp. Raquel Welch as Kit Forrest.
Raquel Welch- Jo Raquel Tejada owes her exotic looks to her Bolivian born father and an Irish-American mother. She is one of the very few Latin American film stars to garner the throne of international sex symbol. Since 1966 she has been a leading star of Hollywood films. Her status in American films has been shared with just a few Latin female stars, namely, Dolores Del Rio and Rita Hayworth before her.
OTHER MAN, THEScreenplay by Michael Blankfort [revised draft] March 17, 1969, 121 pp. Featuring Rodolfo Hoyos as Lt. Lorca.
RED SKY AT MORNINGScreenplay by Richard Bradford Second Draft August 20, 1969, 133 pp. This drama features Desi Arnaz Jr. as William Stenopoulos, Pepe Serna as Chango Lopez, Mario Aniov as Lindo Velarde, Victoria Racimo as Viola Lopez, Gregory Sierra as Chamaco, Alma Beltran as Excilda Montoya, Claudio Miranda as the Native and Joaquin Garay as Ratoncito. The story of a Southwest American family during World War II which included Latino American characters.
SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA, THEScreenplay by William Rose and Ben Maddow Based on the Novel by Robert Crichton COMBINED CONTINUITY September 23, 1969, 196 pp. This feature stars Anthony Quinn in the lead role of Italo Bombolini. Back to Top
GANG THAT COULDN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT, THEFrom: Waldo Salt [Draft Script] September 23, 1970, 124 pp. This crime comedy features actor Joe Santos as Exmo.
REBEL ROUSERS, THEScreenplay by Martin B. Cohen, Michael Kars and Abe Polsky. [Combined Continuity] March 31, 1970, 86 pp. Featuring Robert Dix as Miguel.
SPIKES GANG, THE[Orig. THE BANK ROBBER] Screenplay by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. From a Novel by Giles Tippette [Draft Script] August 28, 1970, 109 pp. Features actor Rafael Albaicían in the role of the shopkeeper.
KANSAS CITY BOMBER, THEScreenplay by Dennis Murphy Based on an Original Screenplay by Barry Sandler [Draft Script] July 14, 1971, 126 pp. Featuring actress Raquel Welch as K.C. Carr.
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE!, THEby Arthur Rowe Revised Draft ca. 1971 [with revisions on blue and pink paper dated through to February 3 1972], 105 pp. This western features Pedro Armendariz Jr as Pepe Carral, Ron Stein as Juan De Toro, Rita Rogers as De Toro's Woman, with Rodolfo Acosta as Juan de Toro (uncredited). In this western story, the Mexican are bandits and must be destroyed.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTEDAn Original Screenplay by Bernard Slade ESTIMATING SCRIPT July 9, 1971, 112 pp. This script contains notes, revisions, and redactions in an unknown hand. This film features actor Hector Elizondo in the role of Lou Kellerman.
Hector Elizondo- Born of a Basque father and Puerto Rican mother, in New York City. Elizondo has been a lead and character actor in film and television since 1963 and to this day is one of the most recognized Latino American actors in the industry.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTEDAn Original Screenplay by Bernard Slade SHOOTING SCRIPT August 20, 1971, 116 pp. This film features actor Hector Elizondo in the role of Lou Kellerman.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTEDAn Original Screenplay by Bernard Slade SHOOTING SCRIPT August 20, 1971, 116 pp. This film features actor Hector Elizondo in the role of Lou Kellerman.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTEDAn Original Screenplay by Bernard Slade SHOOTING SCRIPT August 20, 1971 with revisions on yellow paper dated through to September 16, 1971), 116 pp. This film features actor Hector Elizondo in the role of Lou Kellerman.
BADGE 373Screenplay by Pete Hamill [Draft Script] June 12, 1972, 93 pp. Featuring Felipe Luciano as Ruben Garcia, Marina Durell as Rita Garcia, Chico Martinez as Frankie Diaz, Jose Duvall as Ferrer, Louis Cosntino as Gigi Caputo, Luis Avalos as Chico, Nubia Olivero as Mrs. Diaz and with Miguel Alejandro, Harry Collazo, Damian Colon, Johnny Pachero and Orestes Matacena.
Shot in New York City and based on the career of Eddie Egan, a racist Irish cop who uncovers a Purerto Rican drug ring which is shipping guns to Puerto Rico. Latin and Latino American actors were used for the film.
BADGE 373Screenplay by Pete Hamill [Draft Script with multicolor revisions] August 25, 1972, 97 pp. Featuring Felipe Luciano as Ruben Garcia, Marina Durell as Rita Garcia, Chico Martinez as Frankie Diaz, Jose Duvall as Ferrer, Louis Cosntino as Gigi Caputo, Luis Avalos as Chico, Nubia Olivero as Mrs. Diaz and with Miguel Alejandro, Harry Collazo, Damian Colon, Johnny Pachero and Orestes Matacena.
KANSAS CITY BOMBER, THEScreenplay by Thomas Rickman [Draft Script] January 15, 1972, 112 pp. Featuring actress Raquel Welch as K.C. Carr.
KANSAS CITY BOMBER, THEScreenplay by Thomas Rickman and Calvin Clements From an Original Idea by Barry Sandler 2nd Revised draft February 5, 1972, 123 pp. Featuring actress Raquel Welch as K.C. Carr.
KANSAS CITY BOMBER, THEScreenplay by Thomas Rickman and Calvin Clements From an Original Idea by Barry Sandler [Draft Script] April 10, 1972 108 pp. Featuring actress Raquel Welch as K.C. Carr.
FREEBIE AND THE BEANOriginal Screenplay by: Floyd Mutrux [Selling Draft] ca. 1973, 111 pp. This action crime drama features actress Valerie Harper in the Latino role of Consuelo.
SOMEBODY KILLED HER HUSBANDby Reginald Rose SECOND DRAFT December 11, 1973, 158 pp. This thriller features actor Vincent Robert Santa Lucia in the role of Benjamin.
UP THE SANDBOXScreenplay by Paul Zindel Based on the Novel by Anne Richardson Roiphe COMBNED CONTINUITY January 5, 1973, 105 pp. This comedy features Puerto Rican actor Jacobo Morales in the role of Fidel Castro in one of the fantasy sequences Barbra Streisand (as Margaret Reynolds) dreams up.
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE(Orig. DICK AND JANE) [Screenplay: David Giler & Jerry Belson & Mordecai Richler Story: Gerald Gaiser] January 5, 1975, 131 pp. This comedy features Hank Garcia in the role of Raoul Esteban, with Jimmy Martinez, Isaac Ruiz and Santos Morales as Raoul's Friends.
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE(Orig. DICK AND JANE: AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY) [Screenplay: David Giler & Jerry Belson & Mordecai Richler Story: Gerald Gaiser] ca. 1975, 105 pp. This comedy features Hank Garcia in the role of Raoul Esteban, with Jimmy Martinez, Isaac Ruiz and Santos Morales as Raoul's Friends.
I WILL, I WILL… FOR NOWOriginal screenplay by Norman Panama and Albert E. Lewin [Draft Script] March 26, 1975 135 pp. This romantic comedy features actress Carmen Zapata in the role of Maria.
Carmen Zapata- Latino American actress, born in New York City in 1927, highly respected in the Latino performing arts community and still active. She is a theatre veteran, teacher, producer, lecturer and narrator. She began her film and television career in 1969 and continues working in various performing arts to this day.
THADDEUS ROSE AND EDDIEAn Original Screenplay by William D. Wittliff Draft Script ca. 1975, 126 pp. This drama features actor Jesus Rosales.
VIVA KNIEVEL!By Antonio Santillan SECOND DRAFT REVISED November 14, 1975, 122 pp. This action comedy features actor Robert Tafur in the role of Gov. Garcia.
BOBBY DEERFIELDScreenplay by Alvin Sargent [Draft Script] April 3, 1976, 128 pp. Featuring Jaime Sanchez as Delvecchio and Gérard Hernandez as Carlos Del Montanaro.
HEROESFinal Draft Screenplay by James Carabatsos and David Freeman November 18, 1976, 120 pp. Featuring actor Hector Elias as Dr. Elias.
Hector Elias- Argentine born actor who has played leads and character roles in American film and television since 1973.
KILLER ON BOARD[Orig. DEATH SHIP] Screenplay by Sandor Stern Revised First Draft November 30, 1976, 119 pp. Featuring Thalmus Rasulala as Dr. Alvarez, Edward Gallardo and Rafael Campos.
NORMAN… IS THAT YOU?Screenplay by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick with George Schlatter Draft Script April 16, 1976, 113 pp. This comedy features actors Sergio Aragones and Sosimo Hernandez as the Desk Clerks.
ONE ON ONE[orig. CATCH A FALLING STAR] Screenplay by Robby Benson and Jerry Segal FINAL DRAFT SCREENPLAY with revisions in yellow and green. September 16, 1976, 115 pp. Featuring Hector Morales as Gonzalez.
ONE ON ONE[orig. CATCH A FALLING STAR] Screenplay by Robby Benson and Jerry Segal FINAL DRAFT SCREENPLAY September 2, 1976, 104 pp. Featuring Hector Morales as Gonzalez.
ONE ON ONE[orig. CATCH A FALLING STAR] Screenplay by Robby Benson and Jerry Segal Draft Script with blue revisions July 27, 1976, 104 pp. Featuring Hector Morales as Gonzalez.
VIVA KNIEVEL!Written by Norman Katkov and Antonio Santillan SECOND REVISED SHOOTING FINAL May 1976, 161 pp. This action comedy features actor Robert Tafur in the role of Gov. Garcia.
WHICH WAY IS UP?Screenplay by Carl Gottlieb Final Draft December 31, 1976, 119 pp. This comedy features Ernesto Hernandez as Jose Reyes, Diane Rodriguez as Estrella Reyes, Daniel Valdez as Chuy Estrada, Luis Valdez as Ramon Juarez, Tony Alvarenga as the Errand Boy, and Victor Argo as Angel, Marina Durell as Dr. Lopez, Juan Canos as the Anti-Cuban, Juan DeCarlos as Blackman, and Efrain Lopez Neris as Castro's Aide. Film used Latino American actors (mostly from California) to play roles in the Los Angeles area orange picker's union.
