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Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 04:38 pm
John Benedy in La tua vita per mio figlio:

https://imageshack.com/i/ez49f570j

John Benedy, real name Giovanni De Benedettis, is an italian actor. He works in fotoromanzi in the 60's and (I presume) in the 70's as well. His filmography, as far as I know, consists in only 9 movies, but his particular face (he had always villain roles) makes him unforgettable... at least to me biggrin.gif

I found some infos on the web, so I can tell you that he was born in 1938 in Mesagne, near Brindisi, and still lives in that part of Italy, in another little town called Serranova.

He usually had big moustaches and a strange hairstyle with a combover, very very 70's...

FILMOGRAPHY
    1967
  1. Sette donne d'oro contro due 07 (as Giovanni De Benedittis) .... Man from Spain

    1968
  2. Un corpo caldo per l'inferno (as John Bennedy) .... Robert Servais

    1971
  3. I racconti di Padre Brown (TV) - Episode "Il re dei ladri" (as John Bennedy) .... Guard on horse
  4. Uccidi Django... uccidi per primo!!! (credited) .... role?

    1972
  5. L'amante del demonio (uncredited) .... Butler

    1978
  6. Provincia violenta (credited) .... Man of Augusto

    1979
  7. Strategia per una missione di morte (as John Benedit) .... Sheikh's son

    1980
  8. La tua vita per mio figlio (credited) .... Man of don Michele Ravasino
  9. Patrick vive ancora (credited) .... Peter Suniak

    1981
  10. Carcerato (credited) .... Bad prison officer
FOTOROMANZI
  1. Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - as Gianni De Benedettis
  2. Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - as Gianni De Benedettis
  3. Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - as John Benedit
  4. Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968)
  5. Killing N. 46: "Il premio Ŕ morire" (August 1968)
  6. Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - as John Benedit
+ Killing N. 25 - Actor profile

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 04:45 pm
Here's a young John Benedy without moustaches in Un corpo caldo per l'inferno:

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and here's John Benedy these days:

http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=zjohnbenedyoggi.jpg

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 04:45 pm
From Carcerato:

https://imageshack.com/i/n8ogjxj

From Patrick vive ancora:

https://imageshack.com/i/ndfwajj

From Provincia violenta:

https://imageshack.com/i/ne5nplj

Posted by: Johan Melle April 01, 2009 08:57 pm
YES!!! Another John Benedy fan! I think he is great too! Wonderful bad guy actor! biggrin.gif

Here he is in Strategia per una missione di morte (1979):
https://imageshack.com/i/n7zj7kj


As you mentioned he was in many fotoromanzi neri, including many, many numbers of Killing and Kimba, re dell'Africa nera (both from Ponzoni Editore).

Killing N. 38: "...E dopo uccidi" (April 1968):
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Killing N. 46: "Il premio Ŕ morire" (August 1968):
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He was also in more traditional (romantic) fotoromanzi. This is him in Barbara N. 11: "Tramonto sul mare" (November 1971) - credited as "John Benedit" here:
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Posted by: Johan Melle April 01, 2009 09:03 pm
Benedy also had several uncredited roles in the 1960s. For example, he has a role in the famous Visconti film Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960). I know this because there is an actor profile on him in Killing N. 25 and several of his film roles are mentioned here. Unfortunately, I can't find out anything about some of the titles. I think maybe they are the titles used during production and that the titles were changed before the films reached the cinemas.

Here is Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25:

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Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 09:32 pm
Great Johan! Very very interesting! wink.gif

Now I've got to watch Rocco e i suoi fratelli so that I can try to identify him... I guess from his signature that his last name was De Benedettis and not De Benedittis, I'll correct my first post wink.gif

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 01, 2009 09:46 pm
And I think that Il mercenario could be La congiura dei dieci, directed by Baccio Bandini. In France it was called Le mercenaire...

Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 01, 2009 11:01 pm
Fantastic! Many thanks for sharing these!
I┤ll keep an eye out for Benedy appearances - sounds like he had a busy career!

Posted by: Johan Melle April 01, 2009 11:46 pm
I suspect that Covo di spie a Casablanca is the film Noches de Casablanca a.k.a. Spionaggio a Casablanca (1963). Not sure about the others, though...

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 02, 2009 02:14 pm
QUOTE (Johan Melle @ April 01, 2009 10:46 pm)
I suspect that Covo di spie a Casablanca is the film Noches de Casablanca a.k.a. Spionaggio a Casablanca (1963). Not sure about the others, though...

You're right with no doubt, because the french title is Casablanca, nid d'espions... wink.gif

Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 02, 2009 04:42 pm
Just came across an interesting page about him in the Go Sadistik website:

http://gosadist.ipower.com/page24.html

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 02, 2009 05:45 pm
QUOTE (Rogerio Ferraz @ April 02, 2009 03:42 pm)
Just came across an interesting page about him in the Go Sadistik website:

http://gosadist.ipower.com/page24.html

Yes I know this website; I have sent an e-mail to the guy who runs it (Michael Delle Femine), telling him about his mistake (he mix 2 different actors in one filmography: Gianni -or Giovanni- Di Benedetto, sometimes known as John Hawkhood, and John Benedy).
He answered me that he will correct that error as soon as possible...

