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Giovanni Pastrone (1883–1959)

Giovanni Pastrone was born on September 13, 1883 in Montechiaro d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Cabiria (1914), Il fuoco (la favilla - la vampa - la cenere) (1916) and The Warrior (1916). He died on June 27, 1959 in Turin, Piedmont. See full bio »


(age 75) in Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Cabiria Director
The Warrior Director
Julius Caesar Director


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 1923 Povere bimbe
 1920 Hedda Gabler (as Piero Fosco, supervising)
 1918 La moglie di Claudio (supervising director)
 1917 La guerra ed il sogno di Momi (Short) (co-director - as Piero Fosco)
 1916 The Warrior
 1916 Tigre reale (as Piero Fosco)
 1914 Cabiria
 1911 Primavera di lacrime (Short)
 1911 The Fall of Troy (Short)
 1910 An Enemy of the Dust (Short)
 1910 Agnese Visconti (Short)
 1909/II Rigoletto (Short)
 1909 Julius Caesar (Short)
 1909 Henry the Third (Short)
 1908 La glu
 1908 Giordono Bruno (Short)
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Piero Fosco

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Pioneering Italian producer/director of pre-Hollywood historical epics, done on a grand scale and with lavish, meticulously researched sets. His most famous film was Cabiria (1914), which was said to have influenced noted American filmmaker D.W. Griffith. Pastrone, who had begun in the industry as an administrator in 1905, successfully promoted his movies via his own production company, Itala ... See more »

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