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Gianfranco Parolini is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Assistant Director, Editor and Art Direction Italien born on 20 february 1925 at Rome (Italie)

Gianfranco Parolini

Gianfranco Parolini
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Nationality Italie
Birth 20 february 1925 at Rome (Italie)
Death 26 april 2018 (at 93 years)

Gianfranco Parolini est un réalisateur italien né le 20 février 1925 à Rome et mort dans la même ville le 26 avril 2018. Il a également été scénariste, acteur, producteur et monteur.

Il a utilisé de nombreux pseudonymes : Frank Kramer, Cehett Grooper, Robert F. Atkinson, Frank Littlewords, John Francis Scott.

Biography

Gianfranco Parolini commence sa carrière comme scripte auprès de Roberto Rossellini pour le film Les Onze Fioretti de François d'Assise. Il passe rapidement à la réalisation tout en continuant de travailler sur les films d'autres réalisateurs. Il tourne énormément de films entre 1961 et 1977. Il touche alors à des genres très variés (peplums, films d'aventure et d'espionnage, westerns spaghetti). Il a notamment travaillé avec Serge Gainsbourg sur deux péplums, Samson contre Hercule et Hercule se déchaîne

Sous le nom de Frank Kramer, il connaît un grand succès commercial avec des westerns spaghetti comme la trilogie Sabata. Après 1977, il ne travaille plus que sporadiquement et il arrête définitivement en 1988.

Best films

The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
(Script Supervisor)

Usually with

Edmondo Lozzi
Edmondo Lozzi
(10 films)
Ignazio Dolce
Ignazio Dolce
(9 films)
Bradford Harris
Bradford Harris
(10 films)
Gianni Rizzo
Gianni Rizzo
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gianfranco Parolini (28 films)

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Actor

If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death, 1h35
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres Western
Actors Gianni Garko, William Berger, Fernando Sancho, Klaus Kinski, Sydney Chaplin, Gianni Rizzo
Roles Gambler
Rating62% 3.143793.143793.143793.143793.14379
A stagecoach is attacked by a gang led by Morgan (Kinski). Sartana (Garko) arrives on the scene and kills the robbers except for Morgan who gets away. Soon after, another stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered by a Mexican gang, at the order of General Jose Manuel Mendoza (Sancho). However, the gang is ambushed and killed by Lasky (Berger) and his men. Lasky then tells to his gang that he will meet them later. As the men are about to open the strongbox from the coach, Lasky kills them all with a Gatling gun. After opening the box and seeing it only contained rocks instead of gold, he heads into town to meet Jeff Stewal (Sydney Chaplin) and Alman (Gianni Rizzo), a politician and a banker, to collect his payment as part of an insurance fraud.
So Darling, So Deadly, 1h28
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Austria
Genres Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Tony Kendall, Bradford Harris, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer, Luisa Rivelli, Gisela Hahn, Jacques Bézard
Roles Rex
Rating56% 2.820862.820862.820862.820862.82086
Le professeur Akron a inventé un filtre spécial, qui amplifie des millions de fois le faisceau laser. Avec ce filtre, des centaines de milliers de personnes pourraient être tuées. L'organisation du "Dragon d'or" veut acheter le filtre du professeur Akron et lui offre un chèque en blanc et une semaine pour changer d'avis. Craignant pour sa vie et celle de sa fille Sybille, le professeur appelle Commissaire X à l'aide.
The Ten Gladiators, 1h50
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Sports films
Actors Constantine Dan Vafiadis, José Greci, Roger Browne, Gianni Rizzo, Mirko Ellis, Ugo Sasso
Roles Livius Verus
Rating45% 2.279512.279512.279512.279512.27951
Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the course of this bloody struggle, the gladiators lose their mentor and trainer - Resius - and then must rescue Lidia, Resius' beautiful niece, from death on the cross.

