Piero Pierotti (1 January 1912 – 4 May 1970) was an Italian director, screenwriter and journalist.
|Born||1 January 1912|
|Died||4 May 1970 (aged 58)|
|Other names||Peter E. Stanley|
Life and careerEdit
Born in Pisa, Pierotti started his career as a journalist, working for La Nazione and Il Nuovo Corriere, and later founding the newspaper Corriere dell'Arno. After some amateur shorts, he moved to Rome where he enrolled in the courses of directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, graduating in 1939. Pierotti later started teaching direction at the University of Pisa, and at the same time he was also active as a documentarist and an assistant director, often collaborating with Raffaello Matarazzo.
Active as a screenwriter since 1955, in the late 1950s he made his directional debut with L'arciere nero and he then directed fifteen films until 1969, being mainly active in the adventure and peplum genres. He was sometimes credited as Peter E. Stanley.
- Director and screenwriter
- The Pirate and the Slave Girl (1959)
- Marco Polo (1961)
- A Queen for Caesar (1962)
- Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963)
- The Avenger of Venice (1964)
- Hercules Against Rome (1964)
- Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas (1964)
- Giant of the Evil Island (1965)
- Assault on the State Treasure (1967)
- Heads or Tails (1969)