biographyGordon Mitchell was born Charles Pendleton on July 29, 1923, in Denver, Colorado. Upon his parents' divorce, his mother packed up the family and moved to Inglewood, California, where Mitchell spent his youth. He was called to duty during World War II and, unfortunately, became a prisoner of war. When he was released after the war, he completed college studies in anatomy, biology, and physiology. He used his degree to become a high school teacher who, among other things, taught handicapped students and juvenile delinquents. According to Mitchell, "I was given all the rough kids because of my physique. Wherever there were rowdies, I was called in."
muscle beach days
During this time, Mitchell lived near the famed Muscle Beach and met Joe Gold, who became Mitchell's life-long friend. At this time, Mitchell also became acquainted with other bodybuilders who became actors, such as Steve Reeves, Mickey Hargitay, and Mark Forest (aka Lou Degni).
LEFT: Mitchell on the beach in the 1950s with Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski (left) and Larry Scott (right). CENTER A and B: Various poses. RIGHT: Mitchell (then Chuck Pendleton) on the July 1960 cover of Strength and Health
LEFT: Mitchell with an unidentified woman and Dan Vadis. RIGHT: Classic muscle pose
the mae west revueFollowing his film debut, he was asked to join the Mae West Revue, along with Reg Lewis, Brad Harris, and Mickey Hargitay. West took her troupe to various locales and created a sensation. According to Mitchell, it was an easy gig: "...It was quite unusual to see so many muscle-clad guys on stage [in the mid 1950s]. We almost always did something wrong, forgot our text or whatnot, but they [the audience] didn't care."
The act eventually wound up in Las Vegas, but when West fell ill, the tour was cancelled. Reflecting on the experience, Mitchell says, "I liked best the joints in New York's Latin Quarter. The people were raging! ....The whole thing gave me an opportunity to meet people. You know, there were always folks who worked in the movie biz. As fascinating as this was, I always had to take a leave of absence from school, as I was officially working as a school teacher."
LEFT: Souvenir program of West's Revue at the Las Vegas Sahara, circa 1956. RIGHT: Gordon Mitchell adorns Mae West on stage in 1956
Gordon Mitchell appeared in more than 200 films during his lengthy career which spanned nearly 50 yeras. For his first film appearance, Mitchell was an extra in MGM's low-budget war flick Prisoner of War (1954; with Ronald Reagan and Dewey Martin). His film career progressed with a bit in Otto Preminger's The Man With the Golden Arm and small but important roles in The Ten Commandments (1956) and Spartacus (1960). Mitchell also appeared in L'il Abner (1959; with Leslie Parrish and Julie Newmar), in which he and Brad Harris were extras in the film.
Following Steve Reeves and Mark Forest, Mitchell went to Italy in early January 1961 to star in Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops, which became a test of endurance for the rugged actor. When he landed in Italy, Mitchell recalls: "I left the plane, they put me in a taxi, [and] transported me in front of a guy who was supposed to do an interview for Leonviola." At the time, Mitchell didn't speak Italian, so his starring role proved to be quite a challenge: "They gave me this script... with a literal translation that sounded hideous. I had to fix things a little, so the words would make sense."
LEFT: Burt Nelson, Gordon Mitchell, and Dan Vadis in Italy, circa 1963. CENTER: Roger Browne, Dan Vadis, and Gordon Mitchell lift Giuliana Zagara. RIGHT: Roger Browne, Gordon Mitchell, and Kirk Morris inspect the cuisine (Photos courtesy of Gordon Mitchell)
Filming Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops turned out to be an exhausting experience: "The [six weeks of filming] were bone-hard labor; I didn't even know what time of day it was." Following Atlas is my personal Gordon Mitchell favorite, The Giant of Metropolis, a film which combines the Italian fusto with an interesting blend of science fiction and is a must-see film for fans of the genre. With Gordon Mitchell's acting career going extremely well, according to William Connolly, he helped his friend and former student Dan Vadis break into the Italian film industry.
