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Gian Gaspare Napolitano

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Years active  1935-1956
Name  Gian Napolitano

Role  Journalist
Awards  Silver Berlin Bear
Born  30 April 1907 (1907-04-30) Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Occupation  Screenwriter Film director
Died  January 5, 1966, Rome, Italy
Movies  Tom Toms of Mayumba, Green Magic, War and Peace, Giarabub, Sentinels of Bronze, The Knight of Kruja
Books  To war with the Black Watch
Similar People  Kerima, Folco Quilici, Ennio de Concini, Robert Westerby, King Vidor

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Gian Gaspare Napolitano (30 April 1907 – 5 January 1966) was an Italian journalist, screenwriter and film director.


During the 1920s, he wrote for the literary review "900", Cahiers d'Italie et d'Europe. He made ten films between 1935 and 1956. He was a member of the Venice Film Festival jury in 1951, 1953 and 1961.

During the Second World War, he was a liaison officer with the Black Watch, and in 1945 he wrote the novel In guerra con gli scozzesi based on his experiences.

His film Magia verde won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.


  • Red Passport (1935)
  • Sentinels of Bronze (1937)
  • I've Lost My Husband! (1937)
  • I pirati del golfo (1940)
  • L'uomo della legione (1940)
  • The Cavalier from Kruja (1940)
  • Giarabub (1942)
  • Noi cannibali (1953)
  • Magia verde (1953)
  • Tam tam mayumbe (1955)
  • War and Peace (1956)
  • References

    Gian Gaspare Napolitano Wikipedia