Luciano Salce

Luciano Salce (25 September 1922, in Rome – 17 December 1989, in Rome) was an Italian film director, actor and lyricist. His 1962 film Le pillole di Ercole was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[1]

Luciano Salce
Luciano Salce in 1965
Born(1922-09-25)25 September 1922
Died17 December 1989(1989-12-17) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy
Other namesPilantra
OccupationFilm director
Years active19611988
Spouse(s)Diletta D'Andrea

As a writer of pop music, he used the pseudonym Pilantra. During World War II, he was a prisoner in Germany. He later worked for several years in Brazil.

Selected filmography




  • Andrea Pergolari, Verso la commedia. Momenti del cinema di Steno, Salce, Festa Campanile, Firenze Libri, Rome, 2002.
  • Andrea Pergolari, Emanuele Salce, Luciano Salce: Una vita spettacolare, Edilazio, Rome, 2009.


  1. "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  2. Review: The Fascist (film),; accessed 3 July 2017.
  3. Review: The Fascist (film),; accessed 3 July 2017.
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