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Li'l Abner (1959)
From the Paramount musical comedy Li'l Abner. Among those pictured are Peter Palmer, Billie Hayes, Gordon Mitchell, and Leslie Parrish
Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (1961)
LEFT: A theater marquee featuring Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops, starring Gordon Mitchell. CENTER and RIGHT: Mitchell is tortured
The Giant of Metropolis (1961)
The Fury of Achilles (1962)
Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1962)
Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963)
Seven Slaves Against Rome (1964)
LEFT: As Balisten in the peplum Seven Slaves Against Rome. RIGHT: Mitchell with Roger Browne and other cast members
The Revenge of Spartacus (1965)
Sword and sandal films as a genre faded in the mid 1960s. Rather than packing up and heading back to America, as many of his contemporaries did, Mitchell stuck with acting. Even before the death of peplum, Mitchell had portrayed bad guys in several Italian fustos such as in Erik, the Viking (1965; with Guiliano Gemma) and Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963; with Tony Kendall). Mitchell's costars sometimes had difficulty acting against him in the role of adversary. For example, in Battle of the Valiant, Mitchell recalls: "...We had great problems to stage a believable fight. [Tony Kendall] was a very nice person, but maybe because of differences in physique or body length, it just didn't work out the way it should, [with] the good guy's triumph over the bad guy.... I really had to force [Kendall] to get nasty; he was so hesitant!"
LEFT: On a Vespa in the early 1960s. RIGHT: Early 1970s photo of Joe Gold, Gordon Mitchell, an unidentified woman, and Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski
Mitchell's films illustrate a variety of roles and film genres from sword and sandal flicks, spaghetti westerns, martial arts, comedies, dramas, adventure films, and horror films. He acted in a few 'A' pictures, such as Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967; with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor). Shot in Rome, this film features a scene with Mitchell and Taylor. Mitchell remembers: "[Taylor] was really professional as a worker, not at all like a diva." On another front, Mitchell was able to lend his expertise to John Huston, the director of the film: "Once, they had prepared a scene where Liz was supposed to climb on a horse, with a little ladder. But she did it from the wrong side! It just looked silly. Everywhere there were these horse trainers standing around, and nobody said a word. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't take it any longer and went to the director." Mitchell explained to Huston that this way of mounting was absurd, and Huston quickly made the changes Mitchell had suggested.
In 1970, Gordon Mitchell did a small film for a producer who paid him by giving him a piece of land just outside of Rome. Mitchell turned the parcel into a studio complete with a western town, naming it the Cave Film Studio. However, his idea proved to be mired in local red tape: "I really had no idea what I was in for. There was so much paperwork; it was awful!" The mayor of the locality, for some unknown reason, gave him only a temporary permit to build the western town. Mitchell recalls: "First, directors were a little hesitant [to shoot films at the studio] because they thought I had forgotten to get permission to shoot films there. But I had cleared everything.... Many little producers chose to shoot at my studio because it was much cheaper than the ones at Cinecitta.... We shot maybe 150 films there." Film production ceased when Mitchell's permit ran out.
Thompson 1880 (1966)
Das Musikill (2003)
later yearsAfter moving back to the US in the 1990s, Mitchell remained very active. One of his later film appearances came in 1995's Bikini Drive-In, in which Mitchell has a great cameo. Toward the end of his life, he acted in three more films: An Enraged New World (2002), Malevolence (2004), and Das Musikill (2003). Gordon Mitchell passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 20, 2003, at the age of 80. He was survived by many friends.
Mickey Hargitay and Gordon Mitchell in a late 1990s photo (courtesy of Gordon Mitchell)
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I Spy, Vol. 9: Sophia [DVD] DVD
Includes "Rome Take Away Three," "Tonia" with Leslie Uggams, "One of Our Bombs Is Missing" and "Sophia" with Gordon Mitchell 204 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono.
Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops [DVD](1961) DVD
Titanic Atlas matches muscles with a Cyclops to save a baby and battles a sinister queen. But who's holding up the world? Stars Gordon Mitchell and Vira Silenti. AKA: "Atlas Against the Cyclops." 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Plays All Regions.
