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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 16:59

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Nando Poggi in Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Nando Poggi, also billed as Fernando and Ferdinando (one of which is presumably his birth name), was an actor, stuntman and master of arms, active in Italian and European films from the late-1950's until the mid-1980's.

No biographical details are currently known, however it seems likely that there is a connection between Nando and producer/screenwriter Ottavio Poggi, in whose films Nando appeared on at least 6 occasions.

I have found a number of undocumented appearances by Nando, so I’m sure that more will follow.

Filmography as actor

1958
  1. Il conte di Matera .... Guard (uncredited)
  2. Il pirata dello sparviero nero .... Soldier (uncredited)
  3. Le fatiche di Ercole .... Athlete (uncredited)

    1959
  4. Cartagine en fiamme .... Soldier in the sea battle / Prisoner (uncredited)
  5. Fuenteovejuna (TV movie) .... Villager (uncredited)
  6. Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia .... Fencer (uncredited)

    1960
  7. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Carthaginian soldier (uncredited)
  8. Salambò .... Soldier with Mathos (uncredited)

    1961
  9. La schiava di Roma .... Roman soldier (credited)

    1963
  10. I quattro moschettieri .... The real Athos (credited)
  11. Il crollo di Roma .... Roman soldier (credited)
  12. Il vendicatore mascherato .... Conspirator (credited)
  13. Jason and the Argonauts .... Castor (uncredited)

    1964
  14. I misteri della giungla nera .... Kammamuri (credited)
  15. Massacro al Grande Canyon …. (credited, but not found)
  16. Minnesota Clay .... Tubbs (credited)
  17. Sandokan alla riscossa .... Partner of Teotokris (credited)
  18. Sandokan contro il leopardo di Sarawak .... Assumbata (credited)

    1965
  19. L'avventuriero della Tortuga .... Pirate (uncredited as actor)

    1966
  20. I 5 della vendetta .... Gonzalez brother (credited)
  21. Johnny Oro .... Paco Perez (uncredited as actor)
  22. Johnny Yuma .... Sugar (credited as "Ned Poger")
  23. L'uomo che ride .... Umberto (credited as "Fernando Poggi")
  24. Per un pugno di canzoni .... The Frenchman (credited)
  25. Surcouf, l'eroe dei sette mari .... Towers of the India Company (credited as "Fernando Poggi")
  26. Tre notti violente .... Fasi henchman (uncredited)

    1967
  27. 10,000 dollari per un massacro .... Miguel (credited)
  28. Bersaglio mobile .... Inspector Starkis (credited)
  29. Hipnos follia di massacro .... Agent (uncredited)
  30. Operazione San Pietro .... One of Joe Ventura's attackers (uncredited)
  31. Supercolpo da 7 miliardi .... Mirko (credited)

    1968
  32. Al di là della legge …. (credited as "Fernando Poggi", but not found)
  33. Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio .... Mescali, halfbreed henchman of the Butcher brothers (uncredited)
  34. Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco .... Bill Hutton (uncredited as actor)

    1970
  35. La sfida dei MacKenna .... Juan (credited)

    1971
  36. Acquasanta Joe .... Gunman (uncredited as actor)
  37. Il giorno del giudizio .... Steve (credited)
  38. Scipione detto anche l'africano .... Gracco's lieutenant (uncredited as actor)
  39. Un omicidio perfetto a termine di legge .... Santini (credited)

    1972
  40. L'amante del demonio .... Knight (poster credit only)
  41. Sei iellato, amico hai incontrato Sacramento .... Sheriff (credited)

    1973
  42. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad .... Member of Sinbad's crew (credited as "Fernando Poggi")

    1974
  43. Che matti... ragazzi!!! .... Cupido (credited as "Ferdinando Poggi")

    1975
  44. Che stangata ragazzi.... Aristotle (poster credit as "Ferdinando Poggi")
  45. L'uomo della strada fa giustizia .... Mario (credited)

    1977
  46. La via della droga .... Leroy henchman (credited as "Ferdinando Poggi")
  47. Tentacoli .... Boat owner (uncredited)

    1979
  48. Il braccio violento della mala …. role? (poster credit)

    1981
  49. Clash of the titans …. Soldier with Perseus (uncredited as actor)

    1985
  50. Le avventure dell'incredibile Ercole .... Poseidon (credited)
Nando's Production Credits

1961
  1. La schiava di Roma .... Credited as master of arms
  2. Rosmunda e Alboino …. Credited as master of arms

    1964
  3. I misteri della giungla nera ....Credited as fencing master
  4. Sandokan alla riscossa .... Credited as master of arms
  5. Sandokan contro il leopardo di Sarawak .... Credited as master of arms

    1965
  6. L'avventuriero della Tortuga ....Credited as master of arms

    1966
  7. Johnny Oro .... Credited as master of arms

    1968
  8. I quattro dell'Ave Maria .... Credited for "Action sequences staged", as "Ferdinando Poggi"
  9. Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco .... Credited for "fight sequences"

    1971
  10. Acquasanta Joe .... Credited as assistant director and screenwriter
  11. Scipione detto anche l'africano .... Credited as master of arms

    1972
  12. Sei iellato, amico hai incontrato Sacramento .... Credited as master of arms, as "Ferdinando Poggi"

    1973
  13. Baciamo le mani …. Credited as master of arms, as "Ferdinando Poggi"
  14. Ming, ragazzi! …. Credited as fencing master, as "Ferdinando Poggi"

    1974
  15. Mussolini ultimo atto …. Credited as master of arms, as "Ferdinando Poggi"

    1981
  16. Clash of the titans …. Credited as stunt co-ordinator


    1982
  17. Il conte Tacchia …. Credited as master of arms, as "Ferdinando Poggi"

Titles to check
  • Ben-Hur (1959) Nando informed Christoffer Slotte in an interview that he performed as stuntman and master of arms on this film. The actor playing "Guard arresting Ben-Hur" was decided it was not him, so whether he appears identifiably elsewhere remains to be seen.
  • Capitaine Singrid [I mercenari muoiono all'alba] (1968) ANICA

No Nando!
Titles where Nando is credited somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Il segno di Zorro (1963) ANICA/IMDb as Politico. IMDb says he should be credited as "Fernando Poggi", but he isn't. Not found by myself or Carlos.
  • 2 mafiosi contro Al Capone (1966) IMDb as Minasi henchman. It would appear that someone has mis-identified Nando in the role played by Paolo Scuesan.
  • Spara, Gringo, spara (1968) IMDb as 2nd bandit. IMDb says he should be credited as "Erik Fisher", but this unlikely-sounding name does not appear in the credits. Not found by myself or Carlos.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:02

Il pirata dello sparviero nero (1958) as Soldier.

Nando's earliest roles currently date from 1958.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:04

Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) as Athlete
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:08

Cartagine en fiamme (1959) in what I presume to be dual roles as a Soldier in the sea battle and a Prisoner
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:10

Le notti di Lucrezia Borgia (1959) as Fencer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:13

Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine (1960) as Carthaginian soldier, with a false moustache and beard which seem to come and go
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:15

Salambò (1960) as Soldier with Mathos
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:19

La schiava di Roma (1961) credited as actor and master of arms, as Roman soldier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:24

Rosmunda e Alboino (1961) credited as master of arms as "Ferdinando Poggi".

I didn't recognise Nando anywhere, but there are a lot of soldiers in black "barbarian" wigs, so it's still quite possible he could be among them somewhere.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/05/2022, 17:27

I quattro moschettieri (1963) credited, as The real Athos
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