Luciano Martino

Luciano Martino (22 December 1933 – 14 August 2013) was an Italian film producer, director and screenwriter.

Luciano Martino
Born(1933-12-22)22 December 1933
Naples, Italy
Died14 August 2013(2013-08-14) (aged 79)
Malindi, Kenya
OccupationFilm producer, director, screenwriter
Edwige Fenech
(m. 1971; div. 1979)
RelativesSergio Martino (brother)


Born in Naples, the brother of the director and screenwriter Sergio Martino, he was active in the cinema industry since the early fifties.[1]

After several credits as screenwriter and assistant director he made his directorial debut with the eurospy film Secret Agent Fireball.[1] Among the screenplays he collaborated The Whip and the Body by Mario Bava, Arizona Colt by Michele Lupo and the Lamberto Bava's giallo Delirium.[1] In the seventies he produced and co-wrote a long series of successful commedie sexy all'italiana including Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda, Giovannona Long-Thigh and The School Teacher, which launched the career of Edwige Fenech, with whom he was engaged at the time.[1][2] With the decline of the genre he focused on television, producing TV series and television films.[2]


Martino died of a pulmonary edema in his house in Malindi, Kenya.[2]

Selected filmography (as producer)


  1. Gianni Canova. Enciclopedia del cinema. Garzanti, 2005.
  2. "Morto il regista e produttore Luciano Martino Scrisse l'Ubalda e Giovannona coscialunga". La Repubblica. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
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