Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Remembering Elio Scardamaglia

Elio Scardamaglia was born on July 27, 1920 in Amelia, Italy. Elio was a producer of more than 30 films from 1956 until his final TV production in 1977. He founded Leone Films for which he produced a half-dozen Spaghetti westerns: “The Man from Nowhere” (aka “Arizona Colt”) (1966), “The Dirty Outlaws” (1967) for which he also was a co-writer on the story, “The Wrath of God” and “The Wild and the Dirty” (aka Johnny Hamlet) both 1968, “$20,000 for Seven” and “A Bullet for Sandoval” both 1969. He is the father of producer, director, screenwriter Francesco Scardamaglia [1945- ]. Elio died on March 16, 2001 in London, England during a spinal operation. Today we remember Elio Scardamaglia on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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