Barbarella (1968)


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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/12/2023, 21:25

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Director

Roger Vadim

Storyline

In the 41st century, Earth astronaut Barbarella is sent on a mission to the planet Lythion, to search for missing scientist Durand Durand

Cast

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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/12/2023, 22:06

Credited cast

Actors credited in the English version, in credit order. It appears that all international credits are identical.

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Jane Fonda
as Barbarella

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John Phillip Law
as Pygar

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Anita Pallenberg
as The Great Tyrant

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Milo O'Shea
as Durand Durand

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Marcel Marceau
as Professor Ping

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Claude Dauphin
as President of Earth

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Véronique Vendell
as Captain Moon

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Giancarlo Cobelli
as The Revolutionary

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Serge Marquand
as Captain Sun

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Nino Musco
as The General

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Franco Gulà
Unidentified - Credit only
IMDb says that he played "The Suicide" and that his scenes were deleted

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Catherine Chevalier
as Stomoxys

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Marie Therese Chevalier
as Glossina

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Umberto Di Grazia (c.s.c.)
Unidentified

Special guest appearance
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David Hemmings
as Dildano

and with
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Ugo Tognazzi
as Mark Hand
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/12/2023, 22:33

Uncredited actors A-Z

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Honey Autumn
as Citizen of Sogo

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Silvana Bacci
as Citizen of Sogo

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Aurora Batista
as Citizen of Sogo

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Paul Branco
as Citizen of Sogo

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Giuseppe Castellano
as Citizen of Sogo

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Alberto Cevenini
as The General's assistant

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Altiero di Giovanni
as Transparent Man

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Alain Gérard
as Guard

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Giorgio Gruden
as The Priest

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Katiuska Lanvin
as Citizen of Sogo

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Ester Masing
as Citizen of Sogo

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Carlo Micolano
as Citizen of Sogo

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Sandro Mondini
as Citizen of Sogo

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Piero Morgia
as Citizen of Sogo

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Maria Teresa Orsini
as Suicide girl

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Talitha Pol
as Citizan of Sogo

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Fred Robsahm
as Dildano's assistant

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Luigi Scavran
as Citizen of Sogo
ID confirmed by an on-set photo

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Angelo Susani
as Citizen of Sogo

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Fabio Testi
as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/12/2023, 23:44

Unidentified actors

Unidentified credited actors
  • Umberto Di Grazia - IMDb says he plays a Citizen of Sogo. Credited with c.s.c., so there's no guarantee that he appears, but he's not someone I'm familiar with, so maybe someone else can identify him.
  • Franco Gulà - Does not appear. According to IMDb his scenes were deleted.

Actors listed as appearing by other sources, but not identified
  • Loriana Bartella - IMDb as Sinister sister, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Marina Bartella - IMDb as Sinister sister, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Diane Bond - IMDb as Extra, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Vita Borg - IMDb as Sorceress
  • Chantal Cachin - IMDb as Revolutionary
  • Carla Cassola - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Tania de Paolis - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Fabienne Fabre - IMDb as The Tree Woman
  • Sergio Ferrero - IMDb as The Great Tyrant's messenger
  • Corinne Fontaine - IMDb
  • Sadre Giordani - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Gara Granda - IMDb as Girl, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Beatrice Lanscat - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Judith Matah (Matoh?) - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Janet McLeod - IMDb as Girl in Sogo
  • Susan Moren - IMDb as Slave girl
  • Gabriella Morganti - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Carla Rousso - IMDb
  • Antonio Sabato - IMDb as Jean-Paul. Sabato originally played the role Dildano, but was replaced by David Hemmings after filming his scenes (on-set images attest to this). I don't know whether or not this "Jean-Paul" is another character he played.
  • Jean Saudray - IMDb
  • Kitty Swan - IMDb as Girl in Sogo
  • Romolo Valli - IMDb as Sogo kidnapper
  • Silvana Venturelli - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
  • Barbara Winer - IMDb, appeared in Playboy photo spread, but may not appear in the film
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IMDb says this pair are played by Loriana and Marina Bartella, but the Playboy photo-spread shows otherwise
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Maybe Kitty Swan on the left? I'm awaiting responses in Quick identifications
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I suppose this role could be "The Great Tyrant's messenger", who IMDb says is played by Sergio Ferrero
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Post by FatmanDan » 21/12/2023, 0:09

Quick review:

19 is Altiero di Giovanni; a guy at whom I pointed at here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2178&p=54504&hilit ... nni#p54504

32-34 and 36 is Paul (Paolo?) Branco

57 the guy on the left is Fabio Testi - also on 68 cut, right to Musco

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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/12/2023, 1:15

FatmanDan wrote:
21/12/2023, 0:09
Quick review:

19 is Altiero di Giovanni; a guy at whom I pointed at here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2178&p=54504&hilit ... nni#p54504

32-34 and 36 is Paul (Paolo?) Branco

57 the guy on the left is Fabio Testi - also on 68 cut, right to Musco
All added, thank you

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Post by Johan Melle » 21/12/2023, 21:43

PeplumParadise wrote:
20/12/2023, 22:33
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Loriana and Marina Bartella
as Sinister Sisters
I have no idea which one is which!

But isn't this Catherine and Marie Therese Chevalier again? It's for sure not Marina Bartella!

Regarding the Kitty Swan ID, I think it's possible but I just can't say for sure.

