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Saturnino Manfredi alias Nino Manfredi

Castro del Volsci, 22 March 1921/Rome, 4 June 2004



Born in a country of Ciociaria, his parents Romeo Manfredi and Antonina Perfili were both of peasant origins. His father, enlisted in Public Security, where he reached the rank of Marshal, in the early thirties was transferred to Rome, where Nino and his younger brother David spend their childhood in the popular district of St. John and attend secondary schools. After the middle schools Nino enrolled as a semiconvittore at the Collegio Santa Maria, from where he escaped several times, until he was forced to continue his studies privately. In 1937 he gets sick of bilateral pleurised and stays in sanatorium for a long time, here he learns to play the banjo he himself built in the hospital. In 1941 to please the family enrolled in the Faculty of Law, but already in the same shows interest in the stage Exordendo as presenter and actor in the theatre of the parish of the Nativity in via Gallia. In 1943 to avoid enlistment he takes refuge in the mountains, in 1944 resumed his university studies and, at the same time, enrolled in the National Academy Of Dramatic Art. In 1945 he graduated with a criminal law texts, without practice. In 1949 reads at Milan's Piccolo Teatro, directed by Giorgio Streheler, Shakespearean dramas in Romeo and JulietThe Tempest and Richard II, act together with great actors of prose, Giorgio De Lullo, Edda Albertini and Lilla Brignone. In 1953 he collaborated with Eduardo De Filippo staged at the teatro Eliseo in Rome, Friendship, the dead don't scare, and the success of the next day, recitandoli together with Paolo Panelli. In 1951 abandon the prose, and together with fellow students Paul Ferrari and Gianni Bonagura, form a trio that successfully performs first on radio and later in theaters, with musicals. Manfredi espouses the mannequin Erminia Ferrari, with whom he had three sons David, Stephen, Jeanne. Nino Manfredi parallel to the actor, he worked as a voice actor, lending his own voice, among others with Robert Mitchum and In seven weeks of trouble, Franco Fabrizi in the film The Calfs, Sergio Raimondi in the movie Small Stakes, to Antonio Cifariello ne The Bella di Roma to Renato Salvatori ne Good People's Sunday and Marcello Mastroianni in Paris and always ParisThe characters he plays are fundamentally optimistic characters, have a dignity and morality, intended to defeat but not humiliated; Thanks to their bitter irony, are often able to overpower the bully and hypothetical winner. 

In 1962 his debut behind the camera with the adventure of a soldier, an episode of the movie hard love adapted from the novel by Italo Calvino, tactful and remarkable story about the blossoming of a romance between a soldier and a widow in a train compartment, all played on silence and mimic. 

His second directing and the biographical film for favors receivedIn 2003 shortly after filming the end of a mystery, he was struck down with stroke in his home in Rome, the conditions are severe, and was immediately rushed to hospital Santo Spirito. In September a marked improvement enabled him returning home, but in December he suffered a new hemorrhage. Hospitalized this time at the hospital Nuova Regina Margherita, never again will recover alternating continuous improvements and aggravations.

He Died at Eighty-eight years on June 4, 2004.




1949/ Back In Naples, directed By Domenico Gambino

1949/ Monastery Of St. Clare, directed By Mario Sequi

1951/ Anema and core, directed By Mario Mattoli

1952/ The premiere of the Tower of Fire, directed By Giorgio Walter Chili

1953/ Long live the Cinema, directed By Giorgio baldaccini And Enzo Trapani

1953/ I chose Love, directed By Mario Zampi

1953/ Once upon a Time Angelo Musco, Directed By Giorgio Walter Chili

1953/ Songs, songs, songs, Directed By Domenico Paolella

1953/ The Sunday of good People, Directed By Anton Giulio Majano

1954/ Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!, directed By Mauro Bolognini

