Leopoldo Savona

Leopoldo Savona (1922–2000) was an Italian actor, director, choreographer, and screenwriter. He directed 18 films between 1954 and 1976.[1] He was sometimes credited as Leo Colman or Leo Coleman.[2]

Leopoldo Savona
Latium, Italy
Died2000 (aged 7778)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor, choreographer
Years active1949–1976

Life and career

Born in Lenola, Latina, he started his career in 1949 as assistant director of Giuseppe De Sanctis. He made his directorial debut in 1955, with the adventure film Il principe dalla maschera rossa. He collaborated with Pier Paolo Pasolini as a technical adviser in Mamma Roma.[3]

Selected filmography

Screenwriter and director


  1. "Registi - Leopoldo Savona". Spaghettiwestern.altervista.org. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. Leopoldo Savona at IMDb
  3. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  4. Curti, Roberto (2017). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1970–1979. McFarland. p. 60. ISBN 1476629609.
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