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Capannelle Alias  Carlo Pisacane

Naples, 2 February 1889 – 9 October 1974



He began his career at the time of silent cinema beside Tina Pica, in the first film of the first woman filmmaker Elvira Notari. Subsequently he starred between the thirties and seventies in more than seventy films, playing roles of strong macchiettistico. Although he had already worked in several films, including Roberto Rossellini's Paisà of 1946, the film was only in 1958, arrives late, fame when Director Mario Monicelli entrusted him with the role of the mythical Capannelle, the ravenous old man, voiced by Nico Pepe in ramshackle gang de The Unknown SunsThe nickname the will remain throughout the period of his artistic career. 

In the immediate postwar years plays a large number of films. It is alongside Alberto Sordi in the film The Vigilant, alongside toto, and Aldo Fabrizi, Toto, Fabrizi and today's youthBack to work with Monicelli talking l'armata Brancaleone, the masterpiece of Roman Director of 1966, wearing the clothes of Habakkuk, the converted Jew, in spite, of the ramshackle medieval army. Building on the success achieved by the film is called by Pasolini to interpret Branbanzio, in reviving that Director friulano accomplishes the Othello in the episode What are clouds?, taken from the movie Italian Capriccio, 1968. Ends his career in 1972 with a brief appearance in brother Sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli. 85-year dies in Rome.





1932/ The table of the poor, by Alessandro Blasetti

1946/ Paisà, directed by Roberto Rossellini

1949/ Hammer Bells, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952/ City Trial, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952/ A thief in Paradise, directed by Domenico Paolella

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

1957/ Feeling, directed by Armando Fizzarotti

1957/ An Angel fell in Brooklyn, directed by Ladislao Vajda

1958/ The usual unknowns, by Mario Monicelli

1959/ Men and noblemen, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1959/ Arrogant and in love, directed by Giuseppe Vari

1959/ The Sheriff, directed by Roberto Bianci Montero

1959/ The recommended of iron, directed by Marcello Baldi

1959/ Overbearing more than before, directed by Mario Mattoli

1959/ Piece of the sky, directed by Aglauco Casadio

1959/ The one hundred kilometers, directed by Giulio Petroni

1959/  The mobsters, directed by Roberto Mauri

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

1960/ Bold shot of the usual unknowns, directed by Nanni Loy

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

1960/ Laughter of joy, directed by Mario Monicelli

1960/ The pleasures of Bachelor, directed by Giulio Petroni

1960/ The Blue Countess, directed by Claudio Gora

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

1960/ Toto, Fabrizi and today's youth, directed by Mario Mattoli

1961/ The joy of living, directed by René Clément

1961/ The sound of racing cars, directed by Leo War

1961/ The usual bank robbers in Milan, directed by Giulio Petroni

1961/ Husbands in danger, directed by Mauro Morassi

1961/ I kiss ... you kiss, directed by Piero Vivarelli

1961/ Between meniscus mud ..., directed by Armando w. Tamburella

1961/ The Italian robbers, directed by Mario Camerini

1962/ Tamara divided in Berlin, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1962/ Nerone ' 71, directed by Filippo Walter Ratti

1962/ My friend Benito, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

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

1962/ The shortest day, directed by Domenico Paolella

1962/ Italian Hunchback Shot, directed by Lucio Fulci

1963/ Motorized, directed by Mario Garcia

1963/ The Tiger of the seven seas, directed by Luigi Capuana

1963/ Los dinamiteros, by Juan g. Atienza

1964/ The train on Saturday, directed by Vittorio Sala

1964/ The boys of the Hully Gully, directed by Marcello Giannini

1964/ Cougars, episode The Unscrewed, directed by Marino Girolami and Javier Setó

1964/ Napoleon in Florence, directed by Piero Pierotti

1964/ Songs, guys and dolls, directed by Carlo Infascelli

1964/ 1965: the last, by Juan García

1964/ Spuit Elf, directed by Paul Cammermans

1965/ This crazy, crazy world of 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/ 7 the Golden Monks, directed by Moraldo Rossi

1966/ Glenda's husband, 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, by Vittorio De Sica

1966/ The Saint takes aim (Le Saint prend l'affut), directed by Christian-Jaque

1966/ Operation San Gennaro, directed by Dino Risi

1967/ Operation St. Peter's, directed by Lucio Fulc

1967/ Danced by a billion, directed by Gianni Puccini

1967/ Wanted, directed by Giorgio Ferroni

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

1967/ Man to man, directed by Giulio Petroni

1967/ Italian Capriccio, episode What are clouds?, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

1968/ Franco, Ciccio, and Merry widows, directed by Marino Girolami

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

1969/ The Archangel, directed by Giorgio Capitan

1969/ Zenabel, directed by Ruggero Deodato

1970/ On the Lord's day, directed by Bruno Corbucci

1970/ Clowns, directed by Federico Fellini

1971/ 17 -17 Room, tax, tax office building, directed by Michele Lupo

1972/ Brother Sun, sister moon, directed by Franco Zeffirelli



Voice actors


Lauro Gazzolo in The Sheriff, the Tiger of the seven seas, Maciste, the world's strongest gladiator

Nico Pepe in The usual unknowns, Bold shot of the usual unknowns, Operation St. Peter's

Amilcare Pettinelli in My friend Benito, Fra Manisco seeks trouble ...

Mario Court in Hammer Bells

Pietro De Vico in The joy of living

Alighiero Noschese in Juliet of the spirits

Franco Latini in The Brancaleone Army, Cougars

Fiorenzo Fiorentini in The watchful