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Francesco Tensi

Post by Johan Melle » 16/10/2019, 15:07

Francesco Tensi in Gastone (1960)
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Alias: Francesco Tenzi, Franco Tensi, Harry Cotton, George Lenz

Francesco Tensi was active in Italian cinema since at least the mid 1950s and until the start of the 1970s - sometimes credited and very often not. Due to his non-typical Italian facial features, he was often cast as Englishmen, and in the 1950s and early 60s he can usually be seen sporting a well-trimmed moustache and a monocle. Later in the 1960s, his appearance changed somewhat, either substituting his monocle for a pair of glasses or dropping them altogether, and sometimes using a comb-over or a hairpiece.


FILMOGRAPHY

1954
  1. La spiaggia (credited) .... Snobbish hotel guest

    1958
  2. Amore e chiacchiere (uncredited) .... Guest at Paseroni's house
  3. Guardia, ladro e cameriera (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1959
  4. Tempi duri per i vampiri (credited as Francesco Tenzi) .... role?

    1960
  5. Gastone (uncredited) .... Audience member at Salone Margherita
  6. Il mio amico Jekyll (credited) .... English commission member
  7. Il vigile (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1961
  8. Come September (uncredited) .... Robert's secretary
  9. Vanina Vanini (uncredited) .... Stagecoach passenger

    1962
  10. La città prigioniera (credited as Franco Tensi) .... General Bennett
  11. Sodoma e Gomorra (credited) .... Hebrew elder

    1965
  12. Su e giù (uncredited) .... Role?

    1966
  13. 7 pistole per i Mac Gregor (credited as Harry Cotton) .... Harold MacGregor

    1967
  14. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (credited as Harry Cotton) .... Harold MacGregor
  15. La morte non conta i dollari (credited) .... John, stagecoach passenger
  16. OK Connery (credited) .... Auctioneer
  17. Questi fantasmi (credited) .... Professor Santanna

    1970
  18. Il dio chiamato Dorian (uncredited) .... Geoffrey Clouston

FOTOROMANZI
  1. "La dolce fiamma" (Published in Polvere di Stelle during 1960) - credited as George Lenz

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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by Johan Melle » 16/10/2019, 15:08

Francesco Tensi's big role in "La dolce fiamma", a continuing fotoromanzo published in the magazine Polvere di Stelle during 1960, and in which he is credited under the pseudonym George Lenz
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Guardia, ladro e cameriera (1958) as Party guest
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Il vigile (1960) as Party guest
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Gastone (1960) as Audience member at Salone Margherita
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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by Johan Melle » 18/10/2019, 22:35

A nice little comedic role in Il mio amico Jekyll (1960) as English commission member
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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 0:00

Very small but credited role in La spiaggia (1954) as Snobbish hotel guest
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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/10/2019, 10:47

Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) credited, as Hebrew elder
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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by carlos » 19/10/2019, 17:29

7 pistole per i Mac Gregor (1966) Harold MacGregor, credited as Harry Cotton
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7 donne per i Mac Gregor (1967) Harold MacGregor
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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by carlos » 19/10/2019, 23:43

La morte non conta i dollari (1967) as John, stagecoach passenger. A credited but very brief appearance where he converses with the others but only is shown from the back until they arrive in town and has a long shot.
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Re: Francesco Tensi

Post by Johan Melle » 20/10/2019, 1:53

Vanina Vanini (1961) as Stagecoach passenger
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Come September (1961) as Robert's secretary
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