Enrico Maria Salerno
75 Movies · 1 TV Series
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Enrico Maria Salerno was born in Milan on 18 September 1926, son of Antonino Salerno, an Italian lawyer originally from Erice (in province of Trapani, Sicily) and Milka Storff, a Yugoslav violinist. At only 17, he joined the Italian Social Republic as an officer of the Republican National Guard at the AA.UU. "Varese". With the fall of the Italian Social Republic is imprisoned in the concentration camp of Coltano, near Pisa. Actually the real name of the actor was Enrico. It was during the first theatrical experiences that he decided to place the name of Mary alongside his name, probably as an affectionate tribute to his mother Milka (corresponding to the Italian Maria) . Among the most representative figures of the Italian show in the second half of the twentieth century, in his acting career he plays 102 theatrical performances, he shoots 92 films as performer, 3 as director, countless tv-movies, hundreds of hours of TV broadcasts, hundreds of hours of Radio. After a small collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano, from 1954 to 1955 (and more years) he worked in Teatro Stabile in Genoa, with Fyodor Dostoevsky, Pirandello, William Shakespeare, Vittorio Alfieri and Giraudoux successful stage adaptations. In 1960, with Ivo Garrani and Giancarlo Sbragia, he founded the stage company "Nuova Compagnia degli Associati". In 1963 he starred in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, co-starring Sarah Ferrati, stage direction by Franco Zeffirelli. In 1966 he was the star of Byron's Manfred, in the role of an actor reciting the musical score by Schumann, conducted by Claudio Abbado, directed by Mauro Bolognini. In 1970 he made his direction film debut with the love drama box office and award-winning film Anonimo Veneziano. He was directed by many great film directors, as Mario Monicelli, Roberto Rossellini, Valerio Zurlini, Florestano Vancini, Dino Risi, Dario Argento, Luigi Comencini, Luigi Magni, Antonio Pietrangeli. In 1991 he acted as the father of Six Characters in Search of an Author by Pirandello, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Personal life. Married to Fioretta Pierella, he had four children: Giovanbattista, Edoardo, Pietruccio e Nicola. He then married in Laura Andreini. He was a former boyfriend of actress and Silvio Berlusconi’s soon-to-be wife Veronica Lario. He had three brothers: Giovanbattista (artist & art professor), Fernando (music composer) and Vittorio (film director). He had a long relationship with Valeria Valeri, with whom he had a daughter, Chiara Salerno, also a dubbing actress.
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Paolo has been reasonably happy for the past 10 years; he has a job at the university and has Sena as a lover all these years. When she suddenly decides to leave the relationship, it comes as a shock ...
Annalisa is married to Marco, a journalist too busy with her career, who neglects her even though she loves him deeply. He therefore decides to find another husband, the university professor Antonio, ...
Calling All Police Cars
Story about a young girl, the daughter a prominent doctor. When the girl goes missing her father gets the police to jump into action because of his class status and wealth.
Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything seems to go w...
The Savage Three are three young men, fresh into the world, who work together at a computer analysis company. All three appear to be calm, level-headed, well-educated young men with the world at their...
The Left Hand of the Law
After a couple of 'special squad' cops are gunned down while chasing some kidnappers, the head of the squad takes it really personally! His violent path to find the kidnappers leads him to the upper e...
Late Night Trains
A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
Hold-Up, instantánea de una corrupción
Robert is a police agent of American origins who lost his memory through an accident during a robbery in a branch of the Bank of America. A robber who survived the shooting is convinced the agent is f...
A beautiful woman who lives on an island with her abusive husband, entices a young man into a murder-for-money plot.
Ingrid on the Road
After being raped by her father, Ingrid moves to Rome and ends up becoming a prostitute. She finds a friend in Claudia, but Claudia's protector is a sadistic thug by the name of Renato who will show h...
An Italian woman who has not heard from her daughter for a while travels to London, where the daughter is living, and is shocked to be confronted with the young woman's world. During the brief days th...
The Police Serve the Citizens?
In Genoa, the Commissioner Sironi has identified the leader of the ferocious racket that controls the port activities. But the law restrains his action.
The African Deal
An inter-racial affair against a background of corrupt businessmen attempting to manipulate the national resources of an emerging nation that bears a distinct resemblance to Ghana.
No, The Case Is Happily Resolved
While fishing at a quiet lake, a man witnesses a murder. Although confronted by the killer he manages to escape. Afraid of the consequences of becoming involved he decides not to report what he saw. I...
The Great Kidnapping
In early seventies Italy, plagued by criminality and political terrorism, a fearless police commissioner is sent to restore law and order in a northern industrial town devastated by a recent wave of v...
Hospitals: The White Mafia
This Italian film is a searing indictment of the greed and ambition which warp the medical profession. It focuses especially on surgeons in the persons of Professor Valiotti (Gabriele Ferzetti) and Dr...
The Assassination of Trotsky
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jackson. Jackson befriends a you...
The Sicilian Checkmate
Taking place almost entirely during a murder trial, the film details in significant detail the deep roots sunk by organised crime into the business and political life of Sicily.
Bertone is a moderately honest homicide cop. Unfortunately, the court system is so inept and corrupt that many more-or-less honest policemen have begun taking the law into their own hands. Between his...
A cuore freddo
Unhappily married with an affluent banker, former hippie Silvana awaits her chance to get rid of her husband without giving up his wealth.
