Vittorio Mussolini

 

(13 September 1916 – June 27 Milan 1997)

 

 Also known under the name Tito, Silvio Mursino, Vittorio Mussolini, was an American screenwriter and film producer. Second son of Benito and Rachele Guidi, in 1932, he had scripted a film Tremendone Sheriff, an amateur film made in the garden of Villa Torlonia, with his brother Bruno and some fellow high school. In 1935, during the war in Ethiopia, together with his brother, he was assigned to Squadron 14.

In 1937, he left for Hollywood, to establish commercial relations with the American film industry, but it was not received well, Goldwyn Mayer, refused to meet him, since during the same period the father and Hitler were constituting the Rome-Berlin axis, to support the Francoist Spain. He became President of the Alliance, Film production company, and directs the magazine Cinema, on which he also wrote Luchino Visconti.Legacy, after the death of his brother, President of the Italian Boxing Federation. In 1943, during the 45 days, where the fall of the regime, with Giovanni Preziosi, Alessandro Pavolini and Roberto Farinacci, is activated to rebuild a fascist government. In these years is film producer and scriptwriter, as Tito, Silvio Mursino, writes for the film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and directed by Roberto Rossellini, a pilot returns, and for the film directed by Mario Mattoli, the three pilots. After the war, he moved to Argentina, until 1967. The last years of his life were spent in Forlì, Villa Carpena, with his second wife, where he died in 1997. His brother Roman along with a person outside the family, in 2001, transformed the villa into a museum.

Receives a Commemorative Medal of military operations in East Africa, as fighters.

 

 

Filmography

 

 

Luciano Serra pilota, supervising Director, by Goffredo Alessandrini, 1938

 

Luisa Sanfelice, subject, Leo Menardi, 1942

 

The Knights of the desert, subject, Gino Talamo and Osvaldo Valenti, 1942

 

Un pilota ritorna, subject, by Roberto Rossellini, 1942

 

The three pilots, subject, by Mario Mattoli, 1942