Santarelli, Amerigo

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Santarelli, Amerigo

Post by Ciavazzaro » 28/08/2018, 23:52

Amerigo Santarelli in Gli fumavano le colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto (1971)
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Amerigo Santarelli was born as Americo Santarelli on 21 September 1910 in Rome (IT), and died 8 October 1971 in Rome[1]. He was a great and very prolific generico, active from the 1940s until the early 1970s, especially in Peplum movies, but also in westerns.

1. info from his great-nephew Mauro Santarelli.
Filmography
1939
  1. Imputato alzatevi! .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)

    1948
  2. Il cavaliere misterioso .... Guard (uncredited)
  3. La Certosa di Parma .... Man in the angry mob (uncredited)
  4. L'ebreo errante .... Jew in concentration camp (uncredited)
  5. Sotto il sole di Roma .... Bystander on the street (uncredited)
  6. Tempesta su Parigi .... Brigand / Revolutionary (uncredited)
  7. Totò al Giro d'Italia .... Bar customer (uncredited)

    1949
  8. Antonio di Padova .... One of Ezzolino's guards (uncredited)
  9. Riso amaro .... role? (uncredited)

    1950
  10. Benvenuto reverendo! .... One of the farmers (credited)
  11. È arrivato il cavaliere .... Bandit (uncredited)
  12. L'inafferrabile 12 .... Mannequin mover (uncredited)
  13. Margherita da Cortona .... One of the angry mob outside the church (uncredited)

    1951
  14. Amor non ho! Però, però... .... One of Maurizio's henchmen (uncredited)
  15. Anna .... Hospital visitor (uncredited)
  16. Incantesimo tragico .... Man at the engagement ball (uncredited)
  17. La città si difende .... Hoodlum (uncredited)
  18. La vendetta del corsaro .... Pirate (uncredited)
  19. Lebbra bianca .... Man arguing outside the bar (uncredited)
  20. Quo Vadis .... Guard tying a Christian to the cross (uncredited)
  21. Sette ore di guai .... Countryman (uncredited)
  22. Totò e i re di Roma ....Uomo che vende a Totò un terno sulla ruota di Bari (uncredited)
  23. Una bruna indiavolata .... Man waiting to use the telephone (uncredited)

    1952
  24. Ergastolo .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  25. Gli angeli del quartiere .... Thief (uncredited)
  26. Il bandolero stanco .... Townsman (credited)
  27. Il segreto delle tre punte .... Man who shoots Massimo (uncredited)
  28. Il tallone di Achille .... The maharajah (uncredited)
  29. La carrozza d'oro .... Audience member at stage comedy (uncredited)
  30. La favorita .... Nobleman (uncredited)
  31. La muta di Portici .... Rebel handing out weapons (uncredited)
  32. La presidentessa .... Audience member in the theatre (uncredited)
  33. Lo sai che i papaveri... .... Bodyguard of Sr. Lamas (uncredited)

    1953
  34. Gioventù alla sbarra .... Man selling a car (uncredited)
  35. Nerone e Messalina .... Man at Nero's left side (uncredited)

    1954
  36. Amori di mezzo secolo - segment "Dopoguerra 1920" .... Superstitious soldier (uncredited)
  37. Giorni d'amore .... Oreste's friend (uncredited)
  38. I tre ladri .... Prison inmate (uncredited)
  39. Il maestro di Don Giovanni .... Spectator at the fight (uncredited)
  40. La principessa delle Canarie .... Canarian native (uncredited)

    1955
  41. Gli innamorati .... Neighborhood man (uncredited)
  42. La bella di Roma .... Cornerman (uncredited)
  43. La donna più bella del mondo .... Luggage carrier at the train station (uncredited)
  44. La ladra .... Bar customer (uncredited)
  45. Totò e Carolina .... Tavern-keeper (uncredited)

    1956
  46. Helen of Troy .... Ship's drummer (uncredited)

    1957
  47. Belle ma povere .... Man who buys the porter's uniform (uncredited)
  48. Gli amanti del deserto .... Torturer (uncredited)
  49. I misteri di Parigi .... Man at tavern (uncredited)
  50. Il corsaro della mezza luna .... Pirate with eyepatch (uncredited)
  51. Kean: Genio e sregolatezza .... Man at the tavern (uncredited)
  52. Parola di ladro .... Man at the tavern (uncredited)
  53. Poveri ma belli .... Bartender at the beach bar (uncredited)
  54. Serenata per sedici bionde .... Hired hand to stop the music show (uncredited)