EXTREME PREJUDICEby John Milius [Draft Script] June 1976, 161 pp. Includes 10 pp. SCRIPT COVERAGE by Joe Richardson dated June 21, 1976. This western/crime drama features actress Maria Conchita Alonso as Sarita Cisneros, Luis Contreras as Lupo, Gary Cervantes as Hector, Marco Rodriguez as Deputy Cortez, Gil Reyes as the Rincon Norte Bartender, Rick Garcia as Arturo, Richard Duran as the Man with Chub, Larry Duran as Jesus, Christina Duran as the Girl with Biddle, Humberto De La Torre as Andy, Jimmy Ortega as the Young Mexican Man, and Thomas Rosales, Jr. as Scarza.
This modern day Western was not produced and released until 1987, perhaps as American audiences could not accept a story about the reality of the drug trafficking between Mexico and the United States as early as 1976. The story takes place in Texas and at the Mexican border and Latino actors were used for the Latino roles.
Maria Conchita Alonso- Born in Cuba in 1957 and raised in Venezuela, she was one of a few strong Latin America type leading ladies to emerge during 1980's American film and television production. Still active, she is also a popular singer with three Grammy Award nominations.
HEROESScreenplay by James Carabatsos and David Freeman Revised Final Draft February 11, 1977, 198 pp. This drama features actor Hector Elias in the role of Dr. Elias.
NUNZIOScreenplay by James Andronica First Draft April 4, 1977, 116 pp. This drama features actor Jaime Alba in the role of Bobby and Theresa Saldana as Maryann.
REALISTIC DEPICTION OF HISPANIC GANG MEMBERS
BOULEVARD NIGHTSScreenplay by Desmond Nakano [Draft Script with blue revisions] August 3, 1978 120 pp. Featuring Richard Yniguez as Raymond Avila, Danny De La Paz as Chuco Avila, Marta DuBois as Shady Londeros, James Victor as Gil Moreno, Betty Carvalho as Mrs. Avila, Carmen Zapata as Mrs. Londeros, Gary Cervantes as Big Happy, Daniel Zacapa as Ernie, Jerado Carmona as Wolf, Jesse Aragon as Casper, Robert Covarrubias as Toby, Eliseo Estrada as Hopper, Carmen Filipi as Mr. Diaz, Joseph D. Pina as Priest, Rita Gomez as Toby's Mother, Billy Cardenas as Motel Manager, Jerry Velasco as Motel Resident and with Christine Avila, Los Nobles, George Gonzales, George Chavez, Tony Alvarenga, Javier Morales, Mario Morales, John Pereira, Bill Quinones, Danny Alvarez, Michael Luna, Danny Estrada, Luis Amado Perez, Angel Salazar, Gilbert Jauregui and Michael Bernal.
Well known Latino actors played the lead roles in this realistic depiction of Hispanic gang members, but some of the gang roles were played by gang members. This was one of the first times this subject was addressed realistically in a film.
FREDDY PRINZ BRINGS LATINO CULTURE TO AMERICAN MASS AUDIENCE
CAN YOU HEAR THE LAUGHTER? THE STORY OF FREDDY PRINZEScreenplay by Dalene Young [First Shooting Script] December 27, 1978, 114 pp. Featuring Ira Angustain as Freddie Prinze, Julie Carmen as Rose and Peter Aguilar as The Stand In.
Somewhat inaccurate television movie about the highly talented comedian. Prinze, of Puerto Rican heritage, born in New York City played the lead character in the popular television series CHICO AND THE MAN. This show did a lot to ingratiate the Latino culture into mainstream America. The entertainment industry began reflecting the melding of the culture into every day American life and Prinz in this television role was instrumental in that. It opened the door for many of the films and television shows of today where Latino culture is embraced.
DEFIANCEScreenplay by Thomas Michael Donnelly and Mark Tulin Revised Final Draft October 3, 1978, 108 pp. Featuring Theresa Saldana as Marsha, Rudy Ramos as Angel Cruz, Lenny Montana as Whacko, Santos Morales as Paolo, Fernando Lopez as Kid, Alberto Vazquez as Slagg, Church Ortiz as Luis, Ismael 'East' Carlo as El Bravo, Margarita Garcia as Cashier, Victor Mendez as Window Singer and Satir Gonazalez as gang member.
NIJINSKYA Movie Script by Hugh Wheeler SHOOTING SCRIPT September 7, 1978 [with revisions dated to November 1, 1978], 129 pp. This biographical drama features actor/dancer George De La Pena in the role of Vaslav Nijinsky.
VOICESby John Herzfeld [Draft Script] ca. 1978, 134 pp. This romantic drama features actor Jose Rabelo as the Cuban Customer.
WALK PROUD[orig. GANG!] Screenplay by Evan Hunter [Revised Final Draft Script] July 13, 1978, 125 pp. Featuring Robby Benson as Emilio Mendez, Henry Darrow as Mike Serrano, Pepe Serna as Cesar, Trinidad Silva as Dagger, Domingo Ambriz as Cowboy, Irene DeBari as Mrs. Mendez, Eloy Casados as Hugo, Daniel Faraldo as El Tigre, Tony Alvarenga as Paco and with Gary Cervantes, Pancito Gomez, Bill Lopresto, Claudio Martinez, Patricia Morales, Rose Portillo, Luis Reyes, Eduaro Ricard, Angel Salazar and Felipe Turich. Story of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles, but by casting Robby Benson in the lead Hollywood harked back to its' old days of casting Anglo actors in Latino roles.
WALK PROUD[orig. GANG!] Screenplay by Evan Hunter [Final Draft with pink, buff, blue and white revisions] June 23, 1978 120 pp. Featuring Robby Benson as Emilio Mendez, Henry Darrow as Mike Serrano, Pepe Serna as Cesar, Trinidad Silva as Dagger, Domingo Ambriz as Cowboy, Irene DeBari as Mrs. Mendez, Eloy Casados as Hugo, Daniel Faraldo as El Tigre, Tony Alvarenga as Paco and with Gary Cervantes, Pancito Gomez, Bill Lopresto, Claudio Martinez, Patricia Morales, Rose Portillo, Luis Reyes, Eduaro Ricard, Angel Salazar and Felipe Turich.
WALK PROUD[orig. GANG!] Screenplay by Evan Hunter [Draft Script] June 7, 1978, 118 pp. Featuring Robby Benson as Emilio Mendez, Henry Darrow as Mike Serrano, Pepe Serna as Cesar, Trinidad Silva as Dagger, Domingo Ambriz as Cowboy, Irene DeBari as Mrs. Mendez, Eloy Casados as Hugo, Daniel Faraldo as El Tigre, Tony Alvarenga as Paco and with Gary Cervantes, Pancito Gomez, Bill Lopresto, Claudio Martinez, Patricia Morales, Rose Portillo, Luis Reyes, Eduaro Ricard, Angel Salazar and Felipe Turich.
WALK PROUD[orig. GANG!] Screenplay by Evan Hunter [Draft Script] June 1, 1978, 118 pp. Featuring Robby Benson as Emilio Mendez, Henry Darrow as Mike Serrano, Pepe Serna as Cesar, Trinidad Silva as Dagger, Domingo Ambriz as Cowboy, Irene DeBari as Mrs. Mendez, Eloy Casados as Hugo, Daniel Faraldo as El Tigre, Tony Alvarenga as Paco and with Gary Cervantes, Pancito Gomez, Bill Lopresto, Claudio Martinez, Patricia Morales, Rose Portillo, Luis Reyes, Eduaro Ricard, Angel Salazar and Felipe Turich.
BUSTIN' LOOSE(Orig. FAMILY DREAM) Screenplay by Roger L. Simon and Lonne Elder III Based on an Original Story by Richard Pryor Final Draft Screenplay September 21, 1979, 192 pp. This comedy features actor Angel Ramirez as Julio and Edwin DeLeon as Ernesto.
BORDERLINEScreenplay by Steve Kline & Jerrold Freedman [Final Draft] October 3, 1979, 104 pp. Featuring Bruno Kirby as Jimmy Fante, Karmin Murcelo as Elena Morales, Enrique Castillo as Arturo, James Victor as Mirandez, Panchito Gomez, Luis Contreras as Bandit and with Eduardo Ricard, Anthony Munoz, Ray Ochoa, Juan DeLira, Chris Coronado, Tony Alvarenga, Ferdinand Pina, Arnold Diaz, Sy Fuentes, Carlos Muñoz and Norberto Hernandez. Setting is the US/Mexican border line.
LATINO CULTURE COMES TO MAIN STREAM AMERICA THROUGH COMEDY
CHEECH & CHONG'S NEXT MOVIE[Orig. CHEECH & CHONG GO HOLLYWOOD] Screenplay by Tommy Chong & Cheech Marin [Final Draft] September 12, 1979, 61 pp. Featuring Cheech Marin as Cheech, Evelyn Guerrero as Donna, Lupe Ontiveros as Old Lady, and Natividad Cacio s Mexican Man in Welfare Office. The second film from this great comedy writing/performing team. With numerous credits between them, they have through raucous comedy brought the Latino culture to mainstream America.
ESCAPEby Michael Zagor From the Book by Dwight and Barbara Worker FINAL DRAFT October 9, 1979, 118 pp. This drama set in a Mexican prison features actor Antonio Fargas as Jamie Valdez, Jorge Cervera Jr. as Tierno, William Marquez as Col. Fuentes, Ernie Guentes as the Guard, Rick Garcia & Bert Santos as the Commandos, Larry Duran as Arturo, Tigre Perez as Alfredo, Luis Lopez Casanova as the Little Guard, and Miguel Angel Suarez as Fernando Gardner-Pasquel.
NIGHTHAWKS(Orig. THE ATTACK) by David Shabar Final Draft November 13, 1979, 123 pp. This crime thriller features actor Caesar Cordova as the Puerto Rican Proprietor, with Jose Angel Santana as Ripper.
NIGHTHAWKS(Orig. DRAGONS and THE ATTACK) by David Shabar Revised Final Draft December 18, 1979, 121 pp. This crime thriller features actor Caesar Cordova as the Puerto Rican Proprietor, with Jose Angel Santana as Ripper.
USED CARSwritten by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale 2ND DRAFT 18 September 79, 129 pp. This comedy features Alfonso Arau as Manuel. Back to Top
BORDER, THEScreenplay by David Freeman, Walon Green and Deric Washburn [Third Draft Screenplay with multicolor revisions] April 11, 1980, 126 pp. Featuring Elpidia Carrillo as Maria, Manuel Viescas as Juan, Mike Gomez as Manuel and with Luis Mejia, Roberto Rivera, Juan Ramirez, Adalberto Cortez, Concepcion Palmeres, Juan Salas, Norma Mayo, Paula Ruiz, Carlos Bruno Villaneuva, Maria Delgando, Lupe Ontiveros, Francisco Farias and Edmundo Alonzo.
