Nale, Spartaco

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Nale, Spartaco

Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 1:14

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. L'arte di arrangiarsi (uncredited) .... Artist friend of Casaletti
  2. Senso (uncredited) .... Austrian officer

    1957
  3. La venere di Cheronea (uncredited) .... One of Armodio's guards
  4. Peppino, le modelle e.... ''chella llà'' (uncredited) .... Restaurant customer

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

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

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

    1961
  16. Barabba (credited) .... Guard in sulphur mines
  17. Costantino il Grande (credited) .... One of Constantine's commanders
  18. I Tartari (uncredited) .... Body double for Orson Welles as Burundai (Uncertain identification)
  19. Le meraviglie di Aladino (uncredited) .... Henchman
  20. Rosmunda e Alboino (credited) .... Army captain
  21. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Sodomite officer

    1962
  22. Marco Polo (credited) .... Prison guard

Titles to check!
  • Canzoni a tempo di twist (1962)

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 » 17/06/2019, 1:29

Senso (1954) as Austrian officer

Spartaco has his first known role, a small part, in this Visconti classic. Some sources say 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 » 17/06/2019, 1:33

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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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 1:42

I Reali di Francia (1958) as One of Basirocco's men
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 1:45

Cartagine in fiamme (1959) as Sidone's guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 9:14

La battaglia di Maratona (1959) as Guard holding Andromeda
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 9:16

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, 9:22

La vendetta di Ercole (1960) as Eurito's bodyguard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 17/06/2019, 9:27

Messalina, Venere imperatrice (1960) credited, as Tibuleno
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