Ursus (1961)


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Ursus (1961)

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Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/07/2021, 22:55

Cast

(actors credited in the Spanish version)

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Ed Fury
as Ursus

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Luis Prendes
as Setas

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Maria Luisa Merlo
(credited as M. Luisa Merlo)
as Doreide

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Rafael Luis Calvo
as Mock

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Cristina Gajoni
as Magali

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Moira Orfei
as Attea

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Soledad Miranda
Filide

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Mario Scaccia
as Kymos

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Manuel Gil
as Adelfo

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Roberto Camardiel
as Cleonte

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Manuel Arbó
as Karim, killer of Cleonte

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Ángel Menéndez
as Mitza

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Mariangela Giordano
as Miriam

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Mario Scasia
Unidentified

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Angela Pla
as Governess of Attea's handmaidens

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Luis Roses
Unidentified

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Vicente Bañó
Unidentified

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Rufino Inglés
Priest of Zaas

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Ángel Calero
Unidentified

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Rafael Calvo Revilla
(credited as R. Calvo Revilla)
as Captain of the guards

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Óscar Cortina
Unidentified

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Teresa Gisbert
Unidentified

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Cris Huerta
(credited as Crisanto Huerta)
as Strong man

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Carmelo Garcia
Unidentified

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Julio Infiesta
Unidentified
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Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/07/2021, 23:45

Uncredited actors

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Ennio Antonelli
as Guard in the mill

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Bruno Ariè
as Setas' henchman

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Agustin Bescós
as Prisoner

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Stefano Ceccarelli
as Guard in the mill

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Juan Antonio Elices
as Tavern customer

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Nino Fuscagni
as Magali's fiancé

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Uti Hof
as Noblewoman

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Ricardo Lilló
as Priest of Zaas

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Gino Scotti
as Miriam's father

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José Sepúlveda
as Priest of Zaas

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"Fat Man with Squared Head"
as Nobleman in the mill

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"The Judge"
as Priest of Zaas

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"Roca's Twin"
as Man in the market

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"Spanish Whitebeard"
as Tavern customer

Uncredited actors listed by other sources
Tomás Blanco - IMDb. Not found
Antonio Gil - IMDb as Adelfo. This is the role played by Manuel Gil, so presumably a mix-up due to the name
Eliana Grimaldi - IMDb as Fillis, but there is no such character
José López - IMDb as Fighter

IMDb also lists the names of 6 bullfighters, who will be dealt with at the end of the unidentified actors
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Re: Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 23/07/2021, 0:04

Unidentified actors

The film can be easily divided into 3 sections. Only Ed Fury, Luis Prendes and Maria Luisa Merlo appear across all 3 segments. Other than them (and Moira Orfei in the 3rd segment), the actors in segments 1 and 3 appear to be entirely Spanish, while the actors in segment 2 seem to be entirely Italian (all the identified uncredited Italian actors appear in this segment, as do Italian actors Gaioni, Scaccia and Giordano). I have therefore divided the unidentified actors accordingly.

Segment 1
Presumed to be all Spanish actors
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Re: Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 23/07/2021, 0:21

Unidentified actors

Segment 2
Presumed to be all Italian actors
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Post by PeplumParadise » 23/07/2021, 10:11

Unidentified actors

Segment 3
Presumed to be all Spanish actors
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Bullfighters
IMDb credits 6 names as being/playing bullfighters:- José Balbuena, José de la Cal, Adelino Carvalho, Alfredo David, Isleño and José Timoteo López.

There is only one scene in the film involving a very energetic bullfight and the only person fighting the bull is, supposedly, Ed Fury. There are clearly a number of stunt doubles for Fury in this scene, none of whom look much like him with varying hair colours and styles, and none of whose faces you really see very clearly (which is, of course, how it should be). Presumably it is these stunt doubles who are the ones credited by IMDb.
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Re: Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 23/07/2021, 12:01

Of the unidentified credited actors, who are all Spanish, some should be identifiable...

Manuel Arbó - could maybe be 23/24?
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Angela Pla - from the role she is credited with online in Perseo l'invincibile I have the actress on the left here identified as Pla. She seems like she could be the older actress in 52/53?
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Vicente Bañó - He worked mainly as a dubbing artist. The image isn't great and I don't see anyone who obviously resembles him, possibly 21/22/25 in a wig? IMDb says he also appears in 2 other Spanish-shot peplums, so he may yet be identifiable
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Rufino Inglés - By far the best known of the unidentified actors, so he should, theoretically, be easily identifiable. The most likely candidate to me seems to be in 45/50 (on the right)
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Rafael Calvo Revilla - somehow not to be confused with Rafael Luis Calvo who also appears in the film, or indeed another actor just named Rafael Calvo, this one seems to be another who worked predominantly as a dubbing artist, though he does also have 28 roles listed on IMDb. The only image found for him online is this one which comes from IMDb, so should maybe not be relied upon. Could he maybe be the actor on the right in 6?
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Julio Infiesta - He has 27 credits on IMDb, from at least 8 of which he should be identifiable, but only this rather poor image to be found online, from which I don't see any obvious matches
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of the other unidentified actors...

