Toth Database - Cinema

 Capannelle the stage name of Carlo Piscane

Naples, 2 February 1889-Rome, 9 June 1974



He Began his career at the time of silent cinema alongside Tina Pica. Later he starred in the Thirties and seventies in more than seventy films, interpreting roles of strongly specetistic character. Although he had already worked in several films including Paisà by Roberto Rossellini of 1946, the film notoriety arrives, late, only in 1958 when the director Mario Monicelli entrusts him the role of the mythical Capannelle, the ravenous Old man Bolognese, voiced by Nico Pepe in the rickety criminal band of the usual unknown.  

The nickname will remain for the whole period of the artistic career. In The following years it interprets a large series of films. He is alongside Alberto Sordi in the movie the watchful or alongside Toto, and Aldo Fabrizi, in Toto, Fabrizi and the young people of todayThey Return to work with Monicelli in the Army Brancaleone, the masterpiece of the Roman director of 1966, wearing the Role Of Abacuc, the Jew converted, in spite of the ramshackled medieval army. In the wake of the success achieved by the film is called by Pasolini to interpret Branbanzio, in the reimagining that the director Friulano Makes of Othello in the episode what are the clouds?, taken from the film Italian Whim of 1968. He Concludes his career in 1972 with a brief appearance in Brother Sun, Sister Luna Of Franco Zeffirelli. He Died in Rome eighty five years.





1932/ The table of the poor, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1946/ Paisà, directed by Roberto Rossellini

1949/ Hammer Bells, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952/ Process to the city, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952/ a thief in Paradise, directed by Domenico Paolella

1953/... and Napoli sings!, directed by Armando Grottini

1957/ Presentiment, directed by Armando Fizzarotti

1957/ an Angel fell in Brooklyn, directed By Ladislao Vajda

1958/ The usual unsubs, directed by Mario Monicelli

1959/ men and Noblemen, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1959/ Spavaldi and Sweethearts, directed by Giuseppe Vari

1959/ La Shhaffa, directed by Roberto Bianci Montero

1959/ The recommended Iron, directed by Marcello Baldi

1959/ Prepotent more than before, directed byMario Mattoli

1959/ One hectare of Sky, directed byAglauco Casadio

1959/ The hundred kilometers, directed by Giulio Petroni

1959/ Mafia, directed by Roberto Mauri

1959/ El Lazarillo de tormes, directed by César Fernández Ardavín

1960/ Daring shot of the usual unknown, directed by Nanni Loy

1960/ The road of the Giants, directed by Guido Malatesta

1960/ Laughter of Joy, Directed by Mario Monicelli

1960/ The pleasures of The Bachelor, Directed by Giulio Petroni

1960/ The Blue Countess, directed by Claudio Gora

1960/ The pleasures of Saturday night, directed by Daniele D'anza

1960/ Totò, Fabrizi, and the young people of today, Directed by Mario Mattoli

1961/ What a joy to live, directed by René Clément

1961/ The Scream Of the Bolidi, directed by Leo Guerrasi

1961/ The Usual robbers in Milan, directed by Giulio Petroni

1961/ Husbands in distress, directed by Mauro Morassi

1961/ I kiss... You Baci, directed by Piero Vivarelli

1961/ Fra meniscus seeks trouble..., directed by Armando W. Tamburella

1961/ The Italian brigands, directed by Mario Camerini

1962/ Toto and Peppino divided in Berlin, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1962/ Nero ' 71, directed by Filippo Walter Ratti

1962/ My friend Benito, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1962/ Maciste the strongest gladiator in the world, directed by Michele Lupo

1962/ The shortest day, directed by Domenico Paolella

1962/ Italian hunchback shot, directed byLucio Fulci

1963/ Gli Honourable,directed by Sergio Corbucci

1963/ The motorized, directed by Mario Girolami

1963/ The Tiger of the Seven Seas, directed by Luigi Capuano

1963/ Los Dinamiteros, directed By Juan G. Atienza

1964/ The Saturday Train, directed by Vittorio Sala

1964/ The Boys Of hully Gully, directed by Marcello Giannini

1964/ Le call Connies, episode The Screw, directed by Marino Girolami and Javier Setó

1964/ Napoleon in Florence, directed by Piero Pierotti

1964/ Songs, bullies and pupae, directed by Carlo Infascelli

1964/ The last Rififì, directed by Juan Garcìa

1964/ Spuit Elf, directed by Paul Cammermans

1965/ This crazy, Crazy world of the song, directed by Bruno Corbucci, and Giovanni Grimaldi

1965/ Made in Italy, directed by Nanni Loy

1966/ Venus in College, directed by Marino Girolami

1966/ The 7 Golden Monks, directed by Moraldo Rossi

1966/ The Husband of Attilia, episode of Our Husbands, directed by Dino Risi

1966/ The Brancaleone Army, directed by Mario Monicelli

1966/ For a few dollars less, directed by Mario Mattoli

1966/ Fox hunting, directed by Vittorio De Sica

1966/ The Saint takes the aimLe Saint tease L'affût ), directed by Christian-Jaque

1966/ Operation San Gennaro, directed by Dino Risi

1967/ Operation San Pietro, directed byLucio Fulci

1967/ Ballad by a Billion, directed by Gianni Puccini

1967/ Wanted, directed by Giorgio Ferroni

1967/ Once Upon a time..., directed by Francesco Rosi

1967/ From man to man, directed by Giulio Petroni

1967/ Italian Caprice, episode What are the Clouds?, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

1968/ Franco, Ciccio, and the Merry Widows, directed by Marino Girolami

1968/ Women, Botte and Bersaglieri, directed by Ruggero Deodato

1969/ The Archangel, directed by Giorgio Capitani

1969/ Zenabel, directed by Ruggero Deodato

1970/ In the Day of the Lord, directed by Bruno Corbucci

1970/ I Clowns, directed by Federico Fellini

1971/ Room 17 -17, Palazzo delle tax, office of Taxation, directed by Michele Lupo

1972/ Brother Sole, Sister Luna, directed By Franco Zeffirelli



Voice actors


Lauro Gazzolo in: The Sheriff, the tiger of the seven Seas, Maciste the strongest gladiator in the world

Nico Pepe in: The usual Unknowns, daring blow of the usual Unknown, Operation St. Peter

Amilcare Pettinelli in: My friend Benito, Between Manisco seeks trouble...

Mario Corte in: Hammer Bells

Pietro De Vico in: What a joy to live

Alighiero Noschere in: Juliet of Spirits

Franco Latini in: The Brancaleone Army, the tardons

Fiorenzo Fiorentini in: The watchful