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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 I Soliti IgnotiThe 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 Il Vigile, alongside toto, and Aldo Fabrizi, Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggiBack 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 Capriccio all'italiana, 1968. Ends his career in 1972 with a brief appearance in brother Sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli. 85-year dies in Rome.





1932 La tavola dei poveri, by Alessandro Blasetti

1946 Paisà, directed by Roberto Rossellini

1949 Campane a Martello, directed by Luigi Zampa

1952 Processo alla città, 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 I soliti ignoti, by Mario Monicelli

1959 Men and noblemen, directed by Giorgio Bianchi

1959 Arrogant and in love, directed by Giuseppe Vari

1959 La sceriffa, directed by Roberto Bianci Montero

1959 The recommended of iron, directed by Marcello Baldi

1959 Prepotenti più di prima, 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 Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti, directed by Nanni Loy

1960 The way of the Giants, directed by Guido Malatesta

1960 Risate di gioia, directed by Mario Monicelli

1960 The pleasures of Bachelor, directed by Giulio Petroni

1960 La contessa azzurra, directed by Claudio Gora

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

1960 Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggi, 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 Io bacio ... tu baci, directed by Piero Vivarelli

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

1961 I briganti Italiani, 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, il gladiatore più forte del mondo, directed by Michele Lupo

1962 Il giorno più corto, directed by Domenico Paolella

1962 Colpo Gobbo all'italiana, directed by Lucio Fulci

1963 Mr, directed by Sergio Corbucci

1963 Le motorizzate, 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 Questo pazzo, pazzo mondo della canzone, directed by Bruno Corbucci and Giovanni Grimaldi

1965 Made in Italy, directed by Nanni Loy

1966 Veneri in collegio, directed by Marino Girolami

1966 7 the monaci d'Oro, directed by Moraldo Rossi

1966 Glenda's husband, episode of our husbands, directed by Dino Risi

1966 L'armata Brancaleone 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 Operazione San Gennaro, directed by Dino Risi

1967 Operazione San Pietro, 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 Capriccio all'italiana, episode What are clouds?, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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

1968 Donne, Botte e bersaglieri, 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 La Sceriffa, the Tiger of the seven seas, Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo

Nico Pepe in I soliti ignoti, Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti, Operazione San Pietro

Amilcare Pettinelli in My friend Benito, Between Manisco cerca guai ...

Mario Court in Campane a Martello

Pietro De Vico in The joy of living

Alighiero Noschese in Juliet of the spirits

Franco Latini in L'armata Brancaleone, Cougars

Fiorenzo Fiorentini in The watchful