Gaetano Quartararo

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Gaetano Quartararo

Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 17:05

Gaetano Quartararo in Ora X - pattuglia suicida (1969)
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Gaetano Quartararo was an actor active in Italian films and fotoromanzi from at least the start of the 50's until the end of the 70's. He is one of those borderline cases who could be considered a bit part actor or a generico, but since he had a number of credited speaking roles in the late 60's I have opted for the former.

His earliest known film role was in 1950, after which there is currently a 12-year gap until his next roles in 1962, so presumably there must be some roles to be found for the intervening years. He remained very busy for the remainder of the 60's, including a couple of production credits. His last known film role currently dates from 1973, but since he is known to have been appearing in fotoromanzi until the end of the decade there may well be more later film roles to be uncovered too.

No biographical details are currently known, however there is a Manuela Quartararo credited as script supervisor on the 2 films where he has production credits, who must presumably (given the unusual surname) be somehow related.


FILMOGRAPHY
1950
  1. Il brigante Musolino (uncredited) .... Second judge

    1961
  2. Come September (uncredited) .... Man at the board meeting
  3. I fratelli Corsi (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1962
  4. Arrivano i titani (uncredited) .... City guard
  5. Il gladiatore di Roma (uncredited) .... Captain of Rufo's centurions
  6. Il mondo è una prigione (TV movie) (credited) .... Role?
  7. La tigre dei sette mari (uncredited) .... Master of ceremonies
  8. Maciste contro lo sceicco (uncredited) .... Man in the Duke of Malaga's court
  9. Più rosa che giallo (TV series, episode 5: La signora della collana) (credited) .... "Un omaccione"
  10. Totò di notte n. 1 (uncredited) .... Nightclub waiter
  11. Totò e Peppino divisi a Berlino (uncredited) .... Cafe customer
  12. Una tragedia americana (TV series, episodes 5 & 6) (credited) .... Courtroom spectator

    1963
  13. I dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Ship's captain
  14. I mostri (uncredited) .... Member of the prosecution team
  15. Il processo di Verona (uncredited) .... Police chief
  16. L'attico (uncredited) .... Onlooker in bar
  17. L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato (uncredited) .... Party guest
  18. La cieca di Sorrento (uncredited) .... Man who leads George into a trap
  19. Le mani sulla città (uncredited) .... Politician
  20. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo (uncredited) .... Captain of the Sacred Siren
  21. Processo a Gesu' (TV movie) (credited) .... Role?
  22. Ritorna il tenente Sheridan (TV series, season 1, episode 2 "Una dote per Ghita") (credited) .... Role?
  23. Rocambole (uncredited) .... Keller's associate
  24. Totò e Cleopatra (uncredited) .... Roman general

    1964
  25. Buffalo Bill, l'eroe del far west (uncredited) .... Indian tribal leader
  26. Coriolano eroe senza patria (credited) .... Lartio
  27. I miserabili (TV series, episode 9: Ponine) (credited) .... credited as "Soldier" but not found
  28. I tre centurioni (credited) .... Roman General
  29. Il colosso di Roma (credited) .... Roman army captain
  30. Il trionfo di Ercole (credited) .... The King
  31. Intrigo a Los Angeles (credited as G. Quartararo) .... George
  32. Jim il primo (uncredited) .... Doctor
  33. L'amore primitivo (credited) .... Hotel manager
  34. La rivolta dei sette (credited) .... Acrone
  35. La vendetta di Spartacus (uncredited) .... One of Arminio's men
  36. Sandok, il Maciste della giungla (uncredited) .... Party guest
  37. Ursus, il terrore dei kirghisi (credited) .... Role?

    1965
  38. Superseven chiama Cairo (credited) .... Dr. Arnold Balden
  39. Un dollaro bucato (uncredited) .... Role?

    1966
  40. Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d'oro (uncredited) .... Man listening to the General's speech
  41. La grande notte di Ringo (uncredited) .... Insurance company representative
  42. Le spie amano i fiori (credited) .... Secret Service boss
  43. Le spie uccidono in silenzio (credited) .... Professor
  44. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini (uncredited) .... Police officer

    1967
  45. Il triangolo rosso (TV series, season 1, episode 2: Un paio di occhiali) .... Ginestra
  46. Mister X (credited) .... Commissioner Mariotti
  47. Per amore... per magia... (uncredited) .... Captain of the guards

    1968
  48. Colpo sensazionale al servizio del Sifar (credited, also for script, story, executive producer & production manager) .... The Colonel
  49. Satanik (credited) .... Ortega

    1969
  50. Ora X - pattuglia suicida (credited for script, story & direction) .... The Colonel

    1973
  51. Baciamo le mani (credited as Gay Quarta) .... Mafia boss at the wedding

Titles to check!
  • Letto di sabbia (1962) ANICA
  • Una forca per un bastardo (1968) This is Manuela Quartararo's 3rd credit as script supervisor. Since he appears in the other 2 it could be possible he appears here too.
Gaetano is gone!
As always there are some titles where he is credited somewhere online, but does not seem to appear.
  • Tormento (1950) credited by ANICA with no role. There are no actors who resemble his look in his other 1950 role
  • Omicron (1963) ANICA and IMDb both credit him with playing the role of Midollo, but he is not credited and as far as I could find does not appear.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 17:08

Il brigante Musolino (1950) as Second judge
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Il gladiatore di Roma (1962) as Captain of Rufo's centurions
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 17:23

Il mondo è una prigione (1962) TV movie, credited, role uncertain
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La tigre dei sette mari (1962) as Master of ceremonies
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 17:36

Più rosa che giallo (1962) TV series, episode 5: La signora della collana, credited in the listing in Radiocorriere TV guide, as "Un omaccione", which Google translates as "a big man".
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Totò di notte n. 1 (1962) as Nightclub waiter
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 17:48

Una tragedia americana (1962) TV series. Gaetano appears and is credited in episodes 5 and 6, in a minimal role as a Courtroom spectator (not a juror as listed on IMDb).

Episode 5
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Episode 6 (only found in a much poorer quality copy)
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Totò e Peppino divisi a Berlino (1962) as Cafe customer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 18:40

I dieci gladiatori (1963) as Ship's captain
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