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Also Known As: Died: November 13, 1974
Born: July 7, 1902 Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Birth Place: Sora, , IT Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The (1987) as Director
In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a circle of friends for constant rounds of tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, keeping the rest of the world at bay. Into the circle steps Giorgio, a Jew from the middle class who falls in love with Micol. She seems to toy with him, and even makes love to one of his friends while she knows Giorgio is watching. While his love cannot seem to break through to her to draw her out of her garden idyll, the forces of politics close in.
2.
Voyage, The (1974) as Director
3.
Una Breve Vacanza (1973) as Director
A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and two children. Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes a turn for the better when she is diagnosed with tuberculosis and has to go to a sanatorium in the Italian Alps. There she meets a handsome aristocrat and they have a passionate love affair. All good things must come to an end. When she is cured, she has to return to that rathole from which she only briefly emerged.
4.
We'll Call Him Andrea (1972) as Director
5.
Sunflower (1970) as Director
A desperate woman searches for her missing husband who never returned from the Russian front during World War II.
6.
A Place for Lovers (1969) as Director
An American fashion designer with a fatal disease falls for an Italian engineer.
7.
The Witches (1968) as Dir of "A Night Like Any Other"
8.
Woman Times Seven (1967) as Director
Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
9.
The Witches (1967)
This Dino De Laurentiis production from 1965 is actually an anthology of five different directors' work, each telling their own stories about witches. The five stories are "The Witch Burned Alive," "Civic Sense," "The Earth As Seen From The Moon," "The Girl From Sicily," and "A Night Like Any Other."
10.
After the Fox (1966) as Director
A notorious con man poses as a film director to front a major caper.
11.
A Young World (1966) as Director
12.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964) as Director
Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.
13.
Marriage Italian Style (1964) as Director
A woman who's had an ongoing affair with her lover for twenty years, feigns a serious illness to get him to marry her after finding out that he's fallen for a younger woman.
14.
The Condemned of Altona (1963) as Director
15.
Boom, The (1963) as Director
16.
Boccaccio '70 (1962) as Dir of "The Raffle"
An anthology of three adult tales by three leading Italian directors--a billboard photo of a scantily clad, sexy woman comes to life to torment the local censor; a lottery is held in which the prize is to spend the night with a beautiful woman; a wealthy husband spends much of his money on prostitutes.
17.
Two Women (1961) as Director
A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy.
18.
Roof, The (1957) as Director
Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.
19.
Gold of Naples, The (1957) as Director
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a dead child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller".
20.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1954) as Director
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.
21.
Umberto D. (1952) as Director
A retiree copes with the realities of old age.
22.
Miracle in Milan (1951) as Director
Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes.
23.
The Bicycle Thief (1948) as Director
A working man's livelihood is threatened when someone steals his bicycle.
24.
Sciuscia (1946) as Director
At a track near Rome, shoeshine boys are watching horses run. Two of the boys Pasquale, an orphan, and Giuseppe, his younger friend are riding. The pair have been saving to buy a horse of their own to ride... The boys meet Attilio, Giuse's much older brother, and his shady friend at a boat on the Tiber. In return for a commission, the boys agree to deliver black market goods to a fortune-teller. Once the woman has paid, Attilio's gang suddenly arrives. Pretending to be cops, they shake the woman down. With a payoff from Attilio, the boys are able to make the final payment and stable their horse in Trastevere over the river... The fortune-teller identifies Pasqua and Giuse. Held at an overcrowded boys' prison, they are separated. Giuse falls under the influence of an older lad in his cell, Arcangeli. During interrogation, Pasqua is tricked into betraying Giuse's brother to the police. With their trial still in the future, the two friends are driven further apart...
25.
Porta del Cielo (1945) as Director
26.
The Children are Watching Us (1944) as Director
A child's world collapses when his mother runs off with her lover.
27.
Garibaldino al Convento, Un (1942) as Director
28.
Teresa Venerdi (1941) as Director

