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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2022, 23:00

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Tullio Altamura in La morte non ha sesso (1968)
Tullio Altamura is a character actor, active in Italian films and television from the mid-1950's to the mid-1970's (with one late role in the 1980's).

All internet sources give his unconfirmed date of birth as July 18th 1924 in Bologna, Italy.

From the mid-1950’s he worked steadily, mainly in television and radio, working his way up from bit parts to larger supporting roles. Throughout the 1960’s he became a familiar face that would pop up regularly in peplums, eurospies and westerns. He was credited on a number of occasions under the rather peculiar pseudonym "Tor Altmayer".

With only four roles in the first half of the 1970’s it appeared that his career had ground to a halt, however, a search on Radiocorriere TV guide has revealed that there was a director of short television documentaries named Tullio Altamura who was quite prolific between 1969-1975. His name is rather unusual, so the likelihood of there being two people called Tullio Altamura seems highly unlikely. I therefore think, considering also the timing, that this must be the same Tullio.

Assuming it is him then it could be very possible he continued working in this field, the credits in Radiocorriere became progressively less complete from the mid-70’s, so chances are he would not have been credited. He did have one final acting role in 1988, after which nothing is known.

The internet sources which list his date of birth also all list him as still living and currenty aged 97. While it is quite possible that he is still living, it is also starting to seem possible that he may have died and his death gone unreported - hopefully not.

I have found undocumented roles for Tullio, so there may yet be more.

Filmography

1954
  1. Il cardinale Lambertini .... Don Tinti (credited)

    1955
  2. Il conte Aquila .... Prison guard (credited)

    1957
  3. Orgoglio e pregiudizio (TV mini-series) Eps. 2, 3 .... Uncle Gardiner (credited)

    1958
  4. L'altra madre (TV movie) .... "A man" (credited)
  5. La sua parte di storia (TV movie) .... Marru (credited)

    1959
  6. Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti .... Doctor (uncredited)
  7. Fuenteovejuna (TV movie) .... Second councilor of Ciudad Real (credited as "Tullio Altamurra")
  8. I figli di Medea (TV movie) .... The psychiatrist (credited)
  9. I masnadieri (TV movie) .... "Another servant" (credited)
  10. L'isola del tesoro (TV mini-series) Ep. 1 .... "2nd sailor" (credited)
  11. Ottocento (TV mini-series) Ep. 2 .... Flaubert (credited)

    1960
  12. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series) S. 2, Ep. 1: "Rapina al grattacielo" .... Sturgess (credited)
  13. I Giacobini (TV mini-series) Ep. 3: "Il terrore" .... An usher (credited)
  14. I pirati della costa .... Governor of Santa Cruz (credited)
  15. I Teddy boys della canzone .... Minister for morals (uncredited)
  16. La lunga notte del '43 .... Comrade of Aretusi (credited)
  17. Labbra rosse .... Hotel receptionist (credited)
  18. Macbeth (TV movie) .... One of the killers (credited on Radiocorriere TV - still no pic)
  19. Madri pericolose .... King Abdullah (credited)
  20. Seddok, l'erede di Satana .... Dr. Doubré (credited)
  21. Tom Jones (TV mini-series) Ep. 3 .... unknown role (credited, but not identified)
  22. Tutte Bugie (TV movie) .... Donato (credited)

    1961
  23. Antonio e Cleopatra (TV movie) .... Canidio (credited)
  24. I magnifici tre .... Alonzo (credited)
  25. Il segreto dello sparviero nero .... Don Juan (credited)
  26. Il terrore dei mari .... Captain of the Escorial (credited)
  27. Le avventure di Mary Read .... Don Pedro Alvarez (credited)
  28. Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi .... Captain of the guards (credited)
  29. Una spada nell'ombra .... Duke Ercole Altavilla (credited)

    1962
  30. Gli eroi del doppio gioco .... Zareschi (credited)
  31. I tre nemici .... The scientist (credited)
  32. Le prigioniere dell'isola del diavolo .... Dubois (no credit info)
  33. Ursus gladiatore ribelle .... Antoninus (credited)
  34. Zorro alla corte di Spagna .... The Count of Toledo (credited)

    1963
  35. Caterina di Russia .... Latouche (credited)
  36. Golia e il cavaliere mascherato .... Ruiz (credited)
  37. L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato .... Doctor Bernarinis (credited)
  38. Maciste contro i Mongoli .... Osvaldo (credited)
  39. Sansone contro i pirati .... Mobed (credited)

    1964
  40. Coriolano eroe senza patria .... Counsellor (uncredited)
  41. Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia .... Assur, King of Babylon (credited)
  42. Ercole contro Roma .... Lucilio (credited)
  43. I due pericoli pubblici .... Doctor (uncredited)
  44. I marziani hanno 12 mani .... Professor of mathematics (credited)
  45. Il colosso di Roma .... Senator (credited)
  46. Il Leone di Tebe .... Jewellery merchant who identifies Helen (uncredited)
  47. Il vendicatore di Kansas City .... Jury member (credited)
  48. La Sfinge sorride prima di morire - Stop Londra .... Professor Blomberg (credited as "Tor Altmayer')
  49. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan .... Christian priest (credited)

