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Gianfranco Parolini

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Birthday: Feb 20, 1925

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Often working under the pseudonym Frank Kramer, writer/director Gianfranco Parolini has a tireless imagination. While he purports to having authored upwards of 100 novels, there is no disputing his extensive contributions to Italian film. His directorial debut came on "Il Bacio dell'Aurora" in 1953, an adaptation of Luciana Peverelli's novel. However, it wasn't long before the twenty-something storyteller was committing his own ideas to screen. He contributed '60s sword and sandal epics like the Biblical blockbuster "The Old Testament" and the fantasy adventure "Samson," but true creative control wouldn't come until later that decade. Westerns proved a favorite genre of Parolini's, and his best remembered contribution to the genre is the "Sabata" trilogy. Starring Lee Van Cleef of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" fame, the films helped shape the Spaghetti Western movement. Also that decade were the director's gunslingin' "Left Handed Johnny West" and the stagecoach spectacular "If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death." Parolini reteamed with Van Cleef in 1975 for his final western, "God's Gun." A genre jack-of-all-trades, Parolini also lensed war flicks, mysteries, and fantasies over the course of his storied career. His final film was the sci-fi adventure "Alla Ricerca del'Impero Sepolto" in 1988.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orgies of Caligula Senatore Lucius (Character),
Writer
- 1984
No Score Yet 35% God's Gun (A Bullet from God) (Diamante Lobo) Director - 1977
No Score Yet 25% Yeti Director,
Writer
- 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Gun Director,
Screenwriter
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Are No Angels Director - 1975
No Score Yet 48% Adios Sabata Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1971
No Score Yet 47% The Return of Sabata Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1971
No Score Yet 69% Sabata Director,
Writer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kommissar X: Kill Panther Kill Smoky (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1968
No Score Yet 50% Sartana Director,
Writer
- 1968
No Score Yet 38% Five for Hell Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Darling, So Deadly Director - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Fantastic Supermen Director,
Screenwriter
- 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill Director,
Screenwriter
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny West Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Avengers Director,
Screenwriter
- 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Testament Director - 1963
No Score Yet 40% Samson Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet 79 A.D. Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ten Gladiators Director - 1960

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