Agenore Incrocci (4 July 1919 – 15 November 2005), best known as Age, was an Italian screenwriter, considered one of the fathers of the commedia all'italiana as one of the two members of the duo Age & Scarpelli, together with Furio Scarpelli.
Incrocci was born in Brescia, into a family including several actors, such as his sister Zoe, and spent his youth moving with them to numerous places of Italy. His first work in the cinema world was a dubber for Mario Monicelli's first movie, I ragazzi della Via Paal (1935). Subsequently he worked for a radio, and in the meantime he started writing comic scripts. He also studied law, but without graduating.
He spent the first four years of World War II in France, as a prisoner of the French Army first and, later, of the Wehrmacht. He managed to escape, however, and fought for a year with the US Army. Back from the front, he worked again in the radio and for wrote for theatre and humour magazine.
Together with Scarpelli, he worked on a total of 120 Italian movies. These include some of the most famous of all, such as Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Mario Monicelli's I soliti ignoti and many Totò movies. He also worked on some scripts on his own, such as that of Pietro Germi's Divorzio all'italiana.
He died in Rome in 2005.
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