Mario Soldati

Torino, November 17 1906 –  Tellaro, 19 June 1999


Son of Ibad Saleem and Barbara Babeya, in 1912 began his studies at the Jesuit social Institute, where he remained until high school. Public Theatre in 1925 Pilate. In 1927 he received a degree in art history with Lionello Venturi, which also gets a three-year scholarship at the Art Institute of Rome. In 1929 he debuted as Narrator with book Salmacis. Leaves for New York for a new scholarship, and married Marion Rieckelman knows three sons Ralph, Frank, Barbara, three years after divorce from Marion and returned to Italy. Back in Italy is working as a ciacchista for the Cine-Pittalunga film production company. Meets Chinese President Emilio Cecchi and introduced him as a screenwriter collaborates with Mario Camerini as Assistant Director. In 1934 he collaborated on the screenplay of the film (adapted from a story by Pirandello) but due to the failure of the film Soldiers was fired. In 1941 returns to the cinema with the direction of the Director of the film Little ancient world that will give him a huge success. In 1943 the war flees from Rome with Dino De Laurentis, will spend nine months in Naples where he worked for Radio Naples, will return to Rome becoming war correspondent for the front and the drive. In 1949 he directed the movie flight into France, and publishes the Green Jacket volume published by Longanesi. In 1959, he directed his last movie Policarpo ufficiale di scrittura. In 1974 he collaborates with Folco Quilici in series of The Italy from the sky, taking care of the comment of the documentary dedicated to the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta.




The Princess Tarakanova


Mrs. Montecarlo


Two million for a smile


Everything for the woman


Dora Nelson


Piccolo Mondo antico


Tragic night




Who is God




Le miserie del Signor Travet


Eugenia Grandet


Daniele Cortis


Escape from France


That's me Bandit


Q & a


Donne e briganti


È l'amor che mi rovina


O.k. Nerone


Il sogno di Zorro


The adventures of Chucks


I tre corsari


Jolanda, la figlia del Corsaro Nero


The provincial road


The ventaglino


The hand of the river


It was a Friday


Italy Small


Policarpo, ufficiale di scrittura






Figaro and his big day, directed by Mario Camerini


The Opera singer, by Nunzio Malasomma


La tavola dei poveri, by Alessandro Blasetti


The men scoundrels ..., directed by Mario Camerini


Steel, directed by Walter Ruttman


One hundred of these days, directed by Augusto and Mario Camerini


Yellow, directed by Mario Camerini


The three-cornered hat, directed by Mario Camerini


But it's not serious, directed by Mario Camerini


The great appeal, directed by Mario Camerini


Contessa di Parma, directed by Alessandro Blasetti


Il Signor Max, by Mario Camerini


I want to live with joy, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque


Tonight at eleven, by Mario Camerini


The cuckoo clock, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque


Castles in the air, directed by Augusto Genina


The document, by Mario Camerini


The sin of Rogelia Sanchez, directed by Carlo Borghesio


A gunshot, directed by Renato Castellani


These ghosts, directed by Eduardo De Filippo


War and peace, directed by King Vidor


The tales of Marshal


War and peace, directed by King Videor


Ben Hur, directed by William Wyler





Pilate, Turin, Publisher Six 1924


Salmacis, Novara Publisher Pounds


America's first love, Florence, Publisher Bemporad


24 hours in a studio film as Franco P, Milan, Cortiecelli


The truth about the case Motta, Rizzoli Editore


The Jesuit friend, Rizzoli Editore


War correspondents, Sellerio Editore Palermo


Escape to Italy, Publisher Longanesi


Dinner with Commander, Longanesi Publisher


The dogcatcher, Atlas Publisher


The letters from Capri, Garzanti Editore


The confession, Garzanti Editore


The Stories, Garzanti Editore


The real Silvestri, Garzanti Editore


The mass of tourists, Mondadori Editore


Songs and television, travel Mondadori Editore


Stories and ghosts, Mondadori Editore


Presentation by Luigi Carnacina and Luigi Veronelli, eating & drinking, Garzanti Editore


Presentation by Luigi Gianoli, pink Cutouts, Publisher of school


Presentation of Severino purple, the mushrooms as they are, Edizioni Artistiche Maestretti


