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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

Little Ancient World

Tragic night


Who is God


Mr. Travet's miseries

Eugenia Grandet

Daniele Cortis

Escape from France

That's me Bandit

Q & a

Women and robbers

It's love that ruins me

O.k. Nerone

Zorro's Dream

The adventures of Chucks

The Three Privates

Jolanda, the daughter of the Black Corsaro

The provincial road

The ventaglino

The hand of the river

It was a Friday

Italy Small

Polycarpus, writing officer






Figaro and his big day, directed by Mario Camerini

The Opera singer, by Nunzio Malasomma

The table of the poor, 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

Countess of Parma, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

Mr. 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 

Salmacis, Novara Publisher Pounds

America's first love, Florence, Publisher Bemporad

24 hours in a studio film 

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

Wine to wineJourney in search of genuine wine, Mondadori Editore

Presentation by Gino Patroi, A beone day, 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 by heart, with Remo Abelardo Borzini, Sabatelli Publisher

55 novels for winter, Mondadori Editore

Wine to wineSecond 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

Wine to wine, third voyage, Mondadori Editore

Preface to Alberto Lantermo, Piedmont in mouth, Brugherio SADGOS

Wine to wineIn search of winesThe three travel the 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 Publisher 

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 Publisher 

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 aloneThe 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 Centr 

Christmas Tales, The Locust Publisher

A trip to Lourdes, Leading Publisher

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

My loves, 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 explain 

The mother of cats, Beyele Publisher