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1964-1965

Soundtracks



In this period Italian cinema becomes more like industry and less like art. New productions are established and every movie genre finds its way in Italy, alternating originality with the emulation of Hollywood studios. In these two years, Umiliani confronts himself with all movie genres: peplum, horror, thriller, comedy, psychological drama and western.
Umiliani composes the soundtrack for the comedy “
Il Comandante”, starring a mature Totò, and the themes for “La Celestina P:R:”, directed by Carlo Lizzani. Movie lovers discover (and rediscover) the films “Agente 3S3: Passaporto per l’Inferno” (“Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell”) by Sergio Sollima (here with the pseudonym Simon Sterling), in which Edith Peters sings “Let Me Free”, and the crazy “La Vendetta di Lady Morgan” where Umiliani too, maybe embarrassed by the movie, signs the soundtrack under the name of Peter O’Milian…
Umiliani starts his collaboration with
Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, two comedians today rediscovered by both the public and critics. “002 Agenti Segretissimi” (“Oh! Those Most Secret Agents”) marks the beginning of their collaboration. This is a parody of a James Bond movie by Lucio Fulci, a famous director known also for being the author of the lyrics of the beat theme “Cerco un Ragazzo per un Giorno d’Estate”. Franco and Ciccio also star with great silent movie actor Buster Keaton in “Due Marines e un Generale(“War Italian Style”) directed by Luigi Scattini.
J.X. Williams, legendary “bottom of the barrel” American director (unwelcome in his own country) directs “Peep Show” in Denmark, a conspiracy film revealing America’s secrets among which a Mafia plot to addict singer Frank Sinatra to heroin. Umiliani’s music, with a theme taken from the soundtrack of “I Soliti Ignoti”, completes this movie, restored in 2003.
In the soundtracks of “
Bianco, Rosso, Giallo, Rosa” (“Love Factory”) and “L’Ultimo Rififi” ("Los Dinamiteros") are included sophisticated and catchy themes, that are examples of what we call today “easy jazz”.
However, Umiliani’s masterpiece of this period is “
Una Bella Grinta” by Giuliano Montaldo, a dramatic thriller set in Emilia Romagna. For this movie Umiliani writes an intense jazz soundtrack, enhanced by Argentinian tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri.

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Le più Belle Truffe del Mondo (episode "Il Foglio di Via")
(aka "The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers")
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Year: 1964
Director: Ugo Gregoretti
Cast: Gabriella Giorgielli, Guido Giuseppone, Giuseppe Mannajuolo.
Distr.: Ellis Films
Genre: Comedy

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Il Comandante X SoundClip X

Anno: 1964
Regia: Paolo Heusch
Cast: Totò, Andreina Pagnani, Britt Ekland, Isa Crescenzi, Mario Castellani, Franco Fabrizi.
Distr.: Incei Films
Genre: Comedy

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Ercole, Sansone, Maciste e Ursus gli Invincibili X SoundClip X
(aka "Samson and the Mighty Challenge")

Year: 1964
Director: Giorgio Capitani
Cast: Sergio Ciani, Howard Ross, Nadir Moretti, Yarn Larvor, Luciano Marin, Lia Zoppelli, Moira Orfei.
Distr.: Rank
Genre: Fantasy


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Intrigo a Los Angeles X SoundClip X
(aka "Intrigue in Los Angeles")

Year: 1964
Regia: Romano Ferrara (aka Roy Freemount)
Cast: Luciano Marin, Mary Luger, Carol Wolker, Ugo Fangareggi, Gaetano Quartararo.
Distr.: Les Films Jacques Leitienne
Genre: Thriller


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Extraconiugale X SoundClip X
(episode "La Moglie Svedese")

Year: 1964
Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Cast: Renato Salvatori, Turi Ferro, Maria Perschy, Barbara Nelli, Pino Renzi.
Distr.: D.S.
Genre: Comedy

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Via Veneto X SoundClip X

Year: 1964
Director: Giuseppe Lipartiti
Cast: Gerard Blain, Leopoldo Trieste, Donatella Turri, Silla Bettini, Claudio Gora, Michele Mercier, Margaret Lee, Maurizio Arena.
Distr.: Regional
Genre: Comedy

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La Strada per Fort Alamo X SoundClip X
(aka "The Road to Fort Alamo")

Year: 1964
Director: Mario Bava (aka John Old)
Cast: Ken Clark, Jany Clair, Michel Lemoine
Distr.: World Entertainment Corp.
Genre: Western


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Mondo Animato n. 1 (in collaborations with E. Morricone, A. Trovajoli, N. Fidenco)
(aka "Multimir 1")

