Alberico Donadeo

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Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 27/08/2018, 14:27

Alberico Donadeo in Preparati la bara! (1967)
Preparati La Bara - Donadeo.jpg

Another generico who appeared in many, many westerns. He bears somewhat of a resemblance to Fortunato Arena is why he was been nicknamed by us the "Arena lookalike".


FILMOGRAPHY
1965
  1. Adios Gringo (uncredited) .... Member of the lynch mob
  2. I due parà (uncredited) .... Man in cafeteria
  3. Made in Italy (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  4. Operazione poker (uncredited) .... Russian agent

    1966
  5. Arizona Colt (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  6. Bill il taciturno (uncredited) .... Mexican bandit
  7. Cifrato speciale (uncredited) .... Asylum patient
  8. El Rojo (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  9. Het gangstermeisje (credits?) .... Gangster
  10. I due figli di Ringo (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  11. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (uncredited) .... Man in crowd
  12. Il pianeta errante (uncredited) .... Man at the funeral
  13. Johnny Yuma (uncredited) .... Felton henchman
  14. La Bibbia (uncredited) .... Sinful man
  15. La resa dei conti (uncredited) .... Mexican soldier
  16. M M M 83 - Missione Morte Molo 83 (uncredited) .... Circus worker
  17. Non faccio la guerra, faccio l'amore (uncredited) .... Arab henchman
  18. Per mille dollari al giorno (uncredited) .... Courtroom observer
  19. Per pochi dollari ancora (uncredited) .... Saloon reveler
  20. Sugar Colt (uncredited) .... Saloon guest
  21. Testadirapa (credited) .... Brigand
  22. Uccidi o muori (uncredited) .... Shop owner
  23. Un fiume di dollari (uncredited) .... Milton cowboy
  24. Uno sceriffo tutto d'oro (uncredited) .... El Paso citizen

    1967
  25. 7 pistole per un massacro (uncredited) .... Man in the saloon
  26. 7 winchester per un massacro (uncredited) .... Durango deputy
  27. 10.000 dollari per un massacro (uncredited) .... Mendoza's foreman
  28. Bandidos (uncredited) .... Townsman
  29. Da uomo a uomo (uncredited) .... Mexican
  30. Due rrringos nel Texas (uncredited) .... Confederate soldier at fortress
  31. Il bello, il brutto, il cretino (uncredited) .... Union soldier in trench
  32. Il figlio di Django (uncredited) .... Man in the crowd
  33. Indomptable Angélique / L'indomabile Angelica (uncredited) .... Rower on the ship / Sailor
  34. Killer Kid (uncredited) .... Vilar rebel fighter
  35. La cintura di castità (uncredited) .... Knight
  36. Le due facce del dollaro (uncredited) .... Soldier
  37. Non aspettare Django, spara (uncredited) .... Navarro henchman
  38. Requiescant (uncredited) .... Mexican picking up rocks
  39. Tutto per tutto (uncredited) .... Mexican
  40. Tutto Totò (TV series) - episode 6: "Totò ciak" (uncredited) .... Man in the saloon
  41. Un dollaro tra i denti (uncredited) .... Aguilar henchman
  42. Un poker di pistole (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  43. Wanted (uncredited) .... Mexican

    1968
  44. Al di là della legge .... Silver-mine worker
  45. Donne, botte e bersaglieri (uncredited) .... Spectator at race
  46. Execution (uncredited) .... Soldier
  47. I 2 deputati (uncredited) .... Man in audience at Ciccio's speach / Politician
  48. Il mio corpo per un poker (uncredited) .... Pinkerton man
  49. Joe... cercati un posto per morire! (uncredited) .... Chato bandit
  50. Odissea (TV mini-series) (uncredited) .... Man in Alcinoo's court
  51. Preparati la bara! (uncredited) .... Paco, one of Lucas' men
  52. Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco .... Card player
  53. Sentenza di morte .... Mexican
  54. The Secret of Santa Vittoria .... Member of the Grand Council
  55. Tre passi nel delirio - segment "Toby Dammit" (uncredited) .... Rabbi at the airport
  56. Un buco in fronte .... Cantina bartender
  57. Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire (uncredited) .... Townsman
  58. Una forca per un bastardo (uncredited) .... Party brawler / man in Lintonville saloon
  59. Uno dopo l'altro (uncredited) .... Citizen in street
  60. Uno straniero a Paso Bravo (uncredited) .... Townsman

