Riccardo Freda

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Birthday: Feb 24, 1909
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Born in Egypt to Neapolitan parents, Riccardo Freda attended school in Milan and also took classes at the Centro Sperimantale. Freda supported himself as a sculptor and art critic before entering films in a supervisory capacity in 1937. He directed his first film, Don Cesare di Bazan, in 1942. Exhibiting a preference for historical spectacles, Freda turned out such sprawling, big-budget efforts as Les Miserables (1947) and Theodora, Slave Empress (1953). He later trafficked in sword-and-sandal films like Giants of Thessaly, and in such graphic melodramas as Caltiki the Immortal Monster (1959) and The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock (1962). Riccardo Freda continued writing and directing into the late 1970s, often working pseudonymously as Robert Hampton, George Lincoln or Willy Pareto.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tutta la città canta Screenwriter Director 2015
No Score Yet Il tradimento (Double Cross) Director 2014
No Score Yet Oro per i Cesari (Gold for the Caesars) Director 2013
No Score Yet Il conte Ugolino (The Iron Swordsman) Director 2012
No Score Yet Giulietta E Romeo Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet A doppia faccia (Double Face) (Liz & Helen) Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet La vendetta di Aquila Nera (Revenge of Black Eagle) Director 2011
No Score Yet Gypsy Boys David 1999
No Score Yet Revenge of the Musketeers (Fille de d'Artagnan, La)(D'Artagnan's Daughter) Director 1994
No Score Yet Murder Obsession (Follia Omicida) Director 1981
No Score Yet Tragic Ceremony Director 1972
No Score Yet The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco) Director Screenwriter 1971
No Score Yet Les deux orphelines (The Two Orphans) Director 1965
No Score Yet L'Orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (The Horrible Dr. Hichcock) Director 1964
No Score Yet Maciste all'inferno (Maciste in Hell) (The Witch's Curse) Director 1963
No Score Yet Lo Spettro (The Ghost) Screenwriter Director 1963
No Score Yet Il magnifico avventuriero (The Magnificent Adventurer) Director 1963
No Score Yet Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World) Director 1961
No Score Yet The Mongols Director 1961
No Score Yet Giants of Thessaly Director 1960
No Score Yet See Naples and Die (Vedi Napoli e poi muori) Director 1959
No Score Yet Caltiki - il mostro immortale (Caltiki the Undying Monster) Director 1959
No Score Yet Ultimate Hero Director 1959
No Score Yet The White Warrior (Agi Murad il diavolo bianco) Director 1959
No Score Yet Beatrice Cenci (Castle of the Banned Lovers) Director 1956
No Score Yet I Vampiri (The Devil's Commandment) (Lust of the Vampire) Screenwriter Director 1956
No Score Yet Teodora, imperatrice di Bisanzio (Theodora, Slave Empress) Director 1954
No Score Yet Sins of Rome Director 1952

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