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Pietro Francisci (1906–1977)

Pietro Francisci was born on September 9, 1906 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Hercules (1958), Hercules Unchained (1959) and The Queen of Sheba (1952). He died in 1977. See full bio »


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Known For

Hercules Director
Hercules Unchained
The Queen of Sheba
The Warrior Empress


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 1966 Star Pilot
 1958 Hercules
 1954 Attila
 1945 Il cinema delle meraviglie (Short) (segments "Ritmi Nuovi", "Sui pattini a rotelle")
 1941 Edizione straordinaria (Documentary short)
 1938 The Eternal Fire (Documentary short)
 1934 Rhapsody in Rome (Documentary)
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Became annoyed with Steve Reeves while filming the climax of Hercules (1958) because Reeves wasn't swinging the chains hard enough at the actors playing his enemies. Reeves said he didn't want to hurt the other actors, and Francisci told him, "If they don't get hurt, they don't get paid!" and told Reeves to swing as hard as he could. Reeves enjoyed telling this story over the years to fans and ... See more »

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