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Post by PeplumParadise » 08/08/2022, 22:07

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Beni Deus in Il magnifico texano (1967)
Beni Deus, also often spelled as "Beny", was a tall and robust Spanish small-part actor. He was active in films shot in Spain from the late-1940's until the early-1980's.

He was born Venancio Deus Mejuto on December 12th 1912 (IMDb and Wikipedia say 1919) in La Coruña, Spain. He died in Madrid on March 16th 1989, aged 77. [1] He had a wife named Tita. [2]

Before becoming an actor he worked as a journalist. In an interview he says he was also a singer and musician.

He made his film debut in 1949, then worked steadily in small character roles for the next 32 years.

The "I" and "Y" spellings of his name are pretty much evenly split, with no way of telling which should be the official spelling, however a magazine interview uses the "I" spelling, so that seems to indicate that this was his preferred spelling. In the interview he explains that he adopted the nickname in tribute to jazz musician Benny Goodman. Rather strangely he also has quite a few credits where his names are hyphenated.

I have found a couple of undocumented appearances and I think it is highly likely that there will be further uncredited roles to be found, particularly from the 50's.

Filmography
1949
  1. La guitarra de Gardel .... Serafín Rodríguez (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1950
  2. Don Juan .... Ship's captain (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1951
  3. Don Juan .... Pancho (credited)
  4. La trinca del aire .... role? (credited as "Beni-Deus")
  5. Ronda española .... Man from Zaragoza (credited)

    1952
  6. Cerca de la ciudad .... Reporter (credited as "Beny Deus")
  7. Estrella de Sierra Morena .... Sergeant (credited as "Beni-Deus")
  8. Los ojos dejan huellas .... Barman of Café Gijón (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1953
  9. El tirano de Toledo .... Marcos (credited as "Beny Deus")
  10. María Dolores .... Captain (credited)

    1954
  11. Felices Pascuas .... Manolo (credited)
  12. La patrulla .... Patoso (credited as "Beni-Deus")
  13. Tres huchas para Oriente .... Tavern keeper (credited)

    1955
  14. Al fin solos .... Agent in the street (credited)
  15. Mañana cuando amanezca .... Guardian (credited as "Beny Deus")
  16. Orgullo .... Ramon (credited)
  17. Sin la sonrisa de Dios .... Miguel (credited)

    1957
  18. El bandido generoso .... role? (credited)

    1959
  19. Diez fusiles esperan .... Simon (credited as "Beny Deus")
  20. S.O.S., abuelita .... Troublemaker in the nightclub (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1960
  21. Los económicamente débiles .... Coach of the rival team (credited)
  22. Mi calle .... Hardware store owner (credited)
  23. Mi último tango .... Man looking for Gutierrez (uncredited)
  24. Pasa la tuna .... Supporter of Colegio Mayor Cisneros (credited as "Beni-Deus")

    1961
  25. Cariño mío .... Cafe owner (credited)
  26. El pobre García .... "Buey Boludo" (credited as "Beny Deus")
  27. Ha llegado un ángel .... Don Nazario Torija (credited as "Beny Deus")
  28. Honorables sinvergüenzas .... Gate guard at the zoo (credited as "Beny Deus")
  29. La bella Mimí .... Colonel (credited)
  30. La rivolta dei mercenari .... Drunken prison guard (uncredited)
  31. Los cuervos .... Council member (credited as "Beny Deus")
  32. Pachín almirante .... Antonio (credited as "Beny Deus")
  33. Tres de la Cruz Roja .... Perfumery owner (credited)

    1962
  34. El grano de mostaza .... Truck driver (credited)
  35. Guns of Darkness .... Revolutionary assassin in the church (uncredited)
  36. Martes y trece .... Gangster boss (credited)
  37. Mi adorable esclava .... Dancing man in the nightclub (credited as "Beni-Deus")
  38. Rosa de Lima .... (credited, but not found due to poor quality)
  39. Teresa de Jesús .... Ecclesiastic governor of Toledo (credited as "Venancio Benideus")
  40. Tómbola .... Police officer Garcia (credited)
  41. Torrejón City .... Doug (credited)
  42. Tú y yo somos tres .... Butler (credited)

    1963
  43. El globo azul .... Asmodeo Manzanares (credited)
  44. El llanero .... (credited as "Beny Deus", but not found)
  45. El sol en el espejo .... Alfredo (credited)
  46. El valle de las espadas .... Don Iñigo (credited)
  47. Esa pícara pelirroja .... Don Anselmo (credited)
  48. Il terrore dei mantelli rossi .... Duke Ladislau (credited)
  49. Trampa para Catalina .... Tito (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1964
  50. Agent Secret FX 18 .... Gunsson (credited?)
  51. Antes llega la muerte .... Dan (credited as "Beny Deus")
  52. Bienvenido, padre Murray .... Mark (credited?)
  53. Desafío en Río Bravo .... Bert (credited)
  54. Genoveffa di Brabante .... Raiberto (credited)
  55. Gli eroi del West .... Sanchez (credited as "Benny Deus")
  56. La cesta .... Ramon (credited as "Beny Deus")
  57. Un puente sobre el tiempo .... Doctor Vidaurre (uncredited)

