Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Remembering Fulco Lulli

Folco Lulli was born on July 3, 1912 in Florence, Italy and was the older brother of actor Piero Lulli [1923-1991]. Stage-trained, Lulli made his film debut in 1946's “Il Bandito”, released in English-speaking countries in 1947 as “The Bandit”. Lulli worked skillfully if somewhat anonymously in European productions from 1946 through 1968, playing character parts in such films as “Flight into France” (1949), “An Eye for an Eye” (1960), “Lafayette” (1963) and “Marco the Magnificent” (1966). It was for a French film that Folco Lulli is best remembered which he costarred with Yves Montand, Peter Van Eyck and Charles Vanel in that classic nail-biter about nitroglycerin truck drivers, “The Wages of Fear” (1953). Lulli appeared in three Euro-westerns and is probably best remembered as Don Miguel Quintana in 1968’s “The Longest Hunt” with Brian Kelly. Lulli also wrote and directed the film “Gente d'onore” in 1967. Folco passed away on May 23, 1970 in Rome, Italy from a heart attack. Today we remember Folco Lulli on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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