Category Archives: Performers & directors

Janine Hendy

Janine Hendy was one of the more prominent black actresses to work in Italian cinema during the early 1960s. Perhaps her best known roles were in the two Taur films directed by Antonio Leonviola in 1963, Taur, il re della forza bruta and more particularly Thor and the Amazon Women, in which she played the antagonist to the titular hero Joe Robinson. Continue reading

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Jim Dolen

Not many people know the name of Jim Dolen, even among the true aficionados of Italian cinema. Continue reading

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Walter Brandi

Just who was Walter Brandi? Well, to some people he’s best known as an Italian b-movie star of the early sixties, a solid if not particularly inspiring presence in numerous gothic horror films and historical adventures. Continue reading

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Mario Monicelli interview

An interview with the late maestro of Commedia all’Italian, Mario Monicelli, which I found on the web and have translated into English Continue reading

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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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