Franco Prosperi

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Franco Prosperi
Francesco Prosperi

(1926-09-02)2 September 1926
Died17 October 2004(2004-10-17) (aged 78)
Other namesFrank Shannon
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Franco Prosperi (2 September 1926 – 17 October 2004) was an Italian film director and screenwriter, active between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s.

Born Francesco Prosperi in Rome, Prosperi began his career as an assistant director with Mario Bava and with whom he also wrote several screenplays.[1] In 1966, he made his directorial debut, credited as Frank Shannon, with the thriller film, Tecnica di un omicidio and over the years he built a solid reputation as a director of crime-action films.[1] He also occasionally directed comedies (with Lando Buzzanca or Alighiero Noschese) and, in the final stage of his career, at the beginning of the 1980s, several low-budget sword and sorcery films.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.

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