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Manfredi, Nino 1921-2004

MANFREDI, Nino 1921-2004

PERSONAL:

Full name, Saturnino Manfredi; born March 22, 1921, in Castro del Volsci, Italy; died June 4, 2004; married Erminia Ferrari, 1955; children: two daughters and one son.

CAREER:

Actor, director, and screenwriter. Actor in films, including Monastero de Santa Chiara (also known as Napoli ha fatto un sogno), 1949; (as Francisco) Torna a Napoli (also known as Simme e' Napule, paisà), 1949; (as Enrico) Anema e core, 1951; (as Tonino's friend) Viva il cinema, 1952; Ho scelto l'amore (also known as I Chose Love), 1952; (as Stornello) La prigionera della torre di fuoco, 1953; Canzoni, canzoni, canzoni (also known as Carnival of Song), 1953; (as Lello) La domenica della buona gente (also known as Good Folk's Sunday), 1953; C'era una volta Angelo Mosco, 1953; (as Carla's future brother-in-law) Lo scapolo (also known as Alberto il conquistadore and The Bachelor), 1955; (as Mario Giorgi) Revelación (also known as Prigionieri del male and Revelation), 1955; (as Otello) Gli innamorati (also known as Wild Love), 1955; (as Gianni's friend) Toto, Peppino, e … la malafemmina (also known as Toto, Pepinno, and the Hussy), 1956; (as Carletto) Tempo di villeggiatura (also known as Time of Vacation), 1956; (as Paolo) Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo, 1956; Susanna tutta panna, 1957; Femmine tre volte (also known as Female Three Times), 1957; (as Nino) Camping, 1957; Il bacio del sol, 1958; (as pilot) Pezzo, capopezzo e capitano (also known as Always Victorious, Cannon Serenade, and Il Capitano), 1958; (as Toni) Venezia, la luna, e tu (also known as Venice, the Moon, and You), 1958; (as Otello Cucchiaroni) Guardia, ladro e camera (also known as Maid, Thief, and Guard), 1958; (as Toto Improta) Carmela è una bambola, 1958; (as Enea Serafino) Caporale di giornata, 1958; (as Mario) Adorabili e bugiarde (also known as Adorable and a Liar), 1958; I ragazzi dei parioli (also known as Boys of the Parioli), 1959; (as Nando) L'impiegato, 1959; (as Ugo Nardi) Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti (also known as Fiasco in Milan), 1959, released in the United States by Avion-Trans-Universe/Jerand, 1963; (as voice) Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggi, 1960; (as Dr. Nino Pasqui) Le Pillole d'ercole (also known as Hercules' Pills), 1960; (as Quirino) Crimen (also known as … And Suddenly It's Murder!, Criminals, and Killing in Monte Carlo), 1960, released in the United States by Royal, 1964; (as waiter) Il giudizio universale (also known as The Last Judgement), 1961; (as Giacinto Rossi) A cavallo della tigre (also known as Jail Break and On the Tiger's Back), 1961; (as Franco Bartolucci) Il carabiniere a cavallo, 1961; (as Tomagra) L'amore difficile (also known as Of Wayward Love and Sex Can Be Difficult), 1962, released in the United States by Pathe, 1964; (as Nino Borsetti) I motorizzati, 1962; (as Omero Battifiori) Anni ruggenti (also known as Roaring Years), 1962; (as José Luis Rodriguez) El Verdugo (also known as Not on Your Life), 1963, released in the United States by Pathe Contemporary, 1965; (as Nino) La Parmigiana (also known as The Girl from Parma), 1963; (as Quirino) I cuori infranti, 1963; (as Stefano Liberati) Il gaucho (also known as The Gaucho), 1964; (as Francesco) Alta infedeltà (also known as High Infidelity), 1964, released in the United States by Magna, 1965; (as Andrea and Spadini) Controsesso (also known as Countersex), 1964; (as Quirino Raganelli) I complessi (also known as Complexes), 1965; (as Giorgio) Le bambole (also known as The Dolls and Four Kinds of Love), Columbia, 1965; (as Nanni Galassi) Thrilling, 1965; (as the industrialist) Questa volta parliamo di uomini (also known as Let's Talk about Men, Now Let's Talk about Men, and This Time Let's Talk about Men, 1965; (as sleeping car attendant) Io, io, io … e gli altri (also known as I, I, I … and the Others and Me, Me, Me … and the Others,) 1965; (as Atilio Lamborecchia) Made in Italy, 1965, released in the United States by Royal, 1967; (as Cianfanna) Io, la conoscevo bene (also known as I Knew Her Well), 1966; (as Franco Finali) Adulterio all'italiana (also known as Adultery Italian Style), 1966; (as Armandino Girasole) Operazione San Gennaro (also known as Operation San Gennaro and Treasure of San Gennaro), 1966, released in the United States by Paramount, 1968; (as the doctor) Una rosa per tutti (also known as A Rose for Everyone and Everyman's Woman), 1967; (as Marino Balestrini) Straziami, ma di baci saziami (also known as Kill Me with Kisses and Torture Me but Kill Me with Kisses), 1968; (as Marco) Il padre de famiglia, Paramount, 1968, released as The Head of the Family, Allied Artists, 1970; (as Oresti Sabatini) Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa? (also known as Will Our Friends Succeed in Finding Their Friend Who Disappeared in Africa? and Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa?), 1968; (as Natalino Tartufato) Italian Secret Service, Cineriz, 1968; (as Capopardo) Vedo nudo, 1969; (as Benedetto Parisi) Per grazia ricevuta (also known as Between Miracles and The Cross-Eyed Saint), Cineriz, 1970; (as Cornacchia/Pasquino) Nell'anno del Signore (also known as The Conspirators), 1970; (as Rosolino Paternò) Rosolinò Paterno—Soldato (also known as Operation Sanfu; Situation Normal, All Fouled Up; and Situation Normal: A.F.U.), 1970; (as Beretta) Contestazione general (also known as Let's Have a Riot), 1970; (as Quintilio Tartamella) Roma bene, 1971; (as Carmelo Mazzullo) Trastevere, Produzione Europee Associates, 1971; (as Nale) La betia—ovvero in amore per ogni gaudienzia ci vuole sofferenza (also known as In Love, Every Pleasure Has Its Pain), Titanus Distribuzione, 1971; (as Gino Girolimoni) Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma (also known as The Assassin of Rome), Columbia, 1972; (as Paolo Antonazzi) Lo chiameremo Andrea (also known as We'll Call Him Andrew), Cinema International/Verona Produzione, 1972; (as Nino Garofalo) Pane e cioccolata (also known as Bread and Chocolate), CIC/World Northal, 1973; (as Antonio) C'eravamo tanto amanti (also known as We All Loved Each Other So Much), Almi/Cinema V, 1974; (as Marcello Ferrari) Attenti al buffone! (also known as Eye of the Cat), Medusa Distribuzione, 1975; Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un baccio in bocca, 1975; Carosello per la campagna referendaria sul divorzio, 1975; (as Enzo Lucarelli and Paolo Gallizzi) Basta che no si sappia in giro!, 1976; (as Giacinto Mazzatella) Brutti, sprochi, e cattivi, (also known as Down and Dirty and Ugly, Dirty, and Bad), Gold Film, 1976; (as Antonio Pecorari) Quelle strane occasioni (also known as Strange Events and Strange Occasion), Cineriz, 1976; (as Cardinal Caprettari) Signore e signori, buonanotte (also know as Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen), Titanus Distribuzione, 1977; (as Monsignor Colombo) In nome del papa re (also known as In the Name of the Pope King), Rizzoli, 1977; Il conte di Monte Cristo, 1977; I nuovi mostri (also known as The New Monsters and Viva Italia!), Film-verlag der Autoren/Cinema V, 1977; (as Sasà Iovine) La mazzetta (also known as The Payoff), United Artists, 1978; (as Vittorio Barletta) Il giocattolo, 1979; Il viaggiatori della sera, 1979; Insieme, 1979; (as Michele) Café Express, Vides International, 1980; (as Parisi) Gros câlin (also known as Cocco mio), 1980; (as Sandro) Nudo di donna (also known as Portrait of a Nude Woman and Portrait of a Woman, Nude), Cineriz, 1981; (as Bedouin) Testa o croce (also known as Heads I Win, Tails You Lose and Heads or Tails), CIDIF/SACIS, 1982; (as Domenico) Spaghetti House, Titanus Distribuzione, 1982; (as Sandro) Questo a quello (also known as This and That), CIDIF, 1983; (as Marco Salvietti) Grandi magazzini (also known as Department Store), Columbia Pictures Italia, 1986; (as Colonel Vinci) Il tenente dei carabinieri (also known as The Lieutenant Carabineer and The Police Lieutenant), Columbia, 1986; (as Stella's father) Helsinki Napoli All Night Long (also known as Helsinki-Naples All Night Long, 1987; (as beggar) I picari (also known as The Picaros and The Rogues), Warner Bros., 1987; (as Pontius Pilate) Secondo Ponzio Pilato (also known as According to Pontius Pilate), United International, 1987; (as Alberto's father) Alberto Express, 1990; (as Angelo Brunetti detto Ciceruacchio) In nome del popolo sovrano (also known as In the Name of theSovereign People), 1990; (as Grandpa) Mima, 1991; (as Campanelli) De Vliegende Hollander (also known as The Flying Dutchman), 1995; (as Salvatore) Colpo di luna (also known as Moon Shadow), 1995; (as Pietro) Grazie di tutto, Instituto Luce, 1998; Al ristorante della Sora Lella, 1999; (as Cardinale) La carbonara, 2000; Una Milanese a Roma, 2001; and (as Galapago) La luz prodigiosa (also known as Marvelous Light), 2003.

