Oscuro, Mara


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Oscuro, Mara

Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:01

Uomo Orgoglio - Mara Oscuro.jpg
Mara Oscuro, in L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta (1967)
Mara Oscuro was a generica who was active in Italian cinema from at least the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, often in unglamorous roles as simple working-class women of various kinds.

She was identified by Ciavazzaro thanks to her credited role in the fotoromanzo Carina N. 47 year 1971.

Filmography
1959
  1. Nella città l'inferno .... Prisoner (credited)

    1961
  2. Akiko .... Spectator at wrestling match (uncredited)

    1962
  3. Sodoma e Gomorra .... Hebrew woman (uncredited)

    1964
  4. Coriolano eroe senza patria .... Woman in crowd outside the senate (uncredited)
  5. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan .... Angry villager (uncredited)

    1965
  6. Io uccido, tu uccidi - segment "Cavalleria rusticana: oggi" .... Sicilian villager (uncredited)

    1967
  7. L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta .... Cigar factory worker (uncredited)
  8. Little Rita nel West .... Juror (uncredited)

    1968
  9. Serafino .... One of the aunts (credited)
  10. Romeo and Juliet .... Guest at the Capulet party / Nun at the funeral (uncredited)

    1969
  11. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! .... Townswoman (uncredited)

    1970
  12. Principe coronato cercasi per ricca ereditiera .... Creditor (uncredited)
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:04

Nella città l'inferno (1959) credited, as Prisoner

The first of only two known credited film roles for Mara. She appears in a several scenes throughout the film as one of the prisoners, yet never features very prominently in any of her scenes.
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:05

Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan (1964) as Angry villager
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:06

L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta (1967) as Cigar factory worker
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:07

Little Rita nel West (1967) as Juror
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:10

Serafino (1968) credited, as One of the aunts

Mara's second credited role. She appears in numerous scenes throughout the film, but much like in Nella città l'inferno, she doesn't get much to do and is mostly relegated to the background.
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/04/2021, 19:13

Mara has two different roles in Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). First as Guest at the Capulet party...
Romeo Juliet - Mara Oscuro1.jpg
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...and then at the end of the film as Nun at the funeral
Romeo Juliet - Mara Oscuro4.jpg

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Post by Ciavazzaro » 02/04/2021, 23:50

The fotoromanzo thanks to which she was identified: Carina N. 47, year 1971.
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Post by Johan Melle » 17/04/2021, 20:30

Coriolano eroe senza patria (1964) as Woman in crowd outside the senate (in numerous scenes)
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Re: Oscuro, Mara

Post by PeplumParadise » 16/12/2021, 14:25

Sodoma e Gomorra (1962) as Hebrew woman
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Identification by Johan

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