Luciano Ercoli

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Luciano Ercoli
Born (1929-10-19) 19 October 1929 (age 85)[1]
Rome, Italy[1]
Occupation Film director, film producer[1]
Years active 1955–1975
Spouse(s) Nieves Navarro

Luciano Ercoli (October 19, 1929), is an Italian film director, producer and unit production manager. Ercoli's career spanned approximately two decades before his retirement in the late 1970s, and saw him direct several films in the giallo genre, as well producing several spaghetti westerns. Ercoli is married to Spanish actress Nieves Navarro, who has appeared in several of the films he has worked on.

Life and career[edit]

Ercoli was born in Rome, Italy, on October 19, 1929.[1] His first film credit was as an assistant director for the 1955 film La risaia, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. Ercoli then acted as a film producer on several titles throughout the 1960s, before making his directorial début in 1970, helming the giallo film Le foto proibite di una signora per bene, which he also produced and edited. Ercoli went on to direct several more films throughout the early to mid-1970s, including Il figlio della sepolta viva and Troppo rischio per un uomo solo.[2]

Ercoli is married to Spanish actress Nieves Navarro, who has appeared in several of his giallo films, starring in 1971's La morte cammina con i tacchi alti and 1972's La morte accarezza a mezzanotte.[3] Navarro had also appeared in lesser roles in Le foto proibite di una signora per bene, and the Ercoli-produced spaghetti westerns Una pistola per Ringo and Il ritorno di Ringo.[4] Ercoli, described as "one of the first directors to jump on the thriller bandwagon", retired from the film industry in the late 1970s after inheriting "a fortune".[5] His last role was as the director of the 1975 poliziottesco film La polizia ha le mani legate.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
1955 La risaia Assistant director
1960 Il mondo di notte Unit production manager
1961 Odissea nuda Producer
1965 Una pistola per Ringo Producer
1966 Il ritorno di Ringo Producer
1970 Le foto proibite di una signora per bene Director, producer and editor
1971 La morte cammina con i tacchi alti Director
1972 La morte accarezza a mezzanotte Director
1974 Il figlio della sepolta viva Director (as André Colbert)
Lucrezia Giovane Director (as André Colbert)
Troppo rischio per un uomo solo Director
1975 La polizia ha le mani legate Director

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