28: Far right is Aurora Batista.

37: First man on the left is Carlo Micolano (seen more clearly in pic 47).

44-45: The woman in purple should be Ester Masing.

51: This is Maria Teresa Orsini as the suicide girl; not the one in 30.

55: Alain Gérard.

62: Katiuska Lanvin.

73: The unbearded guy is Piero Morgia.

Also, Luigi Scavran has been identified in this film. See here: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=129&start=70#p31607

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Post by PeplumParadise » 21/12/2023, 22:28

Johan Melle wrote:
21/12/2023, 21:43
But isn't this Catherine and Marie Therese Chevalier again? It's for sure not Marina Bartella!
I'm pretty sure it's not the Chevaliers again, these are different characters. The Bartellas are from IMDb, which of course cannot be relied upon, or maybe it's a different Marina Bartella?? :man-shrugging:

Johan Melle wrote:
21/12/2023, 21:43
Regarding the Kitty Swan ID, I think it's possible but I just can't say for sure.
Maybe put it as an uncertain ID? She does have Kitty's mannerisms

Johan Melle wrote:
21/12/2023, 21:43
Also, Luigi Scavran has been identified in this film. See here: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=129&start=70#p31607
I did know about him (obviously since I got those shots), but forgot about him, probably due to him being practically invisible in the film :D

Johan Melle wrote:
21/12/2023, 21:43
28: Far right is Aurora Batista.

37: First man on the left is Carlo Micolano (seen more clearly in pic 47).

44-45: The woman in purple should be Ester Masing.

51: This is Maria Teresa Orsini as the suicide girl; not the one in 30.

55: Alain Gérard.

62: Katiuska Lanvin.

73: The unbearded guy is Piero Morgia.
Thanks, I'll get them all added shortly

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Post by Johan Melle » 22/12/2023, 0:23

PeplumParadise wrote:
21/12/2023, 22:28
Johan Melle wrote:
21/12/2023, 21:43
But isn't this Catherine and Marie Therese Chevalier again? It's for sure not Marina Bartella!
I'm pretty sure it's not the Chevaliers again, these are different characters. The Bartellas are from IMDb, which of course cannot be relied upon, or maybe it's a different Marina Bartella?? :man-shrugging:
No, it's our Marina Bartella who appeared in the film but doesn't seem to be visible. Playboy ran a pictorial about the film titled "The Bizarre Beauties of Barbarella" and it identifies a lot of actresses that appear uncredited in the film. Unfortunately, it seems that most of them were either cut out or are at least not very visible in the finished version of the film. I've found scans of the Playboy piece but, sadly, many of the pictures are very small and that doesn't make it any easier, but anyway:
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These are identified in the magazine text as being (from left to right) Diane Bond, Beatrice Lanscat, Barbara Winer, Gara Granda, Marina and Loriana Bartella ("the film's most sinister sister act") and Katiuska Lanvin. Second from the left looks like Gara Granda to me, though, so I think they maybe got her and Beatrice Lanscat mixed up...
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These are identified as being (from left to right) Sadre Girodani, Tania de Paolis, Silvana Venturelli, Gara Granda, Beatrice Lanscat and Gabriella Morganti.
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These are identified as being (from left to right) Silvana Venturelli, Carla Cassola, Judith Matoh and Barbara Winer. Unlike the previous rows of pictures, though, these are clearly not set photos in costume...
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Gara Granda in costume. Unknown source.
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Set photo of Silvana Venturelli. From Playmen.
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Another set photo of Silvana Venturelli. From the Playboy article.
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Larger photo of the actress identified as being Diane Bond.
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Set photo of Veronique Vendell. In the background is the actress identified as being Barbara Winer.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 22/12/2023, 9:20

Johan Melle wrote:
22/12/2023, 0:23
PeplumParadise wrote:
21/12/2023, 22:28
Johan Melle wrote:
21/12/2023, 21:43
But isn't this Catherine and Marie Therese Chevalier again? It's for sure not Marina Bartella!
I'm pretty sure it's not the Chevaliers again, these are different characters. The Bartellas are from IMDb, which of course cannot be relied upon, or maybe it's a different Marina Bartella?? :man-shrugging:
No, it's our Marina Bartella who appeared in the film but doesn't seem to be visible. Playboy ran a pictorial about the film titled "The Bizarre Beauties of Barbarella" and it identifies a lot of actresses that appear uncredited in the film. Unfortunately, it seems that most of them were either cut out or are at least not very visible in the finished version of the film. I've found scans of the Playboy piece but, sadly, many of the pictures are very small and that doesn't make it any easier, but anyway:

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Thank you, that's helpful in explaining why they are all listed on IMDb, if sadly not helpful in identifying them.

Is it definitely a photo-shoot with actresses/models who actually appeared in the film, rather than a photo shoot to promote the film with models wearing futuristic costumes? The fact that not one them (except Lanvin) is identifiable in the film would seem to indicate the latter, and it is quite possible that they sold them as being girls who appeared when in fact they didn't, since I doubt any Playboy readers would have been any the wiser. Another possibility, I suppose, is that they do appear, but not in the costumes in the images, though if that were the case you would expect at least a few to be identifiable. As Franco Gula's non-appearance testifies there was certainly some footage that ended up on the cutting room floor which to date has never seen the light of day, so maybe we'll never know for sure.

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