Aldo Vasco

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Aldo Vasco

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 2:47

Aldo Vasco in La legge è legge (1958)
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Aldo Vasco was a generico-actor who was active in Italian cinema from at least the early 1940s and until the mid 1970s.

Characterized by his intense, sunken eyes and slightly gorillaesque features, Aldo was frequently cast as policemen, but also as criminals or working class men. Although he was credited in a fair number of films (usually at the very bottom of the cast list), he mostly appeared in bit parts and usually - but not always - speaking a few lines.

Aldo landed a major role in the rare film Buffalo Bill a Roma (1950), but this appears to have made no impact on his career, and he was soon back to playing minor uncredited roles again. He did, however, appear in films for a number of prestigious directors such as Federico Fellini, René Clement, Alberto Lattuada, Christian-Jaque, Francesco Rosi and above all Luigi Zampa, whose films he was regularly cast in. He also appeared in four films in the Don Camillo film series - playing a different character in each one.

All online filmographies I've come across list L'onorevole Angelina (1947) as Aldo's earliest film, but the earliest appearance I've found from him is from six years earlier, so there are no doubt many more 1940s roles just waiting to be discovered.


FILMOGRAPHY
1941
  1. Marco Visconti (uncredited) .... Conspirator

    1947
  2. L'onorevole Angelina (uncredited) .... Policeman

    1950
  3. Buffalo Bill a Roma (poster credit) .... Pietro (role unconfirmed)
  4. É più facile che un cammello (credited) .... Policeman

    1951
  5. I sette nani alla riscossa (uncredited) .... Messenger

    1952
  6. Altri tempi - segment "Il tamburino sardo" (credited) .... Soldier

    1954
  7. Appassionatamente (credited) .... A miner
  8. Ballata tragica (uncredited) .... Bar patron
  9. Disonorata senza colpa (credited) .... Contraband officer
  10. La romana (credited) .... Police inspector
  11. Prima di sera (uncredited) .... Angry farmer
  12. Scuola elementare (uncredited) .... Member of the teaching staff
  13. Un giorno in pretura (uncredited) .... Court house usher

    1955
  14. Don Camillo e l'onorevole Peppone (uncredited) .... Tasca, the sharecropper

    1956
  15. Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (credited) .... One of Giovanni's men
  16. Il bigamo (uncredited) .... Policeman in the court room

    1957
  17. I vampiri (uncredited) .... Police agent
  18. Parola di ladro (uncredited) .... Man at the tavern
  19. Serenate per 16 bionde (uncredited) .... Audience member at music show

    1958
  20. La legge è legge (credited) .... The brigadier
  21. La zia d'America va a sciare (uncredited) .... Officer in the hotel nightclub
  22. Ladro lui, ladra lei (uncredited) .... Maresciallo
  23. Le dritte (uncredited) .... Journalist
  24. Mia nonna poliziotto (uncredited) .... Member of the criminal gang
  25. Totò nella luna (uncredited) .... Prison guard

    1959
  26. Fantasmi e ladri (uncredited) .... Mario, one of the thieves
  27. Il magistrato (credited) .... Dock worker
  28. Il nemico di mia moglie (uncredited) .... Librarian

    1960
  29. A noi piace freddo...!! (uncredited) .... Partisan in funeral procession
  30. L'impiegato (uncredited) .... Office clerk
  31. La dolce vita (uncredited) .... Father of the miracle children

    1961
  32. Che gioia vivere (uncredited) .... Anarchist
  33. Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo (uncredited) .... One of Peppone's men
  34. Il ladro di Bagdad (uncredited) .... Courtier
  35. Psycosissimo (uncredited) .... Security guard

    1963
  36. Io Semiramide (credited) .... Arriba
  37. Le mani sulla città (uncredited) .... Spectator in parliament
  38. Zorro e i tre moschettieri (uncredited) .... Nobleman at the ball

    1964
  39. La rivolta dei pretoriani (uncredited) .... Calpurnio
  40. The Visit (uncredited) .... Villager

    1965
  41. Il compagno Don Camillo (credited) .... A socialist comrade

    1967
  42. Arriva Dorellik (uncredited) .... One of the Duponts
  43. L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta (uncredited) .... Porter at cigar factory

    1970
  44. Ma chi t'ha dato la patente? (credited) .... Doctor

    1972
  45. Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi (credited) .... Ticket taker at dance hall

    1973
  46. Bisturi la mafia bianca (credited) .... Hospital nurse

More Aldo!
There are a few more titles that Aldo is listed with appearing that I have been unable to find copies of, so here are some more to look for...
  • Anni facili (1953) ANICA
  • In amore si pecca in due (1953) ANICA
  • Gli uomini, che mascalzoni! (1953) ANICA
  • Vestire gli ignudi (1954) ANICA
  • Luna nova (1955) ANICA
  • Accadde di notte (1956) ANICA

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Re: Aldo Vasco

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 2:50

Marco Visconti (1941) as Conspirator

The earliest role I've found for Aldo is just a small non-speaking part, but he does get a pretty great close-up.
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Re: Aldo Vasco

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 2:52

L'onorevole Angelina (1947) as Policeman

The first on many Luigi Zampa films that Aldo appeared in.
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Re: Aldo Vasco

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 2:56

Buffalo Bill a Roma (1950) as Pietro (role to be confirmed)

I've not been able to find a copy of this very rare early Italian western, but Aldo is pictured and credited in both the fotobusta and the poster below. He is fourth billed and this appears to have been the biggest role of his career.
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 2:58

É più facile che un cammello (1950) credited, as Policeman

Another appearance in a Luigi Zampa film.
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Re: Aldo Vasco

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 2:59

I sette nani alla riscossa (1951) as Messenger
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 3:01

Altri tempi (1952) - segment "Il tamburino sardo", credited, as Soldier
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 3:02

Appassionatamente (1954) credited, as A miner
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 3:04

Ballata tragica (1954) as Bar patron
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Re: Aldo Vasco

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2021, 3:05

Disonorata senza colpa (1954) credited, as Contraband officer
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