    1965
  58. Agente S 03: Operazione Atlantide .... Ben Ullah (credited)
  59. Don Quijote von der Mancha (TV mini-series) Ep.1 .... Captain Álvarez of Toledo (uncredited)
  60. Erik il vichingo .... Harald (credited as "Beny Deus")
  61. Finger on the Trigger .... O'Brien (credited)
  62. I grandi condottieri .... Salmunna (uncredited)
  63. Il segreto del vestito rosso .... Assassin (credited as "Benny Dues")

    1966
  64. Agente 3S3, massacro al sole .... Fergusson (credited as "Beny Deus")
  65. Dos pistolas gemelas .... Monahan (credited)
  66. Historias para no dormir (TV series) S. 1, Ep. 8: "El pacto" .... role? (credited)
  67. Las últimas horas... .... General Berenguer (credited as "Beny Deus")
  68. Password: Uccidete agente Gordon .... Manuel (credited as "Beny Deus")
  69. Requiem per un agente segreto .... Moran (credited as "Benny Deus")
  70. Tabú .... Charlie (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1967
  71. Clint, el solitario .... McKinley (credited)
  72. Il magnifico Texano .... Judge Wilkins (credited as "Beny Deus")
  73. Los guardiamarinas .... Soleares (credited as "Beny Deus")
  74. Operacion Dalila .... Zapata (poster credit as "Beny Deus" - role unconfirmed)
  75. Sor Citroen .... Traffic policeman (credited)

    1968
  76. Cuidado con las señoras .... Antonio Colomer García (credited)
  77. El turismo es un gran invento .... Villager (credited as "Beny Deus")
  78. Llaman de Jamaica, Mr. Ward .... Martinelli (credited as "Beny Deus")
  79. Las Vegas, 500 millones .... Brian (uncredited)
  80. Los que tocan el piano .... Gonzalez (credited)

    1969
  81. ¡Viva América! .... Timothy (credited as "Beny Deus")
  82. Carola de día, Carola de noche .... Doorman at Chez Nous (credited as "Beny Deus")
  83. Garringo .... Johnny's father (uncredited)
  84. Susana .... Tavern keeper (credited)
  85. Un sudario a la medida .... Police inspector (credited)

    1970
  86. ¿Por qué pecamos a los cuarenta? .... Monk doorman (credited as "Beny Deus")
  87. Crimen imperfecto .... Mestizo (credited as "Beny Deus")
  88. De profesión, sus labores .... Man outside the school (credited as "Beny Deus")
  89. El astronauta .... Agapito (credited as "Beny Deus")
  90. El hombre que se quiso matar .... Ramón (credited as "Beny Deus")
  91. Manos torpes .... Saloon keeper (credited)
  92. Pierna creciente, falda menguante .... Nuno (credited)
  93. Una señora llamada Andrés .... Butcher (credited)
  94. Vamos a matar, compañeros .... Rosenbloom (uncredited)

    1971
  95. ¡Vente a Alemania, Pepe! .... Parish priest of Peralejos de Arriba (credited as "Beny Deus")
  96. El apartamento de la tentación .... Assistant at Barami's session (credited)
  97. El sobre verde .... Remartinez (credited as "Beny Deus")
  98. La araucana .... Father Marmolejo (credited)
  99. No desearás la mujer del vecino .... Client of Avilés (credited as "Beny Deus")
  100. Si Fulano fuese Mengano .... The Foreman (credited as "Beni-Deus")

    1972
  101. ¡No firmes más letras, cielo! .... Decorator foreman (credited as "Beny Deus")
  102. Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale europea .... Ferguson (credited as "Beny Deus")
  103. Il coltello di ghiaccio .... Police inspector (uncredited)
  104. Me debes un muerto .... Friend of Don Bernardo (credited as "Beny Deus")
  105. Mil millones para una rubia .... Desirée's first victim (credited as "Beny Deus")
  106. Nada menos que todo un hombre .... Pool player hit with a bottle (credited as "Beny Deus")
  107. Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco .... Doctor (uncredited)
  108. Trop jolies pour être honnêtes .... role? (credited)
  109. Yo los mato, tú cobras la recompensa .... Mr. Barrett (credited)

    1973
  110. Disco rojo .... Commissioner (credited)
  111. El abuelo tiene un plan .... Plumber (credited as "Beny Deus")
  112. La curiosa .... Don Luis (credited as "Beny Deus")
  113. Los camioneros (TV series) Ep. 4: "Lejos del punto de partida" .... Trucker (credited)
  114. Santo contra el doctor Muerte .... Man who gives Santo his assignment (credited as "Beny Deus")
  115. Sexy Cat .... Paul Karpis (credited)

