Alberico Donadeo

Former Arena-lookalike

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Johan Melle

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Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 27/08/2018, 14:27

Alberico Donadeo in Preparati la bara! (1967)

Preparati La Bara - Donadeo.jpg

Another unknown actor who appeared in many, many westerns. He bears somewhat of a resemblance to Fortunato Arena is why he has been nicknamed the Arena lookalike.

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FILMOGRAPHY

1965
  1. Operazione poker (uncredited) .... Russian agent

    1966
  2. Arizona Colt (uncredited) (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  3. Bill il taciturno (uncredited) .... Mexican bandit
  4. Cifrato speciale (uncredited) .... Asylum patient
  5. El Rojo (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  6. I due figli di Ringo (uncredited) .... Cowboy in saloon
  7. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (uncredited) .... Man in crowd
  8. Johnny Yuma (uncredited) .... Felton henchman
  9. La Bibbia (uncredited) .... Sinful man
  10. La resa dei conti (uncredited) .... Mexican soldier
  11. Per mille dollari al giorno (uncredited) .... Courtroom observer
  12. Per pochi dollari ancora (uncredited) .... Saloon reveler
  13. Sugar Colt .... Saloon guest
  14. Uccidi o muori .... Shop owner
  15. Un fiume di dollari (uncredited) .... Milton cowboy
  16. Uno sceriffo tutto d'oro (uncredited) .... El Paso citizen

    1967
  17. 7 pistole per un massacro (uncredited) .... Man in the saloon
  18. 7 winchester per un massacro (uncredited) .... Durango deputy
  19. 10.000 dollari per un massacro (uncredited) .... Mendoza's foreman
  20. Bandidos (uncredited) .... Townsman
  21. Da uomo a uomo (uncredited) .... Mexican
  22. Due rrringos nel Texas (uncredited) .... Confederate soldier at fortress
  23. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino (uncredited) .... Union soldier in trench
  24. Il figlio di Django (uncredited) .... Man in the crowd
  25. Indomptable Angélique / L'indomabile Angelica (uncredited) .... Rower on the ship / Sailor
  26. Killer Kid (uncredited) .... Vilar rebel fighter
  27. Le due facce del dollaro (uncredited) .... Soldier
  28. Non aspettare Django, spara (uncredited) .... Navarro henchman
  29. Preparati la bara! (uncredited) .... Paco, one of Lucas' men
  30. Tutto per tutto (uncredited) .... Mexican
  31. Un dollaro tra i denti (uncredited) .... Aguilar henchman
  32. Un poker di pistole (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  33. Wanted (uncredited) .... Mexican

    1968
  34. Al di là della legge .... Silver-mine worker
  35. Chiedi perdono a Dio non a me .... Man carrying corpse
  36. Donne, botte e bersaglieri (uncredited) .... Spectator at race
  37. Execution .... Soldier
  38. I 2 deputati (uncredited) .... Man in audience at Ciccio's speach / Politician
  39. Il mio corpo per un poker .... Pinkerton man
  40. Joe... cercati un posto per morire! (uncredited) .... Chato bandit
  41. Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco .... Card player
  42. Sentenza di morte .... Mexican
  43. The Secret of Santa Vittoria .... Member of the Grand Council
  44. Tre passi nel delirio - segment "Toby Dammit" (uncredited) .... Rabbi at the airport
  45. Un buco in fronte .... Cantina bartender
  46. Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire (uncredited) .... Townsman
  47. Una forca per un bastardo (uncredited) .... Saloon brawler
  48. Uno dopo l'altro (uncredited) .... Citizen in street
  49. Uno straniero a Paso Bravo (uncredited) .... Townsman

    1969
  50. Barbagia (La società del malessere) (uncredited) .... Gonnario, member of Graziano's gang
  51. Beatrice Cenci (uncredited) .... Man in church
  52. Django il bastardo (uncredited) .... Spectator at dynamite duel
  53. Fellini - Satyricon (uncredited) .... Soldier on ship
  54. Gli specialisti (uncredited) .... Blackstone citizen
  55. La collina degli stivali (uncredited) .... Man in the crowd
  56. Quintana (uncredited) .... A prisoner
  57. Satyricon (uncredited) .... Centurion
  58. Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino (uncredited) .... Poker Falls citizen
  59. Un esercito di 5 uomini (uncredited) .... Man in the crowd
  60. Uno di più all'inferno .... Bank customer
  61. Zenabel (uncredited) .... Man at the inn

    1970
  62. Arizona si scatenò... e li fece fuori tutti (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  63. Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana (uncredited) .... Casino gambler
  64. C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! (uncredited) .... Man sleeping on street
  65. Django sfida Sartana .... Townsman
  66. E Dio disse a Caino... (uncredited) .... Convict doing hard labor in the mines
  67. I vendicatori dell'Ave Maria (uncredited) .... Card player in saloon
  68. Indio-Black: sai che ti dico? Sei un gran figlio di... (uncredited) .... Man in crowd
  69. L'homme orchestre (uncredited) .... Member of the Sicilian family
  70. Lo chiamavano Trinità... (uncredited) .... Mormon
  71. Ninì Tirabusciò, la donna che inventò la mossa (uncredited) .... Worker on strike
  72. Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale (uncredited) .... Plainclothes policeman
  73. The Adventures of Gerard (uncredited) .... Bystander

