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Renato Terra Caizzi

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 11:51

Renato Terra Caizzi in Violentata sulla sabbia (1971)
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Renato Terra Caizzi was a c.s.c. actor who graduated in 1952.

His earlist known role was when he was still a child, when he appeared in the 1936 production Il corsaro nero (like most 1930’s Italian films this one is impossible to find and may no longer exist). His next known role came some 13 years later in 1949, from which point he worked steadily until the late 70’s. According to various sources, he retired in 1977 (barring one role in 1981 and one in 2000) to pursue a career in poetry and published volumes titled “Che strano Paese” and "Amori di latta". If he had actually appeared in half the films he was credited for he would have a very impressive C.V., but more of that below.

He was also frequently credited by shorter variations of his name, either as Renato Terra or Renato Caizzi, and on various occasions pretty much any configuration of his names - Renato Caizzi Terra, Terra Caizzi Renato - would turn up in credits.

He has 2 possible dates of birth, 6 years apart. July 26th 1922 in Naples, cited by English and German Wikipedia, the c.s.c. website and IMDb (who just give the year) or April 1st 1928 in Rome, listed by Italian Wikipedia, Dizionario del cinema italiano and Tototruffa - take your pick. They all seem agreed that his date of death was November 28th 2010 in Rome, concurred by online obituaries. Here's a News Report confirming his death, which repeats biographical details found on the official c.s.c. website.

Trying to compile an accurate list of the films Renato appeared in (and didn’t appear in) is something of a nightmare. Even by the standards of c.s.c. actors his credits are a mess and make little sense. As was fairly common for c.s.c. actors, Caizzi did not appear in many of the productions for which he is credited, and in his case that is a lot of titles. More unusually for a c.s.c. actor he actually did appear in many other films where he is uncredited. Also rather odd is that he was still recieving c.s.c. credits in films in which he didn’t appear as late as 1966, a full 14 years after his c.s.c. graduation. All of this combines to mean that any filmography you find of him is innaccurate regarding the films in which he actually appears. Credit searches for him are further confounded by there being a popular singer by the name of Renato Terra. I’ve also found many false credits for him where people seem to have been desperate to identify this mysterious credited actor, so have ascribed him any likely looking unidentified role without paying much attention to appearance. Given the unavailability of many films he is credited in, a completely accurate filmography may well be an impossibility, but I can say with some certainty that our filmography here is the most accurate to be found online or elsewhere.


FILMOGRAPHY
1950
  1. Il cammino della speranza (credited as Renato Terra) .... Mommino

    1952
  2. Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo (credited as Renato Terra) .... Messenger

    1953
  3. Un marito per Anna Zaccheo (credited as Renato Terra) .... Naval sentry

    1954
  4. Proibito (uncredited) .... Friend of Antonio

    1955
  5. Il principe dalla maschera rossa (uncredited) .... Gypsy
  6. Lo scapolo (uncredited) .... Tiberio

    1956
  7. Il bigamo (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  8. Il ferroviere (uncredited) .... Colleague of Andrea and Gigi

    1957
  9. Le notti bianche (credited as Renato Terra) .... Man involved in the fight (uncertain identification)
  10. Peppino, le modelle e chella là (credited as Terra Caizzi Renato) .... Waiter
  11. Un angel pasó por Brooklyn (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  12. Uomini e lupi (uncredited) .... Man at the barn door

    1958
  13. Carmela è una bambola (credited as Renato Terra) .... Court room aide
  14. È arrivata la parigina (uncredited) .... Man at the market
  15. I soliti ignoti (credited as Renato Terra) .... Eladio
  16. La sfida (credited as Renato Terra) .... Farmer
  17. La legge è legge (credited as Renato Terra) .... Decorator
  18. Ricordati di Napoli (uncredited) .... Man dancing in Taxi Girls nightclub
  19. Totò e Marcellino (credited as Renato Terra) .... Store keeper
  20. Tuppe tuppe, Marescià! (credited as Renato Terra) .... Soldier

    1959
  21. Cartagine in fiamme (uncredited) .... Role?
  22. Estate violenta (uncredited) .... Martino
  23. Il mondo dei miracoli (uncredited) .... Man closing theatre curtain
  24. Il terrore dei barbari (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  25. Le legioni di Cleopatra (credited as Stefano Terra) .... Credit only
  26. Un maledetto imbroglio (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only

    1960
  27. David e Golia (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  28. La maschera del demonio (credited as Renato Terra) .... Villager
  29. La vendetta di Ercole (credited?) .... Dinner guest of Ercole
  30. Le sette sfide (credited) .... Credit only
  31. Robin Hood e i pirati (credited?) .... Pirate
  32. Rocco e i suoi fratelli (credited as Renato Terra) .... Boxing match spectator
  33. The Angel Wore Red (La sposa bella) (uncredited) .... Man rousing the crowd to attack the church
  34. Ti aspetterò all'inferno (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only