CHEECH AND CHONG'S NEXT MOVIE[Orig. CHEECH & CHONG GO HOLLYWOOD] Screenplay by Tommy Chong & Cheech Marin [Combined Continuity] August 27, 1980, 150 pp. Featuring Cheech Marin as Cheech, Evelyn Guerrero as Donna, Lupe Ontiveros as Old Lady, and Natividad Cacio s Mexican Man in Welfare Office.
SALAMANDER, THEa screenplay by Robert Katz based on the novel by Morris West [Draft Script] January 10, 1980, 133 pp. This political thriller features actor Anthony Quinn in the role of Bruno Manzini .
ZOOT SUITScreenplay by Luis Valdez [Third Draft] November 28, 1980, 141 pp. Featuring Daniel Valdez as Henry Reyna, Edward James Olmos as El Pachuco, Abel Franco as Enrique, Mike Gomez as Joey, Alma Martinez as Lupe, Lupe Ontiveros as Dolores, Tony Plana as Rudy, Rose Portillo as Della, Marco Rodriguez as Smiley, Miguel Delgado as Rufus, Roberta Delgado as Tillie and with Anacani Echeverria, Hammam Shafie, Honey Garcia, Laura Leyva, Sal Lopez, Luis Manuel, Kim Miyori, Angela Moya, Bertha E. Oropeza, Juan Rios, Nancy Salis, Candice L. Silva, Geno Silva, Antoinette Yuskis, Robert Beltran, Julio Medina, Diane Rodriguez and Socorro Valdez. A musical, this is considered to be one of the best statements ever made about anti-Mixican/American prejudice. Set in Los Angeles during World War II, it is the story of the Chicano and Pachuco youth setting themselves apart and finding their own identity. By 1980 America was ready to explore this culture. Luis Veldez, the writer and director, born in Los Angeles in 1940 is the acknowledged founder of Chicano theatre and film. Latino actors were used for the various roles.
Edward James Olmos- Acting in lead and character roles in American television since 1974, he is also a writer, director and producer and is active in the industry to this day.
ZOOT SUITScreenplay by Luis Valdez [Draft Script] June 9, 1980, 175 pp. Featuring Daniel Valdez as Henry Reyna, Edward James Olmos as El Pachuco, Abel Franco as Enrique, Mike Gomez as Joey, Alma Martinez as Lupe, Lupe Ontiveros as Dolores, Tony Plana as Rudy, Rose Portillo as Della, Marco Rodriguez as Smiley, Miguel Delgado as Rufus, Roberta Delgado as Tillie and with Anacani Echeverria, Hammam Shafie, Honey Garcia, Laura Leyva, Sal Lopez, Luis Manuel, Kim Miyori, Angela Moya, Bertha E. Oropeza, Juan Rios, Nancy Salis, Candice L. Silva, Geno Silva, Antoinette Yuskis, Robert Beltran, Julio Medina, Diane Rodriguez and Socorro Valdez.
ZORRO – THE GAY BLADEScreenplay by Hal Dresner [Revised Final Draft] October 3, 1980, 112 pp. Featuring Eduardo Noriega as Don Fancisco from San Jose, Carlos Bravo y Fernandez as Don Luis Obisbo from Bakersfield, Roberto Dumont as Ferraro, Jorge Bolio as Pablito, Ana Elisa Pérez Bolaños as Granddaughter, Francisco Mauri as Guard, Julian Colman as Martinez, Paco Morayta as Ramirez, Gustavo Ganem as Barman and Armando Duarte as Soldier.
MISSINGby Costa Gavras, Donald Stewart and John Nichols Based on the book by Thomas Hauser February 5, 1981, 140 pp. This Academy Award winning drama (for best Adapted Screenplay) features actress Tina Romero in the role of Maria, Felix Gonazalez as Rojas, M. E. Rios as Mrs. Duran. Jorge Russek as Espinoza, Edna Necoechear as Pia, Alex Camacho as Silvio, Manuel Avila Camacho as the Doctor, Josefina Echanove as the Woman Doctor, Col. Jorge Mancilla as the Captain, Gerardo Vigil as the Officer, Jaime Garza as the Young Man, Jorge Santoyo as the Mental Hospital Young Man, Juan Vasquez as the Little Man, Antonio Medellin as the Assistant, with Miguel Cane as the Little Boy. Story is set during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile and was largely filmed in Mexico.
SNOWBLINDby Larry Gross From the book by Robert Sabberg [Draft Script] November 5, 1981, 156 pp. This unproduced script is partially set in Colombia and features cocaine running as the primary story.
ZOOT SUITScreenplay by Luis Valdez [Final Draft Script with revisions in blue, pink, yellow and green] January 2, 1981, 109 pp. Featuring Daniel Valdez as Henry Reyna, Edward James Olmos as El Pachuco, Abel Franco as Enrique, Mike Gomez as Joey, Alma Martinez as Lupe, Lupe Ontiveros as Dolores, Tony Plana as Rudy, Rose Portillo as Della, Marco Rodriguez as Smiley, Miguel Delgado as Rufus, Roberta Delgado as Tillie and with Anacani Echeverria, Hammam Shafie, Honey Garcia, Laura Leyva, Sal Lopez, Luis Manuel, Kim Miyori, Angela Moya, Bertha E. Oropeza, Juan Rios, Nancy Salis, Candice L. Silva, Geno Silva, Antoinette Yuskis, Robert Beltran, Julio Medina, Diane Rodriguez and Socorro Valdez.
BAD BOYSScreenplay by Richard DiLello [Revised Final Draft] April 26, 1982, 125 pp. Featuring Rene Santoni as Ramon Herrera, Esai Morales as Paco Moreno, Jorge Noa as Carlos, Ray Caballero as Pablo, Martha De La Cruz as Mrs. Moreno, Ray Ramirez as Mr. Moreno, Marco A. David as Pacito and with John San Juro and Sal Amato.
CRACKERSScreenplay by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin [Second Draft Screenplay] September 30, 1982, 129 pp. Featuring Trinidad Silva as Ramon, Edouard DeSoto as Don Fernando Pablo Jesus de la Vaca, Maria Alcorcha as Mama, Elba Montes as Market Woman and Raymond Rios as Painter. Louise Malle comedy set in San Francisco with Latino supporting characters.
CRACKERSScreenplay by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin [Second Draft Screenplay] November 1, 1982, 126 pp. Featuring Trinidad Silva as Ramon, Edouard DeSoto as Don Fernando Pablo Jesus de la Vaca, Maria Alcorcha as Mama, Elba Montes as Market Woman and Raymond Rios as Painter.
FALCON'S GOLD[Written by Olaf Pooley & Walter Bell Story: Arthur Conan Doyle] Revised Final Script June 1982, 93 pp. This TV action film features Blanca Guerra as B. G. Alvarez, Jorge Reynoso as Marquez, Martin LaSalle as Sanchez, Enrique Lucero as Wadu, Jorge Chavez as Garcia, Pedro Montero as Abbot, and Salvador Godinez as Brother Ignatius.
UNDER FIREby Ron Shelton REVISED August 15, 1982, 128 pp. This war drama features actress Alma Martinez in the role of Isela, Oswaldo Garcia as the Boy Photographer, Fernando Elizondo as the Businessman, Jorge Santoyo and Lucina Rojas as the Guerilla Leaders, Raul Garcia as the Waiter, Victor Alcocer as the Sandinista, Eric Valsez, Andaluz Russell, and E. Villavicencio, Enrigue Lucero, Enrique Beraza, Jenny Gago, Elpidia Carrillo, Marin Pamares, Eloy Casados, Carlos Romano, Rene Enriquez, Jose Campos, Jr., Antonio Mata Jr. Julio Cesar Vazquez, Martin La Salle, Filipe Ytuarte, Jorge Zepeda, Alfredo Gutierrez, Jose Marin, J. A. Ferral, E. Baramona, Octavio Cruz, Leonor Llausas, Juan Carlos Meizueiro, Humberto Vilches, Roberto Dumant, Ahui Camacho, Arturo Rodriguez Doring, Bruno Bichir, Ricardo Rodriguez, Enrique Hernandez, Monica Miguel, Luisa Sanchez M., Carlos Lenin Vazquez as secondary Central American Latino characters.
DEADLY FORCEScreenplay by Robert Vincent O'Neil and Ken Blackwell [Draft Script] 1983, 110 pp. Featuring J. Victor Lopez as Diego, Hector Elias as Lopez, Ramon Franco as Jesus and Gina Gallego as Maria.
DEADLY FORCEScreenplay by Robert Vincent O'Neil and Ken Blackwell [Draft Script] 1983, 109 pp. Featuring J. Victor Lopez as Diego, Hector Elias as Lopez, Ramon Franco as Jesus and Gina Gallego as Maria.
EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIEScreenplay by Oliver Stone Based on the Novels "Eight Million Ways To Die" and "A Stab In The Dark" by Lawrence Block [Draft Script] November 1, 1984, 131 pp. This action thriller features actor Andy Garcia in the role of Angel Moldanado, with Vance Valencia as Quintero, Wilfredo Hernandez as Hector Lopez, Luisa Leschin as Hector's Wife, Elva Garcia as the Daughter, and Michael and Pete Galindo as the Sons, Willam Marquez as Tio, Fred Asperagus as Mundo, Robb Madrid as Victor Padillo, Roberto A. Jimenez as Jamie Rodriguez, and Victor Rivers and Danny De La Paz as Heavies, Gilbert O. Parra as the Cop and Robert Madrid as Juan.
Andy Garcia- Born in Havana Cuba in 1956 he started his career on American television situation comedy in 1978. Though his family moved to Miami when he was 5, he has stayed true to his routes and created numerous strong and inspiring Latino characters in film. Today he is a top talent in the industry as an actor and as a producer.
FEAR CITYWritten by Nicholas St. John [Draft Script] ca. 1984, 114 pp. This crime thriller features Joe Santos as Frank, Daniel Faraldo as Sanchez, Maria Conchita Alonso as Silver, Juan Fernandez as Jorge, Victor Rivers as Jimmy, Alvaro Lopez as Rio's Manager and Justin De Rosa as Policeman No. 1.
FINE MESS, Aby Blake Edwards [Draft Script] September 13, 1984, 122 pp. This romantic comedy features actress Maria Conchita Alonso as Claudia Pazzo and Castulo Guerra as the Italian Director.
