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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 19:02

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Vladimir Medar in Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand (1966)

Vladimir Medar was a robust character actor, active in films and television shot in Yugoslavia, including many Italian co-productions, between the years 1949-1979.

He was born in 1923 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia and died on May 17th 1978 in Bela Crkva, Serbia (then Yugoslavia). These details are repeated on all websites. Surprisingly no other biographical details are currently known.

Vladimir's earliest known film role comes from 1949. He then worked steadily in small roles in Yugoslav films throughout the 1950's. In the 60's he appeared in some larger roles in international co-productions shot in Yugoslavia, notably in peplums and Karl May westerns, including one lead in Taras Bulba, il cosacco (1962), but these were balanced with plenty of smaller and often uncredited roles. In the 70's he appeared mostly in very small roles in Yugoslav films and television.

I have found a couple of undocumented roles for Vladimir in Italian co-productions shot in Yugoslavia, so it seems likely there could be more roles to be found.

Filmography

1949
  1. Barba Zvane .... Stipe (credited)

    1950
  2. Jezero .... role? (credited)

    1951
  3. Bakonja fra Brne .... Krsto (credited)

    1952
  4. Hoja! Lero! .... role? (uncredited)

    1953
  5. Ciganka .... Guard (credited)
  6. Opstinsko dete .... Pevac (credited?)

    1955
  7. Esalon doktora M. .... Saban (credited)

    1956
  8. Cipelice na asfaltu .... Man in the hospital (credited?)
  9. Poslednji kolosek .... Train driver Djordje (credited)

    1957
  10. Potrazi Vandu Kos .... Samac (uncredited)

    1958
  11. La Tour, prends garde! .... Right hand man of the marshal of Noailles (credited)
  12. Gospodja ministarka .... Man at the tavern (credited as "V. Medar")
  13. Mis Ston .... Golemiot Vezir (credited)

    1959
  14. Il vendicatore .... Zookeeper (uncredited)
  15. Tri Ane .... Hotel 'Istra' receptionist (credited as "V. Medar")

    1960
  16. Dilizansa snova .... Party guest in the tavern (uncredited)
  17. I cosacchi .... Russian military commander (uncredited)
  18. Ljubav i moda .... Fashion tailor (credited)
  19. Zajednicki stan .... Dragisa (credited)

    1961
  20. I mongoli .... Molokai (uncredited)
  21. Prvi gradjanin male varosi .... President of another municipality (credited)
  22. Solimano il conquistatore .... Blacksmith (credited)

    1962
  23. ...und ewig knallen die Räuber .... The grocer, Krummhändl (credited)
  24. Der Schatz im Silbersee .... Barman (uncredited)
  25. Taras Bulba, il cosacco .... Taras Bulba (credited as "Wladimir Medar")

    1963
  26. Nevesinjska puska .... Captain Tomas (credited)

    1964
  27. Freddy und das Lied der Prärie .... Murdock (credited)
  28. La rivolta dei barbari .... Barbarian leader (uncredited)
  29. Massacro al Grande Canyon .... Harley Whitmore (credited as "Medar Vladimir")
  30. Unter Geiern .... Baker senior (uncredited)

    1965
  31. Graf Bobby, der Schrecken des wilden Westens .... Doctor Ted W. Harper (credited)
  32. L'incendio di Roma .... Nero (credited)
  33. Old Surehand .... Ben O'Brian (credited)

    1966
  34. All'ombra delle aquile .... Magdo (credited as "Alex Medar")
  35. Das Experiment (TV movie) .... Prime minister (credited?)
  36. Do pobedata i po nea .... Kmetot (credited?)
  37. Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand .... Caleb (credited)

    1967
  38. Come rubare un quintale di diamanti in Russia .... Krakenbaum (uncredited)
  39. Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel .... Peter Fabian (credited)
  40. Il massacro della foresta nera .... Segeste (credited as "Alex Medar")

    1968
  41. Il mio corpo per un poker .... John Shelley (credited)
  42. Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde .... Alecos (credited)
  43. Schamlos .... Guido Romanelli (credited)
  44. Winnetou und Shatterhand im Tal der Toten .... Sheriff (credited)

    1969
  45. Jean-Roch Coignet (TV mini-series) Eps? .... The German bourgeois (credited?)
  46. La porta del cannone .... Jaroslaw (credited as "Wladimir Medar")
  47. Ljubav i poneka psovka .... Leo Karpati (credited)

