Flavio Calzavara

(21 February 1900 – 10 March 1981 Treviso Istrana)

 

 

Flavio Calzavara, after graduating in law science, approaching the world of show business directing some plays, in 1927 he moved to Argentina, where he continues this activity. In 1933 he moved to Rome and became an Assistant before Alessandro Blasetti and then by Romolo Marcellini. His first film as a Director will be little castaways, 1933, history of 13 boys who, after being stranded on a deserted island, they manage to foil an illegal trade in arms against Italy. Movie that gets a good success and critical acclaim. Runs four films with Doris Duranti, among the most successful there is Carmela, made famous by a sequence in which the actress tearing her shirt, showing her breasts. In 1944 joined the Republic of Salò in Venice, where it turns movie Sinners in the following year. He moved to Spain, where he made in 1948, El curioso impertinente.Back in Italy, in 1950, turns film by popular topics. He spent the last years of his life in Treviso, where he died in 1981.

 

Filmography

 

 

Old guard, Assistant Director, directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1934 

Bronze Sentinels, Assistant Director, Romolo Marcellini, 1938

Little castaways, screenplay and direction, 1939

The thief is me!, screenplay and direction, 1939

The Lord double-breasted, Director, 1940

The janitor of the seas, short film, 1940

The theatre of marvels, short film, 1940

Confession, Director, 1941

Don Buonaparte, Director, 1941

La contessa Castiglione, screenplay and direction

Calafuria, screenplay and direction, 1943

Carmela, screenplay, Director and actor, 1943

From the Apennines to the Andes, screenplay and direction, 1943

Sinners, screenplay and direction, 1944

Resurrection, Director, 1944

El curioso impertinente, screenplay and direction, 1944

Against the law, Director, 1950

Sigillo rosso, regia, 1950

The two WAIFS, Director, 1952

Ten love songs from save, script and direction, 1953

The patrol of Amba Alagi, screenwriting and directing 1953

Napoli piange e ride, screenplay and direction, 1954

Rigoletto and his tragedy, Director, 1954

Forbidden Song, author and Director, 1956

Eyes without light, screenplay and direction, 1961