The Giant Of Metropolis (1961)/Hercules And The Princess Of Troy [DVD](1965) DVD
First, in "The Giant of Metropolis," a bare-chested muscleman in sandals journeys to pre-submerged Atlantis where he challenges the despotic rule of King Cortez and his scientists who possess a death ray and the secret to immortality. Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez star. Then, made as a pilot for a proposed TV series, "Hercules and the Princess of Troy" stars Gordon Scott as the heroic demigod, taking on a ruthless sea creature. With Paul Stevens, Diana Hyland. AKA: "Hercules vs. the Sea Monster." 139 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Plays All Regions. Dubbed in English.
The Centurion [DVD](1962) DVD
There's swords and sandals aplenty in this conquering classic with Jacques Sernas as a Roman official sent to Greece to prevent war between Rome and Corinth. As he tries to diffuse the situation, he finds himself squaring off against a group of freedom fighters led by John Drew Barrymore. Co-stars Genevieve Grad, Gianna Maria Canale. AKA: "Conqueror of Corinth." Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Vulcan, Son Of Jupiter [DVD](1962) DVD
It's a muscleman epic with many supernatural elements as Jupiter's brawny son tackles monster men, underground creatures and others. With Rod Flash, Gordon Mitchell. Soundtrack: English (dubbed)
Fury Of Achilles (1962)/Ali Baba And The Seven Saracens [DVD](1964) DVD
First, the Trojans feel the "Fury of Achilles" when he leads the Greeks into battle against the fortified city of Troy. Non-stop action highlights this sword-and-sandal classic starring Gordon Mitchell, Jacques Bergerac, Cristina Gaioni. AKA: "Achilles." Then, in "Ali Baba and the 7 Saracens," Sinbad and his crew enlist the downtrodden subjects of a kingdom ruled by a merciless tyrant to help them overthrow the ruler. With Mitchell, Don Harrison, Bella Cortez. AKA: "Hawk of Bagdad," "Sinbad Against the 7 Saracens." 3 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Hercules Collection [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Hercules" (1958), "Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules," "Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops," "Giants of Rome," "Hercules and the Captive Women," "Hercules, Prisoner of Evil," "Hercules and the Black Pirate," "Hercules the Avenger," and "Hercules and the Princess of Troy."
Hercules And The Princess Of Troy (1965)/Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops (1961)/Giants Of Rome [DVD](1963) DVD
Made in English as the pilot for a proposed Hercules TV series, "Hercules and the Princess of Troy" stars Gordon Scott as the heroic demigod, pitted against a giant sea serpent come to snack on its monthly sacrificial virgin. With Diana Hyland, Gordon Mitchell. Next, titanic Atlas matches muscles with a Cyclops to save a baby and battles a sinister queen. But who's holding up the world? "Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops" stars Gordon Mitchell and Vira Silenti. AKA: "Atlas Against the Cyclops." And, spectacular battles highlight the gladiator epic "Giants of Rome." The Eternal City is menaced by a secret weapon, and its top soldiers discover exactly what it is: a big catapult used by the Druids. Richard Harrison stars. 4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital mono. Dubbed in English.
2 & 5: Mission Hydra [DVD](1966) DVD
Italian space adventure about aliens from the planet Hydra who land on Earth and abduct Earthlings to use as exhibits in their zoo. Bizarre blend of sci-fi, action, romance and social commentary stars Kirk Morris, Gordon Mitchell. AKA: "Star Pilots." Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; theatrical trailers; scene access.
Rita Of The West [DVD](1967) DVD
Believing money to be the root of the world's evil, a singer-turned-cowgirl decides to steal all the gold she can with the intention of blowing it up. Her plan attracts the attention of an Indian chief, a pair of outlaws, a Mexican bandit, and a cowboy who may or may not be on her side. Rita Pavone, Terence Hill, Lucio Dalla star in this offbeat Euro Western. AKA: "Crazy Westerners." 96 min. Soundtrack: Italian; Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles.
