"Polar Beard"

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"Polar Beard"

Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:24

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"Polar Beard" in Che gioia vivere (1961)
Another graduate from our Whitebeard project, "Polar Beard" was a short actor with a uniquely-styled big bushy white beard, active in Italian films at least from the late 50's and throughout the 60's.

Filmography

1958
  1. La spada e la croce .... Citizen of Judea
  2. The Naked Maja (La maja desnuda) .... Man at the inquisition

    1959
  3. Annibale .... One of Hannibal's men
  4. Ben-Hur .... Spectator at victorious return / Spectator at crucifixion march
  5. Cartagine in fiamme .... Man in marketplace
  6. I reali di Francia .... Spectator at Gitana's dance
  7. Nel segno di Roma .... Prisoner
  8. Simpatico mascalzone .... Theatre audience member

    1960
  9. Esther and the King .... Jewish man (uncredited)
  10. Il mattatore (uncredited) .... Prison inmate
  11. Il terrore della maschera rossa .... Spectator at fight (uncredited)
  12. Salambò (uncredited) .... Man in crowd at stoning

    1961
  13. Che gioia vivere .... Prisoner 97
  14. I masnadieri .... Tavern customer
  15. Nefertite, regina del Nilo .... Soldier

    1962
  16. L'arciere delle mille e una notte .... Courtier (uncredited)
  17. La marcia su Roma .... Prison inmate
  18. Sodoma e Gomorra .... Man at the banquet

    1963
  19. Gidget goes to Rome .... Man by the Trevi fountain
  20. Il crollo di Roma .... Christian prisoner
  21. Io Semiramide .... Citizen (uncredited)
  22. Jason and the Argonauts .... Courtier of King Aeetes
  23. L'eroe di Babilonia .... Man in the temple
  24. Le monachine .... Generico playing monk
  25. Maciste contro i Mongoli .... Prisoner
  26. Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo .... Citizen of Nefer

    1964
  27. Che fine ha fatto Totò baby? .... Man at the pension office
  28. Gli invincibili fratelli Maciste .... Old prisoner working the mill
  29. Gli schiavi più forti del mondo .... Tavern customer
  30. I due gladiatori .... Old man questioned by guards / Spectator at the arena (uncredited)
  31. I magnifici brutos del West .... Saloon customer
  32. I pirati della Malesia .... Prisoner in the mines
  33. L'ultimo gladiatore .... Tavern customer
  34. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Roman citizen (uncredited)
  35. La rivolta dei sette .... Spectator at street show
  36. La vendetta dei gladiatori .... Christian
  37. La vendetta di Spartacus .... Refugee

    1965
  38. Adios gringo .... Saloon customer
  39. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero .... Nobleman
  40. La magnifica sfida .... Merchant in the marketplace
  41. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya .... Man of Donar's tribe
  42. Sette contro tutti .... Tavern customer / Citizen

    1966
  43. Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia .... Newspaper seller
  44. Operazione Goldman .... Man in hibernation chamber
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:26

Che gioia vivere (1961) as Prisoner 97
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:30

L'arciere delle mille e una notte (1962) at the far right, as Courtier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:34

I due gladiatori (1964) as Old man questioned by guards and now found in a second role as a Spectator at the arena (with a nice close-up of the back of his head!)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:40

Adios gringo (1965) as Saloon customer
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Re: Polar Beard

Post by PeplumParadise » 02/09/2020, 19:49

While it was agreed that the actor in the 4 films above was all the same person, there are a number of other possible identifications from the Whitebeard project that people were less certain about, so I'll leave these here for now to be added or eliminated in the future when we know our man a little better (or when better quality images show up). For the record the 6 films here are
28. Maciste contro i mongoli (1963)
29. Maciste, l'eroe piu grande del mondo (1963)
41. L'ultimo gladiatore (1964)
45. La vendetta di Spartacus (1964)
51. Coca Cola commercial (1966)
123. Gli invincibili fratelli Maciste (1964)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 03/09/2020, 21:38

Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia (1966) as Newspaper seller
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Post by PeplumParadise » 11/09/2020, 19:50

Ben-Hur (1959) as Spectator at victorious return. I'd say I'm 95% sure this is our man, I'm sure it will be easier to confirm once we know him a little better. Also seen in a second role as Spectator at the crucifixion march.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 05/10/2020, 12:58

Il crollo di Roma (1963) as Christian prisoner
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Post by PeplumParadise » 16/10/2020, 13:06

La rivolta dei sette (1964) only seen in profile and from behind as as the camera pans around, but I think it is still certainly him as Man watching the street show
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