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Terra Caizzi, Renato

Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 12:51

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 .... Mommino (credited as Renato Terra)

    1952
  2. Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo .... Messenger Lieutenant of the Bourbon army (credited as Renato Terra)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1959
  23. Cartagine in fiamme .... One of Phegor's crew (uncredited)
  24. Destinazione Sanremo (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  25. Estate violenta .... Martino (uncredited)
  26. Il mondo dei miracoli .... Man closing theatre curtain (uncredited)
  27. Il terrore dei barbari (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  28. Le legioni di Cleopatra (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  29. Lupi nell'abisso .... Submarine crew member (uncredited)
  30. Un maledetto imbroglio (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  31. Un uomo facile .... role? (credited?)

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

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

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

    1963
  61. Gli imbroglioni .... Angry car owner (uncredited)
  62. I 4 tassisti .... Taxi mechanic (credited as Renato Terra)
  63. Il crollo di Roma (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  64. Il fornaretto di Venezia (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  65. Il monaco di Monza (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  66. Il processo di Verona (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  67. Le mani sulla città .... Journalist (uncredited)
  68. Maciste contro i Mongoli .... Mongol (credited?)
  69. Uno strano tipo .... The bridegroom (credited as Renato Terra)

    1964
  70. Amore in 4 dimensioni (credit only)
  71. Bianco, rosso, giallo, rosa .... Citizen who applauds Apollodoro (credited as Renato Terra)
  72. FBI chiama Istanbul .... Police officer (poster credit as Rene Terra)
  73. I due evasi di Sing Sing .... Man telling Franco to be strong (credited as Renato Terra)
  74. Il castello dei morti vivi .... Policeman (credited)
  75. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori .... Rebel (uncredited)
  76. Il vangelo secondo Matteo (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  77. Il Vendicatore Mascherato .... credit only
  78. Intrigo a Los Angeles .... Elston (credited as R.T. Caizzi)
  79. La vita agra (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  80. Liolà .... role? (poster credit)
  81. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan .... Angry villager (credited as Renato Terra)
  82. Massacro al Grande Canyon (credit only)
  83. Sette contro la morte .... Partisan who fetches the gun (uncredited)
  84. Tre dollari di piombo .... Farm hand (uncredited)
  85. Un mostro... e mezzo .... role? (credited as Renato Terra)

    1965
  86. Con rispetto parlando .... role? (poster credit)
  87. I complessi (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  88. Il morbidone .... Policeman (credited as Renato Terra - uncertain identification)
  89. Io la conoscevo bene (credit only)
  90. L'ombrellone (credit only)
  91. La guerra segreta .... Agent disguised as farmer (credited)
  92. La rivincita di Ivanhoe (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  93. Letti sbagliati (credit only)
  94. Made in Italy .... Badly behaved plane passenger (credited as Renato Terra)
  95. Sette uomini d'oro (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  96. Thrilling .... Man with the bicycle (credited as Renato Terra)

    1966
  97. 7 dollari sul rosso .... Manuelo (credited as Renato Terra)
  98. Delitto quasi perfetto .... Police agent (uncredited)
  99. I coltelli del vendicatore (credit only, as Rodney Terra)
  100. Il ladro della Gioconda .... Train conductor (credited as Renato Terra)
  101. Io, io, io.... e gli altri (maybe credit only, as Renato Caizzi Terra)
  102. Missione sabbie roventi .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  103. Ringo del Nebraska (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  104. Se tutte le donne del mondo... (credit only, as Renato Terra)
  105. Svegliati e uccidi .... Jewellery store thief (credited)
  106. Uccidi o muori .... Doctor (credited as Renato Terra)

    1967
  107. Delitto a Posillipo - Londra chiama Napoli .... Delivery man (credited)
  108. Gente d'onore .... Soldier watching sheep (credited as Renato Terra)
  109. La bisbetica domata .... Party guest (uncredited)
  110. Requiescant .... Alonzo (credited as Renato Terra)

    1968
  111. El ''Che'' Guevara .... Sergeant (credited as Renato Terra)
  112. Romeo and Juliet .... A Capulet (uncredited)

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

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

    1971
  116. Fratello sole, sorella luna .... Peasant who shares food with Francis (credited as Renato Terra)
  117. Violentata sulla sabbia .... Petrol station attendant (credited as Renato Terra)

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

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

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

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

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

Additional credits
  • Vivo di te (Short film, 1951) - role uncertain

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
  • La luce sul monte (1969) ANICA as Benedictine monk
  • Le cameriere (1959) 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
  • Una storia di notte (1964) - 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

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.
  • 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, 12:55

Il cammino della speranza (1950) credited as Renato Terra, as Mommino.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 13:02

Il brigante di Tacca del Lupo (1952) credited as Renato Terra, as Messenger Lieutenant of the Bourbon army
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 13:13

Un marito per Anna Zaccheo (1953) credited as Renato Terra, as Naval sentry
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Proibito (1955) as Friend of Antonio
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Il principe dalla maschera rossa (1955) as Gypsy
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Lo scapolo (1955) as Tiberio
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 13:24

Il bigamo (1956) as Prisoner
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 13:26

Il ferroviere (1956) as Colleague of Andrea and Gigi
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Post by PeplumParadise » 29/01/2020, 13:35

Le notti bianche (1957) credited as Renato Terra, as Man involved in the fight. He is one of four thugs who start a fight with Marcello Mastroianni, however the fight is draped in shadows and the thugs are constantly moving, making him tough to recognize while watching in motion.
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