No photo available. Represent Otello Martelli? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 35,451 this week

Otello Martelli (1902–2000)


Leading Italian cinematographer who worked with most of the top directors in his country from Rosselini and Fellini to De Santis. Began as assistant cameraman in silent films at the age of fourteen. Was a newsreel cameraman for Instituto Luce before switching to feature films in the early 1930's. See more trivia »


(age 97) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

IMDb Picks: October

Of course the return of "The Walking Dead" is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Live Twitter Q&A With Matt Ross for 'Captain Fantastic'

Join us for a live Twitter Q&A with Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross on Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Make sure to follow IMDb on Twitter and send your questions now to #IMDbAskMatt.

Follow IMDb on Twitter

Related News

New on Video: ‘Bitter Rice’
| SoundOnSight
Bitter Rice
| Trailers from Hell

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 10 people
created 17 Apr 2011
a list of 705 people
created 10 May 2011
list image
a list of 26 people
created 03 Sep 2013
list image
a list of 69 people
created 12 Jun 2015
a list of 32 people
created 15 Jun 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Otello Martelli's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita Cinematographer
La Strada
La Strada Cinematographer
I Vitelloni
I Vitelloni Cinematographer
Paisan Cinematographer


Hide Hide Show Show Cinematographer (83 credits)
 1965 I tre volti
 1964 My Wife (segments "L'uccellino", "Eritrea", "I miei cari", "Luciana")
 1962 Redhead
 1962 Boccaccio '70 (segments "La riffa", "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1960 La Dolce Vita (director of photography)
 1959 The Law
 1957 The Sea Wall
 1957 Nights of Cabiria (uncredited)
 1957 Guendalina
 1956 What a Woman!
 1955 Il Bidone
 1954 Days of Love
 1954 La Strada (director of photography)
 1953 We, the Women (segment "Ingrid Bergman")
 1953 I Vitelloni
 1952 Rome 11:00
 1951 Anna
 1950 Stromboli (photography)
 1949 Black Magic (uncredited)
 1949 Bitter Rice
 1948 L'amore (segment "Una voce umana")
 1947 Tragic Hunt
 1947 Ultimo amore
 1947 Il duomo di Milano (Documentary)
 1946 Paisan
 1942 The Gorgon
 1942 Tragic Night
 1942 Captain Tempest (uncredited)
 1940 Kean
 1939 Io, suo padre
 1938 Jeanne Doré
 1938 The Ancestor
 1937 Hands Off Me!
 1937 Marcella
 1936 To Live
 1935 I'll Give a Million (as O. Martelli)
 1934 Old Guard
 1925 Fra' Diavolo
 1925 Consuelita
 1920 Liberazione
 1919 La contessa Sara (Short)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

O. Martelli

Did You Know?


Member of AIC (Association of Italian Cinematographers). See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Otello Martelli on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page