Mario Amendola

Mario Amendola (8 December 1910 – 22 December 1993) was an Italian screenwriter, film director and dramatist.

Mario Amendola
Born(1910-12-08)8 December 1910
Recco, Italy
Died22 December 1993(1993-12-22) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Years active1931-1987
RelativesFerruccio Amendola (nephew)
Claudio Amendola (great-nephew)
Alessia Amendola (great-great-niece)


Amendola was born in Recco, which is located in Genova to parents from Rome. He began his career on stage in 1931 as a writer for avanspettacolo shows. During that time, he wrote dialogue for Erminio Macario, Totò and more. He ended this profession and moved to cinema in 1949. He wrote for 153 films between 1941 and 1987. He also directed 37 films between 1949 and 1975.[1]

Amendola collaborated with Bruno Corbucci on conceiving the Nico Giraldi film series starring Tomas Milian.[2]

Amendola died in 1993 from complications from diabetes.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Mario Amendola". MyMovies. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Mario Amendola, il romano di Recco" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 April 2020.

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