Joseph Calleia in Sundown

Joseph Calleia (1897 - 1975)

Film DeathsEdit

  • The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) [Portugese Ben]: Shot to death in a big shoot-out.
  • Five Came Back (1939) [Vasquez]: Killed (off-screen) by the natives, shortly after the end of the movie. The movie ends with Joseph standing in the jungle and waiting as the native close in.
  • Wyoming (1940) [John Buckley]: Shot to death (off-screen) during a duel with Wallace Beery.
  • Sundown (1941) [Pallini]: Shot to death (off-screen) by Carl Esmond. His body is shown lying in the desert afterwards.
  • The Glass Key (1942) [Nick Varna]: Strangled to death by his own man (William Bendix). (my memory is vague as to why).
  • The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955) [Pablo Morales]: Shot to death by Gilbert Roland. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Alamo (1960) [Juan Seguin]: Killed (off-screen) during the Battle of the Alamo. While his death isn't shown, he does have an appearance in the Alamo during the final night (in the directors cut) and stuntman Chuck Hayward doubled for him for his death sequence (and that of his fictional son Silvero) that did not make it into the final film. Needless to say, this is historically inaccurate. The real Juan Seguin was 29 years old in 1836 and had left the Alamo on February 25th to carry out messages. He took part in the Battle of San Jacinto and died in 1890.

TV DeathsEdit

None known.

Notable ConnectionsEdit

  • Husband to Eleanor Vassallo (widowed).
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