    1971
  74. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio (uncredited) .... Prisoner being transported to the prison
  75. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (uncredited) .... Townsman
  76. Er Più - Storia d'amore e di coltello (uncredited) .... Man in the bar
  77. Giù la testa (uncredited) .... Santerna soldier
  78. Il mio nome è Mallory... M come morte (uncredited) .... Townsman
  79. Il suo nome era Pot... ma... lo chiamavano Allegria ... Assistant sheriff
  80. Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente .... Curious man at the cemetary
  81. L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  82. La supertestimone (uncredited) .... Barba, convict
  83. Maddalena (uncredited) .... Parishioner at the bus leaving
  84. Uomo avvisato, mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo .... Mexican soldier

    1972
  85. Camorra (uncredited) .... Laughing man in crowd
  86. Fellini's Roma (uncredited) .... Passerby
  87. Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  88. Il vero e il falso (uncredited) .... Passerby
  89. Meo Patacca (uncredited) .... Jew in the ghetto
  90. Trinità e Sartana figli di... (uncredited) .... (uncredited) .... El Tigre bandit

    1973
  91. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? (uncredited) .... Retired bandit
  92. Kid, il monello del West (uncredited) .... One of Wilson's men
  93. Küçük kovboy (uncredited) .... Saloon rowdy
  94. L'emigrante (uncredited) .... Party guest
  95. La mano nera (uncredited) .... Man in police line-up
  96. La rivolta delle gladiatrici (uncredited) .... Audience at gladiator fight
  97. Li chiamavano i tre moschettieri... invece erano quattro (uncredited) .... Villager who applauds
  98. No, il caso è felicemente risolto (uncredited) .... Man in police mugshot
  99. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Man at the electoral meeting

    1974
  100. A pugni nudi (credited) .... Franz henchman
  101. Che botte, ragazzi! (credited) .... Saloon guest
  102. Moses the Lawgiver (TV mini-series) (uncredited) .... Egyptian consul

    1975
  103. I sette del gruppo selvaggio (uncredited) .... Blacksmith

    1981
  104. Il turno (uncredited) .... Man in the courtroom

    1982
  105. Il conte Tacchia (uncredited) .... Man at ballet
  106. Parole e sangue (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Shop customer

    1983
  107. The Scarlet and the Black (TV) (uncredited) .... role?

    1985
  108. Ladyhawke (uncredited) .... Man at the tavern

    1986
  109. Il camorrista (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  110. Scuola di ladri (uncredited) .... Delinquent at the wedding

FOTOROMANZI
  1. Killing N. 10: "Scacco alla mala" (15 January 1967)
  2. Killing N. 12: "Il racket del vizio" (15 February 1967)
  3. Killing N. 13: "Per un pugno di sporchi smeraldi" (1 March 1967)
  4. Killing N. 14: "Le maschere della morte" (15 March 1967)
  5. Il re dell'F.B.I. N. 2: "L'inferno c'è per tutti" (April 1968)
  6. Dossier Segreto N. 2: "L'inferno è il mio mondo" (May 1969) - credited as Alberto Donadeo

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Johan Melle

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 20:33

I don't have too many films with this actor but here are some more pictures:

La bibbia (1966) - with a shaved head and face paint as a sinful man
Bibbia - Donadeo.jpg

Fellini - Satyricon (1969) - as a soldier aboard the ship
Fellini Satyricon - Donadeo1.jpg
Fellini Satyricon - Donadeo2.jpg

Zenabel (1969) - as a man at the inn
Zenabel - Donadeo1.jpg
Zenabel - Donadeo2.jpg

Camorra (1972) - not sure but I think it looks like him as a laughing man in crowd
Camorra - Donadeo.JPG

La rivolta delle gladiatrice (1973) - as audience at the gladiator fight
Arena -Donadeo.jpg

Moses the Lawgiver (1974) (TV mini series) - looking very different without his beard as a Egyptian consul
Moses - Donadeo.jpg

The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (TV) - not so easy to see but it is him for certain
Scarlet - Donadeo1.jpg
Scarlet - Donadeo2.jpg

Ladyhawke (1985) - he appears briefly as a man at the tavern in this Hollywood production shot in Italy
Ladyhawke - Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 20:39

The Arena-lookalike too has appeared in fotoromanzi, including a few appearances in Killing.

