Aldo Vergano

Aldo Vergano (1891–1957) was an Italian director, screenwriter and journalist. He was the father of actress Serena Vergano.

Aldo Vergano
Born(1891-08-27)27 August 1891
Died21 September 1957(1957-09-21) (aged 66)
Occupationfilm director, screenwriter
ChildrenSerena Vergano


Born in Rome, was son of Sebastiano Lodovico Vergano and Eleonora Zuddas.

Vergano was the co-founder with Alessandro Blasetti of the magazine Cinematografo.[1]

He made his film debut with the screenplay of Blasetti's Sun, one of the most important films of the Italian silent cinema.[1] In the thirties, though persecuted by fascism for his political views, he was a prolific screenwriter of Telefoni Bianchi films.[1] He made his debut as a director with the patriotic drama Pietro Micca.[1]

Vergano is probably best known for the film The Sun Still Rises, produced by the PNA, (the National Association of Italian Partisans),[1] which is considered "one of the cornerstones of neorealism".[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Roberto Poppi (2002). I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei Film 2008. Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore, 2007. ISBN 9788860731869.

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