Biography of Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1894-1998)

Italian film director, born on July 8, 1894 in Frosinone, and died in Capri on January 4, 1998. It belongs to a family of artistic spirit; his brother Anton Giulio (see Bragaglia brothers) is the director of theatre, as well as one of the theoreticians and few representatives of futuristic currents in avant-garde cinema European of the early days of silent film. After a brief stay in the world of theater, Carlo Ludovico is dedicated exclusively to the cinema, where he works as a photographer, editor and scriptwriter, before giving the final leap to the address in full Fascist period.

His extensive filmography, over sixty films in thirty years of profession, covers all genres, but is fundamentally in the comedy and cinema adventures where he obtained his greatest accomplishments. The first films are beautiful and ugly all get married (1938) and crazy joy (1939). That same year directed first to the comedian Toto, who returns to find later in what is one of the most fruitful and successful career of Bragaglia stages. Toto le Moko, Figaro qua, Figaro là and the Ghost is a living are some of the best known collaborations.

In the last stage of his career is dedicated mostly exclusive to the historical adventure film, what in Italy is known as a peplum, and is one of the architects of the spectacular Renaissance which has the gender at the end of the 1950s and early 1960s. His most successful films from this period include the loves of Hercules (1960), with the exuberant Jayne Mansfield headlining deal, and Hannibal, who runs together with the American specialist in low budget films Edgar G. Ulmer, which has Victor Mature. He abandoned cinema in 1963 and died in 1998 during an operation on a hip.


As director.

1933: Non are agar (decorations); Or the diaper or vita (and coguion and decorations); A cattivo soggetto (and screenplay). 1934: Frutto acerbo (and coguion); Quella vecchia canaglia.1935: Amore (and coguion). 1937: La fossa degli angeli (and coguion). 1939: beautiful and ugly all; get married Crazy of joy (and argument and coguion); Animali pazzi; L'amor if fa sew (and coguion). 1940: A mare di Guai (and coguion); A family imposible.1941: brute force (and coguion); Alessandro grande sei; The prisoner of Santa Cruz; Barbablù (and screenplay); Due cuori sotto sequestro (and argument and screenplay). 1942: the scuola dei timidi; Sacrifice for friendship (and coguion); Happy mistake (and coguion); The guard of the corpo; Non ti pago (and argument and screenplay); Casanova farebbe cosí (screenplay); Guilt was the train (and argument and screenplay). 1943: Il fidanzato di mia moglie (and argument and screenplay). 1944: Non are superstizioso ma... (and coguion); Destination a day (and coguion); Vita la è bella (and argument and screenplay). 1945: soon, chi parla?; Passed from vivo.1946: Torna a Sorrento.1947: Albergo Luna Camera 34; The white Pimpernel; L'altra. 1949: Toto le Moko.1950: Il falco rosso; Figaro qua, Figaro là; Le sei moglie di Barbablù; Toto close moglie.1951: the Phantom is a live (and coguion); L'eroe sono io.1952: an indiavolata.1953 bruna: fil di spada; Don Lorenzo; Plot siciliana.1954: East Express.1955: Semiramis, slave and reina.1956: oro.1957 Falcon: Lazzarella; Liberada.1958 Jerusalem: the honor of Carmelina; Caporale di giornata; E'permesso maresciallo?; The spada e croce; Le cameriere; Tuppe, tuppe marescia.1959: Aníbal (Co-Director). 1960: the loves of Hercules; Le vergini di Roma (Co-Director). 1961: Pastasciutta nel deserto; Ursus nella valle dei leoni.1962: I quattro monaci.1963: I quattro moschettieri.

As a screenwriter.

1931: Vel ammainate (and Assistant). 1941: L'Allegro fantasma (coargumento). 1948: One Night With You.