    1969
  61. Barbagia (La società del malessere) (uncredited) .... Gonnario, member of Graziano's gang
  62. Beatrice Cenci (uncredited) .... Man in church
  63. Django il bastardo (uncredited) .... Spectator at dynamite duel
  64. Fellini - Satyricon (uncredited) .... Soldier on ship
  65. Gli specialisti (uncredited) .... Blackstone citizen
  66. It Takes a Thief (TV series) - season 3, episode 9: "The King of Thieves" (uncredited) .... Café customer questioned by the police
  67. La collina degli stivali (uncredited) .... Man in the crowd
  68. Quintana (uncredited) .... A prisoner
  69. Satyricon (uncredited) .... Centurion
  70. Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino (uncredited) .... Poker Falls citizen
  71. Un esercito di 5 uomini (uncredited) .... Man in the crowd
  72. Uno di più all'inferno .... Bank customer
  73. Zenabel (uncredited) .... Man at the inn

    1970
  74. Arizona si scatenò... e li fece fuori tutti (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  75. Brancaleone alle crociate (uncredited) .... Follower of the pastor disciple of Pope Gregory
  76. Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana (uncredited) .... Casino gambler
  77. C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! (uncredited) .... Man sleeping on street
  78. Django sfida Sartana .... Townsman
  79. E Dio disse a Caino... (uncredited) .... Convict doing hard labor in the mines
  80. I vendicatori dell'Ave Maria (uncredited) .... Card player in saloon
  81. Indio-Black: sai che ti dico? Sei un gran figlio di... (uncredited) .... Man in crowd
  82. L'homme orchestre (uncredited) .... Member of the Sicilian family
  83. Lo chiamavano Trinità... (uncredited) .... Mormon
  84. Ninì Tirabusciò, la donna che inventò la mossa (uncredited) .... Worker on strike
  85. Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale (uncredited) .... Plainclothes policeman
  86. The Adventures of Gerard (uncredited) .... Bystander

    1971
  87. Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (uncredited) .... Dancer at the ballroom
  88. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio (uncredited) .... Prisoner being transported to the prison
  89. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (uncredited) .... Townsman
  90. Er Più - Storia d'amore e di coltello (uncredited) .... Man in the bar
  91. Giù la testa (uncredited) .... Santerna soldier
  92. Il mio nome è Mallory... M come morte (uncredited) .... Townsman
  93. Il suo nome era Pot... ma... lo chiamavano Allegria ... Assistant sheriff
  94. Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente .... Curious man at the cemetary
  95. L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  96. La supertestimone (uncredited) .... Barba, convict
  97. Le juge (All'ovest di Sacramento) (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  98. Maddalena (uncredited) .... Parishioner at the bus leaving
  99. Spara Joe... e così sia! (uncredited) .... Bandit pushing gold wagon
  100. Uomo avvisato, mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo (uncredited) .... Mexican soldier

    1972
  101. Camorra (uncredited) .... Laughing man in crowd
  102. Fellini's Roma (uncredited) .... Passerby
  103. Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! (uncredited) .... Saloon patron
  104. Il caso Pisciotta (uncredited) .... Prisoner who watches the rape
  105. Il vero e il falso (uncredited) .... Passerby
  106. Meo Patacca (uncredited) .... Jew in the ghetto
  107. Trinità e Sartana figli di... (uncredited) .... (uncredited) .... El Tigre bandit

    1973
  108. Amarcord (uncredited) .... Man in the town square
  109. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza? (uncredited) .... Retired bandit
  110. Diario di una vergine romana (uncredited) .... Spectator in the arena
  111. Kid, il monello del West (uncredited) .... One of Wilson's men
  112. Küçük kovboy (uncredited) .... Saloon rowdy
  113. L'emigrante (uncredited) .... Party guest
  114. La mano nera (uncredited) .... Man in police line-up
  115. La rivolta delle gladiatrici (uncredited) .... Audience at gladiator fight
  116. Le Amazzoni - Donne d'amore e di guerra (uncredited) .... Villager
  117. Li chiamavano i tre moschettieri... invece erano quattro (uncredited) .... Villager who applauds
  118. No, il caso è felicemente risolto (uncredited) .... Man in police mugshot
  119. Piazza pulita (uncredited) .... Sparks henchman
  120. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Man at the electoral meeting