Director

God's Gun
God's Gun (1976)
, 1h34
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Lee Van Cleef, Jack Palance, Richard Boone, Sybil Danning, Leif Garrett, Ann Turkel
Rating49% 2.457462.457462.457462.457462.45746
One day Sam Clayton (Jack Palance) and his gang arrive in the small town of Juno City where Father John (Lee van Cleef) is the priest of the town church. After having a little bit of fun that involves raping a woman and knifing a man in the back, the gang leaves town, only to be caught by the fearless but unarmed Father John. That night the murderer is broken out of gaol. Vowing revenge, the gang guns him down on the steps of his church and then set about taking control of the town while waiting for the stagecoach. However, little Johnny O'Hara (Leif Garrett) manages to escape with a couple of their horses and rides off to Mexico in the hope of finding the priest's gunfighter brother (also played by Lee van Cleef). They soon meet and set off back across the border to clean up the town. Meanwhile Clayton discovers that he is Johnny's father. Also, some fifteen years prior during the Civil War, Jenny O'Hara (Sybil Danning) had been one of Clayton's victims, adding to the mystique of the situation — as well as to the question of little Johnny's paternity — and now, enhancing the plot, Clayton takes to the idea of being a father.
Return of Sabata, 1h40
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Lee Van Cleef, Reiner Schöne, Giampiero Albertini, Ignazio Spalla, Annabella Incontrera, John Bartha
Rating56% 2.8102652.8102652.8102652.8102652.810265
Sabata, a former Confederate army officer and steely eyed, quick-drawing, impossibly accurate gunman with a trick gun, is working for a travelling circus as a stunt marksman. The circus comes to a small Texas town, where a former subordinate officer, a lieutenant from the army is running a crooked casino. The man owes Sabata $5,000 from sometime ago. Then the circus manager runs off with the circus funds, so Sabata decides to stay in town and try to collect on the debt from his friend. Sabata then runs into conflict with the town's land baron, McIntock, who imposes high taxes on gambling, drinking and prostitution with the supposed idea of building the town up, using the money. Sabata, who is after the money himself, finds out that the townspeople's money in McIntock's safe is counterfeit and that he and the priest have hidden it elsewhere, in the form of gold coins. After a few attempts on his life and lots of badmen dying under his guns, Sabata and the lieutenant are apparently killed so McIntock goes for the money, only to find them both still alive. Sabata is helped throughout by his friends; the acrobat, his partner and a fat, pompous man who is anything but what he seems.
Adiós, Sabata, 1h44
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Political films
Actors Yul Brynner, Dean Reed, Ignazio Spalla, Salvatore Borgese, Gérard Herter, Franco Fantasia
Rating59% 2.9570552.9570552.9570552.9570552.957055
Set in Mexico under the rule of Emperor Maximilian I, Sabata is hired by the guerrilla leader Señor Ocaño to steal a wagonload of gold from the Austrian army. However, when Sabata and his partners Escudo and Ballantine obtain the wagon, they find it is not full of gold but of sand, and that the gold was taken by Austrian Colonel Skimmel. So Sabata plans to steal back the gold.
Five for Hell, 1h35
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Klaus Kinski, Gianni Garko, Margaret Lee, Salvatore Borgese, Luciano Rossi, Mike Monty
Rating50% 2.511922.511922.511922.511922.51192
Italie, 1944. À la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un commando spécial de cinq soldats américains, dirigé par le lieutenant Glenn Hoffman, est formé pour mettre la main des plans ennemis cachés dans un coffre-fort. La troupe va devoir s'infiltrer dans une villa qui sert de QG aux Nazis pour les voler. Mais le plan s'avère être plus compliqué lorsqu'ils vont devoir faire face à l’infâme colonel Hans Müller, un officier SS d'une cruauté aussi implacable que glaciale. Hoffman et ses hommes peuvent compter sur l'aide d'Helga Richter, une agent double allemande et informatrice pour les Alliés. Mais elle est convoitée par Müller, obsédé par cette dernière au point de tuer son amant sous ses yeux.
Sabata
Sabata (1969)
, 1h51
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Franco Ressel, Ignazio Spalla, Carlo Tamberlani, Linda Veras
Rating66% 3.344653.344653.344653.344653.34465
Sabata, a man of few words, arrives in a small Texas town to foil a bank robbery, and discovers that it was a plot by the town's leaders, who want to sell the town to the railroad. Sabata blackmails the leader, Stengel, who then sends various thugs to try and kill him, among them a conflicted killer named Banjo, so named for the musical instrument he carries that conceals a rifle.
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death, 1h35
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Italie
Genres Western
Actors Gianni Garko, William Berger, Fernando Sancho, Klaus Kinski, Sydney Chaplin, Gianni Rizzo
Rating62% 3.143793.143793.143793.143793.14379
A stagecoach is attacked by a gang led by Morgan (Kinski). Sartana (Garko) arrives on the scene and kills the robbers except for Morgan who gets away. Soon after, another stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered by a Mexican gang, at the order of General Jose Manuel Mendoza (Sancho). However, the gang is ambushed and killed by Lasky (Berger) and his men. Lasky then tells to his gang that he will meet them later. As the men are about to open the strongbox from the coach, Lasky kills them all with a Gatling gun. After opening the box and seeing it only contained rocks instead of gold, he heads into town to meet Jeff Stewal (Sydney Chaplin) and Alman (Gianni Rizzo), a politician and a banker, to collect his payment as part of an insurance fraud.
Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill, 1h32
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin German
Genres Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Buddy films
Actors Tony Kendall, Bradford Harris, Maria Perschy, Jacques Bézard, Christa Linder, Danielle Godet
Rating59% 2.957292.957292.957292.957292.95729
Les quatre marchands d'armes Al Costello, Manuel Prado, Henry Mail et O'Brien ont fait fortune avec leur entreprise et cachent leur or dans une île. Contre l'avis d'O'Brien, le métal est contaminé radioactivement pour cinq années. O'Brien oblige le physicien nucléaire Bob Carel à mettre un point une méthode de lavage afin de profiter de l'or avant. Il disparaît ensuite comme Costello et Prado après un attentat à la bombe.
So Darling, So Deadly, 1h28
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini
Origin Austria
Genres Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Tony Kendall, Bradford Harris, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer, Luisa Rivelli, Gisela Hahn, Jacques Bézard
Rating56% 2.820862.820862.820862.820862.82086
Le professeur Akron a inventé un filtre spécial, qui amplifie des millions de fois le faisceau laser. Avec ce filtre, des centaines de milliers de personnes pourraient être tuées. L'organisation du "Dragon d'or" veut acheter le filtre du professeur Akron et lui offre un chèque en blanc et une semaine pour changer d'avis. Craignant pour sa vie et celle de sa fille Sybille, le professeur appelle Commissaire X à l'aide.
The Tall Women, 1h41
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini, Rudolf Zehetgruber
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance, Western
Actors Anne Baxter, Maria Perschy, Gustavo Rojo, Rossella Como, Christa Linder, Adriana Ambesi
Rating46% 2.3493852.3493852.3493852.3493852.349385
Following an Apache attack on a wagon train, seven female survivors who had sheltered in a cave try and make their way to safety. They are joined by a cavalry scout who is the lone survivor of an ambush of an army patrol in the area.