Mario Scasia - seems like a mis-spelling of Mario Scaccia, but since Scaccia is credited separately then it must presumably be a different actor, who is totally unknown

Luis Roses - he has 11 credits listed on IMDb, 3 with roles identified, so could maybe be identifiable, but there are no images to be found online

Ángel Calero - He has 36 credits on IMDb with a number of roles identified, so with a little research he should be identifiable, but there are no images of him online that I could identify

Óscar Cortina - he has 8 IMDb listings, 2 with roles, so could maybe be identifiable with some difficulty - no images found

Teresa Gisbert - She has 23 IMDb credits, 4 with roles from which she could maybe be identified. The woman who comes up under this name on google searches does not seem to be the actress.

Carmelo Garcia - 2 credits on IMDb, 39 years apart - no chance!
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Re: Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 23/07/2021, 12:21

Tomás Blanco, listed on IMDb but not credited, is a very familiar character actor from peplums and eurospies. The only actor I see who I think could be him appears as a generico with the Italian actors, with the white hair in 27/27a, but I'm not entirely convinced, he seems a little tall for Blanco and the ears too small
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Also I'm sure the actor on the right in 46 is a well known Spanish character actor, who I maybe have identified in one of Jose Jaspe's early films - I'll do my best to check on that
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Re: Ursus (1961)

Post by Johan Melle » 23/07/2021, 12:49

PeplumParadise wrote:
23/07/2021, 12:01
Rufino Inglés - By far the best known of the unidentified actors, so he should, theoretically, be easily identifiable. The most likely candidate to me seems to be in 45/50 (on the right)
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Yes, this is Rufino Inglés without a doubt. Unfortunately, he's the only one of the Spanish actors that is familiar to me.

PeplumParadise wrote:
23/07/2021, 12:21
Tomás Blanco, listed on IMDb but not credited, is a very familiar character actor from peplums and eurospies. The only actor I see who I think could be him appears as a generico with the Italian actors, with the white hair in 27/27a, but I'm not entirely convinced, he seems a little tall for Blanco and the ears too small
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Actually, only some of the pics in that collage are of Tomás Blanco - several are not him at all. I know him well, but couldn't spot him in any of the pics of the unknowns. If anything, the white-haired guy in pic 27 looks like Gualtiero Isnenghi.

And in pic 31, the man on the left is "Fat man with squared head".

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Re: Ursus (1961)

Post by PeplumParadise » 23/07/2021, 14:34

Johan Melle wrote:
23/07/2021, 12:49
PeplumParadise wrote:
23/07/2021, 12:01
Rufino Inglés - By far the best known of the unidentified actors, so he should, theoretically, be easily identifiable. The most likely candidate to me seems to be in 45/50 (on the right)
Rufino_Inglés_in_A_Bullet_For_the_General,_1966.jpgUnknown-1.jpeg
uk45a.jpg
Yes, this is Rufino Inglés without a doubt. Unfortunately, he's the only one of the Spanish actors that is familiar to me.

PeplumParadise wrote:
23/07/2021, 12:21
Tomás Blanco, listed on IMDb but not credited, is a very familiar character actor from peplums and eurospies. The only actor I see who I think could be him appears as a generico with the Italian actors, with the white hair in 27/27a, but I'm not entirely convinced, he seems a little tall for Blanco and the ears too small
48428238_1822513947871404_316946527492767744_n.jpg
uk27xa.jpg
Actually, only some of the pics in that collage are of Tomás Blanco - several are not him at all. I know him well, but couldn't spot him in any of the pics of the unknowns. If anything, the white-haired guy in pic 27 looks like Gualtiero Isnenghi.

And in pic 31, the man on the left is "Fat man with squared head".
Ingles and "Fat Man" added.

I would say I'm confident with the ID's for Arbo and Pla - these are both speaking roles which you would expect to be credited and I don't see anyone else in the film who could be either of these actors, so I think they could be safely added into the cast. The other ID's I'm less sure about so better to wait until more images can be found.

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