    1974
  121. A pugni nudi (credited as Alberigo Donadeo) .... Franz henchman
  122. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro (uncredited) .... Man in the street
  123. Cagliostro (uncredited) .... role?
  124. Che botte, ragazzi! (uncredited) .... Saloon guest
  125. Farfallon (uncredited) .... Agricultural penal colony guard
  126. Le amanti del mostro (uncredited) .... Hangman
  127. Moses the Lawgiver (TV mini-series) (uncredited) .... Egyptian consul

    1975
  128. I sette del gruppo selvaggio (uncredited) .... Blacksmith

    1981
  129. Il turno (uncredited) .... Man in the courtroom

    1982
  130. Il conte Tacchia (uncredited) .... Man at ballet
  131. Parole e sangue (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Shop customer

    1983
  132. The Scarlet and the Black (TV) (uncredited) .... role?

    1985
  133. Ladyhawke (uncredited) .... Man at the tavern

    1986
  134. Il camorrista (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  135. Scuola di ladri (uncredited) .... Delinquent at the wedding

DONADEO OR ARENA?
  • Chiedi perdono a Dio... non a me (1968) The character of "Man carrying corpse" looks a lot like Donadeo in some images, but is clearly Arena in others. After much deliberation it has been decided that it must Arena in the role.

FOTOROMANZI
  1. Killing N. 10: "Scacco alla mala" (15 January 1967)
  2. Killing N. 12: "Il racket del vizio" (15 February 1967)
  3. Killing N. 13: "Per un pugno di sporchi smeraldi" (1 March 1967)
  4. Killing N. 14: "Le maschere della morte" (15 March 1967)
  5. Il re dell'F.B.I. N. 2: "L'inferno c'è per tutti" (April 1968)
  6. Dossier Segreto N. 2: "L'inferno è il mio mondo" (May 1969) - credited as Alberto Donadeo

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 20:33

I don't have too many films with this actor but here are some more pictures:

La bibbia (1966) - with a shaved head and face paint as a sinful man
Bibbia - Donadeo.jpg

Fellini - Satyricon (1969) - as a soldier aboard the ship
Fellini Satyricon - Donadeo1.jpg
Fellini Satyricon - Donadeo2.jpg

Zenabel (1969) - as a man at the inn
Zenabel - Donadeo1.jpg
Zenabel - Donadeo2.jpg

Camorra (1972) - not sure but I think it looks like him as a laughing man in crowd
Camorra - Donadeo.JPG

La rivolta delle gladiatrice (1973) - as audience at the gladiator fight
Arena -Donadeo.jpg

Moses the Lawgiver (1974) (TV mini series) - looking very different without his beard as a Egyptian consul
Moses - Donadeo.jpg

The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (TV) - not so easy to see but it is him for certain
Scarlet - Donadeo1.jpg
Scarlet - Donadeo2.jpg

Ladyhawke (1985) - he appears briefly as a man at the tavern in this Hollywood production shot in Italy
Ladyhawke - Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 20:39

The Arena-lookalike too has appeared in fotoromanzi, including a few appearances in Killing.

Here in a great bad guy role in Killing N. 10: "Scacco alla mala" (published 15 January 1967)
Killing 10 - Alberico Donadeo1.jpg
Killing 10 - Alberico Donadeo2.jpg

He also appeared in other Killing numbers - always as a bad guy:

Killing N. 12: "Il racket del vizio" (15 February 1967) - together with John Benedy
Killing 12 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Killing N. 13: "Per un pugno di sporchi smeraldi" (1 March 1967) - without his usual beard
Killing 13 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Killing N. 14: "Le maschere della morte" (15 March 1967)
Killing 14 - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by Ghibarian » 30/08/2018, 20:58

should be him in Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) .... Man at the electoral meeting
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

I think he appears with and without beard but I don't know if they are two different roles
Django sfida Sartana (1970) (uncredited)
AlbericoDonadeo (saloon patron) DjangoDefiesSartana.jpg
AlbericoDonadeo (townsman 3) DjangoDefiesSartana.jpg

L'emigrante (1973) .... Party guest
L'Emigrante - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

