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 I Vitelloni, Sergio Raimondi in the movie Small Stakes, to Antonio Cifariello ne La Bella di Roma to Renato Salvatori ne La domenica della buona gente 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 l'amore difficile 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 e core, Directed By Mario Mattoli


1952/ The premiere of the Torre di Fuoco, Directed By Giorgio Walter Chili


1953/ Viva il 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/ Gli sweethearts, Directed By Mauro Bolognini


1955/ Prisoners of Evil, Directed By Mario Costa


1955/ Lo 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 La.... 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, La luna e tu, 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/ Il 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/ La Parmigiana, 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/ Il 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/ I 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


The Betìà or in love, for every gaudence, it takes suffering, Directed By Gianfranco De Bosio


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 Il Santo 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/ La 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, Directed By Sergio Corbucci


1986/ The Lieutenant of The Carabinieri


1986/Department Stores, Directed by Castellano And Pipolo


1987/ I 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 (Alberto Express), 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/ La Carbonara, Directed By Luigi Magni


2001/ Una 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, By Alfredo Testoni


1956/ L'alfiere, Directed By Anton Giulio Majano


1958/ Welcome guests, Directed By Paolini, and Silvestri


1971/ The Adventures Of Pinocchio, Directed By Luigi Comencini


1989/ Io Jane, Tu 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 Oginafrascesco 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 inAfrica 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 i Vitelloni


Antonio Cifariello in La bella 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, Luigi Pirandello


1951/ clash in the night, Clifton Drama Oderis


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


1958/ The Inspector General, Of 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/ by 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 staserA, 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