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Sandro Continenza

Highest Rated: 100% The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

Lowest Rated: 57% Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1920

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian screenwriter Sandro Continenza began his career in the years following World War II, writing movies in a variety of genres, including comedy, crime, romance, science fiction, and drama. Immediately following the international success of the mighty epic "Hercules" in 1957, which launched the career of American muscleman Steve Reeves and an entire genre of so-called sword and sandal pictures, he cranked out a number of similar action-packed movies. Much like the Japanese monster movies of the 1960s a la "Godzilla," the Italian sword and sandal pictures were known for their sometimes cheesy effects and hilariously bad dubbing. Regardless of negative critical reviews, people loved the films and Continenza worked on plenty including "Hannibal," "Gladiators 7," and two "Hercules" sequels. One of the most imaginative of them (if not the best) was cult director Mario Bava's wildly hallucinatory "Hercules in the Haunted World" from 1961. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote in other genres as well--Spaghetti Westerns "Your Turn to Die," "Seven Shawls of Yellow Silk," and the U.K.-set cult film "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie," a favorite of adventurous zombie fans. Continenza also co-wrote (dialogue portions) of Enzo G. Castellari's tough-guy World War II movie "The Inglorious Bastards" from 1978.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Are You Going on Holiday? Writer - 1978
100% 69% The Inglorious Bastards Screenwriter - 1978
86% 71% Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Writer - 1974
No Score Yet 55% White Fang to the Rescue Screenwriter - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing the Field Writer - 1974
No Score Yet 23% The Senator Likes Women Writer - 1973
No Score Yet 43% Blood Castle Writer - 1973
No Score Yet 38% The Crimes of the Black Cat Writer - 1972
No Score Yet 85% Delusions of Grandeur Screenwriter - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hector the Mighty Screenwriter - 1971
No Score Yet 33% Mission Bloody Mary Screenwriter - 1967
No Score Yet 22% Sugar Colt Screenwriter - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Mission Lady Chaplin Screenwriter - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Yuma Gold Screenwriter - 1966
No Score Yet 50% Django Shoots First Writer - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Mafiosi Against Goldfinger Writer - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Orient With Fury Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spartan Gladiator Writer - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gladiators 7 Screenwriter - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace Writer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shortest Day Writer - 1963
No Score Yet 60% March on Rome Writer - 1962
57% 54% Hercules in the Haunted World Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet 12% Hercules and the Captive Women Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ursus in the Valley of the Lions Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet 83% Love and Larceny Screenwriter - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Girls and High Finance Screenwriter - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Furlough Writer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Violent Patriot Writer - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy Screenwriter - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Falcon Writer - 1955
No Score Yet 44% An American in Rome Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anatomy of Love Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Totò le Mokò Writer - 1950

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