Posted by: Johan Melle April 04, 2009 07:32 pm
This mistake was also on the IMDb, with Benedy's films listed in Di Benedetto's filmography.

It's easy to get confused because their names are very similar and they both did many fotoromanzi but they don't actually look very similar tongue.gif

Posted by: Buono Legnani April 04, 2009 07:46 pm
I'm not sure, but...

- Sette donne d'oro contro due 07 (as Giovanni De Benedittis) ... Man from Spain

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Posted by: Johan Melle April 04, 2009 08:03 pm
You can be sure, Buono! He is John Benedy! wink.gif

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 23, 2009 01:11 pm
I have seen Rocco e i suoi fratelli: great movie, but I miss John Benedy...

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 25, 2009 05:05 pm
Maybe John Benedy in Comandamenti per un gangster?

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EDIT - I've checked the movie, it's not him at all tongue.gif

Posted by: Johan Melle April 25, 2009 05:10 pm
It's a little hard to say but it certainly looks like it could be him...

Posted by: nemesi April 26, 2009 11:30 am
QUOTE (vecchiaguardia @ Sabato, 25-Apr-2009, 16:05)
Maybe John Benedy in Comandamenti per un gangster?

He looks like Ugo Adinolfi to me.

Posted by: Buono Legnani April 27, 2009 02:00 am
QUOTE (nemesi @ April 26, 2009 09:30 am)
QUOTE (vecchiaguardia @ Sabato, 25-Apr-2009, 16:05)
Maybe John Benedy in Comandamenti per un gangster?

He looks like Ugo Adinolfi to me.

Mmmmmmh... in my opinion he is not Adinolfi.

http://www.nocturno.it/bbforum/smf/index.php?topic=11254.0

Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 27, 2009 07:11 pm
John Benedy (I think) in L'Amante del Demonio (1972):

https://imageshack.com/i/nhmxkrij

Posted by: vecchiaguardia April 27, 2009 07:30 pm
Yes it's him!! Is he uncredited, Rogerio?

Posted by: Rogerio Ferraz April 27, 2009 07:34 pm
Yes, uncredited. wink.gif
Oops, I forgot to add that he plays a butler! wink.gif

Posted by: Johan Melle July 04, 2009 06:15 pm
More bad guys roles for John Benedy! biggrin.gif


Looking a little different with a beard and glasses in the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3 (Anno III): "Gioco mortale" (March 1963) - here he is credited as Gianni De Benedettis:

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And here he gets rough with Delia D'Alberti in Sospetto N. 5 (Anno III): "Una donna di troppo" (May 1963) - credited as Gianni De Benedettis here too:

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And as a sadistic Mexican in Genius N. 11: "Violenza a Mayoma" (31 October 1966) - credited as John Benedit:

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Posted by: Johan Melle July 04, 2009 06:22 pm
QUOTE (Johan Melle @ Mercoledý, 01-Apr-2009, 19:03)
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A very funny thing I just noticed is that this picture above (from Benedy's actor profile in Killing 25) actually comes from the fotoromanzo Sospetto N. 3: "Gioco mortale" (1963)!

Just look at the picture below from Sospetto N. 3! It is cleary the same:

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Posted by: vecchiaguardia July 04, 2009 11:55 pm
Ah ah! Great picture! biggrin.gif

Anyway he look awful in blond...

Posted by: Johan Melle July 05, 2009 08:01 pm
Yes, very true! Blonde hair for him was not a good idea! tongue.gif

But another interesting little thing about Benedy: even though he is uncredited in L'amante del demonio, he is credited very prominently on the poster! Hard to see because of the size but Benedy is credited just after Rosalba Neri's name:

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If you look very closely at the poster you will see that Miriam Begolli (I think that's what it says), Wolfgang Hillinger and Nando Poggi are also credited on the poster but none of them are credited on the IMDb. So I suppose they are not credited in the film. I have seen it before that an actor is credited on the poster but not in the film but to have four actors who are credited prominently on the poster but not credited at all in the actual film is very strang I think!

Posted by: vecchiaguardia July 05, 2009 08:21 pm
Well, maybe they put different credits in italian and international copies...

Posted by: TRS August 07, 2009 12:32 am
Benedy must be the actor on the horse on the right side. I don't know if we can see him better, but i don't think it. I made this immage at 24.01.2006, so i don't remember me.... smile.gif

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Posted by: vecchiaguardia August 07, 2009 12:05 pm
Last screenshot's from I racconti di padre Brown, right?

Posted by: TRS August 07, 2009 12:10 pm
Yes, sorry Johan want an'immage from this film and for this i forget to write it, but i give normally allways the right name to the immage (if i forget it another time... smile.gif ):

http://www.cinema-italiano.de/racconti_padre_brown_re_dei_re_benedy.jpg


Posted by: vecchiaguardia October 10, 2010 07:34 pm
John Benedy in 2007 interviewed for The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal

https://imageshack.com/i/exda6edej

Posted by: FatmanDan January 27, 2017 11:22 pm
I can't find him credited in both my versions UCCIDI DJANGO... UCCIDI PER PRIMO!!!

