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Rik Battaglia is a Actor Italien born on 18 february 1927 at Corbola (Italie)

Rik Battaglia

Rik Battaglia
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Birth name Caterino Battaglia
Nationality Italie
Birth 18 february 1927 at Corbola (Italie)
Death 27 march 2015 (at 88 years)

Rik Battaglia (byname of Caterino Bertaglia; 18 February 1927 – 27 March 2015) was an Italian film actor. He was born at Corbola, near Rovigo, Veneto.

He used mainly the stage name of Rik Battaglia although alternate names he used for his films were also Rick Austin, Riccardo Battaglia and Rick Battaglia. He would go on to appear in over 100 films from the 1955 to 1999. He went to sea at the age of 17 and worked on a freighter. He was discovered in a bar and producer Carlo Ponti hired him on the spot and signed to his first film in 1955's La donna del fiume, directed by Mario Soldati and opposite Sophia Loren. He played a cigarette smuggler who has a tempestuous love affair with a young and sexy Sophia Loren (Ponti's wife) in hot pants.

He then took two years of drama classes and subsequently appeared in a number of costume and sword and sandal films. He played supporting parts in the Peplums (Sandal and sword epics) The Mighty Crusaders (1958, Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia), and Hannibal (1959, Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Edgar G. Ulmer). In Germany he appeared as a slave merchant in the Liane-sequel Jungle Girl and the Slaver (1957, Hermann Leitner), and he was seen in the Hollywood adventure Raw Wind in Eden (1958, Richard Wilson). Rik Battaglia also played in Esther and the King (1960), From a Roman Balcony (1960, by Mauro Bolognini) and in the biblical epic Sodom and Gomorrah (1962, by Robert Aldrich). He appeared in several adventure films as Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem (1963, Umberto Lenzi), and horror films such as Nightmare Castle (1965, Mario Caiano).

He became a regular in the Karl May films, and in Spaghetti westerns and adventure films. Some of these included Old Shatterhand (1963), Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes (1965), Das Vermächtnis des Inka (1965), Black Jack (1968), Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand, Winnetou und Shatterhand im Tal der Toten (1968), Duck, You Sucker! (1971), The Call of the Wild (1972), White Fang (1973), Challenge to White Fang (1974) and A Man Called Blade (1977). His other films included 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971), Treasure Island (1972, as Captain Smollett), the Agatha Christie adaptation Ten Little Indians (1974), the Sergio Leone co-produced western A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (1975), and Vincente Minnelli's A Matter of Time (1976). Battaglia also appeared in Deported Women of the SS Special Section (1976), Suor Emanuelle (1977), Il prefetto di ferro (1977), Return of the 38 Gang (1977), Zappatore (1980) and Don Bosco (1988). His last feature film was Buck ai confini del cielo (1991) and he retired from films in 1999.

Best films

Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Woman of the River (1954)

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Filmography of Rik Battaglia (67 films)

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Don Bosco
Don Bosco (1988)

Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ben Gazzara, Patsy Kensit, Piera Degli Esposti, Laurent Terzieff, Philippe Leroy, Leopoldo Trieste
Roles Marchese Michele Cavour
Rating66% 3.318363.318363.318363.318363.31836
Dans un siècle déchiré par les luttes politiques et religieuses, en pleine mutation industrielle et culturelle, Don Bosco, a redonné confiance à des centaines de jeunes sans repères et livrés à eux-même. Ce prêtre turinois, se fondant sur la raison, l’amitié et la religion, a su révéler le meilleur d’eux-mêmes grâce à sa bonté et sa relation familière avec Dieu. Avec lui, ils ont pu trouver une famille, apprendre un métier, s’ouvrir un avenir tout en éprouvant la joie de se savoir aimé.
Detective School Dropouts, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Valeria Golino, Christian De Sica, George Eastman, Mario Brega, Rik Battaglia, Mickey Knox
Roles Don Zanetti
Rating54% 2.71642.71642.71642.71642.7164
Two bumbling private detectives get themselves hired to find a missing person. They quickly find themselves in the middle of a mob war that takes place between New York City and Rome, when it turns out that the missing person is somebody the mob wants to stay missing.
Liberté, Égalité, Choucroute, 1h53
Directed by Jean Yanne
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Histoire de France, French Revolution films
Actors Michel Serrault, Catherine Alric, Ursula Andress, Gérard Darmon, Roland Giraud, Jean Poiret
Roles La Fayette
Rating46% 2.3195052.3195052.3195052.3195052.319505
En avril 1789, le commandeur des croyants quitte Bagdad pour Paris afin d'acquérir au Salon de l'équipement de bourreau (le SEB ) une machine à décapiter infaillible, la guillotine, car le pal ne le distrait plus.
Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story, 1h30
Directed by Mario Gariazzo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about slavery
Actors Rik Battaglia, Grace Williams
Rating48% 2.404992.404992.404992.404992.40499
An 18-year-old girl, Catherine Miles, graduates from her boarding school and visits her parents on the Amazon. While on a boat ride, her parents are brutally murdered and she is taken prisoner by a local cannibal tribe. In order to survive, she adopts the customs of the tribe with the help of a warrior who has fallen in love with her, all the while planning vengeance for her parents' death. She later escapes, and now free, she goes to find who exactly was behind the death of her parents.
Bomber (1982)
, 1h36
Directed by Michele Lupo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Bud Spencer, Jerry Calà, Valeria Cavalli, Angela Campanella, Nando Paone, Rik Battaglia
Roles Rik Battaglia
Rating62% 3.10513.10513.10513.10513.1051
Bud Graziano said "Bomber" is a former heavyweight boxing champion who retired to private life on a ship. Jerry Calà is instead a Lombard punter who finds himself always in trouble and one day gets really big. In fact, he unwittingly sets himself against a group of thugs who answer only to the orders of a new boxing champion who is making the rounds in the area with his victories. Even Bomber collides later with this sample name Rosco. So Bomber, suddenly awakened his passion for boxing, opening a gym for amateurs and begins to train the promising young George. Below Bomber organizes meetings which also participates Rosco which, being too strong, knocks the young George. After so many other battles, Bomber is on the verge of losing everything he has slowly and painstakingly put together and so decides to confront himself in combat Rosco.
The New Godfathers
Directed by Alfonso Brescia
Genres Crime
Actors Mario Merola, Antonio Sabàto, Gianni Garko, Jeff Blynn, Edmund Purdom, Lorraine De Selle
Roles Don Calogero Avallone
Rating56% 2.8240152.8240152.8240152.8240152.824015
A great quantity of drug travels undercovered from Iran and Turkey and arrives in port of Naples. An Italian custom officer tries to intercept the stuff and achieves the collaboration of don Francesco Autiero, the chief of illegal cigarettes trade in Naples.
The Biggest Battle
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Genres Drama, War
Actors Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Giuliano Gemma, Samantha Eggar
Roles American commando
Rating47% 2.366662.366662.366662.366662.36666
Le général américain Foster, le major allemand Mannfred Roland, le reporter Sean O'Hara et l'actrice juive Annelise Ackerman se rencontrent à Berlin lors des Jeux Olympiques de 1936 et tressent des liens d'amitié.
A Man Called Blade, 1h41
Directed by Sergio Martino
Genres Action, Western
Actors Maurizio Merli, Donald O'Brien, John Steiner, Philippe Leroy, Sonja Jeannine, Martine Brochard
Roles Gerald Merton - Mannaja's father
Rating65% 3.297643.297643.297643.297643.29764
Bounty hunter Blade (Maurizio Merli), who uses a tomahawk as a throwing weapon, arrives at the mining town of Suttonville with the outlaw Burt Craven (Donald O'Brien) as his prisoner. His real motive is to kill mining big boss McGowan (Philippe Leroy) who has killed his father. Blade gives up his revenge – because McGowan “is not worth it” – and instead accepts to deliver the ransom for the mine owner's daughter (Sonja Jeannine). However, this mission fails because she turns out to be the lover of her kidnapper, McGowan's foreman Voller (John Steiner), who secretly works for a gang that regularly robs the shipments of silver from the mine. Voller then kills his boss and turns his mining empire into bloody chaos by massacring the mine workers. Blade is beaten up and buried up to his neck and left to be blinded by the sun. However, he survives and returns for a showdown with Voller.
I Am the Law, 1h50
Directed by Pasquale Squitieri
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Historical
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Giuliano Gemma, Stefano Satta Flores, Francisco Rabal, Lina Sastri, Massimo Mollica
Roles Capecelatro
Rating69% 3.488283.488283.488283.488283.48828
Le film raconte l'histoire de Cesare Mori, un préfet italien envoyé en 1925 avec des pouvoirs spéciaux en Sicile par Mussolini pour combattre la Mafia.
Sister Emanuelle, 1h28
Directed by Giuseppe Vari
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films
Actors Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Monica Zanchi, Dirce Funari, Rik Battaglia
Roles Monica's Father
Rating52% 2.6115052.6115052.6115052.6115052.611505
Renouncing her sinful past Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) moves into a convent and becomes a nun, dedicating her life to religion and rejecting sin. Monika (Mónica Zanchi) a free-spirited daughter of a rich Baron joins the convent. She tells one sister how she was sexually assaulted by a group of young men (from a flashback sequence we learn that she actually consented and encourages them to make advances at her by revealing her breasts); this gains her sympathy from her fellow sisters. Monika has sex and performs various sex acts with various men in and around the convent. Various nuns witness this causing them to question their faith and break their repression. Monika has a sexual relationship with another sister and blackmails her (by refusing sex) if she does not comply with her demands. Later a mysterious man, armed with a gun visits the convent. He has sex with Monika; witnessed by most nuns in the convent. Monika is later dismissed. Emanuelle later leaves at her own free-will.
Gangsters (1977)

