Saro Urzì

(Catania 24 February 1913-San Giuseppe Vesuviano 1 November 1979)



Saro urzì, real name Rosario urzì, leaves Sicily, in search of fortune, arriving, in Rome where he begins to work in the cinema, as an appearance, stunt and acrobat, and then as an actor in the background. In 1943, he took part in the film Mario Bonnard "Campo de ' Fiori", in 1944 to the film Alberto Lattuada "The arrow in the side", and in 1948 in that of Aldo Fabrizi "Emigrantes". He holds a good working agreement with the director Pietro Germi, who chose him initially to interpret the role of the Marshal in "in the name of the law", in 1948, which allows him to win the Silver Ribbon, and then will continue to cast it for his other films , with increasingly important roles, to interpret in "seduced and abandoned", the role of the authoritarian Don Ascalone, interpretation that the Fruit Award for Best Actor at the Cannes film Festival, in 1964, and another Silver Ribbon in 1965. He works with the major Italian directors of the time, Nanni Loy, Luigi Comencini, Alessandro Blasetti, Carlo Lizzani; He also took part in all the five films of the saga of Don Camillo, with Fernandel and Gino Cervi; He appeared in "The Godfather" of 1972, by Francis Ford Coppola and in the parody of the same film "The godson of The Godfather, by Mariano Laurenti, with Franco Franchi.




The conquest of the air, by Romolo Marcellini, 1939


the dream of Butterfly, by Carmine Gallone, 1939


without Sky, by Alfredo Guarini, 1940


the company of the Teppa, by Corrado D'Errico, 1941


Pia de ' Tolomei, of Exodus, Pratelli, 1941


Tosca, by Carlo Koch, 1941


wedding day, by Goffredo Alessandrini, 1942


Odessa on Fire, by Carmine Gallone, 1942


a gunshot, by Renato Castellani, 1942


La Locandiera, by Luigi Chiarini, 1943


Harlem, by Carmine Gallone, 1943


Special Envoys, by Romolo Marcellini, 1943


Campo dè Fiori, by Mario Bonnard, 1943


the arrow next to, by Alberto Lattuada, 1944


Tombolo, Paradiso Nero, by Giorgio Ferroni, 1947


so people, of Fernando Circle, 1948


emigrantes, by Aldo Fabrizi, 1948


covenant of the Devil, by Luigi Chiarini, 1948


in the name of the law, by Pietro Germi, 1948


North Barrier, by Luis Trenker, 1949


Monastery of St. Clare, by Mario Sequi, 1949


the hand of Death, by Carlo Campogallini, 1949


the bird-of-Prey of the Nile, by Giacomo Gentilomo,1949


the forgers, by Franco Rossi, 1950


the journey of Hope, by Pietro Germi, 1950


I dreamed of the Paradise, by Giorgio Patina, 1950


the street brat, by Carlo Borghesio, 1950


Black Fire, by Silvio Siano, 1951


the turnoff, by Fernando Circle, 1951


The Revenge of theCorsair, of Primo Zeglio, 1951


Chronicle of a crime, by Mario Sequi, 1951


Don Camillo, by Julien Duvivier, 1952


the robber of Wolf Notch, of Pietro Germi, 1952


Trieste mai, by Mario Costa, 1952


A mother returns, by Roberto Bianchi Montero, 1953


the return of Don Camillo, by Julien Duvivier, 1953


rivalry, by Giuliano Biagetti, 1953


The Treasure of Africa, by John Huston, 1953


the five of Adamello, of Pino Mercanti, 1954


bread, love, and jealousy, by Luigi Comencini, 1954


public opinion, by Maurizio Corgnati, 1954


Don Camillo, and the Honourable Peppone, by Carmine Gallone, 1955


the motif in maschera, by Stefano Canzio, 1955


La thief, by Mario Bonnard, 1955


The railroad worker, by Pietro Germi, 1956


the boyfriends of Death, by Romolo Marcellini, 1956


Before us the Sky, by Roberto Savarese, 1957


Liana the white slave, by Herman Leitner, 1957


A cursed cheat, by Pietro Germi, 1958


the straw man, by Pietro Germi, 1958


in the city Hell, by Renato Castellani, 1958


the son of the Red Corsair, first Zeglio, 1959


Romarey: Operation Mazaref, of Harald Reinl, 1959


the adventurers of the Tropoci, by Sergio Bergonzelli, 1960


Calvalcata Selvaggia, by Piero Pierotti, 1960


Don Camillo Monsignor but not too much, by Carmine Gallon, 1961


fake passport, by Pierre Montazel, 1961


one day as a lion, by Nanni Loy, 1961


the Sgarro, by Silvio Siano, 1962


divorce in Sicily, by Enzo di Gianni, 1963


seduced and abandoned, by Pietro Germi, 1964


the Comrade Don Camillo, by Luigi Comencini, 1965


naked Obsession, by Marcel Camus, 1965


mission Caracas, by Raoul Andrè, 1965


i.. I... Me and the others, by Alessandro Blasetti, 1965


A story of Night, by Luigi Petrini, 1966


Modesty Blaise, the beautiful that kills, by Joseph Losey, 1966


the girls at night, by Marcel Camus, 1967


Criminal Story, by Claude Chabrol, 1967


people of Honor, of Folco Lulli, 1967


Serafino, by Pietro Germi, 1968


the first night of the industrial Doctor Danieli, with the.. toy complex, by Giovanni Grimaldi, 1970


crowned Prince wanted for rich heiress, of Giovanni Grimaldi, 1970


Torino nera, by Carlo Lizzani, 1972


The Godfather, by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972


Alfredo, Alfredo, di Pietro Germi, 1972



the godson of The Godfather, by Mariano Laurenti, 1973


Sgarro alla Camorra, by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti, 1973


Sergeant Breaker becomes Corporal, of Mariano Laurenti, 1975


Giovannino, by Paolo Nuzzi, 1976


Eye to the widow, by Sergio Pastore, 1976





Johnny Belinda, comedy by Pietro Schivazappa, 1968