Director of films, including L'amore difficile (also known as Erotica, Of Wayward Love, and Sex Can Be Difficult), 1962, released in the United States by Pathe, 1964; (and producer; also vocalist and composer) Per grazia ricevuta (also known as Between Miracles and The Cross-Eyed Saint), 1971; and Nudo di donna (also known as Portrait of a Nude Woman and Portrait of a Woman, Nude), Cineriz, 1981. Also provided vocals for the film A cavallo della tigre (also known as Jail Break and On the Tiger's Back), 1961.

Actor in television miniseries, including (as Gepetto) Le avventure di Pinocchio (also known as Pinocchio), 1972; and (as Cardinal Fonseca) Dio ci ha creato gratis, 1998. Played Nino Fogliani in the series Linda e il brigadiere, 1997. Actor in made-for-television movies, including (as Endre the Second) Julianus barát, Julianus barát II, and Julianus barát 3, all 1991; Specchio d'acqua, 1992; (as Michele) Una storia qualunque, 2000; (as Antonio) Mieux vaut tard que jamais (also known as Meglio tardi che mai), 2001; (as Francesco Gammarota) Un difetto di famiglia, 2002; (as Sor Peppe) Chiaroscuro, 2003; (as Pasquino) La notte di Pasquino, 2003; and (as Padre Roberto) Un posto tranquillo, 2003.

WRITINGS:

SCREENPLAYS

(With others) Le pillole d'ercole (also known as Hercules' Pills), Dino de Laurentiis, 1960.

(With Dino Risi, Adriano Caracco, and Ennio De Concini) Operazione San Gennaro (also known as Operation San Gennaro and Treasure of San Gennaro), 1966, released in the United States by Paramount, 1968.

(With Eduardo Borras, Ennio De Concini, and Franco Rossi) Una rosa per tutti (also known as Everyman's Woman and A Rose for Everyone), Royal, 1967.

(With Leonardo Benvenuti and Piero de Bernardi) Per grazia ricevuta (also known as Between Miracles and The Cross-Eyed Saint), Cineriz, 1970.

(With others) La betia—Ovvero in amore per ogni gaudienzia ci vuole sofferenza (also known as In Love, Every Pleasure Has Its Pain), Titanus Distribuzione, 1971.

