Giorgio Ferroni

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Giorgio Ferroni
Born (1908-04-12)April 12, 1908
Perugia, Italy
Died August 17, 1981(1981-08-17) (aged 73)
Other names Calvin Jackson Padget
Calvin J. Padget
Occupation Film director, film editor, screenwriter

Giorgio Ferroni (April 12, 1908 - August 17, 1981), sometimes credited as Calvin Jackson Padget or Calvin J. Padget,[1] was an Italian film director,[1] film editor and a screenwriter.

Life and Career[edit]

Born in Perugia, Ferroni started in the mid 1930s as documentary director and assistant director of Gennaro Righelli, then he debuted as director in 1937, specializing in adventure films.[2] After the war he directed a couple of neorealist films, Pian delle stelle and Tombolo, paradiso nero.[3]

Later Ferroni was very active in swords-and-sandals films, achieved critical attention for the horror Mill of the Stone Women[4] and success with a series of spaghetti westerns starring Giuliano Gemma.[1][2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Wanted". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9. 
  3. ^ Alberto Farassino. Neorealismo: cinema italiano, 1945-1949. EDT, 1989. 
  4. ^ Marco Giusti. Stracult. Dizionario dei film italiani. Frassinelli, 2004. 

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