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Overview (2)

Born in Rome, Lazio, Italy

Mini Bio (1)

Pietro Francisci was born on September 9, 1906 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Warrior Empress (1960), La mia vita sei tu (1934) and Star Pilot (1966). He died in 1977.

Trivia (1)

Became annoyed with Steve Reeves while filming the climax of Le fatiche di Ercole (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 interviewers.

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