La supertestimone (1971) .... Barba, convict
Supertestimone - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Fellini's Roma (1972) (uncredited) .... Passerby
Fellini's Roma (1972).jpg

You can see him in a mug shot at the police station in No il caso è felicemente risolto (1973)
No Il Caso - Alerico Donadeo.jpg

Il conte Tacchia (1982)
Il conte Tacchia (1982).jpg

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Post by Emiliano » 30/08/2018, 21:05

Due rrringos nel Texas (1967) (uncredited) .... Confederate Soldier at fortress
Due Rrringos - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

Meo Patacca (1972) (uncredited) .... Jew in the ghetto
Meo Petacca - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 21:13

He can be seen as a rabbi at the airport in the segment "Toby Dammit" from Tre passi nel delirio (1968)
Tre Passi Nel Delirio - Donadeo1.jpg
Tre Passi Nel Delirio - Donadeo2.jpg
On IMDb, this role is attributed to Ettore Arena but of course that's yet another mistake!


He appears in the fotoromanzo Dossier segreto N. 2: "L'inferno è il mio mondo" (May 1969) where he is very probably credited
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo1.jpg
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo2.jpg

Here is the cast list
Dossier Segreto 2 - Donadeo3.jpg

Unfortunately, it does not say who plays who but the only unidentified name is Alberto Donadeo so that should be our man. I'm 99% sure it's him but I cannot confirm it because I have not seen anything else where he is credited.

But there is an actor named Alberico Donadeo, who could very well be the same guy. He is credited in three films:

- Testa di rapa (1966)
- Fusil chargé (1972)
- A pugni nudi (1974)

Unfortunately, all these films are extremely rare and difficult to find so it will not be very easy to check...


In reply to TRS who posted:
"Someone add his name as Alberico Donadeo in the IMDb!"


Hmmm... well I don't know what to believe.

The French forum Western Maniac has a topic about him here: http://western-maniac.forum-pro.fr/t529 ... tore-arena

According to them, this man is Fortunato Arena's brother and his name is Ettore Arena (the same name as Fortunato's son). According to what is written, this information seems to come from a certain Jean-Pierre Pecqueriaux and was apparently confirmed by Alberto Dell'Acqua. The question is whether or not this is reliable information. Maybe, maybe not. I don't know...

TRS posted:
"Hmmmm, i don't know, but it's a interesting hypothesis!
Only, i asked all stuntmen, but nobody knew his name, but often i spoke too about Fortunato Arena, the they can recognize .. oh Ettore, Fortunato. And Goffredo Unger said that he had a son, but didn't spoke about a brother..."

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Post by carlos » 30/08/2018, 21:20

Posted by Ghibarian:
Our man appears in A pugni nudi (1974), as you can see in this fotobusta:
Pugni Nudi Fotobusta Donadeo.jpg

So he could really be Alberico Donadeo.

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 21:26

Good discovery! To me it seems more plausible that he is Alberico Donadeo. Has anyone tried to contact anyone in the French forum for more information?


TRS replied:
"For me is very sure that he is Alberico Donadeo! No, i don't tried it because my english is very bad! :-)
I bought the poster and there is the name Alberico Donadeo! No there is listed AlberiGo with G!!!"


Anyway, here is the presumed Alberico Donadeo as a crazy asylum patient in Cifrato speciale (1966):

Cifrato Speciale - Alberico Donadeo.jpg


TRS replied:
"I watched with Ghib A pugni nudi and now we can be very very very sure that he is Alberigo Donadeo (in the cast list he is named like Alberigo)!
Johan, i am sure you sent me one time immages from a FR in wich i meaned that one of the actors can be his brother/father. Now i saw on the net images from Odissea where is too an actor who looks like him, but older!

PS: i would say we can change the toppic name! :-)"


Ooooh! Well, that removes all doubt then! Finally we can say that he really is Alberico Donadeo, and that it's just nonsense that his name is Ettore Arena. Congratulations! :victory:

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 21:32

Alberico can be seen briefly as a shop custumer in the TV mini series Parole e sangue (1982)
Parole E Sangue - Alberico Donadeo.jpg

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Re: Alberico Donadeo

Post by carlos » 30/08/2018, 21:44

Clean shaven not-so-Arena-like. As henchman in Johnny Yuma (1966)
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