Petar Martinović

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Petar Martinović

Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 16:55

Petar Martinović in Alla ricerca del piacere (1972)
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Tall, hard-faced and powerfully built, Petar Martinović cuts a very imposing figure, and it is not surprising that he ended up being cast as thugs and henchmen in various Italian westerns and crime movies of the 1970s. He even appeared in a few Fellini films, but was nearly always uncredited.

His two largest and most famous roles are both opposite Rosalba Neri in two classic Italian cult movies: in the erotic giallo Alla ricerca del piacere (1972), Martinović plays Rocco, the mentally challenged but powerful fisherman who is used as a pawn in Rosalba's kinky games, and in La figlia di Frankenstein (1971), he plays the heavily disfigured Frankenstein monster.

Unfortunately, there are no biographical informations available on this very interesting performer, and just about all online sources misspell his surname is Martinovitch. However, his facial features and name suggest he is of Eastern European origin. The name Petar is very common in countries such as Croatia and Serbia, and so is the surname Martinović.


FILMOGRAPHY
1969
  1. Fellini Satyricon (uncredited) .... Buttock slapper / Eumolpo's servant
  2. Quintana (uncredited) .... Bounty hunter

    1970
  3. Django sfida Sartana (uncredited) .... Prizefighter

    1971
  4. Cose di Cosa Nostra (uncredited) .... Mafia henchman
  5. La figlia di Frankenstein (credited as Peter Martinov) .... The Frankenstein Monster
  6. Per una bara piena di dollari (uncredited) .... Gunman in the saloon
  7. Spara Joe... e così sia! (uncredited) .... Blacksmith

    1972
  8. Alla ricerca del piacere (credited).... Rocco
  9. Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi (uncredited) .... Fascist thug
  10. Roma (uncredited) .... Bare-chested restaurant diner

    1974
  11. Milano: il clan dei Calabresi (uncredited) .... Henchman

    1975
  12. Morte sospetta di una minorenne (uncredited) .... Kidnapper

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Re: Petar Martinović

Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 16:58

Petar's most famous role in the sexy giallo Alla ricerca del piacere (1972) as Rocco, the mentally challenged fisherman with the powerful physique who is lusted after by Rosalba Neri
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Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 17:04

Petar's other big role (again opposite Rosalba Neri) in the sleazy horror classic La figlia di Frankenstein (1971) as The Frankenstein monster. Here, his large and powerful physique is relied upon for most of his scenes
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Most of the cast have their names anglicized, and Petar is listed in the German credits as Peter Matinov
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The spelling Matinov without R in the German credits must be an error, because in the English credits, he's listed as Martinov, which makes far more sense
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PS! Every single source I've come across credit Petar with playing the role of Jack Morgan, the prisoner who is hanged, whereas a certain Peter Whiteman is credited with the role of the monster, but this is obviously wrong.

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Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 17:09

And here his roles for Fellini!

In Fellini Satyricon (1969) he appears twice. First as a buttock-slapper!
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and later in the film he appears as Eumolpo's servant
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He also appears in Fellini's Roma (1972) as Bare-chested restaurant diner
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Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 17:11

Quintana (1969) as Bounty hunter
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Per una bara piena di dollari (1971) as Gunman in the saloon
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Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 17:14

Cose di Cosa Nostra (1971) as Mafia henchman
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Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi (1972) as Fascist thug
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Post by Johan Melle » 19/10/2019, 17:16

Milano: il clan dei Calabresi (1974) as Henchman
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Morte sospetta di una minorenne (1975) as Kidnapper
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Re: Petar Martinović

Post by carlos » 19/10/2019, 19:34

Spara Joe... e così sia! (1971) a brief speaking role as the blacksmith
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Django sfida Sartana (1970) as one of the prizefighters
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