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Sergio Martino

Sergio Martino
Born (1938-07-19) 19 July 1938 (age 78)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Producer, film director, writer

Sergio Martino (born 19 July 1938 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian film director and producer, notable for his contributions to the giallo genre.

Martino is the brother of producer Luciano Martino. They collaborated frequently in their respective professions. Their grandfather was director Gennaro Righelli.

Martino worked for both the big screen as well as for Italian television where he does most of his current work.

He often worked with actress Edwige Fenech who in the 1970s was married to his brother Luciano. He also worked with a lot of genre actors such as George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov and Claudio Cassinelli, as well as famed Italian screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

Martino's pseudonyms include: Julian Barry, Martin Dolman, Serge Martin, Christian Plummer, George Raminto.

Selected filmography

Giallo films

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Lo strano vizio della signora Wardh (1970) aka Blade of the Killer, Next!, The Next Victim, starring George Hilton, Edwige Fenech and Ivan Rassimov; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • All the Colors of the Dark (1972) aka Tutti i colori del buio, They're Coming to Get You, Day of the Maniac, starring George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov and Edwige Fenech; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave) (1972), aka Eye of the Black Cat, Gently Before She Dies, Excite Me!, starring Edwige Fenech and Ivan Rassimov; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Torso (1973) aka I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / The Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence, starring Suzy Kendall; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Mozart Is a Murderer (1999) aka Mozart È un Assassino, starring Enzo De Caro, Daniela Scarlatti and Augusto Fornari

Exploitation and sci-fi works

  • Mondo Sex (1969) (Italian: Mille peccati... nessuna virtù) narrated by Edmund Purdom
  • Hands of Steel (1986) aka Vendetta dal futuro/ Vendetta From the Future, aka Fists of Steel, aka Atomic Cyborg, starring Luigi Montefiore, John Saxon and Claudio Cassinelli. (*Note: Claudio Cassinelli was killed in a helicopter crash during the making of this film.)
  • Queen of the Fishmen / La regina degli uomini pesce (1995) aka Queen of the Fish Men, made for Italian TV; never shown in the USA

Spaghetti westerns

Crime dramas

War films

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