    1965
  50. Agente S 03: Operazione Atlantide .... Counsellor of Atlantis (credited as "Rullio Altamura")
  51. Gli eroi di Fort Worth .... Saloon owner (credited)
  52. La rivincita di Ivanhoe .... Minister Redbourne (credited)
  53. Le notti della violenza .... Andrea (credited)
  54. Le sedicenni .... Teacher-priest (credited)
  55. Un dollaro bucato .... Peter (credited as "Tor Altmayer')
  56. Von Ryan's Express .... Border security officer (uncredited)

    1966
  57. A.D.3 operazione squalo bianco .... Secret service chief (no credit info)
  58. Adulterio all'italiana .... Car passenger (uncredited)
  59. I nostri mariti .... Lo Verso's colleague (credited)
  60. Le spie amano i fiori .... Greg Denard (credited as "Tor Altmayer")
  61. Missione apocalisse .... Kadar (no credit info)
  62. Rififí ad Amsterdam .... Ambassador (credited as "Jules Benning")
  63. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini .... Figuerez (credited as "Tor Altmayer")
  64. Upperseven, l'uomo da uccidere .... Bank director (credited)

    1967
  65. Assalto al tesoro di stato .... Lodz (credited)
  66. Il segreto dei soldati di argilla (Colpo di stato) .... Military commander (credited as "Altamura Tullio")
  67. Delitto a Posillipo - Londra chiama Napoli .... Commissioner Castaldo (credited)
  68. Dick Smart 2.007 .... Nuclear scientist (credited)
  69. Fai in fretta ad uccidermi... ho freddo! .... Liner passenger (uncredited)
  70. Il raggio infernale .... Professor John Carmichael (credited as "Tor Almayer")
  71. Il tempo degli avvoltoi .... Travelling salesman-Bounty hunter (uncredited)
  72. L'uomo del colpo perfetto .... Executive of the diamond company (credited)
  73. La notte pazza del conigliaccio .... Commissioner (uncredited)
  74. Marinai in coperta .... Cesare Raimondo (credited)
  75. Wanted .... Ellis (credited)

    1968
  76. Il figlio di Aquila Nera .... Captain Romanov (credited)
  77. La morte non ha sesso .... Ostermeyer (credited)
  78. La pecora nera .... Gennaro Morelli (credited)
  79. Samoa, regina della giungla .... Professor Dawson (credited as "Tor Altmayer")

    1969
  80. Agguato sul Bosforo .... Agent (uncredited)
  81. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Seneca (credited as "Tor Altmayer")
  82. Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino .... Omero Crown (credited)
  83. Un corpo caldo per l'inferno .... LeClerc (poster credit as "Tor Altmayer" - unconfirmed role)
  84. Zorro alla corte d'Inghilterra .... Manuel Garcia (credited)

    1973
  85. Diario di un maestro (TV mini-series) Eps. 2, 4 .... Headmaster (credited)
  86. Il picciotto (TV mini-series) Ep. 3 .... Instructor/Advisor (credited)
  87. Qui squadra mobile (TV mini-series) Ep. 2: "Rapina a mano armata" .... First bank customer (credited)

    1975
  88. Libera, amore mio! .... Political internee (credited)

    1976
  89. Il garofano rosso (TV mini-series) Eps. 1-3 .... Father Caffaro (credited)

    1988
  90. Bachi da seta .... unknown role (poster credit)

Additional credits
  • There are numerous credits for "Tullio Altamura" as the director of short television documentaries in the 1970's. We are assuming this to be the same person.

Titles to check
  • Adriana Lecouvreur (1955) ANICA
  • Il ragazzo che sapeva amare (1967) ANICA
  • Oh dolci baci e languide carezze (1970) ANICA

No Tullio!
Titles where Tullio is listed as appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (1961) ANICA with no role. I've been through this film numerous times without ever finding Tullio.
  • Duello nella Sila (1962) IMDb as Sergeant. He appears to have been mis-identified in the role played by Franco Jamonte.
  • Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan (1962) ANICA with no role. Again I've been through this film numerous times without ever finding Tullio.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2022, 23:01

Il cardinale Lambertini (1954) credited, as Don Tinti.

This is Tullio's earliest-known role.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 13:48

Il conte Aquila (1955) credited, as a Prison guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 13:52

Orgoglio e pregiudizio (1957 TV mini-series) Tullio appears and is credited in episodes 2 and 3 (of 5), as Uncle Gardiner

Episode 2
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 13:55

L'altra madre (1958 TV movie) credited in the listing in Radiocorriere TV guide, as "A man".
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 13:57

La sua parte di storia (1958 TV movie) credited in the listing in Radiocorriere TV guide, as Marru.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 14:00

Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti (1959) as Doctor
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 14:02

Fuenteovejuna (1959 TV movie) credited as "Tullio Altamurra", as Second councilor of Ciudad Real
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 14:06

I figli di Medea (1959 TV movie) credited verbally, as The psychiatrist.

The actors names do not appear on screen, but they are named by a narrator as their images appear.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/06/2022, 14:09

I masnadieri (1959 TV movie) The copy I found was missing the actor credits, but he is credited in the listing in Radiocorriere TV guide, as "Another servant".
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