Monty Banks
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1897
Birth Place:
Cesena, Italy


Comedian/dancer Monte Banks emigrated from his native Italy to America in 1914. He appeared in stage musicals, then embarked upon a film career, starring in several lively comedy shorts and features of the 1920s. The most famous of these was Play Safe (1926), which was capped by a breathtaking runaway-train sequence that has since been excerpted in several comedy-film compilations. He moved to...