Mario Caiano (February 13, 1933 – September 20, 2015) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, producer and second unit director.[1]

Mario Caiano
Born(1933-02-13)February 13, 1933
Rome, Italy
DiedSeptember 20, 2015(2015-09-20) (aged 82)
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter, art director
Years active1954 - 2002

Born in Rome, he has directed nearly 50 films between 1961 and 2001 and wrote some 27 films and TV scripts since 1954.

He is primarily known for his work on Spaghetti Westerns, Peplums, Euro Crime and to a slightly lesser degree on horror films. Caiano directed (as Allen Grünewald) and wrote the script for Nightmare Castle (Amanti d'oltretomba, 1965), which stars Barbara Steele. Eye in the Labyrinth (1972) is a later film in the genre that he directed.

Partial filmographyEdit

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Screenwriter Screen story writer Other
The Pirate of the Black Hawk 1958 Yes [2]
Pia of Ptolemy Yes Assistant director [3]
The Loves of Salammbo 1960 Yes Yes Assistant director [4]
Journey Beneath the Desert 1961 Yes 2nd Unit Director [5][6]
Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules 1962 Yes Yes Yes [7]
Medusa Against the Son of Hercules 1963 Yes [8][9]
Goliath and the Rebel Slave Yes [10]
Bullets Don't Argue 1964 Yes [11][12]
The Two Gladiators Yes [13]
The Terror of Rome Against the Son of Hercules Yes [14]
Nightmare Castle 1965 Yes Yes Yes [15]
Vengeance of the Vikings Yes Yes [16]
A Coffin for the Sheriff N/A Yes [17]
7 pistole per un massacro 1967 Yes [18]
Ringo the Lone Rider N/A Yes Yes [19]
Love Birds - Una strana voglia d'amare 1969 Yes Yes [20]
Shadow of Illusion 197? Yes Yes Yes [21][22][23]
Eye in the Labyrinth 1972 Yes Yes Yes [24][25]
My Name Is Shanghai Joe N/A Yes Yes Yes [26]
Calling All Police Cars 1975 Yes [27]
Bloody Payroll 1976 Yes Yes Yes [28][29]
Nazi Love Camp 27 N/A Yes Yes [30]
Napoli spara! 1977 Yes [31]
La malavita attacca... la polizia risponde! Yes Yes [32]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Mario Caiano". Corazzata Potemkin.
  2. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 129.
  3. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 128.
  4. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 110.
  5. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 102.
  6. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 103.
  7. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 186.
  8. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 115.
  9. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 116.
  10. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 183.
  11. ^ "Las pistolas no discuten [Le pistole non discutono] (1964)". Archviodelcinemaitaliano.it (in Italian). Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Die letzten Zwei vom Rio Bravo". Filmportal.de (in German). Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 181.
  14. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 172.
  15. ^ Curti 2015, p. 143.
  16. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 187.
  17. ^ "Una bara per lo sceriffo (1965)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  18. ^ Weisser, Thomas (22 August 2005). Spaghetti Westerns--the Good, the Bad and the Violent: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography of 558 Eurowesterns and Their Personnel, 1961-1977. McFarland Publishing. p. 286. ISBN 9780786424429.
  19. ^ "Dos hombres van a morir [Ringo, il cavaliere solitario] (1968)". Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it (in Italian). Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "Liebesvögel" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  21. ^ Curti 2017, p. 17.
  22. ^ Curti 2017, p. 18.
  23. ^ Curti 2017, p. 19.
  24. ^ "L'Occhio nel labirinto" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  25. ^ "L'occhio nel labirinto (1972)". Archviodelcinemaitaliano.it (in Italian). Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  26. ^ "Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (1973)". Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it (in Italian). Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  27. ^ Curti 2013, p. 128.
  28. ^ Curti 2013, p. 161.
  29. ^ Curti 2013, p. 162.
  30. ^ "La svastica nel ventre (1976)". Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it (in Italian). Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  31. ^ Curti 2013, p. 235.
  32. ^ Curti 2013, p. 224.

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