Daddi, Franco

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Daddi, Franco

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:16

Franco Daddi in Anche per Django le carogne hanno un prezzo (1971)
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Franco Daddi was a stuntman, actor and Stunt director who began his known career in Italian films at the start of the 1960's and worked for the next 4 decades.

He had a similar-looking brother, Vladimiro, who also worked as a stuntman, though far less prolifically than Franco.

Franco was credited on occasion as "Franco Virgilio" or just "Virgilio", so presumably this was his full name. No other biographical details are currently known.

I have found a number of undocumented appearances by Franco in various genres, so there are bound to be more to be discovered.

Filmography
1961
  1. Gordon, il pirata nero .... Pirate (uncredited)
  2. La vendetta di Ursus .... Guard (uncredited)

    1962
  3. Il segno del vendicatore .... Man attacked by soldiers in the forest (uncredited)

    1963
  4. Il leone di San Marco .... Pirate (uncredited)
  5. Rocambole .... Hotel desk clerk (uncredited)

    1964
  6. Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia .... Liberated slave (uncredited)
  7. Il trionfo di Ercole .... Contestant in the tournament (credited)
  8. La vendetta dei gladiatori .... Gladiator (credited)
  9. Le maledette pistole di Dallas .... Gambler (uncredited)
  10. Sandokan alla riscossa .... Drook henchman (uncredited)

    1965
  11. L'incendio di Roma .... Soldier (credited)
  12. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya .... One of Donar's men (uncredited)

    1966
  13. Il santo prende la mira .... Gangster (uncredited)
  14. MMM 83 - Missione Morte Molo 83 .... Saib henchmank (credited?)
  15. Spie contro il mondo .... Gangster (credited?)

    1967
  16. Il magnifico Texano .... Gunman on the roof (uncredited)
  17. Lola Colt .... Paco (credited as actor and Master of Arms)

    1968
  18. ...e venne il tempo di uccidere .... Mulligan henchman (uncredited)

    1969
  19. Dio perdoni la mia pistola .... One of Martin's men (uncredited)
  20. La bambola di Satana .... Mr. Cordova (credited)
  21. Testa o croce .... Red (credited)

    1971
  22. Anche per Django le carogne hanno un prezzo .... Manuel (credited)
  23. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Parker henchman (uncredited)
  24. L'arciere di fuoco .... One of Robin Hood's men (uncredited)
  25. La ragazza dalle mani di corallo .... role? (poster credit)
  26. La spada normanna .... One of Ghipo's men (credited)
  27. Quelle sporche anime dannate .... The false Ringo Brown (credited)

    1972
  28. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  29. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico .... Barroom brawler (uncredited)
  30. La colt era il suo dio .... Hired killer / Gunman (uncredited - re-used footage)
  31. La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? .... Challenger henchman (uncredited)
  32. Trinità e Sartana figli di... ! .... Brother Bill (uncredited)
  33. Tutti fratelli nel west... per parte di padre .... Barn brawler (uncredited)

    1973
  34. Lo chiamavano Tresette... giocava sempre col morto .... Costume party guard (uncredited)
  35. Piedone lo sbirro .... Frozen fish fighter (uncredited)

    1974
  36. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! .... Balloon fight henchman (uncredited)
  37. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Maloney henchman (uncredited)
  38. Il bestione .... Thug (uncredited)

    1975
  39. Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzorro! .... Not found (credited as "Franco Virgilio Daddi")

    1976
  40. Emanuelle nera n° 2 .... Gate guard (credited)
  41. I soliti ignoti colpiscono ancora .... Doddo (uncredited)
  42. Il soldato di ventura .... Gambling soldier / French knight (uncredited)

    1977
  43. I due superpiedi quasi piatti .... Red-masked thug (uncredited)

    1978
  44. I grossi bestioni .... Trucker (credited)
  45. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Gambling den brawler (uncredited)

    1979
  46. Strategia per una missione di morte .... Henchman posing as taxi driver (credited as Stunt coordinator?)

    1980
  47. Luca il contrabbandiere .... Drug thug (credited as "Virgilio Daddi")
  48. Orinoco: Prigioniere del sesso .... Caesar (credited)

    1982
  49. Le notti segrete di Lucrezia Borgia .... Captured messenger (credited)
  50. Violenza in un carcere femminile .... Prisoner (credited as Stunt director as "Virgilio Daddi")

    1984
  51. Carmen .... Does not appear (credited for "Cascades" as "Virgilio Daddi")

    1985
  52. Savage island .... Prison guard (credited? - re-used footage)

    1987
  53. Ator il guerriero di ferro .... Trogar (credited as "Frank Daddi")
  54. The Barbarians and Co. .... Bluto (credited as "Franco Dadi")

    2002
  55. Il commissario (TV series) - ep. 2: "Il traditore" .... Hotel receptionist (credited?)
  56. Gangs of New York .... Member of Bill the Butcher's gang (uncredited)

Additional credits
  • L'America a Roma (Documentary, 1998) .... Himself (credited)

Filmography to check
  • I giardini del diavolo (1971) IMDb says he should be credited as "Stunt supervisor". He isn't credited in my French copy and he does not appear in the film.
  • Vivi ragazza vivi! (1971) ANICA
  • The Curse (1987) IMDb says he should be credited as "Stunt coordinator" - may not appear
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) IMDb says he should be credited as "Stunt coordinator - Italian unit" - may not appear

No Franco!
Films where Franco is credited with appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto (1971) IMDb as Brawler. Not found.
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Re: Daddi, Franco

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:22

Gordon, il pirata nero (1961) as Pirate
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Re: Daddi, Franco

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:24

La vendetta di Ursus (1961) as Guard
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:26

Il segno del vendicatore (1962) as Man attacked by soldiers in the forest
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:28

Il leone di San Marco (1963) as Pirate
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:30

Rocambole (1963) as Hotel desk clerk
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:32

Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia (1964) as Liberated slave
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:33

Il trionfo di Ercole (1964) credited, as Contestant in the tournament
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:35

La vendetta dei gladiatori (1964) credited, as Gladiator
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/06/2021, 11:38

Le maledette pistole di Dallas (1964) as Gambler
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