Gino Cervi

Gino Cervi

Highest Rated: 90% The Lady Without Camelias (1953)

Lowest Rated: 43% Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Birthday: May 3, 1901

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Throughout his celebrated career, Gino Cervi worked with some of the greatest filmmakers in cinematic history, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Vittorio De Sica, and Julian Duvivier. One of the best known Italian actors of the 1950s and '60s, Cervi is primarily remembered for his role in the many "Don Camillo" films, as the Communist mayor who constantly struggles with the local priest. The son of a theater critic, Cervi began acting for the stage in 1924. He scored his first lead role in a film 10 years later, in the obscure "Frontier," and became a bona fide motion-picture star with Alessandro Blasetti's "Aldebaran" in 1935. His round face and carefully trimmed moustache became yet more recognizable after the first installment of the "Don Camillo" films, "The Little World of Don Camillo," in 1952. Legendary filmmaker Vittorio De Sica cast Cervi opposite Montgomery Clift in his 1953 feature, "Indiscretion of an American Wife." Outside Italy, Cervi had a supporting role as a cardinal in Peter Glenville's award-winning 1964 epic, "Becket," starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. Cervi's son, Tonino Cervi, was also involved in cinema, and produced one of his father's later films, "Maigret in Pigalle." The film was based on the television crime show "Le inchieste del commissario Maigret," in which Gino Cervi played the title character. This series marked his final screen credit. He died in 1974.

Highest rated movies

The Lady Without Camelias
Becket
Indiscretion of an American Wife

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don Camillo in Moscow Peppone (Character) - 1965
76% 87% Becket Cardinal Zambelli (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shortest Day Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Art of Murder L'inquisiteur (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roaring Years Salvatore Acquamano (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Night of '43 Carlo Aretusi (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo Peppone (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revolt of the Slaves Fabio (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, the Italian Way Comm. Lemeni (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Siege of Syracuse Gerone (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangster Boss Paulo (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Warrior Ibrahim (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 17% The Naked Maja King Carlos IV of Spain (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% The Adventures of Remi Vitalis (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Chatter Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bride for Frank John Cattabriga (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo Maresciallo: (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Castle of the Banned Lovers Francesco Cenci (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don Camillo's Last Round Peppone (Character) - 1955
90% 68% The Lady Without Camelias Ercole (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 84% The Return of Don Camillo Peppone (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen of Sheba King Solomon of Jerusalem (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Porthos (Character) - 1953
43% 39% Indiscretion of an American Wife Police commissioner (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wife for a Night Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 65% Don Camillo Giuseppe `'Peppone'` Bottazzi (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 79% The Little World of Don Camillo Giuseppe "Peppone" Bottazzi (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in Prison Il brigadiere Pietro Zanini (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sky Is Red Unknown (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fabiola Quadratus (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yvonne la Nuit Il colonnello Baretti (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Furia Oreste (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cronaca nera Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Steps in the Clouds Paolo Bianchi (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spirit and the Flesh Renzo Tramagliano (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Crown Il re Sedemondo di Kindaor (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Adventure of Salvator Rosa Salvador Rosa (Character) - 1940