Thursday, June 5, 2014

Updated : Identifying the TEN GLADIATORS + more

Identifying the actors who played the TEN GLADIATORS from the series of 3 films is a difficult thing to do. The cast changed slightly between the first and second films; the cast is credited mostly with aliases; IMDb info is incomplete (Romano Giomini is not listed for the 3 films) and most of the gladiators remain nameless in the stories/scripts so not much to go by. Here's the closest I've tried to figure out who's who.

The three films are: THE TEN GLADIATORS; SPARTACUS & THE TEN GLADIATORS and TRIUMPH OF THE TEN GLADIATORS.

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Dan Vadis as Rocca

Pietro Torrisi

Salvatore Borgese

 Jeff Cameron (aka Giovanni Scarciofolo)

Aldo Canti

Enzo Fiermonte

Romano Giomini

Frank Oliveras

Emilio Messina

Armando Bottin


From THE TEN GLADIATORS only

These three actors who were gladiators in THE TEN GLADIATORS but didn't return for the two sequels/prequels.

Pino Mattei

Giancarlo Bastianoni

The elusive Gino Turini, who's barely in the film. Thanks to Scott for the info on Gino.

The entire TEN GLADIATORS cast from the 2 sequels (or prequels)


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And as an extra note, while scanning THE TEN GLADIATORS for a good shot of Gino Turini, I finally found the equally elusive Roberto Messina, brother of Emilio Messina, one of the ten gladiators. He's erroneously credited at IMDb as Methodius. Roberto's role, like most of his other PEPLUM films, only lasts a few seconds. Here's a previous article on Roberto: link



3 comments:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

Tremendous research in great detail ... thanks

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Thanks Brrrodie

JJ said...

Roberto Messina appears several times in the final battle scene in "The Ten Gladiators" and he is, in fact, one of the Roman soldiers that kills Dan Vadis' character Roccia in that film.