    1958
  55. Afrodite, dea dell'amore .... Slave guardian (uncredited)
  56. Camping .... Villager (uncredited)
  57. Fortunella .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  58. I soliti ignoti .... Inmate at the parlor (uncredited)
  59. Il Conte di Matera .... Torturer (uncredited)
  60. Il pirata dello sparviero nero .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  61. Le dritte .... Detective (uncredited)
  62. Pia de' Tolomei .... role? (uncredited)

    1959
  63. Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti .... Man in police station (uncredited)
  64. Ben-Hur .... Galley slave (uncredited)
  65. I cavalieri del diavolo .... Torturer (uncredited)
  66. La cento chilometri .... Race participant (uncredited)
  67. La notte del grande assalto .... Gypsy attacking the castle (uncredited)

    1960
  68. Caravan petrol .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  69. Cartagine in fiamme .... Soldier (uncredited)
  70. Gli amori di Ercole .... Torturer (uncredited)
  71. Gli avventurieri dei tropici .... role? (credited?)
  72. Il corazziere .... Man on fascist march (uncredited)
  73. Il sepolcro dei re .... Grave robber (credited)
  74. Il terrore della maschera rosso .... Torturer (uncredited)
  75. It started in Naples .... Man at street carnival (uncredited)
  76. Morgan il pirata .... Pirate (uncredited)
  77. Noi duri .... Gangster (uncredited)
  78. Revak, lo schiavo di Cartagine .... Rebel (uncredited)
  79. Risate di gioia .... Actor in the peplum movie (uncredited)
  80. Robin Hood e i pirati .... Pirate (uncredited)
  81. Teseo contro il minotauro .... Torturer (uncredited)

    1961
  82. Akiko .... Wrestling coach (uncredited)
  83. Barabbas .... Gladiator (uncredited)
  84. Costantino il grande .... Torturer / Soldier (uncredited)
  85. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide .... Man in tavern (uncredited)
  86. Francis of Assisi .... Sultan's bodyguard (uncredited)
  87. Giuseppe venduto dai fratelli .... Torturer (uncredited)
  88. Gordon il pirata nero .... Pirate (uncredited - uncertain identification)
  89. I fratelli Corsi .... One of Orlandi's men (uncredited)
  90. I magnifici tre .... Fight manager (uncredited)
  91. La vendetta di Ursus .... Freedom fighter (uncredited)
  92. Vanina Vanini .... Priest in procession (uncredited)

    1962
  93. Boccaccio '70 - segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" .... Worker (uncredited)
  94. Carmen di Trastevere .... Race spectator (uncredited)
  95. La città prigioniera .... Renegade soldier (uncredited)
  96. Maciste contro lo Sceicco .... Torturer (uncredited)
  97. Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Slave trader (uncredited)
  98. Marte, dio della guerra .... Torturer (uncredited)
  99. Mondo caldo di notte .... role? (uncredited)
  100. Odio mortale .... role? (uncredited)
  101. Vulcano, figlio di Giove .... role? (uncredited)

    1963
  102. Brenno il nemico di Roma .... Soldier of Brenno (uncredited)
  103. I dieci gladiatori .... Guard (uncredited)
  104. I mostri - segment "Presa dalla vita" .... Kidnapper (uncredited)
  105. Io Semiramide .... Servant who spills the wine (uncredited)
  106. Le ore dell'amore .... Man at football match (uncredited)
  107. Totò e Cleopatra .... Senator (uncredited)
  108. Ursus nella terra di fuoco .... Spectator at the contest of strength (uncredited)
  109. Zorro contro Maciste .... Tavern fighter (uncredited)

    1964
  110. 00-2 agenti segretissimi .... American agent (uncredited)
  111. Bianco, rosso, giallo, rosa .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  112. Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia .... Wrestler (uncredited)
  113. Ercole contro Roma .... Soldier (uncredited) (re-used footage)
  114. Genoveffa di Brabante .... Guard (uncredited)
  115. I due mafiosi .... Mafioso (uncredited)
  116. I predoni della steppa .... Guard at the city gate (uncredited)
  117. Il colosso di Roma .... Roman soldier (uncredited)
  118. Il dominatore del deserto .... Torturer (uncredited)
  119. Il ribelle di Castelmonte .... Torturer (uncredited)
  120. La rivolta dei pretoriani .... Guard (uncredited)
  121. Maciste nelle miniere del re Salomone .... Torturer (uncredited)
  122. Saul e David .... Spectator watching the slaughter of the priests (uncredited)
  123. The Visit .... Villager (uncredited)
  124. Totò contro il pirata nero .... Pirate (uncredited)