Fellini Satyricon [DVD](1970) DVD
A decade before "Caligula," Federico Fellini crafted this visually stunning look at the decadence and debauchery of Ancient Rome. Based on contemporary accounts, the succession of bizarre beings, orgiastic lifestyles and amoral attitudes reflect Fellini's views of '60s youth. With Martin Potter, Capucine, Hiram Keller. 129 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Italian Dolby Digital mono, English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
The Dragon Strikes Back [DVD](1972) DVD
Exciting blend of martial arts action and Euro-Western thrills stars Chen Lee as a kung fu fighter who comes to North America and quickly finds himself battling a bunch of tough thugs who are brutalizing poor Mexican farmers. Gang Wars galore! Klaus Kinksi, Claudio Undari co-star. AKA: "My Name Is Shanghai Joe," "Shanghai Joe," "The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe," "To Kill or to Die." 97 min. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
French Sex Murders [DVD](1972) DVD
Despite his claims of innocence, a Parisian jewel thief is sentenced to death in the killing of a prostitute. He manages to escape moments before his date with the guillotine, only to be decapitated in a motorcycle accident. But when the people involved in the trial are murdered one by one, it looks like the dead man has come back for revenge. Steamy mix of Euro-horror and softcore thriller stars Peter Martell, Anita Ekberg, Barbara Bouchet, Howard Vernon, and Humphrey Bogart look-alike Robert Sacchi as the police inspector. AKA: "The Bogeyman and the French Murders," "Casa d'Appuntamento," "Paris Sex Murders." 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) stereo; audio commentary; deleted scenes; alternate scenes; documentary; poster gallery. Dubbed in English.
Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks [DVD](1973) DVD
It's a long way from the South Pacific to Castle Frankenstein for mad scientist Rosanno Brazzi, whose brain-transplant experiments result in terror unparalleled. With Michael Dunn, Edmund Purdom, and "Boris Lugosi" as Ook the Neanderthal Man. AKA: "House of Freaks." 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; bonus shorts; theatrical trailer; radio spots; scene access.
Achtung! The Desert Tigers [DVD](1976) DVD
The kommadant of a POW camp in WWII Africa flaunts the Geneva Rules in the most mordant, depraved ways possible, torturing the women and inflicting brutal punishment on the men. The survivors band together to plot an escape, but can they overtake their sadistic captors? A Eurosleaze spectacle with Richard Harrison, Lea Lander and Gordon Mitchell. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono (dubbed); Subtitles: Dutch.
Emanuelle's Daughter: Queen Of Sados (Emanuelle's Daughter) [DVD](1979) DVD
In order to finally be free from her husband's persistent sexual abuses, Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) persuades her lover to kill him. Once she has control of her late spouse's estate, she prepares to revenge herself on his equally guilty associates, while taking the dead man's teenage daughter under her wing. Gabrielle Tinti, Livia Russo, and Gordon Mitchell co-star. AKA: "Emanuelle the Queen." 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; outtakes; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
White Fire [DVD](1984) DVD
"White Fire" is the name of the world's most valuable diamond, a 200-carat gem that becomes the bait in a death duel between some of the world's most cunning and ruthless jewel thieves. Fred Williamson and Robert Ginty star in an action-packed saga. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono.
Malevolence [DVD](2004) DVD
A botched bank robbery scheme and a kidnapping born of desperation leads the crooks and their captives to a seemingly abandoned farmhouse. What no one knows is that the house is occupied by a deranged young serial killer who doesn't take kindly to visitors. Blood-curdling shocker stars Brandon Johnson, Samantha Dark, Heather Magee. 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; deleted scenes; "making of" featurette; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; TV spots; DVD-ROM content; radio spots.
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Das Musikill (2003)
An Enraged New World (2002) short feature
Bikini Drive-In (1995) with Ross Hagen, David F. Friedman, Conrad Brooks, and Forrest J. Ackerman; directed by Fred Olen Ray
Seven Devils on Horseback (19??)
