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Daddi, Franco

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

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Franco Daddi in Anche per Django le carogne hanno un prezzo (1971)

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 .... Attacker / 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 (credited)

    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'avventuriero della Tortuga .... Pirate / Guard (uncredited)
  12. L'incendio di Roma .... Soldier (credited)
  13. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya .... One of Donar's men (uncredited)

    1966
  14. Il santo prende la mira .... Gangster (uncredited)
  15. La resa dei conti .... Brothel brawler (uncredited)
  16. MMM 83 - Missione Morte Molo 83 .... Saib henchmank (credited?)
  17. Sette dollari sul rosso .... Outlaw (uncredited)
  18. Spie contro il mondo .... Gangster (credited?)
  19. Zorro il ribelle .... Wedding brawler (uncredited)

    1967
  20. 20.000 dollari sul 7 .... Gunman (uncredited)
  21. Il magnifico Texano .... Gunman on the roof (uncredited)
  22. Lola Colt .... Paco (credited as actor and Master of Arms)

    1968
  23. ...e venne il tempo di uccidere .... Mulligan henchman (uncredited)
  24. Il pistolero segnato da Dio .... Brawler (uncredited)
  25. Joe... cercati un posto per morire! .... Tavern customer (uncredited)

    1969
  26. Dio perdoni la mia pistola .... One of Martin's men (uncredited)
  27. La bambola di Satana .... Mr. Cordova (credited)
  28. Testa o croce .... Red (credited)
  29. Zum zum zum n° 2 .... Bar brawler (uncredited)

    1971
  30. Anche per Django le carogne hanno un prezzo .... Manuel (credited)
  31. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Parker henchman (uncredited)
  32. Il venditore di morte .... Saloon brawler (uncredited)
  33. L'arciere di fuoco .... One of Robin Hood's men (uncredited)
  34. L'istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi .... Prison thug restraining Danzi (uncredited)
  35. La ragazza dalle mani di corallo .... Mister Patti assistant (poster credit)
  36. La spada normanna .... One of Ghipo's men (credited)
  37. La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo .... Perkins henchman (uncredited)
  38. Quelle sporche anime dannate .... The false Ringo Brown (credited)

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

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

    1974
  47. ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo! .... Balloon fight henchman (uncredited)
  48. Anche gli angeli tirano di destro .... Maloney henchman (uncredited)
  49. Il bestione .... Thug (uncredited)
  50. Le scomunicate di San Valentino .... Guard (uncredited)

    1975
  51. Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzorro! .... Not found (credited as "Franco Virgilio Daddi")
  52. Qui comincia l'avventura .... Cinema ice cream salesman (uncredited)

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

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

    1978
  57. I grossi bestioni .... Trucker (credited)
  58. Lo chiamavano Bulldozer .... Gambling den brawler (uncredited)
  59. Scontri stellari oltre la terza dimensione .... Soldier (uncredited)

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

    1980
  61. Femmine infernali .... Guide (uncredited)
  62. Luca il contrabbandiere .... Drug thug (credited as "Virgilio Daddi")
  63. Orinoco: Prigioniere del sesso .... Caesar (credited)

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

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

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

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

    2002
  70. Il commissario (TV series) - ep. 2: "Il traditore" .... Hotel receptionist (credited?)
  71. 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 and now added in a 2nd role as an Attacker.

I'm wondering if the guard role may actually be Franco's similar-looking brother Vladimiro.
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Re: Daddi, Franco

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) credited in some versions, 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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