Cast (feature film)

29.
Italy After the War (1994) as Himself
A chronicle of the bel paese--Italy after the war (1945-48): the devastated aftermath, its deliverance from fascism, abandonment of the monarchy, and transition to a democratic republic.
30.
Andy Warhol's Dracula (1992) as Marquis
Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin's [pronounced "wirgin's"] blood, it's time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It's a race for Dracula to discover who's the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist!
31.
C'eravamo tanto amati (1974)
Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life.
32.
Il Delitto Matteotti (1973) as Judge Mauro Del Giudice
33.
Trastevere (1972)
34.
Snow Job (1972) as Enrico Dolphi
35.
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) as Shoemaker
American tourists wreak havoc while traveling through Europe.
36.
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) as Cardinal Rinaldi
International intrigue follows the election of the first Russian pope.
37.
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) as Cesare Celli
A kidnapped gangster turns his captors into a crack band of crooks.
38.
My Wife's Enemy (1967) as
39.
After the Fox (1966) as Himself
A notorious con man poses as a film director to front a major caper.
40.
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) as The Count
A woman emabarks on a wild search for true love.
41.
The Moralist (1964) as Il Presidente
42.
Eva (1964) as
A dark tale set in Venice, about a con-man/writer, Stanley Baker who seems to have it all: an international best-seller that's already a hit film, a house in Rome, a venetian farmhouse, not to mention a sweet and gorgeous fiancee, yet he's bitter. Stanley meets his existential match in mod courtesan
43.
The Lady Doctor (1963) as Marquis De Vitti
44.
Lafayette (1963) as Bancroft
Orson Welles is Benjamin Franklin in this first film dealing with the story of Lafayette, the 19 year old pacifist who takes the side of the Colonials during the American war of Independence. The young man received the greatest honor given to a stranger: to tour the country as the nation's guest.
45.
Angel in a Taxi (1963) as God
Modern-day fairy tale about orphan boy who decides to pick out a mother for himself.
46.
The Wonders of Aladdin (1961) as Genie
A poor young man discovers a magic lantern inhabited by a genie.
47.
The Millionairess (1961) as Joe
When the world's richest woman falls for an ascetic Indian doctor, they plan a test to decide whose dreams will come true.
48.
Anna Of Brooklyn (1960) as Priest
A wealthy and attractive widow returns from New York to her native Italian village in search of a husband. After some trial and error, she finally suceeds in luring the local blacksmith--the man she most wants.
49.
The Angel Wore Red (1960) as Gen. Clave
A priest and a prostitute fall in love during the Spanish Civil War.
50.
It Started in Naples (1960) as Mario Vitale
An American lawyer trying to settle his brother's affairs in Italy falls for one of the man's in-laws.
51.
Austerlitz (1959) as Pope Pius Xii
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.
52.
General Della Rovere (1959) as Bardone--Grimaldi
A con man is captured by the Nazis during World War II and forced to enter a prison, posing as a captured general, to weed out rebel leaders of the Italian Resistasnce. Once there, however, he has a change of heart, joins the cause of the rebels, and awaits the price he will pay for it.
53.
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Maj. Allesandro Rinaldi
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
54.
Gold of Naples, The (1957) as Count ("The Gambler")
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a dead child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller".
55.
The Monte Carlo Story (1957) as Count Dino della Fiana
Two compulsive gamblers fall in love on the French Riviera.
56.
Fathers And Sons (1957) as Vincenzo Corallo
Conflicts and disagreemenrts abound among the heads of various Italian families and their relatives in the pre-Christmas season.
57.
Nero's Mistress (1956) as Seneca
Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her German praetorians and decides Nero has to conquer Britain, she is asking for trouble. Many attempts of murder and poisoning will happen on the eve of his great show.
58.
Bread, Love and Jealousy (1955) as Marshall Antonio Carotenuto
A Sagliena, immaginario paese dell'Abruzzo, il maresciallo dei carabinieri Antonio Carotenuto deve dimettersi dall' Arma. Il motivo: ha deciso di sposare Annarella che F una ragazza madre. Nel frattempo il carabiniere Stelluti che F fidanzato con Maria detta "la bersagliera" viene trasferito e raccomanda la sua ragazza ad Antonio. Ma la bersagliera va a servizio proprio dal maresciallo e il paese comincia a mormorare. Le chiacchiere giungono all'orecchio di Annarella che in pi· sorprende Antonio che balla con Maria. In paese giunge anche il seduttore di Annarella; molte complicazioni sono in arrivo!
60.
Too Bad She's Bad (1954) as Stroppiani
A taxi driver falls in love with the young thief who helped steal his cab.
61.
The Earrings of Madame De... (1954) as Baron Fabrizio Donati
When a woman sells her earrings to pay a gambling debt, it leads to a string of betrayals.
62.
Bread, Love and Dreams (1954) as Marshal Antonio Carotenuto
Quando il marasciallo dei carabinieri Antonio Carotenuto arriva nel piccolo paese di Sagliena, non immagina di trovare e suscitare situazioni sentimentali tanto ingarbugliate. Nel paese infatti abita Mariella detta la "bersagliera" molto bella e seria, innamorata di un carabiniere a cui non osa dichiararsi per non mettersi in urto con Paolina, nipote del parroco, che gli fa la corte. Il maresciallo stesso F oggetto delle attenzioni di Annarella l'ostetrica, molto riservata che nasconde un segreto. Ce n'F pi· che a sufficienza, vista anche l'attrazione che prova per il "sesso debole", per inguaiare il maresciallo.
63.
Altri Tempi (1952) as ("On Location" "The Amorous Bus Driver")
64.
Buongiorno Elefante! (1952) as Mr Garetti
66.