Posted by: carlos September 17, 2017 06:06 pm
QUOTE (FatmanDan @ January 27, 2017 03:22 pm)
I can't find him credited in both my versions UCCIDI DJANGO... UCCIDI PER PRIMO!!!

It does seem strange that in the Italian Cult Media release they use Spanish credits (probably because they wanted to include the opening) yet in this Spanish TV recording the Italian credits are used which are laid over the extended killing of the miners which is not in the DVD. Here we see Benedy and the csc actors plus some others. The second pic shows the different writing credits.
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With those distinctive eyebrows could Burton's lieutenant be John Benedy in Uccidi Django
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Posted by: vecchiaguardia September 18, 2017 09:59 am
It's him for sure!

Posted by: vecchiaguardia September 18, 2017 03:16 pm
John Benedy, born in Mesagne 3rd of september 1939:

https://flic.kr/p/YeffGS

From this interview:
http://www.brindisireport.it/cronaca/videoservizio-sull-attore-brindisino-di-b-movie-john-benedy.html

Posted by: carlos September 20, 2017 01:54 am
QUOTE (vecchiaguardia @ September 18, 2017 01:59 am)
It's him for sure!

Thanks vecchiaguardia

Posted by: FatmanDan September 21, 2017 01:55 am
Astonishing! Thanks!!!!

Posted by: van den bremt rudy July 01, 2018 12:40 am
hi i'm rudy from Belgium i'm a great filmolover and search also for unknown actors to make a full filmlist of them. i use several sources to do that. for "JOHN BENEDY" an actor i didn't knew, i was searching the two movies called "AGENTE SPECIALE BERLINO" and "FUOCO SU BERLINO". i found two titles, but are these two movies the same ones as those mentionned in killing n25 ?? here are these titles : 1 (1964) BERLINO APPUNTAMENTI PER LE SPIE (aka SPY IN YOUR EYE) (with brett halsey) and 2 (1967) DA BERLINO L'APOCALISSE (aka LE TIGRE SORT SANS SA MERE) (with French actor roger hanin) directed by MARIO MAFFEI. can you check these two movies if he has an uncredited role or not and if i'm right or wrong - it is worth a try - best greetings rudy from belgium

Posted by: Ciavazzaro July 01, 2018 03:13 am
Hello, first thing welcome on the forum !
im sure you will enjoy very much your time here, i don't have the movies, but i have begin to search for them, off course it the others friends of the forum will be faster than me, it will be even better !
And i repeat welcome with us !

Posted by: carlos July 01, 2018 04:54 pm
Welcome to the forum Rudy!

Posted by: vecchiaguardia July 04, 2018 05:32 pm
Welcome Rudy...

Unfortunately I have not those 2 movies.

Posted by: van den bremt rudy July 04, 2018 11:14 pm
rudy from Belgium, can you please ask to johan melle if in the magazine KILLING NR 25 (where i believe were posters of john benedy) if there were other names of actors mentionned by those two movies. perhaps than we can find the right titles for these 2 movies - hoping for an answer - greetings rudy

Posted by: Johan Melle July 14, 2018 04:29 pm
Hello Rudy, and welcome! $H.gif

I have now restored the pictures of John Benedy's actor profile in Killing N. 25. You can find the pictures on the first page in this thread. There are no pictures of posters in this profile, but the text mentions a few films Benedy has appeared in. The titles seem to be working titles, though, and that's why they are hard to identify.

I have BERLINO, APPUNTAMENTO PER LE SPIE and I did not notice Benedy in that film. I don't know about DA BERLINO L'APOCALISSE, though...

Posted by: van den bremt rudy August 06, 2018 11:55 pm
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here are the credits of the other actors in the movie "PROVINCIA VIOLENTA" (1978)
"JOHN BENEDY" is mentionned.

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Posted by: van den bremt rudy August 06, 2018 11:58 pm
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at last found a picture of "JOHN BENEDY" in "PROVINCIA VIOLENTA" (1978)
he played the role of "MAN OF AUGUSTO". (a bad role)


rudy


Posted by: vecchiaguardia August 07, 2018 11:03 am
This role was already known and listed.

Posted by: van den bremt rudy August 08, 2018 10:43 pm
on april 1, 2009 johan has put an actor's profile from KILLING magazine nr 25 about john benedy.

well i have checked my copy of the movie "IL CONJIURA DEI DIECI" (aka THE SWORDSMAN OF SIENA -
IL SPADACCINO DI SIENA) (1962) and indeed the photo of this film see forum, correspond with the
scene i've seen in the last 5 minutes of the movie.
you can't see him clearly but we are now sure that he has made this movie in the beginning of his career.

he plays the knight that holds under threat with his cape the bad guy don carlos.
rudy

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