Directed by Giuseppe Vari
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Antonio Sabàto, Rik Battaglia, Dagmar Lassander, Luciano Rossi, Luciano Pigozzi, Giampiero Albertini
Roles Police Commissioner
Rating54% 2.7166852.7166852.7166852.7166852.716685
Une bande de racketteurs terrorise les commerçants d'une ville italienne non identifiée. Pour faire face à cette menace est créée une unité spéciale avec à sa tête le commissaire Varelli. Mais l'enquête patauge tandis que les assassinats de témoins gênants se multiplient...
Annie (1976)

Directed by Massimo Dallamano
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Annie Belle, Ciro Ippolito, Maria Rohm, Charles Fernley Fawcett, Al Cliver, Enrico Beruschi
Roles Superintendent
Rating47% 2.3578652.3578652.3578652.3578652.357865
Après avoir passé quelques années dans un prestigieux pensionnat de jeunes filles, l'orpheline Annie part en vacances à Hong Kong avec Michael, qui raconte aux gens qu'il est son père. En fait, ce dernier est son amant. Sur place, Annie se rend compte que Michael est un trafiquant de devises. Son amant finira en prison et Annie sera hébergée par un couple de bourgeois, Linda et Angelo, qui l'entraîneront dans leurs jeux érotiques.
Deported Women of the SS Special Section, 1h38
Directed by Rino Di Silvestro
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lina Polito, John Steiner, Solvi Stübing, Rik Battaglia, Giorgio Cerioni
Roles Dr. Schubert
Rating44% 2.229022.229022.229022.229022.22902
In Nazi Germany, a group of female prisoners are transported by train to an SS concentration camp and subjected to torture by the camp commandant and his guards.