Produzioni Europee Associati

Produzioni Europee Associati (P.E.A) is a production company founded in 1962 by Alberto Grimaldi to produce international co-productions.[1] It released its first feature film The Shadow of Zorro (L'ombra di Zorro) in December that year. Its next production was its first Spaghetti Western Texas Ranger (I due violenti, 1964).

After the A Fistful of Dollars (1964), United Artist financed the rest of the Dollars Trilogy films, For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), all directed by Sergio Leone,[2] and it signed a contract to distribute PEA films.[3]

In 1976, due to the success of the cinema of the United States, PEA lost vitality and viewers so then it began only to work in Europe.[4]


  1. ^ Burke, Frank (13 April 2017). A Companion to Italian Cinema. John Wiley & Sons. p. 91.
  2. ^ "Alberto Grimaldi - film producer. Spaghetti Western trilogy gave Naples producer his big break". Italy On This Day. Blogspot. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  3. ^ Balio, Tino (1987). United Artists : The Company That Changed the Film Industry. The University of Wisconsin Press. p. 285-301. ISBN 0-299-11440-6.
  4. ^ "ANICA's Chairman Has Plans". 20 October 1976. p. 74.