Biography

Duccio Tessari was an Italian director, screenwriter and occasionally actor, considered one of the fathers of spaghetti westerns. Born in Genoa, Tessari started in the fifties as documentarist and as screenwriter of Peplum films. In 1964 he co-wrote Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, one year later he gained an impressive commercial success and launched the Giuliano Gemma's career with A Pistol for Ringo and his immediate sequel, The Return of Ringo.

He later touched different genres and worked in RAI TV, directing some successful TV-series. He died of cancer in Rome, at 68. He was married to actress Lorella De Luca.

Duccio Tessari was an Italian director, screenwriter and occasionally actor, considered one of the fathers of spaghetti westerns. Born in Genoa, Tessari started in the fifties as documentarist and as screenwriter of Peplum films. In 1964 he co-wrote Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, one year later he gained an impressive commercial success and launched the Giuliano Gemma's career with A Pistol for Ringo and his immediate sequel, The Return of Ringo.

He later touched different genres and worked in RAI TV, directing some successful TV-series. He died of cancer in Rome, at 68. He was married to actress Lorella De Luca.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender -

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1926-10-11

Day of Death 1994-09-06

Place of Birth Genoa, Italy

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1990 There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs Screenplay
1985 Tex and the Lord of the Deep Screenplay
1972 Winged Devils Writer
1971 The Bloodstained Butterfly Writer
1970 Death Occurred Last Night Writer
1969 Alive or Preferably Dead Screenplay
1968 The Bastard Writer
1968 Better a Widow Writer
1968 Train for Durango Screenplay Story
1967 Dick Smart 2007 Writer
1966 Kiss Kiss... Bang Bang Screenplay Story
1966 Balearic Caper Writer
1966 Seven Guns for the MacGregors Screenplay
1965 The Return of Ringo Screenplay
1965 The Woman from Beirut Story
1965 A Pistol for Ringo Story Screenplay
1964 Secret of the Sphinx Writer
1963 The Scapegoat Writer
1962 Marco Polo Writer
1962 My Son, the Hero Writer
1961 Hercules in the Haunted World Screenplay
1961 Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World Screenplay
1961 Goliath and the Vampires Writer
1961 Hercules and the Captive Women Writer
1960 Revolt of the Slaves Screenplay
1960 Goliath and the Dragon Screenplay
1960 Carthage in Flames Writer
1959 The Last Days of Pompeii Writer
1958 Cannon Serenade Writer

Directing

1992 Beyond Justice Director
1991 Desert Law Director
1990 There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs Director
1986 Please, Let the Flowers Live Director
1985 Baciami Strega Director
1985 Tex and the Lord of the Deep Director
1981 Un centesimo di secondo Director
1976 La madama Director
1976 Safari Express Director
1975 Zorro Director
1974 Puzzle Director
1974 Three Tough Guys Director
1973 No Way Out Director
1973 The Heroes Director
1972 Winged Devils Director
1971 Don't Turn the Other Cheek Director
1971 The Bloodstained Butterfly Director
1970 Death Occurred Last Night Director
1969 Alive or Preferably Dead Director
1968 The Bastard Director
1968 Better a Widow Director
1966 Kiss Kiss... Bang Bang Director
1965 The Return of Ringo Director
1965 A Pistol for Ringo Director
1965 Una voglia da morire Director
1964 Secret of the Sphinx Director
1963 The Scapegoat Director
1962 My Son, the Hero Director
1959 The Last Days of Pompeii First Assistant Director

Acting

1965 A Pistol for Ringo as Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Creator

Zorro Creator

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