The Betrothed (1988)
Blood Delirium (1988)
Overdose (1988) with Laura Albert and Bruce Baron
Three Men on Fire (1988) with Richard Harrison
The Alien Within (1987) with John Carradine and Richard Harrison; directed by Fred Olen Ray
Mines of Kilimajaro (1987)
Operation Nam (1987) (aka Django 2) with Donald Pleasence
SFX Retaliator (1987) with Linda Blair and Christopher Mitchum
Terror Squad Commando (1987)
Cobra Mission (1985)
Commando Invasion (1985)
She (1985) with Sandahl Bergman
Operation Orient (1984) with Annamaria Clementi
White Fire (1984) with Fred Williamson
Endgame (1983) with George Eastman
Se tutto va bene siamo rovinati (1983)
Treasure of the Lost Desert (1983) with Bruce Miller, Larry Finch, and Susan West
Curse of the Red Butterfly (1982)
Diamond Connection (1982)
Marco Polo (1982) TV miniseries with F. Murray Abraham, Anne Bancroft, Denholm Elliot, Sir John Gielgud, Sir John Housman, Burt Lancaster, Tony Lo Bianco, Leonard Nimoy, Sada Thompson, and Marilu Tolo
Vai avanti tu, che mi vien da ridere (1982)
The Lady Doctor Prefers Sailors (1981) with Marisa Mell and Raf Baldassarre
La Pelle sotto gli artigli (1981)
Mafia: The League Which Does Not Forgive (1981)
Situation (1981) with Rita Tushingham
Le Coup du parapluie (1980) with Gert Frobe
Three Girls on the Run (1980)
Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot (1979)
Emmanuelle's Daughter (1979)
Inchon (1979) with Jacqueline Bisset, David Janssen, and Rex Reed
Special Woman (1979) with Karin Schubert
La Vergine Allegra (1979)
Black Gold (1978) with Richard Harrison
Four for All (1978) with Richard Harrison
La Guerre du Petrole (1978)
Holocaust II (1978)
Porno Erotico Western (1978)
Prends---Moi de Force (1978)
Una Splendida Giornata per Morire (1978)
White Fang and the Grand Kid (1978) with Tony Kendall
Pugni, Dollari e Spinaci (1977)
Slaughterday (1977) with Rita Tushingham and William Berger
SS Hell Camp (1977) with Brad Harris
That Man from Chicago (1977) (aka Le Recain)
Zanna Bianca nel west (1977) with Tony Kendall
Happy Birthday, Harry (1976) with Marisa Mell and Terry-Thomas
Les Chroniques de L'Quest (1976), a French western TV series (seven episodes)
Gli Uccisori (1976)
Kaput lager - gli ultimi giorni delle SS (1976)
Oil (aka The Billion Dollar Fire) (1976) with Ray Milland, Stuart Whitman, Woody Strode, and Tony Kendall
La Polizia ordina: sparate a vista (aka Special Squad Shoots at Sight) (1976)
Little Godfather from Hong Kong (1975)
Two Magnums for a City full of Scum (1975) with Richard Lloyd
Arrivano Joe e Margherito (1974) with Keith Carradine, Sybil Danning, and Tom Skerrit
Frankenstein 80 (1974)
Posto All Inferno (1974)
Tiger from the River Kwai (1974) with George Eastman
Anything for a Friend (1973)
Demasiados muertos para Tex (1973)
Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1973) with Rossano Brazzi and Edmund Purdom
My Darling Slave (1973)
Quando i califfi avevano le corna (1973)
Sewer Rats (1973) with Richard Harrison
The Big Bust Out (aka Crucified Girls of San Ramon) (1972) with Tony Kendall and Vonetta McGee
The Magnificent West (1972)
French Sex Murders (1972) with Anita Ekberg, Barbara Bouchet, Robert Sacchi, and Howard Vernon
My Name Is Shanghai Joe (1972) with Klaus Kinski
Once Upon a Time in the Wild, Wild West (1972)
Step Aside! Eldorado is Coming to Trinity (1972)
La Schiava io ce l'ho e tu no (1972)
Allons Tuer Sartana (1971)
The Arizona Kid (1971) with Mamie Van Doren
The Cobra (1971) with Sterling Hayden and Senta Berger
Django Story (1971)
Drummer of Vengeance (1971) with Ty Hardin and Rossano Brazzi
Era Sam Wallach (1971)
Fistful of Death (1971) with Klaus Kinski
A Gunman Called Dakota (1971)
