Vittorio Salerno in Conversation (Part 1)

Best known for the crime features No, The Case is Happily Resolved starring Enzo Cerusico and Riccardo Cucciolla and Fango Bollente (The Savage Three) starring Joe Dallesandro and brother Enrico Maria Salerno.

For the most part, Vittorio carved his own path in the industry and, initially working closely with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi, he directed one of the earliest gialli, Libido, which also happened to feature another rising star of Italian cinema, Giancarlo Giannini.

With a number of western screenplays also under his belt – some of which he’d actually forgotten he’d even written – his most popular creation was probably the Sartana character who went on to appear in over 30 films which screened all around the globe in the 1960s and 70s – and none of which made him any money.

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Rest in Peace Vittorio Salerno (1937-2016)

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