GOTCHAScreenplay by Dan Gordon Story by Paul Hensler & Dan Gordon POLISHED SECOND DRAFT REVISED September 17, 1984, 187 pp. This comedy features Jsu Garcia in the role of Manolo, Irene Olga Lopez as Rosario, with Ruben Guevara as Chicken, Kevin Sifuentes, Victor Garron, and Jess Franco as the Homeboys.
GOTCHAScreenplay by Dan Gordon Story by Paul Hensler & Dan Gordon POLISHED SECOND DRAFT REVISED September 17, 1984 [with revisions on pink paper dated through to October 4, 1984], 187 pp. This comedy features Jsu Garcia in the role of Manolo, Irene Olga Lopez as Rosario, with Ruben Guevara as Chicken, Kevin Sifuentes, Victor Garron, and Jess Franco as the Homeboys.
GOTCHAScreenplay by Dan Gordon Story by Paul Hensler & Dan Gordon POLISHED SECOND DRAFT REVISED September 17, 1984 [with revisions on pink paper dated through to November 7, 198-at end], 187 pp. This comedy features Jsu Garcia in the role of Manolo, Irene Olga Lopez as Rosario, with Ruben Guevara as Chicken, Kevin Sifuentes, Victor Garron, and Jess Franco as the Homeboys.
JACKALSAn Original Screenplay by Dennis A. Pratt Revised Draft December, 1984, 120 pp. Featuring Roman Cisneros as Raul, Robert Covarrubias as Ramon and Rosanna DeSoto.
SEDUCEDby Charles Robert Carner SHOOTING SCRIPT May 1, 1984 [with earlier revisions on pink and blue paper dated through to April 30, 1984], 115 pp. This television mystery features actor José Ferrer as James Killian, Mel Ferrer as Arthur Orloff and Karmin Murcelo as Alvarado.
CHILDREN OF TIMES SQUARE, THEScreenplay by Curtis Hanson [Fourth Draft] August 26, 1985, 111 p. Featuring Danny Nucci as Luis Sotavento, Silvana Gallardo as Lizette Sotavento, Cecilia Garcia as Social Worker, Jacob Vargas as Alberto, Roberto Roman as Trini and with Edie Marie Rubio, Anthony Trujillo.
Danny Nucci- since his teens has presented Latino characters mostly to the small screen and remains active today.
F/XAn Original Screenplay by Robert T. Megginson and Gregory Fleeman Final Draft REVISED February 14, 1985, 118 pp. This action thriller features actress Jossie DeGuzman in the role of Marisa Velez.
F/XAn Original Screenplay by Robert T. Megginson and Gregory Fleeman Final Draft REVISED March 14, 1985, 122 pp. This action thriller features actress Jossie DeGuzman in the role of Marisa Velez.
FINE MESS, Aby Blake Edwards [Draft Script] February 1, 1985 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to February 27, 1985], 123 pp. This romantic comedy features actress Maria Conchita Alonso as Claudia Pazzo and Castulo Guerra as the Italian Director.
MORNING AFTER, THEby Jay Presson Allen and James Hicks (Cresson) FIRST DRAFT by David Rayfiel August 1985, 137 pp. This thriller features actor Raul Julia in the role of Joaquin Manero, with Jose Angel Santana as the Driver and Anne Betancourt as the Nurse.
Raul Julia- Puerto Rican born Julia was a greatly talented actor who because of that played a variety of lead and character roles on stage, film and television. He was a trained Shakespearean actor and played several historic Latino figures. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
NOTHING IN COMMONScreenplay by Rick Podell & Michael Preminger And John Collins & Garry Marshall Re-writes by: John Collins & Garry Marshall [Draft Script] November 21, 1985, 220 pp. This comedy features Hector Elizondo in the role of Charlie Gargas and Julio Alonso as Rick.
RIVER'S EDGEby Neal Jimenez SHOOTING SCRIPT 1985 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to January 15, 1986], 106 pp. Written by Sacramento native, Neal Jimenez, this dark drama also stars Taylor Negron in the role of Checker.
THRASHIN'by Paul Brown and Alan Sacks FINAL DRAFT July 18, 1985, 87 pp. Features actor Tony Alva as T.A., with Jesse Martinez, Ruben Blue, and Steve Caballero in various skateboarder roles.
WHOOPEE BOYS, THE[Orig. THE WHOOPEE BOYS IN A PERFECT GENTLEMAN] Screenplay by Steve Zacharias and Jeff Buhai. [Revised First Draft] January 9, 1985, 114 pp. Featuring Paul Rodriguez as Barney Benar, Taylor Negron as Whitey, Gonzalo Ruiz as Gonzalo, and Al Romero as Waiter.
BORN IN EAST L.A.Screenplay by Cheech Marin [Shooting Draft] December 29, 1986, 90 pp. Featuring Cheech Marin as Rudy, Paul Rodriguez as Javier, Kamala Lopez as Dolores, Lupe Ontevieros as Rudy's Mother, Urbanie Lucero s Rudy's Sister and with Chastity Ayala, David Perez, Tito Larriva, Geoffrey Rivas, Miguel Delgado, Tony Plana, David Yanez, Eloy Casados, Alma Martinez, Ruben Guevara, John Villela, Robert Masseria, Josh Cruze, Sal Lopez, Del Zamora, Ted Lin, Humberto Ortiz, Daniel Valdez, Austin Cortez Tobar, Cesar Dominguez, Ernesto Hernandez, Angela Moya and Jorge Andrés Fernandez. Comedy explored illegal immigration from Mexico.
EXTREME PREJUDICEby John Milius [Draft Script] ca. 1986, 161 pp. This western/crime drama features actress Maria Conchita Alonso as Sarita Cisneros, Luis Contreras as Lupo, Gary Cervantes as Hector, Marco Rodriguez as Deputy Cortez, Gil Reyes as the Rincon Norte Bartender, Rick Garcia as Arturo, Richard Duran as the Man with Chub, Larry Duran as Jesus, Christina Duran as the Girl with Biddle, Humberto De La Torre as Andy, Jimmy Ortega as the Young Mexican Man, and Thomas Rosales, Jr. as Scarza. (see 1976)
EXTREME PREJUDICEScreenplay by Deric Washburn and Harry Kleiner Story by John Milius Shooting Script June 5, 1986, 145 pp. This western/crime drama features actress Maria Conchita Alonso as Sarita Cisneros, Luis Contreras as Lupo, Gary Cervantes as Hector, Marco Rodriguez as Deputy Cortez, Gil Reyes as the Rincon Norte Bartender, Rick Garcia as Arturo, Richard Duran as the Man with Chub, Larry Duran as Jesus, Christina Duran as the Girl with Biddle, Humberto De La Torre as Andy, Jimmy Ortega as the Young Mexican Man, and Thomas Rosales, Jr. as Scarza.
LEVIATHANAn Original Screenplay by David Webb Peoples REVISED FIRST DRAFT August 27, 1986, 133 pp. This sci-fi thriller stars Michael Carmine as Tony 'DeJesus' Rodero and Hector Elizondo as G. P. Cobb.
MORNING AFTER, THEby David Rayfiel REVISED DRAFT March 1986, 122 pp. This thriller features actor Raul Julia in the role of Joaquin Manero, with Jose Angel Santana as the Driver and Anne Betancourt as the Nurse.
POPEYE DOYLEScreenplay by Richard Di Lello [Second Draft] January 10, 1986, 99 pp. Featuring George De La Peña as Itan Kellerman/The Shadow.
NIGHT BEFORE, THEScreenplay by Gregory Scherick & Thom Eberhardt SHOOTING SCRIPT June 24, 1986, 109 pp. This comedy features actress Theresa Saldana in the role of Rhonda, Trinidad Silva as Tito, with Israel Jurabe as the Attendant, Diane Rodriguez as the Woman in Restroom, and Cosmo Mata as Spike.
COLORSScreenplay by Michael Schiffer [Second Draft with multicolor revisions] February 9, 1987, 124 pp. Featuring Maria Conchita Alonso as Louisa Gomez, Gerardo Mejia as Bird, Rudy Ramos as Melindez, Trinidad Silva as Leo 'Frog' Lopez, Romeo De Lan as Felipe - Bird's Brother, Marianne Diaz-Parton as Rita Gallegos, Tomas Goros as Philip, Kenia as Maria, Mario Lopez as Felipe's Friend, Roberto Martin Marquez as Grieving Husband and with Margaret Medina, Micole Mercurio, Niguel Miguel, Karla Montana, Roy A. Nunez, Ray Oriel, Anthony Pena, Daniela Piquet, Peter Mark Vasquez, Frank Aragon and Tony Moreno. Story of gang violence in the Latino community in Los Angeles.
DEATH WISH IVScreenplay by Gail Morgan Hickman [Draft Script] January 5, 1987, 113 pp. Featuring Perry Lopez as Ed Zacharias, Danny Trejo as Art Sanella, Daniel Sabia as Al Arroyo andHector Mercado as JoJo Ross.
FATAL BEAUTYby Dean Riesner and Hilary Henkin SHOOTING SCRIPT February 10, 1987, 113 pp. This comedic crime drama features actor Ruben Blades as Carl Jimenez, Fred Asperagus as Delgadillo, Cheech Marin as the Bartender, Michael DeLorenzo as Flaco, Rick Telles as Epifanio, Gary Cervantes as Pasqual, Emilia Ayarza as Candy and Walter Robles as Clay.
FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2an original script by Tim Metcalfe and Miguel Tejada-Flores and Tommy Lee Wallace based on characters created by Tom Holland REVISED SHOOTING SCRIPT August 31, 1987, 117 pp. Flores is Latino American screenwriter.
HOT TO TROTa screenplay by Stephen Neigher and John Markus Rewritten by Charlie Peters REVISED DRAFT February 1, 1987, 120 pp. This comedy features actor Santos Morales in the role of Carlos, Liz Torres as Bea, and Angel Salazar as Snake.
HOT TO TROTa screenplay by Stephen Neigher and John Markus Rewritten by Charlie Peters FINAL DRAFT March 13, 1987 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to May 5, 1987], 121 pp. This comedy features actor Santos Morales in the role of Carlos, Liz Torres as Bea, and Angel Salazar as Snake.
LOST ANGELSScreenplay by Michael Weller FIRST REVISION September, 1987 [with revisions annotated within and dated to January 28, 1988], 117 pp. This drama features actor Leonard Salazar as Paco, Jonathan Del Arco as Angel, Eddie Hernandez II as 10 St. Boy, and Maribel Lizarraga as the Student.