    1961
  35. Accattone (credited as Renato Terra) .... Man asking for a prostitute
  36. Costantino il Grande (credited as Renato Terra) .... Armodius
  37. I briganti italiani (credited as Renato Terra) .... Chichi
  38. I due marescialli (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  39. I tartari (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  40. Il brigante (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  41. Il gigante di Metropolis (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  42. Il Re di Poggioreale (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  43. Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  44. Maciste contro il Vampiro (credited) .... Credit only
  45. Madame Sans-Gêne (uncredited) .... Officer in red

    1962
  46. Agostino (credited as Renato Caizzi) .... Credit only
  47. Carmen di Trastevere (poster credit as Renato Terra) .... role?
  48. I 4 Monaci (credited as Renato Caizzi) .... Credit only
  49. Il disordine (credited as Renato Terra) .... Chef
  50. Il mare (credited as Renato Caizzi) .... Credit only
  51. La monaca di Monza (uncredited) .... Man starting fight in tavern
  52. Le sette fatiche di Alì Babà (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  53. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Man at banquet (uncertain identification)
  54. Solo contro Roma (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  55. Totò e Peppino divisi a Berlino (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only

    1963
  56. Gli imbroglioni (uncredited) .... Angry car owner
  57. I 4 tassisti (credited as Renato Terra) .... Taxi mechanic
  58. Il crollo di Roma (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  59. Il fornaretto di Venezia (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  60. Il monaco di Monza (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  61. Il processo di Verona (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  62. Le mani sulla città (uncredited) .... Politician
  63. Maciste contro i Mongoli (credited?) .... Mongol
  64. Uno strano tipo (credited as Renato Terra) .... The bridegroom

    1964
  65. Amore in 4 dimensioni (credited) .... Credit only
  66. Bianco, rosso, giallo, rosa (credited as Renato Terra) .... Citizen who applauds Apollodoro
  67. FBI chiama Istanbul (poster credit as Rene Terra) .... Police officer
  68. I due evasi di Sing Sing (credited as Renato Terra) .... Man telling Franco to be strong
  69. Il castello dei morti vivi (credited) .... Policeman
  70. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Rebel
  71. Il vangelo secondo Matteo (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  72. Il Vendicatore Mascherato (credited) .... Credit only
  73. Intrigo a Los Angeles (credited as R.T. Caizzi) .... Elston
  74. La vita agra (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  75. Liolà (poster credit) .... Role?
  76. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan (credited as Renato Terra) .... Angry villager
  77. Massacro al Grande Canyon (credited) .... Credit only
  78. Un mostro... e mezzo (credited as Renato Terra) .... Role?

    1965
  79. I complessi (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  80. Il morbidone (credited as Renato Terra) .... Policeman (uncertain identification)
  81. Io la conoscevo bene (credited) .... Credit only
  82. L'ombrellone (credited) .... Credit only
  83. La guerra segreta (credited) .... Agent disguised as farmer
  84. La rivincita di Ivanhoe (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  85. Letti sbagliati (credited) .... Credit only
  86. Made in Italy (credited as Renato Terra) .... Badly behaved plane passenger
  87. Sette uomini d'oro (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  88. Thrilling (credited as Renato Terra) .... Man with the bicycle

    1966
  89. 7 dollari sul rosso (credited as Renato Terra) .... Manuelo
  90. Il ladro della Gioconda (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  91. Io, io, io.... e gli altri (credited as Renato Caizzi Terra) .... Maybe credit only
  92. Ringo del Nebraska (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  93. Se tutte le donne del mondo... (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  94. Svegliati e uccidi (credited) .... Jewellery store thief
  95. Uccidi o muori (credited as Renato Terra) .... Doctor

    1967
  96. Delitto a Posillipo - Londra chiama Napoli (credited) .... Delivery man
  97. Gente d'onore (credited as Renato Terra) .... Soldier watching sheep
  98. Requiescant (credited as Renato Terra) .... Alonzo

    1968
  99. El ''Che'' Guevara (credited as Renato Terra) .... Sergeant

    1969
  100. Satyricon (Polidoro) (credited as Renato Terra) .... Soldier

    1970
  101. Dal nostro inviato a Copenaghen (uncredited) .... Erik
  102. Ma chi t'ha dato la patente? (credited as Renato Caizzi) .... Friar

    1971
  103. Fratello sole, sorella luna (credited as Renato Terra) .... Role?
  104. Violentata sulla sabbia (credited as Renato Terra) .... Petrol station attendant

    1974
  105. L'arbitro (credited) .... Friend of Carmelo
  106. Paolo il freddo (credited as Renato Terra) .... Monk

    1975
  107. La parola, il fatto (TV mini-series, episode 3: Cafone) (credited) .... Role?