    1974
  116. Cuando los niños vienen de Marsella .... Witness at the wedding (credited as "Beny Deus")
  117. El amor empieza a medianoche .... Man at the funeral (credited as "Beny Deus")
  118. Hay que matar a B. .... Trucker boss (uncredited)
  119. Tocata y fuga de Lolita .... Don Roberto (credited)
  120. Vida conyugal sana .... Adolfo (credited)

    1975
  121. Cuando el cuerno suena .... Don Santiago (credited)
  122. El adúltero .... Judge (credited)
  123. El pícaro (TV series) Ep. 8: "Influencia de la luna en las partidas de naipes" .... Innkeeper (credited)
  124. Furtivos .... Gonzalo (credited)
  125. Il bianco il giallo il nero .... Watson brother (credited as "Beny Deus")
  126. La encadenada .... Charles (credited as "Beny Deus")
  127. Las protegidas .... Maître d' (credited)
  128. Tres suecas para tres Rodríguez .... Porter (credited as "Beny Deus")
  129. Una libélula para cada muerto .... Apartment owner (credited)
  130. Yo soy Fulana de Tal .... Aniceto (credited as "Beny Deus")

    1976
  131. A la legión le gustan las mujeres... (y a las mujeres les gusta la legión) .... Hans (credited as "Beny Deus")
  132. Esclava te doy .... Man at the hospital (credited as "Beny-Deus")
  133. Las delicias de los verdes años .... Innkeeper (credited as "Beny Deus")
  134. Ligeramente viudas .... Angry motorist (credited as "Beny Deus")
  135. Los misterios de París (TV series) Eps. 5, 6, 9, 11, 16, 18 .... Isaac (credited)
  136. Volvoreta .... Chito (credited as "Benis Deus")

    1977
  137. El perro .... Romero's lieutenant (credited as "Beny Deus")
  138. Muerte de un quinqui .... role? (credited)
  139. Obsesión .... Player in Ignacio's poker game (credited as "Beny-Deus")

    1978
  140. Bel Ami (TV series) Eps. 3, 9 .... Count Vaudrec (credited)

    1980
  141. ...Y al tercer año, resucitó .... Protester at the rally (uncredited)

    1981
  142. Cervantes (TV series) Ep. 3 .... role? (credited)
Titles to check
  • Facultad de letras (1952) IMDb as Zoilo
  • Último día (1952) IMDb as Agent Ramos
  • ¡Ché, qué loco! (1953) IMDb as German. I was unable to find him in a very poor quality copy, but can confirm he is uncredited.
  • Ha desaparecido un pasajero (1953) IMDb
  • El milagro del sacristán (1954) IMDb as Antonio
  • Noche de tormenta (1955) IMDb as Agent Ramos
  • Rapto en la ciudad (1955) IMDb
  • Pasaje a Venezuela (1957) EdCE
  • Familia provisional (1958) IMDb
  • Y el cuerpo sigue aguantando (1961) IMDb
  • El escándalo (1964) IMDb
  • Dios con nosotros (1966 TV episode) Part of the Estudio 1 series. IMDb
  • La hiena (1973) IMDb as MacCroy
  • Siete chacales (1974) IMDb
  • Vida íntima de un seductor cínico (1975) IMDb as Jorge
  • El tintero (1978 TV episode) Part of the Estudio 1 series. IMDb
  • Las viejas difíciles (1981 TV episode) Part of the Estudio 1 series. IMDb
No Deus!
Titles where Beni is listed as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Cita imposible (1958) IMDb as Boat pilot. It is not Beni playing the pilot and he is not credited.
  • Codo con codo (1967) EdCE. Not found after several searches
  • Los desesperados (1969) EdCE. Not found by myself or Carlos
  • La Lola, dicen que no vive sola (1970) IMDb as Jorge. Beni does not appear and is not credited
Notes and sources
1. Enciclopedia del Cine Español
2. Interview
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Post by PeplumParadise » 08/08/2022, 22:09

La guitarra de Gardel (1949) credited as "Beny Deus", as Serafín Rodríguez.

This is Beni's earliest-known role
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:30

Don Juan (1950) credited as "Beny Deus", as Ship's captain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:33

El sueño de Andalucía (1951) credited, as Pancho
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:35

La trinca del aire (1951) credited as "Beni-Deus", role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:40

Ronda española (1951) credited, as Man from Zaragoza
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:44

Cerca de la ciudad (1952) credited as "Beny Deus", as Reporter
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:46

Estrella de Sierra Morena (1952) credited as "Beni-Deus", as Sergeant
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:51

Los ojos dejan huellas (1952) credited as "Beny Deus", as Barman of Café Gijón
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/08/2022, 12:54

El tirano de Toledo (Gli amanti di Toledo / Les amants de Tolède) (1953) credited as "Beny Deus", as Marcos
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