Sansone contro i pirati (1963)


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Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 19:44

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Storyline

Pirate Murad captures a ship carrying women, who he plans to sell as slaves. Headstrong Amanda escapes on a raft and is rescued by strongman Samson. Samson makes it his mission to rescue the women and defeat Murad, finding time for romance with Amanda along the way.
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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 20:12

Credited cast

(actors credited in Italian version)

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Kirk Morris
as Sansone / Samson

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Margaret Lee
as Amanda

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Daniele Vargas
as Murad

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Aldo Bufi Landi
as Manuel

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Tullio Altamura
as Montes

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Adriana Ambesi
as Sarah

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Frank Leroy (c.s.c.)
(this is maybe a pseudonym for Ireneo Petruzzi)
as Ganor

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Gianna Serra
as Prominently featured captured girl

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Attilio Dottesio
as Alvarez

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Calisto Calisti
as Ibrahim

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Gino Soldi
as Risso

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Nello Pazzafini
as Sandor

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Sina Scarfone
Unidentified

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Rosy De Leo
(credited as "Teresa De Leo")
as Prominently featured captured girl

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Antonio Vezza
as Daikon

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Pasquale De Filippo
as Gomez
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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 20:53

Uncredited actors

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John Bartha
as Akuna

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Adalberto Roni
as Ramon

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Gaetano Scala
as Rodriguez

Uncredited actors listed by other sources
Emilio Cigoli - IMDb as Narrator. There is someone talking over the opening montage, but unless someone is familiar with Cigoli's voice then I don't know how this can be confirmed.
Andrea Scotti - Both ANICA and IMDb list Scotti as appearing, with IMDb adding that he plays the role of Daikon. Daikon is the character played by Antonio Vezza, and neither does Scotti appear anywhere else.
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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 21:25

Unidentified actors

The generici and stuntmen in this film are pretty much all complete unknowns to me. The film was shot entirely in Verona, on location and in the Bertolazzi Film Studios, where I assume they had their own generici and stunt people, though this is the first film I have come across that was shot there (that I am aware of). Maybe someone who is familiar with the generici of northern Italy may recognise someone?
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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 21:29

Unidentified actors

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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 21:40

The only actor who seemed at all familiar to me was the one in the brown hat here - could it maybe be Gaetano Scala? I also wondered if it might be him in a second role (below) where he looks like he is wearing the same costume, but is fighting for the other side!
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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 22:19

Dan pointed out that "Frank Leroy" is also credited in Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste. Here is the actor identified as Leroy in that film. He is clearly the same actor as plays the role of Ganor and not Ramon, meaning the identification by ANICA is incorrect. How to confirm that he is indeed Franco Petruzzi is another matter.
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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/02/2022, 23:00

Trying to work out who "Frank Leroy" is a pseudonym for. ANICA says it's a pseudonym for a "Franco Petruzzi". There is no Franco Petruzzi on the official C.S.C. list, but there is an "Ireneo Petruzzi" who graduated in 1961, which would tie in with this role 2 years later. IMDb has 4 roles listed for "Ireneo Petrucci", of which it says 2 are credited to "Ireneo Petruzzi". These are TV roles so if they can be found then we can probably confirm the identification and tick off another C.S.C. actor in the process.

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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by Johan Melle » 23/02/2022, 0:11

The red-haired girl on the right in pic 4 and who is seen dressed in blue in 17, 18 and 24 looks to be Gianna Serra I'd say.

And the girl dressed in red in pics 17-21 and 24 looks a lot like Rosy De Leo, so I'd say that's her hiding under the name Teresa De Leo.

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Re: Sansone contro i pirati (1963)

Post by PeplumParadise » 23/02/2022, 0:25

This is Ireneo Petruzzi, identified by role, in La coscienza di Zeno. Unfortunately it's not too clear and I can't decide if this can be our "Frank Leroy". Of Petruzzi's other 2 credits, one looks to be a "credit only", while in the other TV show half the cast are wearing masks, so no chance!
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