    1977
  108. Jesus of Nazareth (TV mini-series, episode 1) (credited as Renato Terra) .... Abel

    1981
  109. I ragazzi di celluloide (TV mini-series, episode 2) (credited as Renato Terra) .... 2nd painter

    2000
  110. Padre Pio: Tra cielo e terra (TV movie) (credited as Renato Terra) .... Padre Pio's father

More Renato!
There are still more titles in which Renato reportedly either appears or is credited, or both, so if anyone has shots of him in any of the titles below, you know what to do!
  • Il corsaro nero (1936) ANICA
  • Torna a Napoli (1949) ANICA
  • Cuori sul mare (1950) ANICA
  • Giovane canaglia (1958) ANICA as Accomplice of Daves
  • Gli italiani sono matti (1958) ANICA
  • Il romanzo di un giovane povero (1958) ANICA
  • Ragazzi della Marina (1958) ANICA
  • Destinazione Sanremo (1959) ANICA
  • La luce sul monte (1969) ANICA as Benedictine monk
  • Le cameriere (1959) ANICA
  • Un uomo facile (1959) ANICA
  • La sposa bella (1960) - ANICA
  • Il segugio (1961) IMDb
  • Gioventù di notte (1961) - ANICA as Brigadier
  • Canzoni a tempo di twist (1962) ANICA
  • Il criminale (1962) - ANICA as Non-commissioned police officer
  • L'ultima carica (1964) ANICA
  • Sette contro la morte (1964) ANICA as Partisan
  • Tre dollari di piombo (1964) ANICA
  • Una storia di notte (1964) - ANICA
  • Con rispetto parlando (1965) ANICA
  • Eroe vagabondo (1965) ANICA
  • L'uomo che viene da Canyon City (1965) - ANICA (possibly credited as Ryan Earthpich?)
  • La violenza e l'amore (1965) ANICA
  • Lo scippo (1966) ANICA
  • Tabú [La vergine di Samoa] (1966) ANICA
  • Ballata da un miliardo (1967) ANICA
  • Le cinque giornate di Milano (1970) TV mini-series, mentioned in Renato's c.s.c. obituary
  • Sotto il placido Don (1974) IMDb, TV mini-series, episode 1, as Il piantone

    There are 2 further titles I am aware of where Renato may be credited which I am unable to include for information copyright reasons.
Where is Terra Caizzi?
As if his filmography wasn't already complicated enough, there are also a number of films where Renato is credited somewhere online (without a film credit), but still doesn't seem to appear. I have searched through all these films without success. A few of these could maybe be accounted for by my having only seen versions where his appearance had been cut, some are clearly misidentifications and it is possible I could have missed him in one or two, but then again some of them are just total mysteries. If anyone else wants to search for him in these films in the hope of finding him where I may have missed him I wish you good luck.
  • I falsari (1953) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • Senso (1954) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • Kean: Genio e sregolatezza (1956) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • Mio figlio Nerone (1956) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • Pia de' Tolomei (1958) - Listed on ANICA with no role given. May be credited in the Italian version, but isn't in the English.
  • Un ettaro di cielo (1958) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • A Breath of Scandal (1960) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • Il gattopardo (1963) - Mentioned in c.s.c. obituary with no role given.
  • Simbad contro i sette saraceni (1964) - Listed on ANICA with no role given. May be credited in the Italian version, but wasn't in the French version.
  • Agente S 03: operazione Atlantide (1965) - Listed on ANICA with no role given.
  • I coltelli del vendicatore (1966) - Listed on ANICA with no role given. Maybe credited in the Italian version, possibly as Rodney Terra, but not credited in the English version.
  • Banditi a Milano (1968) - Mentioned in c.s.c. obituary with no role given.

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Re: Renato Terra Caizzi

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 11:55

Il cammino della speranza (1950) credited as Renato Terra, as Mommino.
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Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo (1952) credited as Renato Terra, as Messenger
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:13

Un marito per Anna Zaccheo (1953) credited as Renato Terra, as Naval sentry
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:16

Proibito (1955) as Friend of Antonio
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Il principe dalla maschera rossa (1955) as Gypsy
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:21

Lo scapolo (1955) as Tiberio
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:24

Il bigamo (1956) as Prisoner
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:26

Il ferroviere (1956) as Colleague of Andrea and Gigi
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:35

Le notti bianche (1957) credited as Renato Terra, as Man involved in the fight. He is widely credited (along with Lanfranco Ceccarelli) as playing one of four thugs who start a fight with Marcello Mastroianni, however the fight is in shadow, the thugs are constantly moving and the only copy I could find was rather poor, so, while this looks like it may be him behind, I think it must be counted as an uncertain identification until a better quality copy comes along.
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