His Name was Pot (1971)
Io non Spezzo... Rompo! (1971)
The Nevada Kid (1971) with Klaus Kinski
Operation: Cobra (1971) with Senta Berger and Sterling Hayden
Savage Guns (1971) with Robert Woods
Tre Nel Mille (1971)
They Called Him Trinity (1971)
A Barrel Full of Dollars (1970) with Klaus Kinski and Jack Betts
Django and Sartana are Coming---It's the End (1970)
Hour X: Suicide Patrol (1970)
Inginocchiati straniero... I cadaveri non fanno ombra! (1970)
On Your Knees, Stranger (1970)
Se t'incontro, t'ammazzo (1970)
C'era una volta questo pazzo pazzo west (1969)
Finders, Killers (1969)
I Am Sartana, Your Grave Digger (1969) with Samson Burke
I'll Dig Your Grave (1969)
Dead for a Dollar (1969) with John Ireland
Lisa Dagli Occhi Blu (1969)
Toto Against Ringo (1969)
All on the Red (1968) with Brett Halsey
Bloodsilver (aka Beyond the Law) (1968) with Lionel Stander, Lee Van Cleef, and Antonio Sabato
Carogne Si Nasce (1968)
Cin... cin... cianuro (1968)
The Killer Likes Candy (1968) with Kerwin Mathews
Lynching (1968) with King MacQueen
Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankhamen (1968) with Lucretia Love; directed by Ruggiero Deodato under an alias.
Radhapura - Endstation der Verdammten (1968) with George Nader and Rik Battaglia
Seven Times Seven (1968) with Terry-Thomas and Lionel Stander
Born to Kill (1967)
I'll Die for Vengeance (aka Saguaro) (1967) with Kirk Morris and Alan Steel
John the Bastard (1967)
Little Rita in the West (1967) with Kirk Morris and Terence Hill
Moving Target (1967) with Michael Rennie, Ty Hardin, and Robert Downey
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor
Kill or be Killed (aka Ringo Against Johnny Colt) (1966)
Thompson 1880 (1966)
Three Bullets for Ringo (1966) with Mickey Hargitay
Daggers of Blood (1965) with Jeanne Crain, Pierre Brice, and John Drew Barrymore
Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965) with Gordon Scott and Diana Hyland
Star Pilots (1965) (aka 2 Plus 5: Mission Hydra) with Kirk Morris
The Stone Forest (1965) (aka The Treasure of the Petrified Forest)
The Vengeance of Lady Morgan (1965) with Erica Blanc
Erik, the Viking (1964) with Giuliano Gemma
Revenge of the Gladiators (1964) (aka The Revenge of Spatacus) with Roger Browne
Seven Slaves Against Rome (1964) with Roger Browne
Sinbad Against the 7 Saracens (1964) (aka Ali Baba and the 7 Saracens) with Dan Harrison and Bella Cortez
Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963) with Tony Kendall and Massimo Serato
The Fury of Achilles (1962) with Jacques Bergerac and Gloria Milland
The Centurion (1962) (aka Conquerer of Corinthe) with Jacques Sernas and John Drew Barrymore
Il Figlio dello Sceicco (1962) (aka Le Retour du fils du sheik and Son of the Sheik) with Gordon Scott and Moira Orfei
Invasion 1700 (1962) (aka With Fire and Sword) with John Drew Barrymore, Akim Tamiroff, and Pierre Brice; directed by Fernando Cerchio
Giulio Cesare contro i pirati (1962) (aka Caesar Against the Pirates) with Abbe Lane
The Giant of Metropolis (1961) with Bella Cortez
Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (1961) (aka Maciste in the Land of the Cyclops) with Chelo Alonso and Paul Wynter
Vulcan, God of Fire (1961) with Bella Cortez and Roger Browne
L'il Abner (1959) with Julie Newmar, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes, and Brad Harris
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak
TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
I Spy, episode Sophia, originally aired September 28, 1966, with Robert Culp and Bill Cosby
Ehen vor Gericht, episode Cybersex und Sektenfalle, originally aired May 7, 1998
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