    1965
  125. A 008 operazione sterminio .... Kemp's henchman (uncredited)
  126. I 2 parà .... American soldier (uncredited)
  127. Due marines e un generale .... Stage worker (uncredited)
  128. La sfida dei giganti .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  129. L'uomo che ride .... Guard (uncredited)
  130. Made in Italy .... Man leaving toilet in restaurant (uncredited)
  131. Oggi, domani, dopodomani - segment "La moglie bionda" .... Guard (uncredited)
  132. The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Man driving cart (uncredited)
  133. Veneri al sole .... Trainer of Andreucci (uncredited)

    1966
  134. 7 monaci d'oro .... Truck driver (uncredited)
  135. After the Fox / Caccia alla volpe .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  136. Het gangstermeisje .... Gangster (credited?)
  137. I due sanculotti .... Recruit of the new revolutionary army (uncredited)
  138. La Bibbia .... Sinful man / Man at Tower of Babel (uncredited)
  139. Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV series) - episode: "Non si uccidono i poveri diavoli" .... Man in the park (uncredited)
  140. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo .... Henchman of Goldfoot (uncredited)
  141. Superargo contro Diabolikus .... Henchman (uncredited)
  142. Uno sceriffo tutto d'oro .... Vargas bandit (uncredited)

    1967
  143. Bandidos .... Barkeeper (uncredited)
  144. Con lui cavalca la morte .... Cook (uncredited)
  145. Gente d'onore .... Mistaken man in restaurant (uncredited)
  146. I barbieri di Sicilia .... One of Milazzo's men (uncredited)
  147. I giorni dell'ira .... Roulette player (uncredited)
  148. Indomptable Angélique / L'indomabile Angelica .... Head-guard on the ship (uncredited)
  149. La più grande rapina del west .... Townsman (uncredited)
  150. Le streghe - segment "Una sera come le altre" .... Man at the stadium (uncredited)
  151. Operazione San Pietro .... Mechanic (uncredited)

    1968
  152. ... e venne il tempo di uccidere .... Pedro, the cantina bartender (uncredited)
  153. Il circolo Pickwick (TV mini series) .... Townsman (uncredited)
  154. Il dolce corpo di Deborah .... Audience at the boxing match (uncredited)
  155. Niente rose per OSS 117 .... Henchman at the concert (uncredited)

    1969
  156. E dio disse a Caino .... Blacksmith (uncredited)
  157. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! .... Stengel sentry (uncredited)
  158. Fellini - Block notes di un regista .... Truck driver transformed into a Roman soldier (uncredited)
  159. Fellini Satyricon .... Man at the feast (uncredited)
  160. Franco, ciccio e il pirata Barbanera .... Headhunter's tribe chief (uncredited)

    1970
  161. F.B.I. Francesco Bertolazzi Investigatore (TV series) - episode 6: "Getto della spugna" (credited) .... Trombolini (uncredited)
  162. I clowns .... Man outside the station (uncredited)
  163. Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di... .... Eagle Pass tavern patron (uncredited)
  164. Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana .... Prison guard (uncredited)

    1971
  165. Detenuto in attesa di giudizio .... Inmate of the Sagunto prison (uncredited)
  166. Gli fumavano le colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto .... Barman (credited)
  167. I due della F.1 alla corsa più pazza, pazza del mondo …. Gangster (credited as "Americo Santarelli")
  168. Il corsaro nero .... Pirate (uncredited)
  169. Il segno del comando (TV mini series) .... Street spectator (uncredited)
  170. Scipione detto anche l'africano .... Senator (uncredited)
  171. Storie dell'anno Mille - Ep. 5 .... role?
  172. Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto - Mi chiamano Alleluja .... Cookie, Fortune henchman and cook (uncredited)
  173. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo .... One of Spirito Santo's recruits (credited)

    1972
  174. Roma .... Restaurant diner (uncredited)
Additional credits
  • Ciao, Federico! (1970) - Documentary about the shooting of Fellini Satyricon (1969). Includes footage of Amerigo on the set during the making of the film.
  • Una vita violenta (1962) seen in a scene from La principessa delle Canarie in a cinema.
  • Il trucido e lo sbirro (1976) seen in a scene from Buon funerale amigos!...paga Sartana in a prison cinema.
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 31/08/2018, 17:29

Amerigo have a very nice and very important role in the TV series F.B.I. - Francesco Bertolazzi Invesitagore episode 6: "Getto della spugna" (1970), as Trombolini, a corrupt ex-boxer

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Another great role as man watching Silvana Mangano's strip at the stadium in Le streghe (1967).
Together with Veriano Ginesi, he gets so excited by seeing Silvana stripping that he kisses Veriano!!!
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 31/08/2018, 17:41

More roles!

