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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. I soliti ignoti (credited as Renato Terra) .... Eladio
  15. La sfida (credited as Renato Terra) .... Farmer
  16. La legge è legge (credited as Renato Terra) .... Decorator
  17. Totò e Marcellino (credited as Renato Terra) .... Store keeper
  18. Tuppe tuppe, Marescià! (credited as Renato Terra) .... Soldier

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

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

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

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

    1963
  53. I 4 tassisti (credited as Renato Terra) .... Taxi mechanic
  54. Il crollo di Roma (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  55. Il fornaretto di Venezia (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  56. Il monaco di Monza (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  57. Il processo di Verona (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  58. Le mani sulla città (uncredited) .... Politician
  59. Maciste contro i Mongoli (credited?) .... Mongol
  60. Uno strano tipo (credited as Renato Terra) .... The bridegroom

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

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

    1966
  83. 7 dollari sul rosso (credited as Renato Terra) .... Manuelo
  84. Il ladro della Gioconda (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  85. Io, io, io.... e gli altri (credited as Renato Caizzi Terra) .... Maybe credit only
  86. Ringo del Nebraska (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  87. Se tutte le donne del mondo... (credited as Renato Terra) .... Credit only
  88. Svegliati e uccidi (credited) .... Jewellery store thief
  89. Uccidi o muori (credited as Renato Terra) .... Doctor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2000
  104. 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
  • Carmen di Trastevere (1962) ANICA as Accomplice of Vincenzo
  • Il criminale (1962) - ANICA as Non-commissioned police officer
  • Liolà (1963) ANICA
  • F.B.I. chiama Istanbul (1964) ANICA as 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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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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Il bigamo (1956) as Prisoner
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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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