    1970
  48. Die Reiter von Padola (1970 TV series), Ep. 4: "Das Brokatpolster" .... Father Fidelis (credited as "Wladimir Medar")
  49. Die Reiter von Padola (1970 TV series), Ep. 6: "Die Türkenglocke" .... Mayor of Fehervar (credited as "Wladimir Medar")
  50. Nase malo misto (TV series) Eps 1-6 .... Nacelnik (credited)

    1971
  51. Fiddler on the Roof .... Priest (credited)
  52. Omer Pacha (TV series) Ep. 8: "Janitscharen vor Sarajewo" .... Sultan (credited)
  53. Riuscirà il nostro eroe a ritrovare il più grande diamante del mondo? .... Krakenbaum (uncredited)

    1972
  54. Mandrin (TV mini-series) Eps. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 .... Moret (credited)
  55. Pjetlov kljun (TV movie) .... Bradonja (credited)
  56. Prosjaci i sinovi (TV series) Ep. 7 .... Opcinar (credited)

    1973
  57. Die blutigen Geier von Alaska .... Hotellier (uncredited)
  58. Scalawag .... Pirate captain (uncredited)

    1975
  59. Gruntovcani (TV series) Ep. 9: "Na probi" .... Doctor (credited)
  60. Seljacka buna 1573 (film and TV mini-series) .... Kovac (credited)

    1976
  61. I soliti ignoti colpiscono ancora .... Doctor (uncredited)
  62. Izbavitelj .... Book buyer (credited)
  63. Le avventure e gli amori di Scaramouche .... Melon seller (uncredited)

    1977
  64. Akcija Stadion .... Pharmacist (credited)
  65. Ludi dani .... Professor (credited)

    1978
  66. Posljednji podvig diverzanta Oblaka .... The man with the stick (credited)

    1979
  67. Covjek koga treba ubiti .... Councillor in hell (credited)

Titles to check
  • Pozari u gradu (1953 short film) IMDb
  • Veliki poduhvat (1960 TV movie) IMDb
  • Nema nepoznatih ostrva (1961 TV movie) IMDb
  • Sudjenje Mary Dugan (1961 TV movie) IMDb
  • Doktorova noc (1964 TV movie) IMDb
  • Ratna noc u muzeju Prado (1965 TV movie) IMDb
  • Fast ein Held (1967) IMDb as Bürgermeister
  • Burza rada (1969 TV movie) IMDb
  • I oprosti nam dugove nase (1969 TV movie) IMDb
  • Put u raj (1970) IMDb as Ljekarnik
  • Fabien (1971 TV movie) IMDb
  • Moji dragi susjedi (1972 short film) IMDb
  • U mrezi (1972 TV movie) IMDb
  • Car se zabavlja (1975 TV movie) IMDb
  • U vremenu rasta (1975 TV movie) IMDb
  • Od koljevke pa do groba najljepse je djacko doba (1976 short film) IMDb

Medar is missing!
Titles where Vladimir is credited with appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Michele Strogoff (1956) IMDb as Innkeeper. As far as I could find there is only one innkeeper and he isn't Vladimir.
  • I giorni dell'ira (1967) IMDb as Old Man Perkins. It seemed unlikely that Vladimir would show up in an uncredited role in a film shot in Spain and Italy and indeed it is not him in the role.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 19:07

Barba Zvane (1949) credited, as Stipe, a partisan.

This is currently Vladimir's earliest-known film appearance.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 19:24

Jezero (1950) credited, role uncertain.

Watching in Croatian I was unable to work out what Vladimir's very brief role was.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 19:39

Bakonja fra Brne (1951) credited, as Krsto
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 19:52

Hoja! Lero! (1952) Role uncertain.

This appears to be some kind of a Yugoslav peplum, but again watching it in Croatian I had little idea what was going on.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 19:59

Ciganka (1953) credited, as, I think, a Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 20:31

Opstinsko dete (1953) as Pevac.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 20:35

Esalon doktora M. (1955) credited, as Saban
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 20:39

Cipelice na asfaltu (1956) He appears very briefly in the segment "Gvozdeni orao", as, at a guess, Man in the hospital.

The copy I found had no actor credits and once again I had little idea what was going on.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/04/2022, 20:46

Poslednji kolosek (1956) credited, as Train driver Djordje.
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