Writer (feature film)

69.
A Place for Lovers (1969) as Scr (see note)
An American fashion designer with a fatal disease falls for an Italian engineer.
70.
Two Women (1961) as Screenwriter
A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy.
71.
Gold of Naples, The (1957) as Screenwriter
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a dead child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller".
72.
Umberto D. (1952) as Screenwriter
A retiree copes with the realities of old age.
73.
Miracle in Milan (1951) as Screenwriter
Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes.
74.
Porta del Cielo (1945) as Screenwriter
75.
The Children are Watching Us (1944) as Screenwriter
A child's world collapses when his mother runs off with her lover.
76.
Garibaldino al Convento, Un (1942) as Screenwriter
77.
Teresa Venerdi (1941) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

78.
Anna Of Brooklyn (1960) as Executive Producer
A wealthy and attractive widow returns from New York to her native Italian village in search of a husband. After some trial and error, she finally suceeds in luring the local blacksmith--the man she most wants.
79.
Roof, The (1957) as Producer
Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.
80.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1954) as Producer
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.
81.
Buongiorno Elefante! (1952) as Producer
82.
Umberto D. (1952) as Producer
A retiree copes with the realities of old age.
83.
Miracle in Milan (1951) as Producer
Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes.
84.
The Bicycle Thief (1948) as Producer
A working man's livelihood is threatened when someone steals his bicycle.

Music (feature film)

85.
Le Bal (1983)
86.
Anna Of Brooklyn (1960) as Music
A wealthy and attractive widow returns from New York to her native Italian village in search of a husband. After some trial and error, she finally suceeds in luring the local blacksmith--the man she most wants.

Production Companies (feature film)

87.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1954) as Company
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

88.
Splendor (1988)
A romantic drama focusing on fifty years in the life of a movie theater.
89.
C'eravamo tanto amati (1974)
Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life.

Cast (special)

91.
Small Miracle, The (1973) as Father Domico
The story of a spirited boy who believes that his sick pet donkey will be cured if he can take it to the crypt of St. Francis of Assisi.
92.
World of Sophia Loren, The (1962) as Guest
The program follows the beautiful Italian actress through a typical day in her life.

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