1955/ Sweethearts, Directed By Mauro Bolognini

1955/ Prisoners of Evil, Directed By Mario Costa

1955/ The Bachelor, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

1955/ Do not joke with women, Directed By Giuseppe Bennati

1956/ Guard, Guard, Choice, brigadier, and Marshal, Directed By Mauro Bolognini

1956/ Totò, Peppino and The.... Malafemmina, directed By Camillo Mastrocinque

1956/ Holiday time, Directed By Antonio Raccioppi

1957/ Susanna all Panna, Directed by Steno

1957/ Females three times, Directed by Steno

1958/ Guard, thief and Waitress, directed Steno

1958/ Venice, The Moon and You, Directed By Dino Risi

1958/ The Kiss of the Sun, (Don Vesuvio), Directed By Siro Marcellini

1985/ Carmela is a doll, Directed By Gianni Puccini

1959/ The Boys Of Parioli, Directed By Sergio Corbucci

1959/ Daring shot usual unknown, Directed By Nanni Loy

1960/ The clerk, Directed By Gianni Puccini

1960/ Crimen, Regia By Mario Camerini

1961/ The policeman on Horseback, directed by Carlo Lizzani

1961/ The Last Judgement, Directed by Vittorio de Sica

1961/ A Horse of the tiger, Directed By Luigi Comencini

1962/ The Roaring years, Directed By Luigi Zampa

1962/ The motored, Directed By Camillo mastrocinque

1962/ The difficult love, Episode, The adventure of a Soldier, directed by Nino Manfredi

1963/ Parmesan cheese, Directed By Antonio Pietrangeli

1963/ The Broken Hearts, episode .... And They lived happily, directed By Gianni Puccini

1964/ High Infidelity, episode, Outrageous, directed by Franco Rossi

1964/ The Ballad of the Executioner, Directed By Luis Garcià Berlanga

1964/ The Gaucho, Directed By Dino Risi

1965/ The Dolls, episode, The phone call, directed by Dino Risi

1965/ This time we speak of men, Directed By Lina Wuttermuller

1965/ The complexes, episode, a decisive day, directed by Dino Risi

1965/ I knew her well, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

1965/ Made In Italy, directed by Nanni Loy

1966/ Me, me, me, and others, directed by Alessandro Blaxetti

1966/ Italian adultery, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile

1966/ Operation San Gennaro, directed by Dino Risi

1966/ A rose for all, directed by Franco Rossi

1967/ The father of family, directed by Nanni Loy

1968/ Italian Secret Service, directed by Luigi Comencini

1968/ Mangami, directed by Dino Risi

1968/ Will our heroes find his friend mysteriously disappeared In Africa?, Directed By Ettore Scola

1969/ See nude, Directed By Dino Risi

1969/ In the year of The Lord, Directed By Luigi Magni

1970/ Rosolino Paternò soldier, Directed By Nanni Loy

1970/ General contestation, Concerto episode a Tre fifes, directed by Luigi Zampa

1971/ For Grazia received, directed by Nino Manfredi

1971/ Rome Bene, directed by Carlo Lizzani

1971/ Trastevere, directed by Fausto Tozzi

1972/ The Adventures of Pinocchio, directed by Luigi Comencini

1972/ Girolimoni, the monster of  Rome, directed by Damiano Damiani

1972/ We'll call Him Andrea, directed by Vittorio De Sica

1973/ Bread and chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati

1974/ There were so many lovers, directed by Ettore Scola

1975/ Beware of The Buffoon, directed by Alberto Bevilacqua

1976/ Ugly, dirty, and bad, directed by Ettore Scola

1976/ Ladies and gentlemen, Goodnight, episode The Holy Soglio, directed by Age

1976/ Just do not know around, episode the Superior, directed by Luigi Magni, episode The Misunderstanding, directed by Luigi Comencini

1976/ Those strange occasions, episode The Swedish Seahorse, directed by Luigi Magni

