Marcello Ciorciolini (16 January 1922 – 5 September 2011) was an Italian screenwriter, director, playwright, television and radio author and lyricist.
|Born||16 January 1922|
|Died||5 September 2011 (aged 89)|
Life and careerEdit
Born in Rome, Ciorciolini began his career in 1950 as a radio writer, often collaborating with Alberto Talegalli. Shorty later he entered the cinema industry as screenwriter, specializing in the comedy genre and also directing a number of films.
As a lyricist he was author of several hits, notably Mina's "Una zebra a pois" and "Ti guarderò nel cuore", the theme song of Mondo cane. Between 1970s and 1980s he was mainly active as an author of television variety shows. On stage, he was active as an author of revues and comedy plays, and more sporadically of dramas.
- Il coraggio (1955)
- Terror of the Red Mask (1960)
- The Huns (1960)
- The Vengeance of Ursus (1961)
- Two Mafiamen in the Far West (1964)
- I due toreri (1965)
- Two Mafiosi Against Goldfinger (1965)
- Two Sergeants of General Custer (1965)
- Two Sons of Ringo (1966)
- Director and screenwriter