Superargo Versus Diabolicus

Superargo Versus Diabolicus (Italian: Superargo contro Diabolikus, Spanish: Superargo, el hombre enmascarado) is a 1966 superhero film written and directed by Nicola Nostro. It had the sequel in 1968, Superargo and the Faceless Giants directed by Paolo Bianchini.[2][3][4]

Superargo Versus Diabolicus
Italian poster
Directed byNicola Nostro
Screenplay byJaime Jesús Balcázar[1]
Story byMino Giarda[1]
Music byFranco Pisano[1]
CinematographyFrancisco Marín[1]
Edited byTeresa Alcocer[1]
  • Liber Film
  • S.E.C. Film
  • Producciones Cinematográficas Balcázar[1]
Release date
  • December 1966 (1966-12) (Italy)
  • 1967 (1967) (Spain)
Running time
88 minutes[1]


A superhero battles madman who is plotting to steal uranium in order to take over the world.



Director Nicola Nostro commented on actor Giovanni Cianfriglia as Superargo in the film, stating that he had him act like Zorro.[5] Nostro claimed he got him the best voice actor he could find and then felt "despite his shortcomings, he made a good impression on screen."[5] Nostro stated that the film was shot with exteriors in Barcelona and interiors shot in Rome a De Paolis studios.[5] Nostro added that due to the cheap budget, his producer had them shoot some indoor scenes at his villa in Frascati.[5][6]


Superargo Versus Diabolicus opened in Rome in December 1966.[1][7] It was released in Spain in 1967 as Superargo contra Diabolicus.[7]

It was followed by a sequel Superargo and the Faceless Giants (1968).[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Curti 2016, p. 54.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  3. ^ Marco Giusti. 007 all'italiana. Isbn Edizioni, 2010. ISBN 9788876381874.
  4. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti – Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  5. ^ a b c d Curti 2016, p. 56.
  6. ^ a b Curti 2016, p. 57.
  7. ^ a b "Superargo vs. Diabolicus". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 31, 2018. Check |archive-url= value (help)


  • Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6.

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