LOST ANGELSScreenplay by Michael Weller FIRST REVISION September, 1987 [with revisions annotated within and dated to January 28, 1988],], 117 pp. This drama features actor Leonard Salazar as Paco, Jonathan Del Arco as Angel, Eddie Hernandez II as 10 St. Boy, and Maribel Lizarraga as the Student.
NAKED GUN, THE: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!(Orig. HUSH… HUSH MY GUN) By Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft [Revised Draft Script] November 12, 1987, 117 pp. This comedy features actor Ricardo Montalban in the role of Vincent Ludwig.
MEXICAN HISTORY EXPLORED IN EPIC FILM
OLD GRINGOScreenplay by Luis Puenzo and Aida Bortnik Based on the novel by Carlos Fuentes [Second Draft] July 25, 1987 149 pp. Featuring Jimmy Smits as Gen. Tomas Arroyo, Patricio Contreras as Col. Frutos Garcia, Jenny Gago as La Garduna, Gabriela Roel as La Luna, Sergio Calderon as Zacarias, Guillermo Rios as Monsalvo, Samuel Valadez de la Torre as Consul Saunders, Pedro Armendariz Jr. as Pancho Villa, Josefina Echanove as Clementina, Pedro Damian as Capt. Ovando, Maya Zapata as Dolores, Jose Olivares as Trinidad, Alicia del Lago as Trinidad's Wife and Carolos Carda, Evangelista Sosa Martinez, Hector Rivera, Victor Carpinteiro, Salvador Sanchez, Maria Victoria Mondragon, Jose Juan Rodriguez, Mario Arevalo, Jose Jorge Zepeda, Roberto Sosa, Maria Luisa Coronel, Amelia Zapata, Arturo Rodriguez Doring, Fernando Moya, Juan Antonio Lanes, Rene Pereira, Martin Palo mares and Roberto Ortiz. Directed by Argentine born Luis Puenzo, based on Carlos Fuentes (born in Panama) novel, screenplay by Argentine born Aida Bortnik, and set in the open frontier of Mexico of 1913, with many Latino actors--- this was as close as Hollywood has ever come in the telling of the history of Mexico on a somewhat epic scale.
Jimmy Smits- Of Puerto Rican ancestry, he has, since 1984, to this day, made a point to portray characters of deep moral convictions on television and in film.
OUT COLD(Orig. STIFFS) Screenplay by Leonard Glaser & George Marko Based on an Original Story by Leonard Glaser [Draft Script] February 23, 1987 [with revisions on blue paper dated through to April 6, 1987], 107 pp. This black comedy features actress Laura Arcade in the role of Customer #2 and Carmen Alvarez Block as Mrs. Rifkin
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE[Orig. SMOKE] Screenplay by Bill Phillips [First Director's Polish] May, 1987, 128 pp. Featuring Angelo Rigatos as Tony Solar.
SHORT CIRCUIT 2Written by S. S. Wilson & Brent Mattock [Rev. Draft Script] July 28, 1987 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to July 27, 1987], 126 pp. This sci-fi comedy features Tito Nunez in the role of Zorro and Lily Franck's as Officer Mendez.
DELTA FORCE II[Orig. Delta Force II-The Red Eagles] Screenplay by Max Bloom [Draft Script] September 22, 1988, 108 pp. Featuring Billy Dragon as Ramon Coat, Begonia Plaza as Queuing Escuintla, Paul Perry as Major Bobby Chavez, Hector Mercado as Miguel, Mark Margolis as Gen. Oleo, Mateo Gomez as Ernesto Flores, Ruth de Sosa as Rita Chavez, Gerald Castillo as DEA Director Forgery, Rick Praetor as Carlos, Chris Castile as Alex Chavez and Rena Reyes, Scubas Herero, Ronnie Lazar, Miguel Faustian, Rule Vernal, Road Danes, Roldan Aquino, Cries Aguilar, Reynaldo Guido Jr., Alberto Dominguez and Jaime Miguel.
TELEVISION LOOKS AT LATINO GANGS
GANGS("CBS School break Special") by Paul Cooper REVISED SECOND DRAFT February 11, 1988, 54 pp. This televised drama features actor David Labiosa in the lead role of Anthony Rojas, with Gabriel Gonzalez as Luis Rojas, Raymond Cruz as Angel, Panchito Gomez as Reuben, Kamala Lopez as Alicia, Austin Cortez as Hector, Will Goatee as Many, Lupe Ontiveros as Mrs. Rojas, Jaime Gomez as Tomas, Irma Garcia as Olivia, Rene Carrasco as Emilio, Eddie Fries as Mario, Margarita Martinez as the Mother, and Lisa Altamira no as the Woman. With a Latino cast (many still active in the business), this was television's look at an increasingly popular subject during the 1980s ---Latino gangs in major cities.
JACOB'S LADDERAn Original Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin [Draft Script] ca. 1988, 136 pp. Featuring Elizabeth Peña as Jessie and Joe Quintero as Street Kid.
Elizabeth Pena- Born in New York, she is Cuban American. Her father a well known playwright, and her parents opened the off-Broadway Latin American Theatre Ensemble. She was raised in the theatre and has played strong Latino leading ladies in theatre, film and television since 1979.
LEMON SISTERS, THE[written by Jeremy Picker] 3rd Draft August 8, 1988, 118 pp. This light drama features actor Ruben Blades as C. W.
LAST OF THE FINESTby Thomas Lee Wright from screenplays by Jeer Cunningham and George Arbitrage DRAFT October 24, 1988 [with revisions dating through to December 21, 1988], 116 pp. This crime drama features actor Jeff Fahey as Ricky Rodriguez, with James D'Alessandro, Ray Vegas, Joe Minarets, & Victor Contreras as the Contras.
NIGHT GAME[Screenplay: Spencer Eastman and Anthony Palmer Story: Spencer Eastman] REVISED August 6, 1988, 100 pp. This thriller features actor Anthony Palmer as Mendoza, Alex Garcia as Sill Barito, Everett Sifuentes as Norman, Paul James Vasquez as the Foreman, with Rick Ramirez as Patrolman #2.
COLUMBIAN DRUG TRAFFICKING IS POPULAR THEME
DELTA FORCE II[Orig. Delta Force II-Stranglehold] Screenplay by Lee Reynolds [Draft Script] February 21, 1989, 105 pp. Featuring Billy Dragon as Ramon Coat, Begonia Plaza as Queuing Escuintla, Paul Perry as Major Bobby Chavez, Hector Mercado as Miguel, Mark Margolis as Gen. Oleo, Mateo Gomez as Ernesto Flores, Ruth de Sosa as Rita Chavez, Gerald Castillo as DEA Director Forgery, Rick Praetor as Carlos, Chris Castile as Alex Chavez and Rena Reyes, Scubas Herero, Ronnie Lazar, Miguel Faustian, Rule Vernal, Road Danes, Roldan Aquino, Cries Aguilar, Reynaldo Guido Jr., Alberto Dominguez and Jaime Miguel. Adventures of the late 1980's period often had the theme of Columbian drug trafficking, which kept Latino actors employed.
DISORGANIZED CRIME[Orig. WAITING FOR SALAZAR] Screenplay by Jim Kopf [Draft Script with blue revisions and alternate ending] 1989, 120 pp. Featuring Ruben Blades as Carlos Barrios.
F/X 2by Bill Condon First Draft November 1989, 117 pp. This action thriller features Rachel Nicotine in the role of Kim Brandon, Jossie DeGuzman as Marisa Velez, and Tony Vargas as The Defendant Tony Vargas.
PRESUMED INNOCENTScreenplay by Frank Pierson and Alan J. Paula based on the novel by Scott Throw Second draft script with revisions on multicolored paper. May 26, 1989, 136 pp. Featuring Raul Julia as Alejandro 'Sandy' Stern.
ROOKIE, THEby Boaz Yakin & Scott Spiegel REVISED [Script] November 1989, 115 pp. This crime drama features actor Charlie Sheen in the role of David Ackerman, Raul Julia as Strom, Sonia Braga as Lies, Pepe Serna as Lt. Ray Garcia, Marco Rodriguez as Loco, Pete Randall as Cruz, Tony Plana as Morales, Anthony Carnot as Romano and Roberta Vasquez as Heather Torres.
Sonia Braga- Brazil born Sonia is popular for her beauty and portrayal of strong Latino women on stage, screen and television.
ROOKIE, THEby Boaz Yakin & Scott Spiegel REVISED [Script] December 1989, 115 pp. This crime drama features actor Charlie Sheen in the role of David Ackerman, Raul Julia as Strom, Sonia Braga as Lies, Pepe Serna as Lt. Ray Garcia, Marco Rodriguez as Loco, Pete Randall as Cruz, Tony Plana as Morales, Anthony Carnot as Romano and Roberta Vasquez as Heather Torres.
SHE-DEVILa screenplay by Barry Strugatz & Mark R. Burns based on the novel "The Life and Loves of a She Devil" by Fay Weldon. Pink Revisions April 5, 1989, 121 pp. This comedy features actor A Martinez in the role of Garcia and Manny Olmo as the Cook.
A Martinez- is of Mexican and Apache ancestry who began his film career in 1968. He became a popular heart throb on television soap operas in the 1980s and specialized in playing a variety of Latino and Native American roles. He remains active in film and television today.
STELLAScreenplay by Robert Getchell [Final Draft: revisions on multicolored paper] February 17, 1989, 129 pp. Featuring Trini Alvarado as Jenny.
Trini Alvarado- Born in New York City in 1967 and of Spanish/Puerto Rican ancestry, she started as a child actress in films in 1977 at age 10 and is still active in television and films.
ADDAMS FAMILY, THEScreenplay by Larry Wilson and Caroline Thompson Based on the characters of Charles Addams [Draft Script] October 17, 1990, 121 pp. Featuring Raul Julia as Gomez Addams.
ADDAMS FAMILY, THEScreenplay by Larry Wilson and Caroline Thompson, Rewrite by Paul Rudnick Based on the characters of Charles Addams Shooting Script with multicolor revisions November 6, 1990, 115 pp. Featuring Raul Julia as Gomez Addams.
DOCTOR, THEScreenplay by Robert Caswell [Draft Script] January 22, 1990 Featuring William Marquez as Mr. Maris and Rosa Maria Briz as Mr. Maris' Mother.