Here in a great bad guy role in Killing N. 10: "Scacco alla mala" (published 15 January 1967)
Killing 10 - Alberico Donadeo1.jpg
Killing 10 - Alberico Donadeo2.jpg

He also appeared in other Killing numbers - always as a bad guy:

Killing N. 12: "Il racket del vizio" (15 February 1967) - together with John Benedy
Killing 12 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Killing N. 13: "Per un pugno di sporchi smeraldi" (1 March 1967) - without his usual beard
Killing 13 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Killing N. 14: "Le maschere della morte" (15 March 1967)
Killing 14 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Ghibarian » 30/08/2018, 20:58

should be him in Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) .... Man at the electoral meeting
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

I think he appears with and without beard but I don't know if they are two different roles
Django sfida Sartana (1970) (uncredited)
AlbericoDonadeo (saloon patron) DjangoDefiesSartana.jpg
AlbericoDonadeo (townsman 3) DjangoDefiesSartana.jpg

L'emigrante (1973) .... Party guest
L'Emigrante - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

La supertestimone (1971) .... Barba, convict
Supertestimone - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Fellini's Roma (1972) (uncredited) .... Passerby
Fellini's Roma (1972).jpg

You can see him in a mug shot at the police station in No il caso è felicemente risolto (1973)
No Il Caso - Alerico Donadeo.jpg

Il conte Tacchia (1982)
Il conte Tacchia (1982).jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Emiliano » 30/08/2018, 21:05

Due rrringos nel Texas (1967) (uncredited) .... Confederate Soldier at fortress
Due Rrringos - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Meo Patacca (1972) (uncredited) .... Jew in the ghetto
Meo Petacca - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 21:13

He can be seen as a rabbi at the airport in the segment "Toby Dammit" from Tre passi nel delirio (1968)
Tre Passi Nel Delirio - Donadeo1.jpg
Tre Passi Nel Delirio - Donadeo2.jpg
On IMDb, this role is attributed to Ettore Arena but of course that's yet another mistake!


He appears in the fotoromanzo Dossier segreto N. 2: "L'inferno è il mio mondo" (May 1969) where he is very probably credited
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo1.jpg
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo2.jpg

Here is the cast list
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo3.jpg

Unfortunately, it does not say who plays who but the only unidentified name is Alberto Donadeo so that should be our man. I'm 99% sure it's him but I cannot confirm it because I have not seen anything else where he is credited.

But there is an actor named Alberico Donadeo, who could very well be the same guy. He is credited in three films:

- Testa di rapa (1966)
- Fusil chargé (1972)
- A pugni nudi (1974)

Unfortunately, all these films are extremely rare and difficult to find so it will not be very easy to check...


In reply to TRS who posted:
"Someone add his name as Alberico Donadeo in the IMDb!"


Hmmm... well I don't know what to believe.

The French forum Western Maniac has a topic about him here: http://western-maniac.forum-pro.fr/t529 ... tore-arena

According to them, this man is Fortunato Arena's brother and his name is Ettore Arena (the same name as Fortunato's son). According to what is written, this information seems to come from a certain Jean-Pierre Pecqueriaux and was apparently confirmed by Alberto Dell'Acqua. The question is whether or not this is reliable information. Maybe, maybe not. I don't know...

TRS posted:
"Hmmmm, i don't know, but it's a interesting hypothesis!
Only, i asked all stuntmen, but nobody knew his name, but often i spoke too about Fortunato Arena, the they can recognize .. oh Ettore, Fortunato. And Goffredo Unger said that he had a son, but didn't spoke about a brother..."

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by carlos » 30/08/2018, 21:20

Posted by Ghibarian:
Our man appears in A pugni nudi (1974), as you can see in this fotobusta:
image lost


Here a better pic:
Pugni Nudi Fotobusta Donadeo.jpg

So he could really be Alberico Donadeo.

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 21:26

Good discovery! To me it seems more plausible that he is Alberico Donadeo. Has anyone tried to contact anyone in the French forum for more information?


TRS replied:
"For me is very sure that he is Alberico Donadeo! No, i don't tried it because my english is very bad! :-)
I bought the poster and there is the name Alberico Donadeo! No there is listed AlberiGo with G!!!"


Anyway, here is the presumed Alberico Donadeo as a crazy asylum patient in Cifrato speciale (1966):

Cifrato Speciale - Alberico Donadeo.jpg


TRS replied:
"I watched with Ghib A pugni nudi and now we can be very very very sure that he is Alberigo Donadeo (in the cast list he is named like Alberigo)!
Johan, i am sure you sent me one time immages from a FR in wich i meaned that one of the actors can be his brother/father. Now i saw on the net images from Odissea where is too an actor who looks like him, but older!

PS: i would say we can change the toppic name! :-)"


Ooooh! Well, that removes all doubt then! Finally we can say that he really is Alberico Donadeo, and that it's just nonsense that his name is Ettore Arena. Congratulations! :victory:

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 21:32

Alberico can be seen briefly as a shop custumer in the TV mini series Parole e sangue (1982)
Parole E Sangue - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by carlos » 30/08/2018, 21:44

Clean shaven not-so-Arena-like :)

It's been a while since a role has been posted

a henchman in Johnny Yuma (1966)
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