Monday, September 21, 2015

RIP Mario Caiano

Italian director, screenwriter Mario Caino died in Rome, in his sleep on September 20th. He was 82. Caiano was born in Rome on February 13, 1933 and was the son of producer Carlo Caiano. Caiano directed and wrote screenplays for 11 Euro-westerns such as “Bullets Don’t Argue” (1964) which will forever be linked with the success of Sergio Leone’s “Fistful of Dollars”, “The Sign of Zorro (1962), “A Coffin for the Sheriff” (1965), “Ringo, the Face of Revenge” (1966), “A Train for Durango” (1967) and “Shangai Joe”. Caiano used such aliases as Allen Gr├╝newald, William Hawkins, Nick Jordan and Mike Perkins. He was most active in the 1960s and ‘70s in peplum, westerns, police and adventure films.

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