(With Franco Brusati and Iaia Fiastri) Pane e cioccolata (also known as Bread and Chcolate), CIC/World Northal, 1973.

(With others) Attenti al buffone! (also known as Eye of the Cat), Medusa Distribuzione, 1975.

(With Nanni Loy and Elvio Porta) Cafe Express, Vides International, 1980.

(With Agenore Incrocci, Ruggero Maccari, and Furio Scarpelli) Nudo di donna (also known as Portrait of a Nude Woman and Portrait of a Woman, Nude), Cineriz, 1981.

(With Nanni Loy, Franco Ferrini, Enrico Oldoini, and Renato Pozzetto) Testa or croce (also known as Heads or Tails and Heads I Win, Tails You Lose), CIDIFSACIS, 1982.

(With Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Peter Barnes, and Giulio Paradisi) Spaghetti House, Titanus Distribuzione, 1982.

(With Bernardino Zapponi and others) Quest e quello (also known as This and That), CIDIF, 1983.

Also author of (with others) Camping, 1957, L'impiegato, 1959, (with others) I cuori infranti, 1963, and Il giocattolo, 1979. Author, with Fabio Carpi, Giuseppe Orlandini, and Ettore Scola, of the episode "L'avventura di un soldato," from the film L'amore difficile (also known as Erotica, Of Wayward Love, and Sex Can Be Difficult), 1962, released in the United States by Pathe, 1964.

OTHER

(With Aldo Bernardini) Nino Manfredi, introduction by Oreste Del Buono, Gremese (Rome, Italy), 1979.

(Editor) Proverbi e altre cose romanesche, Musumeci (Quart, Aosta, Italy), 1983.

La vera alimentazione mediterranea, Musumeci (Quart, Aosta, Italy), 1985.

Viva gli sposi: appunti di vita coniugale, Biblioteca universale Rizzoli (Milan, Italy), 1986.

(With Antonio Cocchia) Nudo d'attore (autobiography), Mondadori (Milan, Italy), 1993.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Bernardini, Aldo, and Nino Manfredi, Nino Manfredi, introduction by Oreste Del Buono, Gremese (Rome, Italy), 1979.

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, Volume 35, Gale (Detroit, MI), 2001.

Katz, Ephraim, The Film Encyclopedia, Crowell (New York, NY), 1979.

Smith, John M., and Tim Cawkwell, The World Encyclopedia of Film, A. & W. Visual Library (New York, NY), 1972.

Stewart, John, Italian Film, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 1994.

PERIODICALS

American Film, April, 1983, review of Portrait of a Woman, Nude, p. 78.

Library Journal, June 15, 1989, Randy Pitman, review of Down and Dirty, p. 92.

New Republic, May 30, 1981, Stanley Kauffmann, review of Cafe Express, p. 22; July 4, 1981, Stanley Kauffmann, review of Cafe Express, p. 26.

New York, May 11, 1981, David Denby, review of Cafe Express, p. 67.

New York Times, May 13, 1983, Chris Chase, "Nino Manfredi Objects to Pants for Michelangelo," pp. 20, C10; July 8, 1983, Sheila Benson, review of Nudo di donna, p. 11; May 16, 1986, Nina Darnton, review of In nome del Papa Re, pp. 16, C5; May 13, 1989, Janet Maslin, review of Nudo di donna, p. 20; December 1, 2000, A. O. Scott, review of Moon Shadow, pp. B24, E25.

People, May 30, 1983, review of Portrait of a Woman, Nude, p. 13.

San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2000, Peter Stack, review of Moon Shadow, p. C3.

Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), December 1, 2000, Stephen Whitty, review of Moon Shadow, p. 39.

Variety, September 10, 1980, review of Cafe Express, p. 32; April 29, 1981, review of Cafe Express, p. 32; November 25, 1981, review of Nudo di donna, p. 22; December 2, 1981, review of Spaghetti House, pp. 14-15; March 6, 2000, Deborah Young, review of La carbonara, p. 25.

ONLINE

Internet Movie Database,http://www.imdb.com/ (April 16, 2003), "Nino Manfredi."*

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