First in Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti (1959) - pic from eurobis
Audace Colpo - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Soldier in Cartagine in fiamme (1960) - pic from Johan
Cartagine In Fiamme - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Worker in Boccaccio '70 (1962) - segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Boccaccio 70 - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Totò contro il pirata nero (1964) - from eurobis
Toto Pirata Nera - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

With Veriano Ginesi as a stage worker in Due marines e un generale (1965)
Due Marines Generale - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 31/08/2018, 17:46

And again with Veriano, as henchman in Le spie vengono dal semifreddo (1966) - pic from eurobis
Spie Vengono Semifreddo - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Superargo contro Diabolikus (1966) again henchman - pics from Johan
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Pirate in Il corsaro nero (1971) - pic from Johan
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Post by carlos » 31/08/2018, 17:52

He made a lot of westerns. Here are a few I have pics for:

Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo (1971) credited as one of Spirito Santo's recruits
Uomo Avvisato - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Testa t'ammazzo, croce... sei morto - Mi chiamano Alleluja (1971) uncredited as Cookie, Fortune henchman and cook
Testa Tammazzo - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

E dio disse a Caino (1969) uncredited as blacksmith
E Dio Disse - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! (1969) uncredited as a Stengel sentry
Ehi Amico - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Bandidos (1967) uncredited as barkeeper
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Post by carlos » 31/08/2018, 17:57

Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana (1970) prison guard
Una Nuvole Di Polvere - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

...e venne il tempo di uccidere (1968) uncredited as Pedro the cantina bartender
E Venne Il Tempo - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Con lui cavalca la morte (1967) hotel cook (uncredited)
Con Lui Cavalca - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

I giorni dell'ira (1967) roulette player (uncredited)
Giorni Dell'Ira - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Il ribelle di Castelmonte (1964) torturer (uncredited)
Ribelle Di Castelmonte - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Zorro contro Maciste (1963) as a tavern fighter
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Post by vecchiaguardia » 31/08/2018, 17:58

Great face! Here he is in I soliti ignoti (1958):

I Soliti Ignoti - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 18:40

As mentioned by Ciavazzaro, Amerigo Santarelli was particularly active in peplum films and (just like his friend Veriano Ginesi) he was very often used to play the role of the torturer. Here are three examples - all uncredited:

I cavalieri del diavolo (1959)
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Gli amori di Ercole (1960)
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Maciste nelle miniere del re Salomone (1964)
Maciste Miniere - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

But he wasn't always the torturer. Here he's a senator in Totò e Cleopatra (1963)
Toto Cleopatra - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

And as a prison guard in La sfida dei giganti (1965)
La Sfida Dei Giganti - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg
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Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 18:45

Typical henchman role for Amerigo in A 008 operazione sterminio (1965)
Operazione Sterminio - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

And here are two very brief and uncredited television roles.

First with Lina Alberti in the TV series Le inchieste del commissario Maigret - episode: "Non si uccidono i poveri diavoli" (1966)
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And here very briefly as a street spectator in the famous Il segno del comando (1971)
Segno Del Comando - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 31/08/2018, 18:51

A nice early role for Amerigo in Giorni d'amore (1954)
Giorni D'Amore - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

Another early and very brief role as a soldier scared of a black cat in Amori di mezzo secolo (1954)
Amori Mezzo Secolo - Amerigo Santarelli.jpg

It's also important to note that Amerigo appeared in many, many fotoromanzi, but the most prestigious one is surely "Sei nata per me", published in Grand Hotel from N. 719 (2 April 1960) to N. 744 (24 September 1960).

Here, Amerigo appears in a wonderful role as a gangster (and, once again, together with Veriano Ginesi)
Sei Nata Per Me Credits.jpg

Sei Nata Per Me - Ginesi + Santarelli.jpg

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