1977/ In the name of Pope King, directed by Luigi Magni

1978/ The Mazzetta, directed by Sergio Corbucci

1979/ The toy, directed by Giuliano Montaldo

1980/ Cafè Express, directed by Nanni Loy

1980/ Coco Mio, directed by Jean Pierre Rawson

1981/ Nude of Donna, directed by Nino Manfredi

1982/ Spaghetti House, directed by Giulio Paradisi

1982/ Head or cross, directed by Nanni Loy

1983/ This and that, birected by Sergio Corbucci

1986/ The Lieutenant of The Carabinieri 

1986/ Department Stores, directed by Castellano And Pipolo

1987/ The Picari, directed by Mario Monicelli

1987/ Second Ponzio Pilato, directed by Luigi Magni

1990/ Napoli – Berlin, a taxi in the night, directed by Mika Kaurismäki

1990/ In the name of the sovereign people, directed by Luigi Magni

1991/ Travelling With Alberto, directed by Arthur Joffè

1991/ Mima, directed by  Philomène Esposito

1995/ The Flying Dutchman, directed by  Jos stelling

1995/ Shot of Luna, directed by  Alberto Simone

1997/ Thanks for everything,directed by  Luca Manfredi

1999/ The Carbonara, directed by  Luigi Magni

2001/ A Milanese In Rome, directed by  Diego Februaro

2002/ Open your eyes and..... dream, directed by Rosario Errico

2003/ The end of a mystery, directed by Miguel Hermoso



Television Actor


1954/ The success, directed by Alfredo Testoni

1956/ The Bishop, directed by Anton Giulio Majano

1958/ Welcome guests, directed by Paolini, and Silvestri

1971/ The Adventures of Pinocchio, directed by Luigi Comencini

1989/ I Jane, You Tarzan, directed by Enzo Trapani

1991/ Julianus baràt, directed by Gàbor Koltay

1993/ A Commissioner In Rome, directed by Luca Manfredi

1998/ God created us for free, directed by Angelo Antonucci

1998/ Better late than never, directed by Luca Manfredi

1997/ Linda and the Brigadier, directed by Frascesco Lazotti And Alberto Simone

2000/ An ordinary story, directed by Alberto Simone

2001/ A family defect, directed by Alberto Simone

2001/ Chiaroscuro, directed by Tomaso Sherman

2002/ The reasons of the heart, directed by Anna di Francesca, Luca Manfredi, And Alberto Simone

2003/ The Night of Pasquino, directed by Luigi Magni

2003/ A quiet place, Directed By Luca Manfredi




Robert Mitchum in Seven weeks of trouble

Bud Abbott in Africa Squeills

Marcello Mastroianni in Paris is Always Paris

Gèrad Philippe in Fanfan La Tulipe, the Belle of the Night

Renato Salvatori in The Sunday of the good People

Franco Fabrizi in The Vitelloni

Antonio Cifariello in The Beautiful In Rome

Sergio Raimondi in Small Mail

Alberto De Amicis in The bin

Earl Holliman in The Forbidden Planet

Ennio Girolami in The nights of Cabiria

Mike Good morning in The Billionaires

Narrator in Totò, Fabrizi and the young people of today

Bobo in The Apetta Giulia and the Lady Vita


 Radio Rai  


1950/ Angels and Colours, by Carlo linati, directed by Pietro Masserano

1951/ Six character in search of author, by Luigi Pirandello

1951/ Clash in the night, by Clifton Drama Oderis

1956/ Yellow In Jazz,  by Giano Magazù, Nino Manfredi

1958/ The Inspector General, by  Nicolai Gogol, With Nino Manfredi



Radio Varieties Rai


1955/ Transmission Spring, meeting with the young people of today

1956/ Red and Black n ° 2 of Faele, Antonio Amurri

1955/ The Labyrinth of Mario Brancacci, Dino Verde, Bernadino Zapponi




1971/ Grace received, with Guido And Maurizio De Angelis

1971/ Trastevere, with Guido And Maurizio De Angelis

1972/ Nino Manfredi

1976/ So Pè sings

1982/ Nino Manfredi Hit Parade International


The great successes BMG reprinted in 2004 with the title so Pè sings and other successes Rome does not make the stupid tonight, With Lea Massari, Ballad of Rugantino these words are bitter almonds/You are not Madame Curie (RCA Italian)

She sings the same

dialogue between two voters above suspicion Sings Anna Casalino

By Grace Received/Pizziaca Me... Me Mozzica

W. S. Esebuio

The Giant and the little girl

I was suddenly born a song/Story of Pinocchio


Heart there Q '/at least once a year

Tarzan does it (Instrumental version)

The nap/Le does not know who I am!

The Omelette/The Ballad of chairs and armchairs

A wire/The Soho harp

Clean Song

How beautiful It is with you

Avenue of the King/The ballad Ciceruachio