Category Archives: Performers & directors

Ciak… si Moroni

Mario Moroni made two films during his long career in Italian cinema, both of them are authentic poverty row efforts of little critical or aesthetic value. But as nobody else is deranged enough to waste their time examining his work, it seems like an appropriate job for The WildEye… Continue reading

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Jean Pierre Faye

It’s been a while, but continuing our on / off look at the history and career of black actors in Italy (and occasionally veering wider into other parts of Europe as well!).  And this time, we’re taking a look at … Continue reading

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Lei Ilima

As a postscript to my look at the career of Jean Pierre Faye, here’s a brief mention of Lei Ilima.  Ms Ilima appeared in just two films. In Jungle Girl and the Slaver (57) she played the girlfriend of Tanga, the Jungle … Continue reading

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Gianni Medici

Gianni Medici was one of the numerous Italian actors who had a brief flirtation with stardom during the late 1960s and early 1970s without ever really hitting the big time. Continue reading

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A vaccinated cineaste, an interview with Steno

Here’s another interview with Stefano Vanzina, aka Steno [see also here]. Once again, this was translated from an old copy of the Italian newspaper L’Unita. Continue reading

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Jerry Ross, aka Gerardo Rossi

Jerry Ross, aka Gerardo Rossi, was another Italian actor who was more famous for his career in fotoromanzi than cinema. He appeared in just six films between 1967 and 1973… Continue reading

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Pier Paolo Capponi

Considering that he was in some of the most important genre films of the 1970s, amazingly little is known about the actor Pier Paolo Capponi. He appeared or starred in numerous giallos and poliziotteschi, usually playing committed cops or rather dour and humourless characters… Continue reading

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Kirk Morris, aka Adriano Bellini

Kirk Morris was one of the gang of actors who found a certain degree of fame as stars of the Italian cycle of peplum films during the early 1960s Continue reading

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Bruno Smith

Here’s a curious one… I can’t find a single shred of information about Bruno Smith, an actor who – judging by his name – must have been either English or American Continue reading

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Bruno Minniti – Obscure Italian Leading Men #2

Bruno Minniti, aka Conrad Nichols, was born Luigi Mezzanotte on December 5th, 1954 in Rome. Continue reading

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