That's How We Women Are
The film consists of twelve episodes, all with Monica Vitti as the protagonist.
Tre donne - 1943: Un incontro
This vehicle for the great actress Anna Magnani was one of the four made for Italian television and shown in 1971-1972 at the end of her career. The other three were "La sciantosa," "Correva l'anno di...
So Long Gulliver
Story of a man with a double personality, on one side his character is honest and sincere, which makes him appreciate reality and participates with sorrow in the tragedies of our times: his other side...
The Anonymous Venetian
Without mentioning the reason, Venetian musician Enrico invites his ex-wife Valeria to visit him, and her heart is broken again during their last days together.
The Married Priest
A young Sicilian priest who moved to Rome comes into contact with the high bourgeoisie and receives a lot of sexual attention.
Let's Have a Riot
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
While walking home one evening, Sam Dalmas, an American writer living in Rome, witnesses a violent struggle between a young woman and a black-coated figure in an art gallery. Dalmas attempts to inter...
The Battle of El Alamein
June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given explici...
I See Naked
Seven sketches including the title sketch "I See Naked" in which a fashion editor begins to see naked women everywhere he goes.
Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal Filippo Spada (E...
Four men killed Django's brother a long time ago. A withdrawn rancher, a notorious card player, a despotic priest and a crazy albino with an obsession for gold. The relentless Django seeks for revenge...
Train for Durango
2 buddy adventurers witness a train-robbery and are then hunting the robbed gold and they also robbed Helen.
Sweden: Heaven and Hell
Nine scenes about sexuality and morals in Sweden in the late sixties.
The Oldest Profession
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn mo...
Renowned gunman Richard Martin is traveling on a train, held up by Billy Kane, a former student of Martin's. Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands. Years later, Martin meets an escaped...
Death Walks in Laredo
Whitaker Selby, Lester Kato, and Etienne Devereaux, three eccentric gunmen, discover they are brothers. Their father left them all a mine located in Laredo, Texas. But they discover that Julius Caesar...
For Love and Gold
A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide...
Four different directors are responsible for four unrelated short comedies. The sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home werechronicles in "Queen Sabina". The story of "Queen Armenia" i...
I Knew Her Well
A young woman from the Italian countryside experiences the dark side of the business after she moves to Rome to become a star.
The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.
Six Days a Week
A young woman tries to deceive both her husband and her prospective lover, but is hoist with her own petard. From the comedy by Diego Fabbri
Weekend, Italian Style
Manager Marletti goes to the sea to meet his wife Giuliana to spend the weekend with her and many friends. After three days Marletti comes back driving his car to Rome. So he can sleep, alone and happ...
Commedia all'italiana consisting of a series of brief comic sketches based on manias, mainly sexual, featuring several figures of Italian society.
A young married woman who is desperately unhappy is tempted into a lesbian relationship with an interior decorator.
Queste pazze, pazze donne
A greedy gold smuggler hires a handsome hero to transport a stolen fortune to a new hideout accompanied by the smuggler's sexy girlfriend.
Three Nights of Love
Omnibus film with individual segments directed by Renato Castellani, Luigi Comencini and Franco Rossi; all of them starring the radiant Catherine Spaak as "out of place" women longing for love, in a S...
The Constancy of Reason
Florence, early 1960s. Bruno aspires to be hired at a prestigious factory, but his Communist ideals — instilled by Millo, a father figure and family friend in love with Bruno's widowed mother Ivana — ...
Il Fornaretto di Venezia (US TV title: The Scapegoat) is a 1963 Italian film directed by Duccio Tessari who co-wrote screenplay with Marcello Fondato, based on novel by Francesco Dall'Ongaro. It tell...
An Italian in East Africa having an affair with a coloured woman realises that his treatment of her is as tyrannical as more overt superior colonialist dogma. Based on a novel by Enrico Emmanuele.
Sex Can Be Difficult
A journalist could marry the daughter of a billionaire, but prefers a relationship with a married woman. An attorney ends her relationship with her lover. The soldier tried to approach the widow on th...
Tommaso Puzzilli is a boy who grew up in the suburb of Pietralata outside Rome. Not having a job, Tommaso and his friends are committing crimes to make money.
An Italian spends a day in Los Angeles while waiting for his visa.
La bellezza di Ippolita
A director arrives in Tahiti to make a film, but soon he lets himself be captured by the exotic charm of the local places and beauties. with E. Salerno.
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.
Hercules and the Captive Women
The forum debates what action to take when strange atmospheric events occur in Ancient Greece. As there is no agreement, Androcles King of Thebes seeks the assistance of Hercules. Hercules, who is now...
Italy Is Not a Poor Country
A documentary about Italy's underground oil and metan deposits, sponsored by Italian state-owned oil company, ENI. Pictures of the state-of-the-art oil infrastructure are mixed with others of the trad...
The Warrior Empress
The poetess Sappho led an uprising against the corrupt government of the island of Lesbos.
The Long Night of '43
In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of power of a v...
Siege of Syracuse
Syracuse lies between the warring nations of Rome and Carthage; as long as the balance of power between the nations remains intact, both nations are willing to preserve the neutrality of Syracuse. How...
Escape by Night
In Nazi-occupied Rome, a beautiful bootlegger, to the chagrin of her lover, gives sanctuary to three escaped POWs: an American pilot, a Russian sergeant and a British major