LUCY AND DESI: BEFORE THE LAUGHTERTeleplay by William Luce [Draft Script] April 18, 1990, 122 pp. This television biography features actor Maurice Benard as Desi Arnaz, Edith Diaz as Mother Arnaz, Aleisa Shirley as Marguerita, George Miserlis as Mario, and Mauricio Rivera as Ramon.
Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Born in Cuba in 1917, Arnaz became popular in the US just as the World War II started to rage and his music was part of the good neighbor promotion between the US and South America. He acted in several films during the 1940s playing Latino soldiers and musicians. It was Lucy's brilliance to start a comedy TV series in the early 1950's and she insisted her real life husband play her TV husband. History was made with Arnaz being the first Latino lead character in a TV series, and his portrayal of English language mangling Ricky Ricardo paved the way for all Latino TV comedies since.
NAKED TANGOScreenplay by Leonard Schrader FIRST DRAFT ca. 1990, 101 pp. This drama features Vincent D'Onofrio in the role of Cholo, Fernando Rey as Judge Torres, Esai Morales as Zico Borenstein, Sergio Lerer as the Fake Rabbi, Patricio Bisso as Gaston the Hairdresser, Marcos Woinsky as the Big Thug, Ruben Szuchmacher as the Small Thug, Vando Villamil and Nestor Zacco as the Policemen, Javier Portales as the Police Chief, Ines Yujnovsky as Bebe, Harry Havilio as the Doctor, Armand Capo as the Guard, with Hector Arbelo, Claudio Garafalo, and Santos Maggi as Cholo's Musicians. Set in Argentina during the 1920s and filmed in Argentina.
ONE GOOD COPby Heywood Gould REVISED ca. 1990 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to November 9, 1990], 139 pp. This drama features actress Rachel Ticotin in the role of Grace, Tony Plana as Beniamino, Benjamin Bratt as Felix, Victor Rivers as Oreste, Benita Marti as Martha, Ralph Nieves as Beniomino Scout, Thomas Rosales as Associate #3, with Edwin J. Nunez and Gary Rodriguez in uncredited roles.
Benjamin Bratt- of Peruvian ancestry his career started in a television movie version of the historic tale of Mexico, JUAREZ in 1987. He has continued since to play strong Latino roles in television movies, series and feature films, occasionally producing as well.
SINGLES(Orig. BLUES FOR A T-SHIRT) by Cameron Crowe [Draft Script] March 15, 1990, 118 pp. This romantic comedy/drama features actor Camilo Gallardo as Luiz and Nina Escudero as the Airline Clerk.
SINGLESby Cameron Crowe [Draft Script] October 17, 1990, 123 pp. This romantic comedy/drama features actor Camilo Gallardo as Luiz and Nina Escudero as the Airline Clerk.
SNIPERby Michael Frost Beckner Story by Michael Frost Beckner and Mark St. David Leyland SECOND POLISH, AUGUST 17, 1990, 128 pp. This action thriller features Reynaldo Arenas in the role of the Cacique, Frederick Miragliotta as Gen. Alvarez, Vanessa Steele as Mrs. Alvarez, Carlos Alvarez as Raul Ochoa, Roy Edwards as Cabrera, Loury Cortez as Father Ruiz, and Jorge Bustamante as the Rebel Captain.
RADIO FLYERby David Mickey Evans DONNER DRAFT 3 September 24, 1990 [with revisions on blue and pink paper dated through to October 22, 1990], 116 pp. This drama features actor Sean Baca in the role of Fisher, Noah Verduzco as Victor, Isaac Ocampo as Jorge, Kaylan Romero as Jesus, Abraham Verduzco as Carlos and Lennard Camarillo as as Friend #4.
RESCUE MEby Mike Snyder Revised Draft December 5, 1990, 103 pp. This action-comedy features Liz Torres in the role of Carney, John Miranda as Deputy Albert and Gus Corrado as a Reporter.
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS BECOMES SCREEN WRITER AND DIRECTOR
AMERICAN MEScreenplay by Edward James Olmos Based on Screenplays by Floyd Mutrux, Edward James Olmos and Desmond Nakano [Revised third draft] April 5, 1991, 110 pp. Featuring Edward James Olmos as Montoya Santana, William Forsythe as JD, Pepe Serna as Mundo, Daniel A. Haro as Huero, Danny de La Paz as Puppet, Daniel Villarreal as Little Puppet, Robert Chavez as Sparky, Vic Trevino as Cheetah, Guillermo Pérez as Willie-Vato, Sal Lopez as Pedro Santana, Vira Montes as Esperanza Santana, Roberto Martin Marquez as Acha, Dyana Ortelli as Yolanda, Joe Aubel as Tattoo Artist, Panchito Gomez as Young Santana and with Albert Joe Medina Jr., Alex Solis, Raymond Amezquita, Richard Coca, Javier Castellanos, Rigoberto Jimenez, Domingo Ambriz, Abraham Verduzco, Rafael H. Robledo, Modesto M. Sanchez, Dennis Ryan Sacco, George Padilla, Humberto Madrigal, Jaime Gomez, Jose Guardado, Jacob Vargas, Danniel Lujan, Evelina Fernandez, Rodney Rincon, John Rangel, Robert Pucci, Tonio Giorgio, Sabino Villa Lobos, Armando Briseno, Manny Perry, Irma Aurea Garcia, Robert Alvarez, Rolando Molina, Steven Cisneros and Art Borilla. Olmos moved into script writing and directing with this tale of a Mexican/American Mafia kingpin who looks for a new life after being released from prison.
AMERICAN MEScreenplay by Edward James Olmos Based on Screenplays by Floyd Mutrux, Edward James Olmos and Desmond Nakano [Draft Screenplay with green revisions] May 28, 1991, 110 pp. Featuring Edward James Olmos as Montoya Santana, William Forsythe as JD, Pepe Serna as Mundo, Daniel A. Haro as Huero, Danny de La Paz as Puppet, Daniel Villarreal as Little Puppet, Robert Chavez as Sparky, Vic Trevino as Cheetah, Guillermo Pérez as Willie-Vato, Sal Lopez as Pedro Santana, Vira Montes as Esperanza Santana, Roberto Martin Marquez as Acha, Dyana Ortelli as Yolanda, Joe Aubel as Tattoo Artist, Panchito Gomez as Young Santana and with Albert Joe Medina Jr., Alex Solis, Raymond Amezquita, Richard Coca, Javier Castellanos, Rigoberto Jimenez, Domingo Ambriz, Abraham Verduzco, Rafael H. Robledo, Modesto M. Sanchez, Dennis Ryan Sacco, George Padilla, Humberto Madrigal, Jaime Gomez, jose Guardado, Jacob Vargas, Danniel Lujan, Evelina Fernandez, Rodney Rincon, John Rangel, Robert Pucci, Tonio Giorgio, Sabino Villa Lobos, Armando Briseno, Manny Perry, Irma Aurea Garcia, Robert Alvarez, Rolando Molina, Steven Cisneros and Art Borilla.
BLOOD IN… BLOOD OUTScreenplay by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Jeremy Iacone [Shooting script with multicolor revisions] April 5, 1991 172 pp. Featuring Damian Chapa as Miklo, Jesse Borrego as Cruz, Benjamin Bratt as Paco, Enrique Castillo as Montana, Victor Rivers as Magic Mike, Carlos Carrasco as Popeye, Raymond Cruz s Chuey, Valente Rodriguez as Frankie, Geoffrey Rivas as Carlos, Karmin Murcelo as Dolores, Jenny Gago as Lupe, Noah Verduzco as Juanito, Lupe Ontiveros as Carmen, Gary Cervantes as Smokey, Ray Oriel as Spider, Danny Trejo as Geronimo, Jimmy Santiago Baca as Gato, Peter Mark Vasquez as Chivo, Judith Verduzco as Alicia, Sonia Rodriguez as Victoria, Roberto Contreras as Cruz's Grandfather and with Evelyn Guerrero, Gary Tacon, Luis Contreras, Paulo Tocha, Freddy Negrete, Alina Arenal, Adan Hernandez, Primitivo Tapia, Robert J. Juarez, Eddie Perez, Claudia Gabriella Colin, David Labiosa, Rudy Barrios, Juan Charles, Charles Guillermo, Eugene Barrios, Jimmy Chavez, Rene Bontana, Dan Vasquez, George Pereira and Angel Romero.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: THE DISCOVERYScreenplay by Mario Puzo and John Briley [Draft Script] 1991, 135 pp. Featuring Benicio Del Toro as Alvaro Harana.
Benicio Del Toro- Born in Puerto Rico, he started his acting career in 1987 and emerged as one of the most charismatic character actors of our present time, not only has he been twice nominated for an Academy Award, but won for supporting actor for TRAFFIC in 2000.
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGERScreenplay by John Milius [Second Draft] April 16, 1991, 119 pp. Featuring Joaquim de Almeida as Col. Felix Cortez, Miguel Sandoval as Ernesto Escobedo, Raymond Cruz as Domingo Chavez, Jorge Luke as Sipo, Jaime Gomez as Sgt. Julio Vega, Miguel Pérez as DEA Agent, Patrick Bauchau as Enrique Rojas, Juan Carlos Colombo as Cortez' Bodyguard, Blanca Guerra as Escobedo's Wife and with Rufino Echegoyen, Mario Ivan Martinez, Hector Teller, Alejandro Brachom Robert Arratiam Eliot Ferrer, David J. Negron Jr, Michael A. Mendez, Sebastian Silva and Guillermo Rios. The U. S government fights an illegal war with the Columbian drug cartel. Filmed partially in Mexico, employing local talent.
FINAL ANALYSISScreenplay by Wesley Strick Story by Robert Berger and Wesley Strick [Draft Script] January 3, 1991, 128 pp. This film features actor Agustin Rodriguez as Pepe Carrero, Katherine Cortez as Woman Speaker, and Rico Alaniz as the Old Spanish Man.
FREEJACKby Steven Pressfield & Ronald Shusett and Dan Gilroy Revised Draft Script January 28, 1991 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to April 12, 1991], 102 pp. This sci-fi thriller features Emilio Estevez as Alex Furlong, Esai Morales as Ripper, Jimmy Ortega as Bonejacker #4, Danny De La Paz as Jose.
JENNIFER EIGHTScreenplay by Bruce Robinson [Draft Script] April 1991, 182 pp. Featuring Andy Garcia as Sgt. John Berlin.