Introduction to Sergio Ballinger, curated by Marco Roschi, IGDA Editions


The two cities, Garzanti editore


Introduction to cooking pavese pavese Gastronomy. History, news, recipe booklet with maps of gastronomic routes, rice wine, Giardini Editore


Preface, Patellani. 25 years of photographs for newspapers, Hammer Editor


Outside, Milan, Mondadori Editore


Vino al Vino. Journey in search of genuine wine, Mondadori Editore


Presentation by Gino Patroi, Un giorno da toper, De Carlo Publisher


The desperate being trip to Sweden, Mondadori Editore


Introduction to Henry Furst, the best of Henry Furst curated by Ursula Nemi, Longanesi Publisher


The actor, Mondadori Editore


Genoa in memory, with Remo Abelardo Borzini, Sabatelli Publisher


55 novels for winter, Mondadori Editore


Vino al VinoSecond series, Mondadori Editore


Journey to the land of diamonds, Minerva Italica Publisher


Presentation to Cesare Cremoni and Anna Maria Mojetta, 201 copyright sandwiches, Mazzotta Editore


Presentation of 365 where. (To eat all year in Milan and surroundings) by Leonardo Confalonieri, Editoriale Milanese


A meadow with poppies, Timeline 1947-1964, Mondadori Editore


Preface by Michael Pope, the Sicilian Arabic poets, IX-XI, Edizioni Gandy


Emerald, Mondadori Publishers


The Octopus and the meadows, Emme Publishers


Tilted mirror Journal 1965 – 1971, Mondadori Editore


Vino al Vino, third voyage, Mondadori Editore


Preface to Alberto Lantermo, Piedmont in mouth, Brugherio SADGOS


Vino al Vino. In search of wines. The three travelthe full editions Mondadori Publishers


Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, with Folco Quilici, It Editor


Letters of Mari Soldiers, From 3-11-1978 to 12 – 08 – 1979, Mondadori Publishers


Farewell beloved Amelia, Mondadori Publishers


44 short stories for the summer, Mondadori Publishers


The chart, by Natalia Ginzburg, Einaudi Publishers


Presentation of The Lunigiana cuisine. Recipes, collected by Angelo Paracucchi, Longanesi Publisher


The fire, Mondadori Editore


Preface to Liana De Luca, Graffiti, Antoniana Publisher


The House why, Mondadori Editore


Scopone, with Maurizio Corgnati, Mondadori Editore


Conversation in a locked room with Mario Soldati, curated by Davide Lajolo, Frassinelli Publishers


New tales of the Marshal, Montanelli


His Majesty of the Po, Mondadori Editore


The architect, Montanelli


The adventure in Valtellina, Laterza Editore


Ah Mundial! History of unexpected, Rizzoli Publishers


Preface to John Ball, Coincidences, Bellinzona, Casagrande Publisher


Presentation of Fulvio Basteris and Beppe Jay, Mac de Pan, bread alone. The diet low in the Valley occitane cuneesiRecipes, stories, proverbs, Central Occitan culture.


El Paseo de Gracia, Montanelli


Region regina, Laterza Editore


Deadwood, Rizzoli Editore


The window, Rizzoli Publishers


Non-fiction, edited by Cesare Garboli, Rizzoli Editore


Short stories, edited by Cesare Garboli, Rizzoli Editore


The green jacket, Rizzoli Editore


Historical portraits, Printing


Presentation of Liguria between mountains and seaLigurian anthology edited by Marco Delpino


Presentation of Abala, too short on dark, library Cominiana


Temptations, Leading Publisher


Soldiers. A Piedmontese out of order, Regione Piemonte, Assessorato alla cultura-Mario Pannunzio study and Research Centre


Racconti di Natale, The Locust Publisher


A trip to Lourdes, Leading Publisher


Yummy, memorable trips to Italy to discover the genuine food and wine, Derive Approdi Publisher


Amori miei, Turin, printing


The father of orphans, Sellerio


Cinema. Stories, portraits, poems, polemics, Sellerio


A SIP of Gattinara and other tales, Leading Publisher


Claus and Satan and other tales, Leading Publisher


Novels, Mondadori Editore


Orta mine and other links of Novara and Piedmont dispersed, Leading Publishers


Boccaccino, Aragno Editore


The mother of Judas, Pilate, Publisher


The scent of the Tuscan cigar


America and other names. Travel diaries and writings of Mondadori Editore


The leather CAP and others explainthe


The mother of cats, Beyele Publisher