Camillo Mastrocinque

(Rome, 11 January 1901 – 23 April 1969)



Since he was very young he was attracted to the cinema. He lived a few years in France, where he worked as a set designer, before returning to Italy as an Assistant Director. His debut behind the camera came in 1937 with Regina della Scala and from then onwards he directed 68 films, in which privileged the comic genre. In his career he directed many of the many brilliant Italian actors such as Renato Rascel (Attanasio cavallo Vaidya of 1952 and 1953 's Alvaro rather privateer ); Totò (are we men or corporals? of 1955, Totò in hell of that year,Totò, Peppino e la malafemmina ... of 1956, Totò lascia o raddoppia? of 1958 and Toto of 1961 62 scam);Vittorio De Sica (Totò, Vittorio e la dottoressa del 1957and ( winter of 1959 which also starred Alberto Sordi);Nino Manfredi and Ugo Tognazzi (moving light of the 1964) and Walter Chiari (Quel fantasma di mio marito of 1950 and the most beautiful couple in the world of 1968). Curiously, in the opening credits of several films which he directed jokingly appeared as Camillo Mastrocinque.


Also worked on television making telefilm Tonight Fernandel of 1964 and the adventures of Laura Storm the following year. On four occasions he was also an actor under the name of Thomas Miller. He is buried in Verano cemetery on the plateau of the Pincetto.



Filmography Screenplay



Unripe fruit by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1934)

Regina della Scala by Camillo Mastrocinque and Guido Salvini (1936)

I want to live joyfully by Camillo Mastrocinque (1937)

Validity days ten by Camillo Mastrocinque (1940)

Don Pasquale by Camillo Mastrocinque (1941)

Ridi pagliacci by Camillo Mastrocinque (1941)

Husbands (storm of souls) by Camillo Mastrocinque (1941)

Whirlwind by Camillo Mastrocinque (1941)

Fedora by Camillo Mastrocinque (1942)

The mask and the face by Camillo Mastrocinque (1942)

The living statue by Camillo Mastrocinque (1942)

Il cavaliere del sogno (Donizetti) by Camillo Mastrocinque (1946)

Lost in the dark by Camillo Mastrocinque (1947)

The man with the grey glove by Camillo Mastrocinque (1948)

Duel without honor by Camillo Mastrocinque (1949)

The chastity belt by Camillo Mastrocinque (1950)

Quel fantasma di mio marito di Camillo Mastrocinque (1950)

The Sin of Anna di Camillo Mastrocinque (1952)

Attanasio cavallo Vaidya by Camillo Mastrocinque (1953)

  Sor Clemente vacations by Camillo Mastrocinque (1954)

Totò all'inferno by Camillo Mastrocinque (1954)

Napoli terra d'amore by Camillo Mastrocinque (1954)

Are we men or corporals? Camillo Mastrocinque (1955)

  Parisian's here by Camillo Mastrocinque (1958)

Alvaro rather Corsair by Camillo Mastrocinque (1964)




  Ridi pagliaccio Camillo Mastrocinque (1941)

Duel without honor by Camillo Mastrocinque (1949)

Sor Clemente vacations by Camillo Mastrocinque (1954)




1936- Regina della Scala, co-directed with Guido Salvini and also screenplay

1937 – want to live joyfully

1938 – Invent love

1938 – Blonde subkey

1940 – 10 days Validity

1940 – Don Julio  

1940 – The dance of the millions

1941 – Ridi pagliaccio

1941 – husbands

1941 – the last dance

1941 – Turbines

1942 – The ways of the heart

1942 – Fedora

1942 – the mask and the face

1942 – the living statue

1942 – black gold, co-directed with Enrico Guazzoni

1943- The secret marriage

1946 – Il cavaliere del sogno (Donizetti)

1946 – hell of lovers

1947 – the secret of Don Giovanni

1947 – lost in the dark

1948 – goodbye, Daddy

1948 – the wind sang a song to me

1948 – the man with the grey glove

1949 – Duel without honor

1950 – the chastity belt

1950 – the Unforgiven

1950 – Quel fantasma di mio marito

1951 – Duel without honor

1952 – the sin of Anna

1952 – Areiao

1953 – Attanasio cavallo Vaidya

1953 – Cafè Chantant

1953 – Tarantella napoletana

1945 – Sor Clemente vacations

1954 – Totò all'inferno

1954 – Napoli terra d'amore

1954 – Alvaro rather Corsair

1955 – Figaro, the Barber of Seville

1955 – Porta un bacione a Firenze

1955 – are we men or corporals?

1956 – Toto lascia o raddoppia?

1956 – Totò, Peppino e la malafemmina ...

1956 – La banda degli onesti

1957 – Totò, Vittorio e la dottoressa

1958 – Parisian's here

1958 – the beautiful legs of Sabrina

1958 – Toto in Paris

1958 – Sunday is always Sunday

1959 – The Bill of Exchange

1959 – winter holidays

1960 – Anonima cocottes

1960 – Noi duri

 1960 – Parents in Blue-Jeans

1960 – Il corazziere

1961 – the heroes of the double game

1962 – eighteen in the Sun

1964 – moving lights

1964- ... And the woman created man

1946 – the crypt and the nightmare

1966 – an Angel for Satan

1966 – Te lo leggo negli occhi

1968 – Totò Story, with Mario Mattoli

1968 – a peaceful holiday resorts

1968 – the most beautiful couple in the world



Rai television direction



Bon voyage Paul, comedy in three acts and six scenes of Gaspare Cataldo, with Tino Bianchi, Anna Maria Abacha, Laura Solari, Giulia Lazzarini, Adriano Rimoldi, Rino Centa, 26 February 1954, broadcast on Giuseppe Pertile, the program National.


The adventures of Laura Storm, 8 episodes, with Lauretta Masiero

Fashion shows for a crime

A blonde too 

A coat of mahogany for Joe

The 13th Knife

The two faces of truth

Cards On The Table

Robbery in Stamps

Tonight Fernandel

Give me your eyes

The wedding night


Terror at the Castle

The bomb

A peaceful holiday resorts




Roma città libera directed by Marcello Pagliero (1946)

  In the name of the law, directed by Pietro Germi (1949)

Il corazziere, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque, under the pseudonym of Thomas Miller 1960)

Cheaters, directed by Lucio Fulci (1963)


Set design


Unripe fruit, by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (1934)


Assistant Director


Ne sois pas jalouse, directed by Augusto Genina (1932)

Kiki, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo (1934)

The shoes in the Sun, directed by Marco Elter (1935)

La gondola delle chimere, directed by Augusto Genina (1936)

Sette giorni all'altro mondo, directed by Mario Mattoli (1936)




The shoes in the Sun, directed by Marco Elter (1935)


Artistic Director 


 Ben-Hur: A tale of the Crist, directed by Fred Niblo (1925)