Vari, Giovanni

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Vari, Giovanni

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 12:56

Giovanni Vari in L'uomo mascherato contro il Corsaro Nero (1972)
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Giovanni Vari was a tall, usually-bearded actor, working in Italian films from the early 50's until the mid 60's, including 4 with Lex Barker during 1959-60. His signature role was playing pirates.

In 1965, just when he was starting to score larger credited roles, he retired from acting and changed careers, becoming a producer, with production credits on 8 westerns between 1965-75. No further biographical details are known.

Given that there are large gaps between his credited roles in the 50's I would expect that there are more uncredited 50's roles to be found. He may not be so easy to recognise in roles where he is clean shaven.
Filmography
1952
  1. La cieca di Sorrento .... Basileo's henchman (credited)

    1959
  2. Cartagine in fiamme .... One of Sidone's followers (uncredited)
  3. I Reali di Francia .... Angry villager (uncredited)
  4. Il cavaliere del castello maledetto .... Farmer (credited)
  5. L'arciere Nero .... Fighter (uncredited)
  6. La scimitarra del saraceno .... Pirate (credited)
  7. Nel segno di Roma .... Temple guard (uncredited)

    1960
  8. Fra Manisco cerca guai... .... Monk (credited)
  9. I baccanali di Tiberio .... Ursus (credited)
  10. I pirati della costa .... Pirate (credited)
  11. Il cavaliere dai cento volti .... Quinto (credited)
  12. Il conquistatore d'Oriente .... One of Nadir's men (uncredited)
  13. La strada dei giganti .... Miner (uncredited)
  14. La vendetta dei barbari .... Susin (credited?)
  15. Messalina, Venere imperatrice .... Viking (uncredited)
  16. Robin Hood e i pirati .... Sospiri (credited?)
  17. Un dollaro di fifa .... O'Brien (credited)

    1961
  18. Barabba .... Worker in sulphur mines (uncredited)
  19. Il conquistatore di Corinto .... Torturer (uncredited)
  20. La guerra di Troia .... Achillas (uncredited)
  21. Rosmunda e Alboino .... One of Delfo's men (credited)

    1962
  22. Arrivano i titani .... Titan (uncredited)

    1963
  23. Il Duca nero .... Morialdo (credited)
  24. La cieca di Sorrento .... role? (credited as "John Warrel")

    1964
  25. Due mafiosi nel Far West .... Prison warden (credited)
  26. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori .... Typho (credited as "John Warrell")
  27. L'uomo mascherato contro i pirati .... Captain Pedro Ramon Francisco Garcia (credited as "John Vari")
  28. La guerra dei topless .... role? (credited)

    1965
  29. La meravigliosa Angelica .... Caller in the market (uncredited)

    1972
  30. L'uomo mascherato contro il Corsaro Nero (filmed in 1964) .... The Black Pirate (credited as "John Warren")
Production filmography
1965
  1. 30 Winchester per El Diablo (credited as writer and producer, as "John Warrel")

    1967
  2. Giarrettiera Colt (credited as Director of production)

    1972
  3. La lunga cavalcata della vendetta (credited as Producer)

    1973
  4. Il figlio di Zorro (credited as Producer)
  5. Il giustiziere di Dio (credited as Producer)
  6. Sei Bounty Killers per una strage (credited as Production manager)
  7. Una colt in mano al diavolo (credited as Producer)

    1975
  8. Fermi tutti! è una rapina (credited as Producer)
More Giovanni!
There are still a few more titles I have not yet been able to find in which Giovanni may appear, so if you have images of him in any of these you know what to do.
  • La leggenda del piave (1952) (ANICA)
  • Mai ti scorderò (1956) (ANICA) as Vettori
Less Giovanni!
There are 2 titles where Giovanni has been previously mis-identified. There is an actor in both these films who bears some resemblance to Giovanni, but it is not him
  • Salambo (1960)
  • L'ammutinamento (1961)
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:01

La cieca di Sorrento (1952) credited, as Basileo's henchman (mis-credited on other sites as playing Pietro, the driver)
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:04

I Reali di Francia (1959) as Angry villager
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:07

Il cavaliere del castello maledetto (1959) credited, as Farmer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:10

L'arciere Nero (1959) as Fighter
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:12

La scimitarra del Saraceno (1959) credited, as Pirate
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:15

Nel segno di Roma (1959) as Temple guard
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:17

La strada dei giganti (1960) as Miner
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:20

Fra Manisco cerca guai... (1960) credited, as Monk
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Re: Giovanni Vari

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/12/2019, 13:25

I baccanali di Tiberio (1960) credited, as Ursus
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