Quartararo, Gaetano

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Quartararo, Gaetano

Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:05

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 .... Second judge (uncredited)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Re: Gaetano Quartararo

Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:08

Il brigante Musolino (1950) as Second judge
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:11

Il gladiatore di Roma (1962) as Captain of Rufo's centurions
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:23

Il mondo è una prigione (1962) TV movie, credited, role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:26

La tigre dei sette mari (1962) as Master of ceremonies
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:36

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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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:42

Totò di notte n. 1 (1962) as Nightclub waiter
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 19:48

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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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 20:02

Totò e Peppino divisi a Berlino (1962) as Cafe customer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/06/2020, 20:40

I dieci gladiatori (1963) as Ship's captain
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