Tomaso Smith

Tomaso Smith (1886–1966) was an Italian screenwriter, politician, journalist, translator and newspaper editor active during the Fascist era.[1] He started his career as a stringer for the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero but was forced to resign for his socialist stance. He then embarked on a career as screenwriter and playwright until the outbreak of the War. Smith was imprisoned in a German detention camp in Italy in 1943 but was able to escape. At the end of the war Il Messaggero offered him the editor's post. In the 1950s he started a political career, first as an independent with the Italian Communist Party, and then with the ill-fated Adriano Olivetti's party La Giustizia. (The Justice)

Tomaso Smith
Born15 June 1886
Died27 May 1966 (1966-05-28) (aged 79)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Years active1931–1944 (film)

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  1. ^ Hochkofler p.49


  • Matilde Hochkofler. Anna Magnani. Gremese Editore, 2001.

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