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Eduardo Ciannelli is a Actor and Scriptwriter Italien born on 29 august 1889 at Ischia (Italie)

Eduardo Ciannelli

Eduardo Ciannelli
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Nationality Italie
Birth 29 august 1889 at Ischia (Italie)
Death 8 october 1969 (at 80 years) at Rome (Italie)

Eduardo Ciannelli, sometimes credited as Edward Ciannelli, (30 August 1888 – 8 October 1969), was an Italian baritone and character actor with a long career in American films, mostly playing gangsters and criminals.


Eduardo Ciannelli étudie d'abord la médecine ainsi que le chant classique et, ce dernier l'emportant, devient baryton d'opéra, se produisant en Europe, notamment à La Scala de Milan.

Venu aux États-Unis, il y tourne un premier film (son unique muet) en 1917. Il attendra ensuite 1931 avant d'entamer une véritable carrière au cinéma, avec surtout des films américains et italiens, jusqu'à un dernier en 1969, l'année de sa mort.

De 1951 à 1969, il apparaît également à la télévision, dans des séries (Alfred Hitchcock presents, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.…).

Sa formation de chanteur l'amène au théâtre à Broadway en 1920, où il se produit d'abord dans deux comédies musicales, ensuite dans des pièces et une opérette, régulièrement jusqu'en 1936, puis une dernière fois en 1961. Il est co-auteur d'une de ces pièces, Foolscap, en 1933 ; l'année suivante (1934), il est metteur en scène d'une autre, Mahogany Hall (il ne renouvellera pas ces deux expériences).

Best films

Kitty Foyle (1940)

Usually with

Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht
(4 films)
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
(7 films)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eduardo Ciannelli (88 films)

