Marcello Ciorciolini

Marcello Ciorciolini (16 January 1922 – 5 September 2011) was an Italian screenwriter, director, playwright, television and radio author and lyricist.

Marcello Ciorciolini
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Born16 January 1922
Rome, Italy
Died5 September 2011 (aged 89)
Rome, Italy

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, Ciorciolini began his career in 1950 as a radio writer, often collaborating with Alberto Talegalli.[1] Shorty later he entered the cinema industry as screenwriter, specializing in the comedy genre and also directing a number of films.[1][2]

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.[1] Between 1970s and 1980s he was mainly active as an author of television variety shows.[1][2] On stage, he was active as an author of revues and comedy plays, and more sporadically of dramas.[1]

Ciorciolini was one of the favorite authors of the comic duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, with whom he collaborated in television, cinema and even for some songs.[1][2]

Selected filmographyEdit

Director and screenwriter


  1. ^ a b c d e f Roberto Poppi (2002). I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. ^ a b c Marco Giusti (2007). Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 978-8804572770.

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