Battiferri, Giulio


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Battiferri, Giulio

Post by PeplumParadise » 18/01/2022, 10:22

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Giulio Battiferri, in Cineguida 1956
Giulio Battiferri was a tall small-part character actor, active in Italian films from at least 1939 until 1971.

According to all the usual sources, Giulio was born on July 15th 1893 in Rome, Italy.

He was married to actress Pina Piovani until her death in 1955. He was the brother of actress Fernanda Battiferri, the brother-in-law of actor Gastone Monaldi and the uncle of actress Gisella Monaldi.

He reportedly made his stage debut in 1913, at the age of 20, in the Compagnia Romanesca. He toured France, England, Spain, Brazil and Argentina as a theatre actor.

His known film career starts in 1939, however I have found mention that he made his film debut in silent films around 1919-20 in films produced by his brother-in-law and that he was appearing in films in 1936. After this he worked steadily and quite prolifically in small character roles, often uncredited, until 2 years before his death. His signature roles were those of Prison guard (at least 6 roles) and Pirate (8 roles).

He died in Rome on January 22nd 1973, aged 79.

I have found a few undocumented roles for Giulio, so it's very likely there will be more to find.

There was also a camera operator by the name of Giulio Battiferri active in Italian films from the early 1960's - this is not the same person.

Filmography
1939
  1. Follie del secolo .... Man handing out flyers for the show (uncredited)
  2. Io, suo padre .... Spectator at boxing match (uncredited)

    1940
  3. Centomila dollari .... Radio operator (uncredited)
  4. Il pirata sono io! .... False pirate (uncredited)
  5. Il ponte dei Sospiri .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  6. L'assedio dell'Alcazar .... Assistant to the Chief of staff (uncredited)
  7. La figlia del Corsaro Verde .... Pirate (uncredited)
  8. Non me lo dire! .... Chief creditor (uncredited)
  9. Validità giorni dieci .... Nervous man on the train (uncredited)

    1941
  10. I promessi sposi .... Revolutionary (uncredited)
  11. Il prigioniero di Santa Cruz .... Captain Leroux (uncredited)
  12. Ore 9 lezione di chimica .... Gardener (uncredited)

    1942
  13. Avanti c'è posto... .... Pietro (uncredited)
  14. Fra' Diavolo .... Brigand (uncredited)
  15. La fortuna viene dal cielo .... Commissioner (uncredited)
  16. La morte civile .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  17. Noi vivi .... Member of the Epuration Commission (uncredited)
  18. Rossini .... Man in theatre audience (uncredited)
  19. Tragica notte .... Gino (uncredited)

    1943
  20. Calafuria... .... Michele (uncredited)
  21. Dagli Appennini alle Ande .... Sultano (credited)
  22. L'ultima carrozzella .... Coachman (credited)
  23. Rita da Cascia... .... Lampo (uncredited)

    1944
  24. Nebbie sul mare... .... Industrial company director (uncredited)

    1946
  25. Avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma .... Bruno (credited)
  26. La primula bianca .... "Il mitra" gang member (credited)

    1948
  27. Ladri di biciclette... .... Citizen who defends the true thief (uncredited)
  28. L'ebreo errante .... Homosexual in the concentration camp (credited)

    1949
  29. Il bacio di una morta... .... Secretary (uncredited)

    1950
  30. Figaro qua... Figaro là .... Police captain (credited)
  31. L'inafferrabile 12 .... Hotel desk clerk (uncredited)
  32. Margherita da Cortona .... Peasant in lynch mob (uncredited)
  33. Taxi di notte .... Engineer Forenti's chauffeur (credited)

    1951
  34. Cameriera bella presenza offresi... .... Coachman (uncredited)
  35. Io sono il Capataz .... Parazuelan revolutionary (uncredited)
  36. La famiglia Passaguai .... Taxi driver (uncredited)
  37. Messalina .... Marco (uncredited)
  38. Porca miseria .... Shopkeeper (credited)
  39. Tre passi a nord .... Witness (uncredited)

    1952
  40. Camicie rosse .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  41. Ergastolo .... Prisoner (credited)
  42. I grandi peccatori (L'eterna catena) .... Barco (uncredited)
  43. Il tallone di Achille .... Newspaper vendor (credited)
  44. La muta di Portici .... Andrea (uncredited)
  45. Non è vero... ma ci credo! .... Judge (credited)
  46. Totò e i Re di Roma .... Gateman at Olympus (uncredited)

    1953
  47. La domenica della buona gente .... Role? (uncredited)
  48. Pane, amore e fantasia .... Vice brigadier Bolognini (credited)

    1954
  49. Amarti è il mio peccato .... Police commissioner (credited)
  50. Il mostro dell'isola .... The kidnapper (uncredited)
  51. Lettera napoletana .... Juan (credited)
  52. Pane, amore e gelosia .... Vice brigadier Bolognini (uncredited)
  53. Prima di sera .... Porter (uncredited)

    1955
  54. La donna più bella del mondo .... Assassin (uncredited)
  55. La moglie è uguale per tutti .... Nightclub waiter in Rossi's dream (uncredited)
  56. Proibito .... Man driving the cart (uncredited)

    1956
  57. Giovanni dalle Bande Nere .... Nobleman (credited)
  58. Le schiave di Cartagine .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  59. Lo spadaccino misterioso .... Lorenzo (credited)
  60. Mio zio Giacinto .... Milk seller (credited as "G. Battiferri")

    1957
  61. I misteri di Parigi .... Georges (credited)
  62. Il cocco di mamma .... Nightclub manager (credited)
  63. Il diavolo nero .... Domenico (credited)
  64. La Gerusalemme liberata .... Muslim ambassador (credited)