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The Secret of Santa Vittoria, 2h19
Directed by Stanley Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy
Themes Musical films, Political films
Actors Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel
Roles Luigi
Rating72% 3.644753.644753.644753.644753.64475
During World War II in the summer of 1943, in the aftermath of the fall of the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini, the German army uses the ensuing political vacuum to occupy most of the peninsula of Italy.
Red Hot Shot
Genres Crime
Actors Helen Mirren, Barbara Bouchet, Carmelo Bene, David Groh, Isa Miranda, Eduardo Ciannelli
Roles Parker
Rating57% 2.860552.860552.860552.860552.86055
Un riche industriel est retrouvé mort dans les rues de New York. L'homme était lié à une organisation criminelle qui est impliquée dans le trafic de drogue. L'enquête est remise au capitaine de police Frank Berin qui prend l'identité d'un violent biker afin de s'introduire dans le monde des trafiquants de drogue.
Boot Hill
Boot Hill (1969)
, 1h37
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Circus films, Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Woody Strode, Victor Buono, Eduardo Ciannelli, Glauco Onorato
Roles Governor Boone / Moore
Rating55% 2.7583252.7583252.7583252.7583252.758325
One night in the Old West, a man named Cat tries to ride out of a town and is ambushed by a large number of men. He is wounded, but manages to lure them away and hides in a wagon belonging to a circus company. Outside town the wagons are searched by men who are shot by Cat and the trapeze artist Thomas, who is a former gunfighter.
Mackenna's Gold, 2h2
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Camilla Sparv, Keenan Wynn
Roles Prairie Dog
Rating66% 3.348193.348193.348193.348193.34819
An old legend tells of a fortune in gold hidden in the "Cañon del Oro," guarded by the Apache spirits. Along with several others, a man named Adams found it when he was a young man, only to have the Indians capture and blind him, leaving him stranded in the desert after killing his companions. Years later, Marshal MacKenna (Gregory Peck) wounds an old Indian shaman named Prairie Dog (Eduardo Ciannelli) who tried to bushwhack him; Prairie Dog subsequently dies, despite MacKenna's attending to him. MacKenna thereby comes into possession of a map that supposedly shows the way to the treasure. Though skeptical, he memorizes the directions before burning the map.
Stiletto (1969)
, 1h38
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O'Neal, Joseph Wiseman, Barbara McNair, John Dehner
Roles Don Andrea
Rating51% 2.569672.569672.569672.569672.56967
A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him.
The Brotherhood, 1h36
Directed by Martin Ritt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Irène Papas, Luther Adler, Susan Strasberg, Eduardo Ciannelli
Roles Don Peppino
Rating60% 3.048313.048313.048313.048313.04831
A young American man arrives in Palermo by plane. A taxi driver at the airport immediately gets word to Frank Ginetta (Kirk Douglas), who hides, armed with a gun, until he realizes that the visitor he's been warned about is actually his kid brother, Vinnie (Alex Cord).
The Spy in the Green Hat, 1h32
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Letícia Román, Leo G. Carroll, Jack Palance, Janet Leigh
Roles Arturo 'Fingers' Stilletto
Rating57% 2.858772.858772.858772.858772.85877
Solo and Kuryakin are assigned to infiltrate a THRUSH secret base located in a Sicillian winery. The base is run by Louis Strago, who in conjunction with former Nazi Dr. von Kronen is planning to detonate atomic bombs in the Atlantic Ocean. The bombs will cause the Gulf Stream to divert, wreaking havoc in Europe and the United States and warming Greenland sufficiently for it to become a strategic new home for THRUSH (“THRUSHland”).
The Chase
The Chase (1966)
, 2h13
Directed by Arthur Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E. G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule
Roles Party Guest (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5491553.5491553.5491553.5491553.549155
In a small Texas town where banker Val Rogers (E.G. Marshall) wields a great deal of influence, word comes that native son Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford) and another man have escaped from prison.
The Visit
The Visit (1964)
, 1h42
Directed by Bernhard Wicki
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Irina Demick, Paolo Stoppa, Claude Dauphin, Hans Christian Blech
Roles Innkeeper (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.69173.69173.69173.69173.6917
Karla (Claire in the play) Zachanassian (Ingrid Bergman), a fabulously wealthy woman, returns to a decaying village she had been forced to leave years earlier in disgrace. She had a child by Serge Miller (Anthony Quinn), who denied paternity. Her purpose in this "visit" is to make a deal with the inhabitants — in exchange for a vast sum of money, she wants Miller killed.
Massacre At Grand Canyon, 1h29
Directed by Sergio Corbucci, Albert Band
Origin Italie
Genres Western
Actors James Mitchum, Gabriella Pallotta, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Eduardo Ciannelli, George Ardisson, Andrea Giordana
Roles Eric Dancer
Rating48% 2.4272852.4272852.4272852.4272852.427285
After finding and killing the Slade brothers, who have murdered his father, Wes Evans returns home to Arriba Mesa. The judge offers him to be sheriff and Cooley, the holder of the office and a friend of Wes, is anxious to step down. Wes however only wants to settle down, but when he learns that his love Nancy (who believed Wes to be dead) has married Tully Dancer, he decides to leave again.
Houseboat (1958)
, 1h50
Directed by Melville Shavelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul Petersen, Charles Herbert, Harry Guardino
Roles Arturo Zaccardi
Rating65% 3.2977553.2977553.2977553.2977553.297755
For several years, Tom Winters (Grant) has been estranged from his wife and their three children, David (Petersen), Elizabeth (Gibson), and Robert (Herbert). The film begins as he returns home from Europe shortly after his wife's death. The children want to stay in the country with their mother's wealthy family, including her parents and her sister Carolyn (Hyer), but Tom takes them to Washington, D.C., where he works in the US State Department.
Monster from Green Hell, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about insects, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Jim Davis, Barbara Turner, Vladimir Nikolayevich Sokoloff, Eduardo Ciannelli
Roles Mahri
Rating37% 1.8649851.8649851.8649851.8649851.864985
In preparation for sending a manned rocket into space, American scientists Dr. Quent Brady and Dan Morgan are put in charge of a program that sends various animals and insects into space to test their survival rates. After one of their rockets carrying wasps malfunctions and goes off course, a computer calculates that the rocket is likely to land somewhere off the coast of Africa. Some time later, in a remote part of Africa, Dr. Lorentz and his daughter Lorna perform an autopsy on a native and determine that he died of paralysis of the nerve centers caused by an injection of a massive amount of venom. Arobi, Lorentz' African assistant, then informs him that a monster is believed to be terrorizing people and animals in an area known as Green Hell.
Love Slaves of the Amazons, 1h21
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Don Taylor, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Herbert, Tom Payne, Paul Frees
Roles Crespi
Rating48% 2.411892.411892.411892.411892.41189
Un jeune archéologue américain, le docteur Peter L. Masters, séjournant à Manaos, au Brésil, reçoit les confidences d'un excentrique : Crespi. Ce dernier lui apprend l'existence d'une troupe de femmes blondes et cruelles sur les bords de l'Amazone. Pour lui prouver le bien-fondé de ses affirmations, il lui dévoile une statuette d'or massif. Intrigué par cette découverte, Masters voyage dans cette communauté féminine. Mais, à sa plus grande surprise, les guerrières Amazones dévoilent leur cruauté envers les hommes qu'elles veulent dresser comme des esclaves sexuels. Aussitôt arrivé, Masters est rapidement prisonnier dans la jungle où il rencontre une captive, Gina. Le couple prépare leur évasion.
Helen of Troy, 1h54
Directed by Robert Wise, Raoul Walsh, Sergio Leone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum, Romance
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Jacques Sernas, Rossana Podestà, Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Baker, Niall MacGinnis, Robert Douglas
Roles Andros
Rating60% 3.0499153.0499153.0499153.0499153.049915
The film retells the story of the Trojan War, albeit with some major changes from the Iliad's storyline: Paris of Troy (Jacques Sernas) sails to Sparta to secure a peace treaty between the two powerful city-states. His ship is forced to return to Troy in a storm after he has been swept overboard on the shore of Sparta. Paris is found by Helen, Queen of Sparta (Rossana Podestà), with whom he falls in love. He goes to the palace where he finds Helen's husband, King Menelaus (Niall MacGinnis), Agamemnon (Robert Douglas), Odysseus (Torin Thatcher), Achilles (Stanley Baker) and many other Greek kings debating whether to go to war with Troy. Menelaus, who is denied by Helen, sees that his wife and Paris are in love and, pretending friendship, plots Paris' death.