Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Luciano Vincenzoni

Luciano Vincenzoni was born on March 7, 1926, Treviso, Italy. He studied law in Rome and Padua. In 1952, along with his friend Tony Roma he produced “Oliva incantesimo tragico” starring Maria Felix. In 1954 he wrote his first script for the “Hanno rubato un tram” which was directed by Aldo Fabrizi. He then became acquainted with Pietro Germi and wrote “The Railroad Man”. He also wrote “The Great War”, “The Best Enemies”, “The Hunchback” and Sacco and Venzetti”, “Seduced and Abandoned” and “The Birds”. For his friend Sergio Leone he wrote “For A Few Dollars More”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Duck You Sucker”. He also wrote “Death Rides a Horse (1967), “The Mercenary” and “Spaghetti Western” (1976). Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the great screenwriters in Italian film history, Luciano Vincenzoni’s 85th birthday.

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