Year: 1964
Director: VV.AA.
Distr.: Titanus
Genere: Animation


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Bianco, Rosso, Giallo, Rosa X SoundClip X
(aka "Love Factory")

Year: 1964
Director: Massimo Mida
Cast: Carlo Giuffrè, Anita Ekberg, Claudia Giannotti, Agnes Spaak, Maria Grazia BUccella.
Distr.: Seymour Borde & Associates
Genre: Comedy

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002 Agenti Segretissimi X SoundClip X
(aka "Oh! Those Most Secret Agents")

Year: 1964
Director: Lucio Fulci
Cast: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Aroldo Tieri, Ingrid Schoeller, Carla Calò
Distr.: Allied Artists Pictures
Genre: Comedy

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I Due Pericoli Pubblici X SoundClip X
(aka "Two Public Enemies")

Year: 1964
Director: Lucio Fulci
Cast: Lex Barker, Dailah Lavi, Rick Battaglia, Pierre Brice, Gustavo Rojo, Kitty Matter.
Distr.: Medusa
Genre: Comedy

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Una Bella Grinta X SoundClip X
(aka "The Reckless")

Year: 1965
Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Cast: Renato Salvatori, Marina Malfatti, Norma Bengell, Vito Cipolla.
Distr.: Cidif
Genre: Drama


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Due Marines e un Generale X SoundClip X
(aka "War Italian Style")

Year: 1965
Director: Luigi Scattini
Cast: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Buster Keaton, Fred Clark.
Distr.: American International Pictures
Genere: Comedy

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I Figli del Leopardo

Year: 1965
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Cast: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Raimondo Vianello.
Distr.:
Genre: Comedy

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Due Mafiosi contro Goldginger X SoundClip X
(aka "The Amazing Doctor G")

Year: 1965
Director: Giorgio Simonelli
Cast: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Gloria Paul, Fernando Rey.
Distr.: American International Television
Genre: Comedy

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Agente 3S3 Passaporto per l'Inferno X SoundClip X
(aka "Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell")

Year: 1965
Director: Sergio Sollima (aka Simon Sterling)
Cast: George Ardisson, Barbara Simon, Georges Riviere, Seyna Seyn, Fernando Sancho.
Distr.: Columbia
Genre: Eurospy

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La Celestina P... R... X SoundClip X

Year: 1965
Director: Carlo Lizzani
Cast: Assia Noris, Beba Loncar, Raffaella Carrà, Marilù Tolo, Venanzio Venantini, Piero Mazzarella.
Distr.: Astonfilm
Genre: Comedy


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Operazione Poker X SoundClip X
(aka "Operation Poker")

Year: 1965
Director: Osvaldo Civirani
Cast: Roger Brown, Bob Messenger, Josè Greci, Sancho Garcia.
Distr.: Cepicsa
Genre: Eurospy

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I 2 Parà

Year: 1965
Director: Lucio Fulci
Cast: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Linda Sini, Maria Silva, Luis Pena.
Distr.: Medusa
Genre: Comedy

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La Vendetta di Lady Morgan
(with the pseudonym of Peter O' Milian)

Year: 1965
Director: Massimo Pupillo (aka Max Hunter)
Cast: Barbara Nelli, Erika Blanc, Gordon Mitchell, Paul Muller
Distr.: Indief
Genre: Horror

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Peep Show

Year: 1965
Director: J.X. Williams
Cast: Ernest Cook, Sam Giancana
Distr.: Indipendente
Genre: Docu-movie

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Made in Italy
(not credited, with Carlo Rustichelli)

Year: 1965
Director: Nanni Loy
Cast: Lando Buzzanca, Peppino De Filippo, Nino Castelnuovo, Aldo Fabrizi, Virna Lisi, Anna Magnani, Alberto Sordi, Silva Koscyna, Nino Manfredi, Walter Chiari, Catherine Spaak.
Distr.: Royal Films International
Genre: Comedy

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Agente X 1-7 Operazione Oceano
(aka "Agent X 1-7")

Year: 1965
Director: Tanio Boccia (aka Amerigo Anton)
Cast: Lang Jeffries, Aurora de Alba, Eleonora Bianchi, Wladimiro Tuicovic.
Distr.: Brepi
Genre: Eurospy

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Il Tramontana

Year: 1965
Director: Adriano Barbano
Cast: Brizio Montinaro, Flavio d'Autino, Giuseppe Mantovano, Anita Todesco.
Distr.: Regional
Genre: Drama

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Il Morbidone

Year: 1965
Director: Massimo Franciosa
Cast: Paolo Ferrari, Anouk Aimee, Silva Koscyna, Beba Loncar, Margaret Lee, Ferruccio De Ceresa.
Distr.: Atlantis
Genre: Comedy

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