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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

    1956
  2. Difendo il mio amore (uncredited) .... Pietro's colleague

    1957
  3. Femmine tre volte (uncredited) .... Roulette player
  4. Parola di ladro (uncredited) .... British tourist in the catacombs
  5. Seven Hills of Rome (uncredited) .... Hotel receptionist

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

    1959
  8. Psicanalista per signora (uncredited) .... Carol Crane's assistant
  9. Tempi duri per i vampiri (credited as Francesco Tenzi) .... Guest at hotel resort

    1960
  10. Gastone (uncredited) .... Audience member at Salone Margherita
  11. Il mio amico Jekyll (credited) .... English commission member
  12. Il vigile (uncredited) .... Party guest
  13. Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggi (uncredited) .... English teacher

    1961
  14. Come September (uncredited) .... Robert's secretary
  15. Vanina Vanini (uncredited) .... Stagecoach passenger

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

    1963
  18. Le mani sulla città (uncredited) .... Member of parliament
  19. Rocambole (uncredited) .... British diplomat

    1964
  20. Queste pazze pazze donne - segment "Siciliani a Milano" (uncredited) .... Vismara's business associate

    1965
  21. Su e giù - segment "Il colpo del leone" (uncredited) .... Role?

    1966
  22. 7 pistole per i Mac Gregor (credited as Harry Cotton) .... Harold MacGregor

    1967
  23. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (credited as Harry Cotton) .... Harold MacGregor
  24. La morte non conta i dollari (credited) .... John, stagecoach passenger
  25. OK Connery (credited) .... Auctioneer
  26. Questi fantasmi (credited) .... Professor Santanna

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

FOTOROMANZI
  1. "La dolce fiamma" (Published in Polvere di Stelle from May to October 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 from n. 22 (27 May 1960) to n. 42 (14 October 1960), and in which he is credited under the pseudonym George Lenz
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Post by Johan Melle » 16/10/2019, 15:10

Guardia, ladro e cameriera (1958) as Party guest
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Post by Johan Melle » 16/10/2019, 15:12

Il vigile (1960) as Party guest
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Gastone (1960) as Audience member at Salone Margherita
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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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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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Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) credited, as Hebrew elder
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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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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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