RUBY CAIRO(aka DECEPTION) by Robert Dillon and Michael Thomas [Draft Script] June 3, 1991, 124 pp. This mystery thriller features actor Luis Cortes as Hermes #1, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez as Uncle Jorge, Lucy Rodriguez as Tia Lupe, Alberto Estrella as Hermes #2, Jorge Fegan as the Undertaker, Francisco Mauri as the Coroner, Lolo Navarro as the Hotel Owner, with Rodrigo Puebla and Juan Antonio Llanes as the Bank Tellers.
RUBY CAIRO(aka DECEPTION) by Robert Dillon and Michael Thomas Revised [Draft Script] June 3, 1991 [with revisions on blue and pink paper dated through to August 12, 1991], 123 pp. [Includes shooting schedule and full production unit listings.] This mystery thriller features actor Luis Cortes as Hermes #1, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez as Uncle Jorge, Lucy Rodriguez as Tia Lupe, Alberto Estrella as Hermes #2, Jorge Fegan as the Undertaker, Francisco Mauri as the Coroner, Lolo Navarro as the Hotel Owner, with Rodrigo Puebla and Juan Antonio Llanes as the Bank Tellers.
SHATTERED[Screenplay: Wolfgang Petersen Novel: Richard Neely] COMBINED CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE SPOTTING August 7, 1991, 211 pp. This crime thriller features Bert Rosario as Rudy Costa.
SHOOT FIRST: A COP'S VENGEANCE[Orig. DEATH OF A SAN ANTONIO COP] Screenplay by Garry Michael White [draft with blue, yellow and pink revisions] January 7, 1991, 79 pp. Featuring Kamala Lopez, Miguel Sandoval and David Tineo.
TEAMSTER BOSS: THE JACKIE PRESSER STORY[Orig. THE LIFE AND FAST TIMES OF JACKIE PRESSER] by Abby Mann Draft Script ca. March 1991, 129 pp. This biographical drama features Maria Conchita Alonso in the role of Car men.
UNTAMED HEART, THE(Orig. THE BABOON HEART) By Tom Sierchio [Draft Script] August 1991, 112 pp. This romantic drama stars Rosie Perez as Cindy, Joe Minjares as Jim.
Rosie Perez- of Puerto Rican descent, but with a heavy Brooklyn accent (where she was born and brought up), Rosie made the feisty Latino lady a popular character in films of the 1990s. She has continued her career in television and occasional films since.
WHISPERS IN THE DARK[Orig. Sessions] Screenplay by Cristopher Crowe [Draft Script] February 8, 1991, 123 pp. Featuring John Leguizamo as John Castillo
WHISPERS IN THE DARK[Orig. Sessions] Screenplay by Cristopher Crowe [Draft Script] February 13, 1991, 124 pp. Featuring John Leguizamo as John Castillo
WHISPERS IN THE DARK[Orig. Sessions] Screenplay by Cristopher Crowe [Draft Script] September 9, 1991, 121 pp. Featuring John Leguizamo as John Castillo
John Leguizamo- born in 1960 in Colombia, started his career in 1984 in Madonna's music video BORDERLINE. Since then he has proven his versatility in a variety of lead and support roles portraying many different characters Latino gangsters to Tybalt in Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET (1996) to drag queen in TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR (1995), to cartoon voices to Talouse-Lautrec in MOULIN ROUGE (2002).
FOR LOVE OR MONEYScreenplay by Mark Rosenthal and Larry Konner Rewrite by John Connolly and David Loucka Revised Draft April 27, 1992, 119 pp. This romantic comedy features actor Saverio Guerra as Carmen.
ANTHONY QUINN'S CAREER CONTINUES IN THE 1990s
LAST ACTION HEROby Zak Penn and Adam Leff Current Draft by Shane Black and David Arnott Production Polish: William Goldman SHOOTING SCRIPT October 20, 1992 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to March 29, 1992, 143 pp. This fantasy action film features Anthony Quinn in the role of Tony Vivaldi, Paul Gonzales & Anna Navarro as the Cops in LA Station.
MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE[Orig. BADGE OF SILENCE] Screenplay by Larry Cohen January 24, 1992, 94 pp. Featuring Lou Diaz as Leon and Vanessa Marquez as Terry.
UNDER SIEGEby J. F. Lawton Based on revisions by Steven Seagal, Mike Gray & John Mason From an Original Screenplay by J. F. Lawton Revised January 17, 1992, 120 pp. This action thriller features actor Raymond Cruz in the role of Ramirez and Miguel Nino as a Commando.
DON JUAN DEMARCO[Orig. DON JUAN DEMARCO AND THE CENTERFOLD] Screenplay by Jeremy Levin Revised Draft December 20, 1993, 117 pp. Starring Johnny Depp as Don Juan, Geraldine Pailhas as Doña Ana, Rachel Ticotin as Doña Inez, Talisa Soto as Doña Julia, Franc Luz as Don Antonio, Carmen Argenziano as Don Alfonzo, Selena as the Singer, José Hernandez as Bandleader and featuring Rosendo Casillas, Esperanza Donlucas, Filberto Ramirez Santiago Garcia, Ernesto V. Molina, Fernando C. Moreno and Juan Canopii.
FEELING MINNESOTAby Steven Baigelman Revised Draft April, 1993, 100 pp. This romantic drama features actress Cameron Diaz in the role of Freddie Clayton.
Cameron Diaz- of Cuban ancestry, Cameron has made a big name in films during the past 17 years. She was cast in a lead role in her very first film, THE MASK and has starred ever since. She is still one of the few film actors in American film of Latino ancestry who is amongst the top players of Hollywood. She consistently attempts to bring her Hispanic heritage into each of the roles she plays.
GETTING EVEN WITH DADWritten by Tom S. Parker & Jim Jennewein REVISED DRAFT March 10, 1993, 116 pp. This comedy features actor Hector Elizondo in the role of Lt. Romayko with Ken DeSoto Ramoz in an uncredited role.
GETTING EVEN WITH DADWritten by Tom S. Parker & Jim Jennewein FINAL DRAFT June 3, 1993 [with revisions dated through to August 4, 1993], 126 pp. This comedy features actor Hector Elizondo in the role of Lt. Romayko with Ken DeSoto Ramoz in an uncredited role.
HIDEAWAYby Neal Jimenez from a script by Andrew Kevin Walker based on a novel by Dean R. Koontz August 19, 1993, 108 pp. This fantasy thriller was written by Latino writer Neal Jimenez.
I LIKE IT LIKE THATScreenplay by Darnell Martin [Draft Script] ca. 1993 117 pp. This comedy features actress Lauren Velez in the role of Lisette, Jon Seda as Chino, Tomas Melly as Lil Chino, Desiree Casado as Minnie, Isaiah Garcie as Pee Wee Linares, Jesse Borrego as Alexis, Lisa Vidal as Magdalena, Rita Moreno as Rosaria, Vincent Laresca as Angel, Elvis Nolasco as Tito, Sammy Melendez as Victor, Jose Soto as Chris, Gloria Irizarry as Mrs. Gonzalez, Emilio Del Pozo as Mr. Soto, Gary Perez as Father Jaime, Luis Marrero as Tony Mendez, Fredy Correa as Ricky Mendez, Jerry Rivera As Pablo, and Martha Vidal as The Santera.
LATINO SCREEN WRITER, LATINO FAMILY STORY BECOMES MAINSTREAM
ROOSTERSScreenplay by Milcha Sanchez-Scott [Draft with blue revisions dated to February 12, 1993], 90 pp. Featuring Edward James Olmos as Gallo Morales, Sarah Lassez as Angela Estelle Morales, Sonia Braga as Juana Morales, Maria Conchita Alonso as Chata, Danny Nucci as Hector Morales, Valente Rodrigues as Adan, L. Ignacio Gameros as Priest, Frank Soto as Abuelo and Luisa Leschin, Bert Rosario, Jesse Corti, Efrain Figueroa and Pepe Serna. With a Latino screen writer and cast of well known Latino stars and character actors it is the story of a patriarch who returns home from prison to breed and raise prize-winning roosters. A Latino family's story becomes a mainstream Hollywood film.
SPEEDby Graham Yost [Draft Script] March 31, 1993 112 pp. This action thriller features actor Carlos Carrasco in the role of Ortiz, with Daniel Villarreal as Ray, Sherri Villanueva, Paula Montes, Loyda Ramos, and Julie Vera as Bus Passengers, Margaret Medina as Robin, Antonio Mora as a News Anchor.
TILL DEATH DO US PARTby Alvaro Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez Draft October 11, 1993. Never produced. Set in Mexico City, the characters are: Gregorio, Adriana, Omar (plus many more.
WALK IN THE CLOUDS, AScreenplay by Robert Mark Kamen [First Revision] November 10, 1993, 112 pp. Featuring Aitana Sanchez Gijon as Victoria Aragon, Anthony Quinn as Don Pedro Aragon, Giancarlo Giannini as Alberto Aragon, Angelica Aragon as Marie José Aragon, Evangelina Elizondo as Guadelupe Aragon, Freddy Rodriguez as Pedor Aragon Jr., Febronio Covarrubias as Jose Manuel, Roberto Huerta as Jose Luis, Juan Jimenez as Jose Marie and with Isamael Gallegos, Alejandra Flores, Gema Sandoval and Don Amendolia. Prominent Latino cast in a story set in California vineyards seeping with Mexican tradtions.
SPECIALIST, THEby Alexandra Seros [Draft Script] December 2, 1993, 113 pp. This action thriller features actor Rod Steiger in the role of Joe Leon, Eric Roberts as Tomas Leon, Mario Ernesto Sanchez as Charlie, Sergio Dore Jr. as the Strongarm, Emilio Estefan Jr. as the Piano Player, Ramon Gonazalez Cuevas as the Cemetary Priest, Cheito Quinonez as the Party Singer, Mercedes Enriquez as the Pregnant Woman, Juan Cejas as the Latin Thug, Brent Sexton as Manny, Yamilet Hidalgo as the Hooker, Alfredo Alvarez Calderon as the Bomb Expert, Mayte Vilan as the Ordinance Expert, Carmen More as Cop #3, Anabel Garcia as the Young Girl at Funeral, and Guillermo Gentile as the Priest.
