Birthday: 1916-10-21 · Known For: Acting
56 Movies · 1 TV Series
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Born in Florence, Checchi appeared in over 150 films in his lengthy career, which spanned from 1934 to his death in 1974. The son of a painter, he studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Moved to Rome, he attended the acting course held by Alessandro Blasetti who gave him a small role in 1860. After graduating at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, he had his first role of weight in the 1940 historical drama film L'assedio di Alcazar by Augusto Genina. He later appeared in Mario Camerini's Due lettere anonime (for which he received a Silver Ribbon as best actor), Giuseppe De Santis's Tragic Hunt (1947), Michelangelo Antonioni's La signora senza camelie (1953), Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (1960), and Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), among many other films. In 1958, he won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award for best supporting actor for his performance in the film Parola di ladro (1957). In 1971, he starred with Giancarlo Giannini in E le stelle stanno a guardare, an adaptation of a novel named A. J. Cronin, The Stars Look Down.
Movies & TV Series
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
The Seven Cervi Brothers
The story of the Cervi family. Rural farmers brought up to be idealogically opposed to fascism during the era of Mussolini's rule of Italy and World War 2.
Bloody Che Contra
The story of Che Guevara's desperate attempt to escape the mountains of Bolivia. Pursued by an elite ranger unit of the army led by a determined CIA agent, Che is eventually trapped and his men are ki...
A Bullet for the General
El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unware he is an as...
Me, Me, Me... and the Others
Sandro is a well-known journalist and he is conducting a survey on human selfishness. Every man and every woman he meets turns into a theme for his inquiry. Even his own wife, Titta.
Attack and Retreat
On the Don, when there was a turning point in World War II, the Italians were at the center of events, they had to defend themselves and retreat. Together with the great German army, they advanced at ...
Robbery Roman Style
A gang from Milan performes a big bank robbery stealing more than a billion pounds. Surrounded by police, the robbers did manage to escape. But now they have to lie down on the bottom and the best pla...
Rome Against Rome
A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies!
Getting Away with It the Italian Way
Orazio Menicotti is a night policeman in Rome. One night he is present at a quarrel between husband and wife and he volunteers to take the wife to the Police Station. While he goes around Rome with th...
Night Train to Milan
A thriller with Jack Palance as a nazi doctor hiding after the war. While riding on a train, he is recognized by former prisoners.
Il mio amico Benito
A clerk has had a picture taken during W.W.I with the future Italian dictator Mussolini and tries to exploit the situation pretending he is a dear friend of his. When he finds out who Mussolini really...
Lo smemorato di Collegno
Gold of Rome
L'oro di Roma (internationally released as Gold of Rome) is a 1961 Italian war - drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani. The film is based on actual events related to the Nazi roundup in the ghetto of R...
Erik the Conqueror
In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks out between B...
Don Camillo: Monsignor
Don Camillo is now a bishop, Peppone is now a senator, but their rivalry is as fierce as when they were just a village priest, and a village administrator. Don Camillo learns that Peppone is about to ...
A socialite is murdered and her playboy lover is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody we get to see the real sneaky playboy in action via flashback. Is he guilty or just a sleaze.
Ten Italians for One German
A cinematographic account of the reprisal ordered by the ruthless Austrian colonel Kappler in 1944 in Rome. In Via Rasella (Rasella Street) ten Italian civilians were sentenced to death for each Germa...
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
A reporter is murdered while driving to his job. The Police are contacted by a clairvoyant who saw the death in a vision, but some dark force is preventing him from seeing the man behind the crime...
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome d...
Nando is dissatisfied with his repetitive and mortifying work. He manages to escape from daily mediocrity only at night, when he enters his fantasy world.
I piaceri dello scapolo
Two middle-aged bachelors use the same apartment for their romantic meetings.
Widowed shopkeeper Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second World War; they travel to the remote village where Cesira was born. During their jou...
Released from jail, Nanni punches prison guard Stefano who has denounced him. In order to take revenge, Stefano suggests the suspicion that, during his absence, his wife has had business with the Coun...
A nineteenth-century Italian noblewoman, imprisoned in a foreboding lakeside palazzo by her uncle, comes to believe she's possessed by a long ago mistress of the manor.
There's Room Up Ahead
A witty tram driver helps out a jobless girl in wartime Rome.
Gaby is expelled from school after a married teacher commits suicide after telling her he can't live without her. Though she has done nothing, she is punished for his act.
There were very few commercial feature films made during the Italian fascist era that were as openly propagandistic as this famous (notorious?) dramatic paean to the Blackshirts. The story takes place...
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