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 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 today They 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 ofOthello in the episode what are the clouds?, taken from the film Italian Whimof 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.





1932The table of the poor, Directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1946Paisà, Directed by Roberto Rossellini

1949Hammer Bells, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952/process to the city, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952a thief in Paradise, Directed by Domenico Paolella

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

1957presentiment, Directed By Armando Fizzarotti

1957an Angel fell in Brooklyn, Directed By Ladislao Vajda

1958The usual unsubs, Directed by Mario Monicelli

1959men and Noblemen, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1959Spavaldi and Sweethearts, directed by Giuseppe Vari

1959La Shhaffa, Directed By Roberto Bianci Montero

1959The recommended Iron, directed by Marcello Baldi

1959prepotent more than before, Directed by Mario Mattoli

1959One hectare of Sky, Directed By Aglauco Casadio

1959The hundred kilometers, Directed by Giulio Petroni

1959I Mafia, directed by Roberto Mauri

1959El Lazarillo de tormes, Directed By César Fernández Ardavín

1960daring shot of the usual unknown, directed by Nanni Loy

1960The road of the Giants, directed by Guido Malatesta

1960Laughter of Joy, Directed by Mario Monicelli

1960The pleasures of The Bachelor, Directed by Giulio Petroni

1960La Contessa Azzurra, directed by Claudio Gora

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

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

1961What a joy to live, Directed by René Clément

1961/The Scream Of the Bolidi, Directed By Leo Guerrasi

1961The Usual robbers in Milan, Directed by Giulio Petroni

1961/Husbands in distress, Directed by Mauro Morassi

1961I kiss... You Baci, directed By Piero Vivarelli

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

1961The Italian brigands, directed by Mario Camerini

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

1962Nero ' 71, Directed by Filippo Walter Ratti

1962My friend Benito, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1962/ Maciste the strongest gladiator in the world, Directed By Michele Lupo

1962The shortest day, Directed by Domenico Paolella

1962Italian hunchback shot, Directed by Lucio Fulci

1963Gli Honourable, Directed by Sergio Corbucci

1963Le motorized, Directed by Mario Girolami

1963The Tiger of the Seven Seas, Directed by Luigi Capuano

1963Los Dinamiteros, directed By Juan G. Atienza

1964The Saturday Train, directed by Vittorio Sala

1964The Boys Of hully Gully, directed by Marcello Giannini

1964Le call Connies, episode La Svitata, directed by Marino Girolami and Javier Setó

1964Napoleon in Florence, Directed by Piero Pierotti

1964songs, bullies and pupae, Directed By Carlo Infascelli

1964The last Rififì, Directed by Juan Garcìa

1964spuit Elf, Directed By Paul Cammermans

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

1965Made in Italy, directed by Nanni Loy

1966Veneri in Collegio, Directed by Marino Girolami

1966The 7 Golden Monks, Directed by Moraldo Rossi

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

1966L'armata Brancaleone, Directed by Mario Monicelli

1966for a few dollars less, Directed by Mario Mattoli

1966fox hunting, Directed by Vittorio De Sica

1966The Saint takes the aim (Le Saint tease L'affût), directed by Christian-Jaque

1966operation San Gennaro, directed by Dino Risi

1967operation San Pietro, Directed by Lucio Fulci

1967ballad by a Billion, directed by Gianni Puccini

1967Wanted, Directed by Giorgio Ferroni

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

1967from man to man, Directed by Giulio Petroni

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

1968Franco, Ciccio, and the Merry Widows, Directed by Marino Girolami

1968Women, Botte and Bersaglieri, Directed by Ruggero Deodato

1969L'arcangelo, directed by Giorgio Capitani

1969Zenabel, Directed by Ruggero Deodato

1970in the Day of the Lord, Directed by Bruno Corbucci

1970I Clowns, directed by Federico Fellini

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

1972brother 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