BURNING SEASON, THEScreenplay by William Mastrosimone, Ron Hutchinson, William Nicholson and Michael Tolkin [Draft Script] January 7, 1994, 114 pp. Featuring Raul Julia as Chico Mendes, Carmen Argenziano as Alfredo Sezero, Sonia Braga as Regina de Catrvalho, Kamala Lopez as Ilzamar, Luis Guzman as Estate Boss, Tomas Milian as Darli Alves, Esai Morales as Jair, Edward James Olmos as Wilson Pinheiro, Tony Plana as Galvao, Marco Rodriguez as Tavora, Carlos Carrasco as Helio, Jonathan Carrasco as Genesio, Jeffrey Licon as Young Chico Mendes, José Pérez as Moacir, Tony Perez as Francisco Mendes, Briana Romero as Elenia Mendes, Jorge Viteri as Father Ceppi and with Valentin Santana, Alberto Isaac, Lolo Navarro, Gerardo Albarran, Carlos Romero, Enrique Novi, Jorge Zepeda, Mario Arévalo, Angel Casman, Rene‘Pereyra, Gabriel Eduardo Castanon, Joaquin Garrido, José Antonio Estrada, Josefina Echanove, Julian Bucio, Alfredo Gutiérrez, Javier Lambert, Gustavo Campos and Rick Damazio. Based on a true story, this is about a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers who want to cut down the rain forest.
DANGEROUS MINDS[Orig. MY POSSE DON'T DO HOMEWORK] Screenplay by Ronald Bass Second Draft January 3, 1994, 148 pp. Featuring Renal Santiago as Raul Ranchero, Wade Dominguez as Emilio Ramirez, Ismael Archuleta as Lalo, Cynthia Avila as Mrs. Ranchero, Al Israel as Mr. Santiago, Roman Cisneros as Mr. Ranchero, Irene Olga Lopez and William Peña.
DECONSTRUCTING SARAHScreenplay by Lee Rose [Draft script with revisions in Goldenrod, Green, Yellow, Pink and Blue dated through February 14, 1994], 97 pp. Featuring Rachel Nicotine as Elizabeth Davis and A Martinez as Kenny.
OF LOVE AND SHADOWSScreenplay by Donald Freed Based on the novel by Isabel Aliened [Draft Script] 1994, 110 pp. Featuring Antonio Bandera's as Francisco, Stefanie Spandrels as Beatriz, Diego Wall raff as Jose, Camilo Gallardo as Gustavo, Patricio Contreras as Mario, Jorge Rivera Lopez as Prof. Leal, Angela Rag no as Hilda Leal and Alejandro Toccalino, Alfredo Martin, Ana Leza, Carmen Renard, Cesar Parlani, Claudio Ciacci, Daniel Alvarado, Dario Fernandez, Diego Leske, Enrique Bustos, Eva Cabral, Ignacio Lopez, Jorge Ochoa, Jose Bonafoux, Juanita Aizenberg, Gonzalo Allende, Julio Galan, Margara Alonso, Mari Tapia, Maria Teresa Constantini, Maria Fiorentino, Mariu Carrera, Martin Coria, Matias Einguelman, Mercedes Moran, Miguel Angel Paludi, Monica Lacoste, Nestor Zacco, Pablo Rinaldi, Pedro Segni, Silvana Silveri, Susana Cortinez and Paulino Andrada.
Antonio Banderas- Though born in Spain, he is one of films most recognizable and popular actors and has played a variety of Latino roles since 1982.
SHE'S THE ONEWritten by Edward Burns [Draft Script] June 1, 1994, 107 pp. This romantic comedy features Cameron Diaz in the role of Heather.
TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMARby Douglas Carter Beane SECOND DRAFT February 22, 1994, 122 pp. In this comedy actor John Leguizamo plays the role of Chi-Chi, Joey Arias as Justine, Allen Hidalgo as Chita Rivera, Lionel Tiburcio as Laritza Dumont, Catiria Reyes as herself, Bernard Mosca as Olympia, and James Palacio as Fiona James.
WATERWORLDScreenplay by Marc Norman [Draft Script with revisions in goldenrod, blue, yellow, green, white pink, and salmon] July 2, 1994, 134 pp. Featuring Rick Aviles as Gatesman and Victor Sanchez as Citizen.
LAST SUPPER. THEby Dan Rosen revised by Jonathan Penner & Stacy Title DRAFT September 1994, 110 pp. This dark comedy features Cameron Diaz in the role of Jude.
NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTANby Sidney Lumet Based on the Book by Robert Daley "Tainted Evidence" Revised Final Draft October 11, 1995, 121 pp.
BIG SQUEEZE, THE[Orig. BODY OF A WOMAN] Screenplay by Marcus DeLeon [Script Changes in multicolor] August 24, 1995, 40 pp. Featuring Danny Nucci as Jesse Torrejo, Teresa DiSpina as Cece, Sam Vlahos as Father Sanchez, Valente Rodriguez as Father Arias, Angleina Estrada as Mother Dolores, Tony Genaro as Older Man, Marita De Leon as Young Woman, Laura Ceron as Letter Carrier and Demetrius Navarro.
HUGO POOLEby Robert Downey & Laura Downey Current Draft September 21, 1995, 82 pp. This drama features actor Eddie Perez as the Gardener, with Lora Gomez Eastwood and Pablo Ferro as the Merengue Dancers, and Domingo Ambriz as the Spanish Husband.
HUGO POOLE[by Robert Downey & Laura Downey Draft Script ca. 1995], 104 pp. This drama features actor Eddie Perez as the Gardener, with Lora Gomez Eastwood and Pablo Ferro as the Merengue Dancers, and Domingo Ambriz as the Spanish Husband.
LONE STARScreenplay by John Sayles Revision January 2, 1995 [with revisions dated through to April 4, 1995, 115 pp. Cover page signed by John Sayles in ink. This western thriller features actor Stephen Mendillo in the lead role as Cliff, Elizabeth Peña as Pilar, Gonzalo Castillo as Amado, Richard Coca as Enrique, Miriam Colon as Mercedes Cruz, Luis Cobo as the Mexican American Father, Mary Jane R. Hernandez as the Mexican American Mother, Jesse Borrego as Danny, Carina Martinez as Paloma, Tony Plana as Ray, Olga Luna as the Waitress, Juan Vega III as the Cook, Vanessa Martinez as Young Pilar, Maricela Gonzalez as Anselma, Tony Amendola as Chucho Montoya, Gilbert R. Cuellar Jr. as Eladio, James Borrego as Young Chucho, Lisa Suarez as Marisol, Jesus Ramirez as the Driver, Eduardo Martinez as Jaime, Azalea Mendez as Young Mercedes. Western story set in a Texas border town inhabited by Mexicans.
FOR THE LOVE OF MY DAUGHTERScreenplay By John Briley [Draft Script] January 17, 1995, 111 pp. This unproduced drama about struggling with cancer in Seattle features a Latino American character named Juan.
SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROLby Jeff Nathanson Revised Shooting Script – White August 5, 1996, 129 pp. This romantic thriller features actor Enrique Murciano as Alejandro and Jessica Diz as Isabel.
MEXICAN BORN SALMA HAYEK IS HOLLYWOOD LEADING LADY, PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
HUNCHBACK, THEScreenplay by John Fasano Based on the work of Victor Hugo Draft May 28, 1996, 100 pp. This classic drama features actress Salma Hayek in the role of Esmeralda.
Salma Hayek-Born in Veracruz, Mexico on 1966, she is one of Hollywood's top leading ladies. So strong is her position in the industry that she was able to produce the biography of the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as well as several other films and the television series UGLY BETTY. She is Academy Award nominated and continues to be one of the strong leaders in today's Hollywood.
DYING TO BE PERFECT THE ELLEN HART PENA STORYScreenplay by Susan Arnout Smith [Final shooting draft with revisions in blue] 7/5/96 105 pp. Featuring Esai Morales as Federico Pena and Jorge Noa as Bart.
BEOWULFScreenplay by Mark Christopher Leahy [Rewrite] April 19, 1997, 103 pp. Featuring Patricia Velasquez as Pendra, Marcello Cobzarju as Lookout and Florin Peroteasa as Executioner.
DESERT'S EDGE[Orig. AMERICAN UNTITLED] Screenplay by Rob Lowe [Draft Script] 1997, 80 pp. Featuring Angela Alvarado as Cheyenne.
GLORIAwritten by Steve Antin based on a story by John Cassavettes Revisions by Frank Pugliese June 26, 1997, 126 pp. This drama features actor Jean-Luke Figueroa in the role of Nicky, with Miriam Colon as Maria, Desiree Casado as Luz, Antonia Rey as the Tenant, with Lou Cantres and Jose Rabelo as the Dominican Men.
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARYScreenplay by Ed Decter & John Strauss and Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly Draft October 21, 1997, 118 pp. This comedy features Cameron Diaz in the lead role of Mary, with Jeanie Flynn, Kevin Civale, Tom Leasca and Mercy Lopez as the Cuban Dancers, Emilio Diaz and Don Julio as Jailbirds.
I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMERScreenplay by Trey Callaway Revisions by Stephen Gaghan Based on the Novel by Lois Duncan FOURTH DRAFT April 18, 1998 [with revisions on blue and pink paper dated through to May 6, 1998], 109 pp. This thriller features actor Freddie Prinze Jr as Ray Bronson and Jennifer Esposito as Nancy.
LIMEY, THEby Lem Dobbs Revised Draft September 17, 1998 [with revisions on multicolored paper dated through to November 12, 1998, 115 pp. This crime drama features actor Luis Guzman as Eduardo Roel, Jose Perez & Alex Perez as the Teen Gun Dealers, Johnny Sanchez as the Valet, Eva Rodriguez as Ed's Sister, James Earl Olmedo as Ed's Nephew, Jamie Lin Olmedo as Ed's Niece.
BEDAZZLEDScreenplay by Larry Gelbart Based on a screenplay by Peter Cook [Draft Script with multiple colored revisions] October 13, 1999, 116 pp. Featuring William Marquez as Eduardo, Ray Haratian as Pablito, and with Gloria Rodriguez and Orleans Miranda.
JENNIFER LOPEZ IS AMERICAN POP AND FILM STAR
WEDDING PLANNER, THEScreenplay by Pam Falk Mike Ellis [Draft Script] October 4, 1999, 107 pp. Featuring Jennifer Lopez as Mary Fiore, Cortney Shounia as Mary Fiore, age 7 and Fabiana Udenio as Anna Bosco.
Jennifer Lopez-Born in the Bronx 1969, both of her parents are from Puerto Rico. She broke into the business as a dancer. Worked her way playing Latino characters in television shows and films and became a star when she played the Tejana singer Selena (1997) . From that moment on, she has been a major force in the entertainment business. A top singer and dancer, she has also moved into production, with her own company. She is most likely the top Latino female star of this era.