Sunday, January 31, 2010

RIP Giulio Petroni

Director, screenwriter Giulio Petroni died in Rome on January 31, 2010. His death at the age of 92 was reported to the Italian press by his daughter. Petroni was born on September 21, 1917 in Rome and he started making political documentary films in 1951 and continued writing and directing until 1978 with the film “La profezia” (aka “Obscene Desire”). During this time he wrote and or directed five Euro-westerns. “Death Rides a Horse” (1967) with Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law, “Tepepa” (aka “Blood and Guns”) (1968) with Tomas Milian and Orson Welles, “A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof” (1968) with Giuliano Gemma and Mario Adorf, “Night of the Serpent” (1968) with Luke Askew, “They Call Me Providence” (1972) with Tomas Milian and Gregg Palmer. Another of the most well known directors of the genre has left us. RIP


  1. Biltmore: Very Sad. Bought a mexican lobby card from his Providence on Friday.

  2. Very sad to say goodbye to one of the genuine Maestri of the genre. RIP.