    1958
  65. Il pirata dello sparviero nero .... Nerone (credited)
  66. La spada e la croce .... Man who calls Mary a prostitute (credited - uncertain identification)

    1959
  67. Cartagine in fiamme .... Conspirator (uncredited)
  68. Il cavaliere del castello maledetto .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  69. L'isola del tesoro (TV mini-series, Eps. 2 & 3) .... Anderson (credited)
  70. La scimitarra del saraceno .... Pirate (credited)

    1960
  71. I pirati della costa .... Doctor (credited)
  72. Il cavaliere dai cento volti .... Bertuccio (credited)
  73. La Venere dei pirati .... Pirate (credited)

    1961
  74. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series, S. 4, Ep. 8: "Il posto vuoto") .... Hemmerick (credited)
  75. Gordon, il pirata nero .... Tortuga's lieutenant (credited)
  76. Il caso Maurizius (TV mini-series, Eps. 3 & 4) .... Muller (credited)
  77. Il segreto dello sparviero nero .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  78. Le avventure di Mary Read .... Prison guard (credited)

    1962
  79. I giorni contati .... Spartaco (credited)
  80. I lancieri neri .... Mascia's prison guard (uncredited)
  81. Il gladiatore di Roma .... Spy slave (credited)
  82. La tigre dei sette mari .... Tavern keeper (credited)
  83. Lo sceicco rosso .... Prison guard (uncredited)

    1963
  84. Delitto e castigo (TV mini-series, Ep. 6) .... First prison warden (credited)
  85. Totò e Cleopatra .... Senator (uncredited)
  86. Zorro e i tre moschettieri .... The executioner (uncredited)

    1964
  87. Le voci bianche .... Checco (credited)
  88. Sansone contro il Corsaro Nero .... Pedro (credited)

    1965
  89. L'avventuriero della Tortuga .... Pirate (credited)
  90. Una vergine per il principe .... Captain of the guards (uncredited)

    1966
  91. David Copperfield (TV mini-series, Ep. 2) .... Role? (credited)
  92. Superargo contro Diabolikus .... Role? (credited)
  93. Tre notti violente .... Doorman (uncredited)

    1967
  94. Colpo doppio del Camaleonte d'Oro .... Giuseppe (credited)

    1971
  95. Giù la testa .... Miguel (credited)
  96. Spara Joe... e così sia! .... Threatened bartender (credited)
Titles to check
  • Il re della notte (1919) Tototruffa
  • Senza nome (1919) Tototruffa
  • Da Roma al Niagara (1919) Tototruffa
  • Te lo diro domani (1919) Tototruffa
  • Notti rosse (1920) Tototruffa
  • Miss Lilly… perdon (1920) Tototruffa
  • La deviazione di Goolf Stream (1920) Tototruffa
  • Cuore di zingara (1920) Tototruffa
  • Tredici uomini e un cannone (1936) IMDb
  • Kean (1940) ANICA as Acrobat
  • La fanciulla di Portici (1940) ANICA as Guzman
  • La reggia sul fiume (1940) ANICA
  • La zia smemorata (1940) ANICA as Barman
  • Amore imperiale (1941) ANICA
  • Il cavaliere senza nome (1941) ANICA
  • Il re del circo (1941) ANICA as Porter at the Hotel Reale
  • Solitudine (1941) ANICA as Hotel porter
  • Capitan Tempesta (1942) ANICA
  • I due Foscari (1942) ANICA as First soldier
  • Il fanciullo del West (1942) ANICA as Jim, the postillion
  • Il leone di Damasco (1942) ANICA
  • Oro nero (1942) ANICA as Gallant suitor of Grazia
  • Pazzo d'amore (1942) ANICA
  • Macario contro Zagomar (1944) ANICA as Apache
  • Marechiaro (1949) ANICA as Envious sailor
  • Contro la legge (1950) ANICA
  • Ho sognato il paradiso (1950) ANICA as Mario
  • La portatrice di pane (1950) ANICA as Jules Labroue
  • Santo disonore (1950) ANICA as Sivieri
  • La colpa di una madre (1952) ANICA
  • Tormento del passato (1952) ANICA as Peppino
  • La figlia del forzato (1953) IMDb
  • La figlia del reggimento (1953) ANICA
  • In amore si pecca in due (1954) ANICA
  • Il campanile d'oro (1955) ANICA
  • Il mantello rosso (1955) ANICA
  • La rivale (1956) ANICA as Nanni
No Giulio!
Titles where Giulio is listed as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Il re si diverte (1941) ANICA as One of Gilda's kidnappers. I've been through this film multiple times, but couldn't recognise Giulio in this role or any other
  • Amore e sangue (1951) IMDb with no role. Searched for multiple times but not found
  • Il diavolo in convento (1951) ANICA with no role. Not found
  • Domani è un altro giorno (1951) ANICA with no role. Searched for multiple times but not found, however the available copies are rather soft, so if he only appears in the background then there's a small possibility he could have been missed
  • L'invincibile Superman (1967) ANICA with no role. Not found, maybe mixed-up with his appearance in Superargo contro Diabolikus?
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Giulio Battiferri, in L'ebreo errante (1948)
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Re: Battiferri, Giulio

Post by PeplumParadise » 18/01/2022, 10:26

Follie del secolo (1939) as Man handing out flyers for the show
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Io, suo padre (1939) as Spectator at boxing match
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Centomila dollari (1940) as Radio operator
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Il pirata sono io! (1940) as False pirate
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Il ponte dei Sospiri (1940) as Tavern customer
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L'assedio dell'Alcazar (1940) as Assistant to the Chief of staff
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La figlia del Corsaro Verde (1940) as Pirate
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Non me lo dire! (1940) as Chief creditor
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/01/2022, 11:05

Validità giorni dieci (1940) as Nervous man on the train
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