Spartaco Nale

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Spartaco Nale

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/06/2019, 23:14

Spartaco Nale in Marco Polo (1962)
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Easily recognisable from his short and stocky build, bald head and beard, Spartaco Nale's earliest known film appearance was in Visconti's Senso (1954), after which there is a 3 year gap before his next found credit. From 1957-1962 he worked steadily in peplum and historical features, including a number of credited supporting roles in high profile productions, after which he seems to have vanished completely.


FILMOGRAPHY

1954
  1. Senso (uncredited) .... Austrian officer

    1957
  2. La venere di Cheronea (uncredited) .... One of Armodio's guards

    1958
  3. I Reali di Francia (uncredited) .... One of Basirocco's men
  4. La tempesta (uncredited) .... Cossack at banquet
  5. Le fatiche di Ercole (credited) .... King Aison

    1959
  6. Cartagine in fiamme (uncredited) .... Sidone's guard
  7. Il terrore dei barbari (uncredited) .... Barbarian
  8. La battaglia di Maratona (uncredited) .... Guard holding Andromeda

    1960
  9. I cosacchi (uncredited) .... Cossack
  10. La vendetta di Ercole (uncredited) .... Eurito's bodyguard
  11. Messalina, Venere imperatrice (credited) .... Tibuleno
  12. La strada dei giganti (credited) .... Role?
  13. Il terrore della maschera rossa (uncredited) .... Guard

    1961
  14. Barabba (credited) .... Guard in sulphur mines
  15. Costantino il Grande (credited) .... Roman soldier
  16. I Tartari (uncredited) .... Body double for Orson Welles as Burundai (Uncertain identification)
  17. Rosmunda e Alboino (credited) .... Army captain
  18. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Sodomite officer

    1962
  19. Marco Polo (credited) .... Prison guard
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Canzoni a tempo di twist (1962) Credited on Cinema Italiano DB with no role given, if anyone has this one please add images.

A COUPLE OF ODDITIES!

There are 2 films found in some filmographies online that date from many years after Nale's career seemingly ended.

Catacombs (1988) contains a credit for a "Sparco Nale" as Present-day monk. None of the monks who are of an appropriate age look anything like Spartaco, even allowing for 25 years of aging, so I would say certainly that this is not him.
Ricky & Barabba (1992) ANICA and IMDb credit Spartaco with no role given. I have not been able to find a copy of this one to check, but I would say his appearance would be unlikely.

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Re: Spartaco Nale

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/06/2019, 23:29

Senso (1954) as Austrian officer
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Spartaco has his first known role, a small part, in this Visconti classic. Cinema Italiano DB says he should be credited, but the Criterion blu-ray I watched was taken from an Italian print and he does not appear in the opening credits, while the closing credits list no additional actors, so I would say "uncredited" unless someone has evidence otherwise.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/06/2019, 23:33

La venere di Cheronea (1957) as One of Armodio's guards
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Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) credited, as King Aison
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I Reali di Francia (1958) as One of Basirocco's men
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/06/2019, 23:45

Cartagine in fiamme (1959) as Sidone's guard
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La battaglia di Maratona (1959) as Guard holding Andromeda
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 7:16

I cosacchi (1960) as Cossack
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You get a better shot of Spartaco in this US lobby card than you do in the film

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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 7:22

La vendetta di Ercole (1960) as Eurito's bodyguard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 7:27

Messalina, Venere imperatrice (1960) credited, as Tibuleno
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