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Riccardo Freda (1909–1999)

Riccardo Freda was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Italian parents. Educated in Milan, he became a sculptor, then a newspaper art critic. He began a career in film in 1937 as a screenwriter and production supervisor. He moved into directing in 1942, beginning a career that lasted some 40 years. Resisting the strong neo-realism trend in postwar Italy... See full bio »


(age 90) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 1981 Murder Syndrome (screenplay)
 1971 The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (screenplay - as Willy Pareto)
 1969 Double Face (screenplay - as Robert Hampton)
 1967 Death at Owell Rock (as George Lincoln)
 1965 The Two Orphans (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1964 Genoveffa di Brabante (screenplay) / (story)
 1964 Romeo e Giulietta (as Robert Hampton)
 1963 The Ghost (screenplay - as Robert Hampton)
 1960 The Giants of Thessaly (screenplay)
 1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (screenplay - uncredited)
 1957 Agguato a Tangeri (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 Lust of the Vampire (screenplay)
 1956 Castle of the Banned Lovers (story - uncredited)
 1955 Da qui all'eredità (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 Theodora, Slave Empress (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Spartacus the Gladiator (screenplay - uncredited)
 1952 La leggenda del piave (story)
 1951 Double Cross (screenplay)
 1950 Il figlio di d'Artagnan (screenplay - as Dick Jordan) / (story - as Dick Jordan)
 1949 O Caçula do Barulho (writer)
 1948 The Mysterious Rider (story and screenplay)
 1948 Tempesta su Parigi (screenplay)
 1948 Les Misérables (screenplay)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (screenplay - uncredited)
 1945 Non canto più (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1945 Tutta la città canta (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 L'abito nero da sposa (screenplay)
 1942 Don Cesare di Bazan (screenplay)
 1941 Caravaggio, il pittore maledetto (screenplay)
 1941 Notte di fortuna (screenplay)
 1940 Cento lettere d'amore (screenplay) / (story)
 1940 La granduchessa si diverte (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1939 In the Country Fell a Star (screenplay)
 1939 The Knight of San Marco (screenplay)
 1939 Il barone di Corbò (screenplay)
 1939 The Little Adventurers (screenplay and dialogue)
 1939 La voce senza volto (screenplay)
 1938 Fireworks (screenplay)
 1938 L'allegro cantante (screenplay) / (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the Introduction for the biography "Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark" by Tim Lucas.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Davidson | Richard Freda | Robert Hampton | Robert Hamton | Dick Jordan | George Lincoln | Willy Pareta | Willy Pareto | Riccardo Santelmi


Gianna Maria Canale  (his death)

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