Stelvio Massi

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Stelvio Massi (26 March 1929 – 26 March 2004), sometimes credited "Max Steel", was an Italian director known for his "poliziotteschi" films.


Massi entered the cinema industry in 1952 as assistant camera operator, and in 1954 he became a cameraman.[1] Ten years later he began to work as cinematographer, and in 1973 he debuted as film director with Macrò.[1] He obtained a great commercial success with the Mark il poliziotto film series, then with a series of poliziotteschi starred by Maurizio Merli.

Massi also worked on television, directing the 1987 TV series Due assi per un turbo. His son Danilo is also a film director.[1]



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

Further reading[edit]

  • Fulvio Fulvi, Poliziotti senza paura: Stelvio Massi e il cinema d'azione, Il foglio, 2010, ISBN 8876062785

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